BMW F 650 GS (800cc): review, history, specs

Class: adventure
Production: October 2006 – June 2012
Related: BMW F800GS
Predecessor: BMW F650GS (652cc)
Successor: BMW F700GS

BMW F 650 GS (Europe, USA), 2006-2012

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeOctober 2006 – June 2012Name: BMW F650GS
Model code: K72
Parts Catalog Code: 0218
USANovember 2006 – June 2012Name: BMW F650GS
Model code: K72
Parts Catalog Code: 0228

Electronic Aids BMW F650GS (basic & optional):

  • ABS
  • RDC (or Tire Pressure Control)

Specifications


BMW F650GS (2006-2012): specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2280 mm / 89,7 in
Overall width845 mm / 33,3 in
Overall height1240 mm / 48,8 in
Seat height820 mm / 32,3 in
790 mm / 31,1 in – Low dual seat
765 mm / 30,1 in – Low seat, Low suspension
Wheelbase1575 mm / 62,0 in
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight199 kg / 439 lbs
FRAME
Frame (type)Tubular space frame (steel)
Front suspension, travel41 mm telescopic fork, 180 mm / 7,1 in
Rear suspension, travelSwingarm with monoshock (adjustable spring pre-load & rebound damping), 170 mm / 6,7 in
Front tire size110/80-R19
Rear tire size140/80-R17
Front brakeSingle disc, 300 mm, 2-piston calipers (ABS)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 265 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)
Fuel capacity16 l / 4,2 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
Fuel economy4,61 l / 100 km (51 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangement2-cylinders in-line
Bore & Stroke82,0 x 75,6 mm
Displacement798 cm³ (48,7 cu in)
Compression ratio12.0:1
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Max. power71,0 hp (52,0 kW) / 7000 rpm
Max. torque75,0 Nm (7,6 kg-m) / 4500 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)4,24 sec
Top speed190 km/h (118 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchWet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission6-speed
Final driveChain
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V

VI


2.462
1.750
1.381
1.174
1.042
0.960
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemBMS-K+
AlternatorThree-phase AC generator, 400W
Battery capacity12V-14Ah

Images


BMW F650GS (2006-2012): images, gallery.

BMW F650GS (2006-2012)
BMW F650GS (2006-2012)
BMW F650GS (2006-2012)
BMW F650GS (2006-2012)

Videos


BMW F650GS (2006-2012): video.

Manuals


BMW F650GS (2006-2012): documentation.

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