BMW F 650 GS (+Dakar): review, history, specs

Class: adventure
Production: February 1999 – October 2007
Predecessor: BMW F650
Successor: BMW F650GS (798cc); BMW G650GS

BMW F 650 GS (Europe, USA), 1999-2007
BMW F 650 GS Dakar (Europe, USA), 1999-2007

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeFebruary 1999 – November 2003
November 1999 – November 2003 (Dakar)
Name: BMW F650GS (1st generation) + Dakar
Model code: R13
Parts Catalog Code: 0172; 0173 (Dakar)
USAFebruary 1999 – September 2003
April 2000 – October 2003 (Dakar)
Name: BMW F650GS (1st generation) + Dakar
Model code: R13
Parts Catalog Code: 0182; 0183 (Dakar)
EuropeMarch 2003 – October 2007
March 2003 – September 2007 (Dakar)
Name: BMW F650GS (2nd generation, 2 spark) + Dakar
Model code: R13
Parts Catalog Code: 0175; 0176 (Dakar)
USAApril 2003 – September 2007
August 2003 – December 2006 (Dakar)
Name: BMW F650GS (2nd generation, 2 spark) + Dakar
Model code: R13
Parts Catalog Code: 0185; 0186 (Dakar)

Specifications


BMW F650GS / Dakar: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2101 mm / 82,7 in
Overall width890 mm / 35,0 in
Overall height1265 mm / 49,8 in – F650GS
1412 mm / 55,6 in – F650GS Dakar
Seat height780 mm / 30,7 in – F650GS
870 mm / 34,2 in – F650GS Dakar
Wheelbase1479 mm / 58,2 in – F650GS
1489 mm / 58,6 in – F650GS Dakar
Ground clearance130 mm / 5,1 in – F650GS
180 mm / 7,1 in – F650GS Dakar
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight193 kg / 425 lbs – F650GS
192 kg / 423 lbs – F650GS Dakar
FRAME
Frame (type)Bridge-type tubular frame with integrated oil tank and bolted on rear frame
Front suspension, travel41 mm telescopic fork, 170 mm / 6,7 in – F650GS
41 mm telescopic fork, 210 mm / 8,3 in – F650GS Dakar
Rear suspension, travelSwingarm with monoshock (adjustable rebound damping), 165 mm / 6,5 in – F650GS
Swingarm with monoshock (adjustable rebound damping), 210 mm / 8,3 in – F650GS Dakar
Front tire size100/90-19 – F650GS
90/90-21s – F650GS Dakar
Rear tire size130/80-17
Front brakeSingle disc, 300 mm, 2-piston caliper (ABS)
Rear brakeSingle disc, 240 mm, 1-piston caliper (ABS)
Fuel capacity17,3 l / 4,6 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l)
Fuel economy4,4 l / 100 km (53,5 mpg)
ENGINE
Engine (type)Liquid-cooled 4-stroke
Cylinder arrangementSingle cylinder
Bore & Stroke100,0 x 83,0 mm
Displacement652 cm³ (39,78 cu in)
Compression ratio11.5:1
Valve trainChain driven DOHC, 4 valves
Max. power50,0 hp (37,0 kW) / 6500 rpm
Max. torque60,0 Nm (6,1 kg-m) / 5000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)4,89 sec
Top speed169 km/h (105 mph)
Fuel system (type)Fuel Injection
DRIVE TRAIN
ClutchWet, multi-plate, cable operated
Transmission5-speed
Final driveChain
Gear ratio

I
II
III
IV
V


2.750
1.750
1.313
1.045
0.875
ELECTRICAL
Ignition systemFully transistorized BMS (BMW Motorsteuerung)
AlternatorPermanently excited generator, 14V / 400W
Battery capacity12V-12Ah

Images


BMW F650GS / Dakar: images, gallery.

BMW F650GS
BMW F650GS
BMW F650GS Dakar
BMW F650GS Dakar

Videos


BMW F650GS / Dakar: video.

Manuals


BMW F650GS / Dakar: documentation.

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