BMW G 650 GS: review, history, specs

Class: adventure
Production: February 2008 – October 2015
Related: BMW F650GS (652cc)
Predecessor: BMW F650GS (652cc)

BMW G 650 GS (1st generation), Europe, USA, Brazil; 2008-2010
BMW G 650 GS (2nd generation), Europe, USA, Brazil, 2010-2015
BMW G 650 GS Sertão (Europe, USA, Brazil), 2010-2014

History


MarketsProductionName & Codes
EuropeOctober 2008 – April 2010Name: BMW G650GS (1st generation)
Model code: R131
Parts Catalog Code: 0180
EuropeApril 2010 – October 2015Name: BMW G650GS (2nd generation)
Model code: R131
Parts Catalog Code: 0188
EuropeJuly 2010 – November 2014Name: BMW G650GS Sertão
Model code: R134
Parts Catalog Code: 0136
USAFebruary 2008 – September 2009Name: BMW G650GS (1st generation)
Model code: R131
Parts Catalog Code: 0179
USAApril 2010 – October 2015Name: BMW G650GS (2nd generation)
Model code: R131
Parts Catalog Code: 0189
USAJuly 2010 – October 2014Name: BMW G650GS Sertão
Model code: R134
Parts Catalog Code: 0146
BrazilSeptember 2009 – January 2011Name: BMW G650GS (1st generation)
Model code: R131
Parts Catalog Code: 0171
BrazilJanuary 2011 – July 2015Name: BMW G650GS (2nd generation)
Model code: R131
Parts Catalog Code: 0135
BrazilNovember 2011 – August 2012Name: BMW G650GS Sertão
Model code: R134
Parts Catalog Code: 0137

Specifications


BMW G650GS: specs.

DIMENSIONS
Overall length2101 mm / 82,7 in – G650GS (1st generation)
2165 mm / 85,2 in – G650GS (2nd generation)
2185 mm / 86,0 in – G650GS Sertao
Overall width890 mm / 35,0 in – G650GS (1st generation)
920 mm / 36,2 in – G650GS (2nd generation), Sertao
Overall height1265 mm / 49,8 in – G650GS (1st generation)
1390 mm / 54,7 in – G650GS (2nd generation)
1440 mm / 56,7 in – G650GS Sertao
Seat height780 mm / 30,7 in – G650GS
750 mm / 29,5 in – G650GS (with lowered suspension)
820 mm / 32,3 in – G650GS (with high seat)
860 mm / 33,9 in – G650GS Sertao
Wheelbase1479 mm / 58,2 in – G650GS (1st generation)
1477 mm / 58,1 in – G650GS (2nd generation)
1484 mm / 58,4 in – G650GS Sertao
Ground clearance
Dry weight
Curb (wet) weight193 kg / 425 lbs
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 – G650GS
41 mm telescopic fork, 140 mm / 5,5 in – G650GS (with lowered suspension)
41 mm telescopic fork, 210 mm / 8,3 in – G650GS Sertao
Rear suspension, travelSwingarm with monoshock (adjustable rebound damping), 165 mm / 6,5 in – G650GS
Swingarm with monoshock (adjustable rebound damping), 130 mm / 5,1 in – G650GS (with lowered suspension)
Swingarm with monoshock (adjustable rebound damping), 210 mm / 8,3 in – G650GS Sertao
Front tire size100/90-19 – G650GS (1st generation)
110/80-19 – G650GS (2nd generation)
90/90-21 – G650GS Sertao
Rear tire size130/80-17 – G650GS (1st generation), G650GS Sertao
140/80-17 – G650GS (2nd generation)
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) – G650GS (1st generation)
14,0 l / 3,7 US gal (reserve – 4,0 l) – G650GS (2nd generation), Sertao
Fuel economy3,68 l / 100 km (64 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. power48,0 hp (35,0 kW) / 6500 rpm
Max. torque60,0 Nm (6,1 kg-m) / 5000 rpm
0 to 100 km/h (0-60 mph)5,58 sec – Sertao
Top speed170 km/h (106 mph) – G650GS
167 km/h (104 mph) – Sertao
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)
2 spark plugs
AlternatorPermanently excited generator, 14V / 400W
Battery capacity12V-12Ah

Images


BMW G650GS: images, gallery.

BMW G650GS (1st generation)
BMW G650GS (1st generation)
BMW G650GS (2nd generation)
BMW G650GS (2nd generation)
BMW G650GS Sertão

Videos


BMW G650GS: video.

Manuals


BMW G650GS: documentation.

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