BMW F650GS review

The BMW F650 is a family of motorcycles that was produced by BMW Motorrad beginning in 1993. Models include the F650ST Strada, F650 Funduro, F650CS Scarver, F650GS, and F650GS Dakar. The 1993 F650 Funduro and Strada were the first single-cylinder motorcycles from BMW since the 1960–1966 R27, and the first chain driven motorcycles from BMW

BMW F 650 GS

First seen in early 2000, the F650GS is an update of the F650 Funduro. Like the Funduro, it has a dual sport-road/off-road design, with a new steel-tube frame and revised engine. A new engine management system reduces pollution and improves smoothness. The bodywork is also new, and incorporates an underseat fuel tank, lowering the centre of gravity. Long-travel suspension soaks up the worst of road bumps and allows a degree of off-road use, while a tough bashplate protects the bottom of the engine. The single disc brakes front and rear are Brembo units, and there is an optional ABS anti-lock system. There is a centrestand and clock, while the twin underseat silencers are stainless steel for long life.

BMW F 650 GS

No motorcycle can do everything, but the BMW F 650 GS come close. Based on the fundamentally flexible “enduro” concept, the F 650 line has been carefully developed to meet a broad range of requirements, to enable cross-country travel in comfort as well as jaunts across town with consummate ease. More specs and user manual of BMW F 650 you can see in next overview.

BMW F 650 GS

BMW F650GS Specifications
Engine Type: Water-cooled 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves,two overhead camshafts.
Bore x stroke: 100 mm x 83 mm
Capacity: 652cc
Rated output: 50hp @6500rpm
Max. torque: 60Nm @4800rpm
Compression ratio: 11.5 : 1
Carburetion/engine management: Electronic intake pipe injection/BMW engine management
Emission control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter
Performance/fuel consumption;
Maximum speed: 170 km/h
Fuel consumption over 100 km at steady 90 km/h: 3.2 L
Fuel consumption over 100 km at steady 120 km/h: 4.3 L
Generator: 400 W 3-phase generator
Battery: 12 V/12 Ah
Clutch: Multi-disc oil-bath clutch, mechanically operated
Gearbox: 5-speed gearbox with dog-type shift
Frame: Steel bridge tubular frame.
Front wheel suspension: Telescopic fork
Wheelbase (in normal position): 1479 mm - Dakar 1,489
Caster (in normal position): 113.3 mm - Dakar 123.3
Wheels: Spoke wheels
Rim, front: 2.50 x 19 - Dakar 1.6 x 21
Rim, rear: 3.00 x 17
Tyres, front: 100/90-19 57 S - Dakar 90/90-21 54 S
Tyres, rear: 130/80-17 65 S
Brake, front: Single disc, 300 mm diameter
Brake, rear: Single disc, 240 mm diameter
Dry weight: 177.2 kg

BMW F 650 GS

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