BMW G650GS

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G650GS
BMW G 650 GS Modell 2013.jpg
Motorcycle, manufacturer BMW, Modell G650GS, 2013
Manufacturer BMW
Also called G650 Sertão
Production 2008-2017
Assembly Germany

The BMW G650GS and G650 Sertão are motorcycles manufactured by BMW Motorrad, part of the BMW group.

In late 2008, BMW relaunched the original single-cylinder F650GS under the new name G650GS in the United States, South America, Greece and Australia.[1][2] The new G650GS is essentially the 2007 single-cylinder F650GS brought back into production with some minor modifications and with the engine assembled by Loncin in China instead of Rotax in Austria, but still using parts manufactured by Rotax in Europe.[3][4] The finished engines are shipped back to BMW in Germany where the bikes are assembled. G650GS models with the Chinese-assembled engines are painted black, while in the earlier European-assembled engines were finished in silver. For a short period before discontinuation of the bike in 2007 the engines were assembled by Kymco in Taiwan.

The G650GS received some upgrades over the F650GS of 2007: the engine now produces 3 additional horsepower (now 53 hp) and received a stronger 400 watt alternator. In the United States and Australia, ABS and heated grips are now standard equipment instead of additional cost options. An emergency services specific version of the G650GS, fitted with blue lights and sirens, is available from BMW Motorrad's Official and special duty vehicles division.[5]

In 2010, at the EICMA show in Italy, BMW Motorrad announced the global availability of the G650GS with a slightly down-rated engine producing 35 kW (47 hp).[6][7]

In 2012, BMW released the G650GS Sertão, which is a more off-road capable version. The Sertão fills the product gap that was left when the F650GS Dakar was discontinued in 2008.

While BMW has not made an official announcement, local dealers have indicated that the G650GS will be discontinued for the 2017 model year.[8]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Brisette, Pete (15 December 2008). "2009 BMW G650GS Review". Motorcycle.com. 
  2. ^ "G650GS 2009". BMW Motorrad USA. Archived from the original on 18 January 2009. Retrieved 2008-12-17. 
  3. ^ Motorcycle News (USA), April 2009, page 5
  4. ^ "BMW's radical 3-wheeler on its way". Visordown. Archived from the original on 21 February 2009. Retrieved 2009-01-09. 
  5. ^ "Official and special duty vehicles: F650GS". BMW Motorrad Authorities. Retrieved 28 July 2009. 
  6. ^ "The new BMW G 650 GS – an enduro which guarantees the most laid back form of driving pleasure. Get on and off you go". BMW Motorrad. 28 October 2010. Archived from the original on 13 November 2010. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  7. ^ dePrato, Bruno (November 2010). "2011 BMW R1200R and G650GS - First Look". Cycle World. Retrieved 14 November 2010. 
  8. ^ "BMW's G650GS and K1300S Discontinued For 2017". Motorcyclist Online. Retrieved January 6, 2017. 

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