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« on: October 03, 2011, 01:29:22 PM »

When the last version of the G650GS was revealed, it was offered with only cast wheels and catered toward the street rider.  

Now apparently BMW is returning the G650GS to its roots and offering a version with spoked wheels and longer suspension.  Availability is not yet known.





BMW F650 GS Sertão revealed


Off-road adventurer added to the G650 GS range

BMW'S F650 GS was discontinued back in 2008 but in a surprising turn around it was revamped and reintroduced as the G650 GS this year. Now there's a new version that's been added to the range, the G650 GS Sertão.

Named after a Brazilian hinterland, presumably to spark ideas like: “Wouldn't it be great to ride there!” (rather than the more likely thought of: “What an odd name!”) the Sertão is more off-road-capable version of the GS, with longer-travel suspension, new paint and a smattering of bolt-on goodies. No word yet on price or availability.

Here's BMW's original blurb:

BMW G 650 GS Sertão – the sporty BMW single cylinder enduro for offroad and everyday.

With its new BMW G 650 GS Sertão, BMW Motorrad has added a new, sporting chapter to the history of single cylinders in the BMW GS family. Whereas the G 650 GS thrilled riders with its lean, wiry offroad stature, the G 650 GS Sertão promises even more sporting characteristics, even greater offroad capabilities, and an even stronger desire for adventure. And all of this without any sacrifice to the established virtues of a BMW single cylinder endure such as everyday practicality, appealing price-performance ratio, and playful riding properties.

Chassis for greater offroad practicality, optimised touring properties, and dynamic design.

On the technical side, the new G 650 GS Sertão uses the established liquid cooled, high-torque single cylinder engine of the G 650 GS with two overhead camshafts, fuel injection, and double ignition. Its 652 cc displacement delivers 35 kW (48 hp) at 6500 rpm and a max torque of 60 Nm at 5000 rpm. Options include output reduction to 25 kW (34 hp) at 6500 rpm and 47 Nm torque at 4500 rpm.

Whereas the G 650 GS chassis was developed primarily for country roads and light offroad use, the Sertão presents far greater offroad practicality in the form of longer spring travels and tighter tuning. In addition, it is fitted with wire spoke wheels.

Also the new colour concept underscores the dynamic character of the single cylinder enduro.

The essential features of the new BMW G 650 GS Sertão at a glance:

· High-torque and low-consumption single cylinder engine with 652 cc displacement. Max torque of 60 Nm at 5000 rpm and max output of 35 kW (48 hp) at 6500 rpm. Output reduction to 25 kW (34 hp) available.
· Offroad chassis concept with long spring travels (front/rear 210 mm).
· Wire spoke wheels with light alloy rims. Wheel sizes 21“ front and 17“ rear.
· Dynamic colour concept in Aura White / Arroyo Blue with Sertão lettering and seat in black/grey.
· Luggage carrier in black.
· Extended top front wheel cover.
· Two seat heights: 860 mm (standard) and 900 mm (special accessory).
· High windscreen.
· Hand protectors.
· Engine guard of aluminium.
· Disengageable BMW Motorrad ABS (option ex works).
· Extensive range of special accessories.

Read more: http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/bmw-f650-gs-sertao-revealed/19170.html#ixzz1ZjybGdUn









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« Reply #1 on: October 03, 2011, 02:38:43 PM »


· Two seat heights: 860 mm (standard)


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Ah well, guess I'll be sticking with the original F650GS thumper when it's time to get back to it.
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« Reply #2 on: October 03, 2011, 02:53:33 PM »




 Angry3 Angry3 Angry3

Ah well, guess I'll be sticking with the original F650GS thumper when it's time to get back to it.


It seems to me this Sertão version is similar to the older Dakar versions, which didn't have a low seat height either IIRC.  I'm not sure why they didn't just call this one Dakar, too.  The new-generation G650GS has similar lowered options to the previous generation F650GS (30.7 inches (780 mm); lowered suspension: 29.5 inches (750 mm)).  But then you have the cast wheels.  Personally I'd go for the newer G650GS as my dirt explorations aren't usually very rough.

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« Reply #3 on: October 03, 2011, 03:00:47 PM »

Perfect thing to carry me to Alaska in the next year or two. Love the high seat option, it would be nice to have some leg room for a change.  Inlove
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« Reply #4 on: October 03, 2011, 04:05:53 PM »


It seems to me this Sertão version is similar to the older Dakar versions, which didn't have a low seat height either IIRC.  I'm not sure why they didn't just call this one Dakar, too.  The new-generation G650GS has similar lowered options to the previous generation F650GS (30.7 inches (780 mm); lowered suspension: 29.5 inches (750 mm)).  But then you have the cast wheels.  Personally I'd go for the newer G650GS as my dirt explorations aren't usually very rough.


The original F650GS thumper had a 30.9" seat height.  I had a 2001 model ( ) and could ride it unlowered.  Inlove

I'll probably look seriously at the G650GS, too, honestly.  This new one just looks sexy. Lol
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« Reply #5 on: October 06, 2011, 12:11:27 AM »

She's a looker alright.  And I agree, it's essentially the Dakar model in the early 2000s...
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« Reply #6 on: October 06, 2011, 07:59:22 AM »

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Options include output reduction to 25 kW (34 hp) at 6500 rpm and 47 Nm torque at 4500 rpm.

What kind of lame option is that. "Oh yes, I want the reduced power option. Can I get that with the crappy fuel mileage option as well?"
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« Reply #7 on: October 06, 2011, 08:14:01 AM »



What kind of lame option is that. "Oh yes, I want the reduced power option. Can I get that with the crappy fuel mileage option as well?"


Restricted licensing in many countries limits the amount of power your bike may have.  There are reduced output versions of many large bikes in other countries so that they can sell to a wider audience.
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« Reply #9 on: October 10, 2011, 09:52:39 PM »

So, is this basically the Dakar, or is it at all different from it?

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« Reply #10 on: October 11, 2011, 01:19:06 AM »

The way the shop put it to me over the weekend was, "BMW is bringing the Dakar back next year."   Bigok
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It seems to me this Sertão version is similar to the older Dakar versions, which didn't have a low seat height either IIRC.  I'm not sure why they didn't just call this one Dakar, too.  


I was told that it had something to do with name rights . . ..  So BMW substituted "Sertão".
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« Reply #12 on: November 26, 2011, 12:07:24 AM »

Ohhhhhh, I like it.  I wonder how well it will deal with interstate speed + rider + luggage.  

Also, you short people need to sush.  Every bike out there seems to have advertise a low seat, low suspension, or options for either.  Let us tall folks have this one for a change...
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Also, you short people need to sush.  Every bike out there seems to have advertise a low seat, low suspension, or options for either.  Let us tall folks have this one for a change...


     
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Also, you short people need to sush.  Every bike out there seems to have advertise a low seat, low suspension, or options for either.  Let us tall folks have this one for a change...


LOLOL!!! Seriously?!?  Lol Lol Lol
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« Reply #15 on: November 27, 2011, 03:05:36 PM »

Does it come with a BMW stepladder?   Headscratch
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LOLOL!!! Seriously?!?  Lol Lol Lol


Hey, I almost failed my MSF course when I was learning to ride because the seat->peg distance on a Kawasaki eliminator is so short that I physically couldn't get my foot onto the rear brake pedal.  On the other hand I can flat foot a GSA with both feet and then some.    
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Hey, I almost failed my MSF course when I was learning to ride because the seat->peg distance on a Kawasaki eliminator is so short that I physically couldn't get my foot onto the rear brake pedal.  On the other hand I can flat foot a GSA with both feet and then some.    


I've had students like that. I still remember one student who was 6'10". I wish we had had a dual sport for him to ride, but that range was not so equipped. I had to put him on a Nighthawk 250. He looked like a spider sitting on it. He passed.   Thumbsup
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I've had students like that. I still remember one student who was 6'10". I wish we had had a dual sport for him to ride, but that range was not so equipped. I had to put him on a Nighthawk 250. He looked like a spider sitting on it. He passed.   Thumbsup


I managed to pass, barely.  I was so frustrated after day 1 that I almost didn't come back for day 2.  Once I got my own bike I went back to parking lot with the course markings and found that I was able to do the maneuvers much easier due to being able to fit on my own bike.
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« Reply #19 on: November 27, 2011, 06:56:21 PM »

In all seriousness, my husband has a similar problem (he's 6'4").  His first bike was a Yamaha XS400 Special and he could nearly walk over it while it was parked. Bigsmile

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