BMW F650GS

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BMW F650GS (800cc)
Manufacturer
BMW
Also called Dakar
Production 2010
Class Dual sport
Engine
Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Compression ratio 12.0:1
Top Speed 191.7 km/h / 119 mph
Ignition Knock control and oxygen sensors.
Spark Plug NGK D8EA '03-05
NGK DR8EB `05-06
NGK DCPR8E `07-12 [1]
Battery YUASA YB12AL-A '01-07
YUASA YTX14-BS '09-12 [1]
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain: 520x112 '01-08
Chain: 525x '09-12 [1]
Front Sprocket 16T
Rear Sprocket 47T
Frame Tubular frame in steal partly carrying the engine
Suspension Front: ∅41mm telescopic fork
Rear: Double strut swing arm aluminum coast in one piece
Brakes Front: Single ∅300mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Rear: Single ∅265mm disc, 1 piston caliper
Front Tire 100/90-19 '01-08
110/80-19 '09-12[1]
Rear Tire 110/80-17 '01-07
140/80-17 '09-12[1]
Seat Height 820 mm / 790 mm / 32.3 in. / 31.1 in.
Weight 171 kg / 377 lbs. (dry), 198 kg / 436.5 lbs (wet)
Oil Filter K&N KN-151
Fuel Capacity 16 L / 4.2 US gal
Related BMW F650CS
BMW F650
BMW F650ST
Manuals Service Manual


It could reach a top speed of 191.7 km/h / 119 mph.

Engine[edit]

The engine was a Liquid cooled cooled Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder. The engine featured a 12.0:1 compression ratio.

Drive[edit]

Power was moderated via the Multiplate-plate in oil bath.

Chassis[edit]

It came with a 110/80-R19 front tire and a 140/80-R17 rear tire. Stopping was achieved via Single ∅300mm disc, 2 piston caliper in the front and a Single ∅265mm disc, 1 piston caliper in the rear. The front suspension was a ∅41mm telescopic fork while the rear was equipped with a Double strut swing arm aluminum coast in one piece. The F650GS (800cc) was fitted with a 16 L / 4.2 US gal fuel tank. The bike weighed just 171 kg / 377 lbs..

Photos[edit]

BMW F650GS (800cc) BMW F650GS (800cc) BMW F650GS (800cc)

Overview[edit]

During the journey to pick up any press bike, expectations and preconceived judgments swirl around the brain – they cannot be helped. How will the latest incarnation differ from the old version? Will the brakes really be as good as they say? Will the color clash with my riding gear? And so on, and so forth. Upon picking up the new BMW F650GS, I was overwhelmingly curious about how it would compare or differ from the F800GS. After reading that the 650 and 800 both utilize the same 798cc parallel-Twin powerplant, I wondered if perhaps there would be some redundancy within the Beemer line-up. So if it has the same engine as the 800, why call it a 650? BMW allegedly felt it necessary to continue the outgoing F650GS’s nomenclature to carry on its lineage but also to increase the accessibility of a brand known for being somewhat exclusive.

Perhaps my favourite element was the heated hand grips..



Those who choose the F650GS may do so not only for the smaller proportions, but also the smaller impact on the pocketbook. For all the cost savings gained by purchasing the 650 over the 800, the differences between the two are fairly minimal. Though the street-oriented F650GS hasn’t as much spring in its step, there wasn’t any need to give its cylinders any different positioning, so it shares the same basic engine as the F800GS with a few subtle differences. Although the engine is essentially the same, the 650 has lower horsepower and torque. After switching the cams and de-tuning the electronics, the F650GS pumps out 71 hp and 55.3 ft-lbss of torque where its 800 sibling offers 85 hp and 59.7 ft-lbss of torque. So what other differences exist besides 14 hp and 4.4 ft-lbss of torque? The 650 also has a slimmer radiator, lower seat height, low wind-screen, conventional telescope fork, cast wheels, 19-inch front wheel, single front disc brake and a lower spec mono shock.

BMW’s vision for the F650GS was that it would be the introduction model into the larger adventure motorcycles.



This is smart marketing on BMW’s part. Not everyone is ready to tackle the power and size of the 1200, but they now have various options available to them to get into a smaller, more manageable platform with the intention of one day graduating to a larger model. If BMW manages to steal a few potential Suzuki DL650 customers in the process then that wouldn’t hurt its cause either. The fact that I stand six feet tall, I wondered about how I would fit on the mini GS. But with the lower seat swapped in favor of the original standard seat, it proved to be more than adequate. In fact, a number of my vertically challenged friends couldn’t touch their feet to the ground while in the saddle. It appears this mini GS isn’t so mini after all.

Although the 650 is the entry-level version of the family, it by no means feels cheap or inadequate. The digital display, rear-mounted locking gas cap, controls and the Twin powerplant all exude quality in the fit and finish. Knowing full well that the turnsignals switchgear of Beemers are a significant point of contention, I must say that I came to enjoy the placement of the switches. I do, however, feel that they should be cancelled like Harley-Davidsons instead of having that third signal kill switch. Much like my brother-in-law, the signal cancel switch is pretty much a waste of space that could be better used by something, anything really. The switchgear on the 2009 BMW K1300s eschew this long-derided system in favor of a traditional single-button control.

While I did find myself hitting the horn instead of the turnsignal switch a number of times initially, I found the brake fluid reservoir to be much more of an oddity. The relatively large plastic container sat precariously on the handlebar above the windscreen so that it would bounce around like a bobble-head doll at high speeds. It almost seemed like an afterthought like the Scooby Doo horn my Dad zip-tied to the handlebars of my first two-wheeler. I digress.

Enough with the gripes, I truly did enjoy riding this bike. Perhaps my favorite element was the heated hand grips. They may seem pointless or insignificant to those who enjoy favorable temperatures year round, but testing the 650 amid autumn conditions in Ontario meant that the toasty grips were a welcome addition. Not only did they allow me to ride longer, they allowed me to ride safer as my hands stayed dexterous and able to shift and brake quickly.

The seat was fairly comfortable and allowed for various positions for the rider as well as space for a passenger or gear if you wish. The only time I felt that the 650 was rather anemic was while I was riding up a steep, winding road with a lady ‘friend’ on the back. She wasn’t a heavy gal by any means, but I found myself dropping gears from fourth, to third, to second in order to not get bogged down. Other than that, it felt more than capable and had no problems leading a pack of my buddies riding CBR600s on a weekend tour through the country.

Perhaps the biggest surprise for me was how the F650GS handled. Given the suspension travel and height of the bike, I expected it to be bouncy or timid in the corners, but it was nimble enough to toss into turns with reckless abandon. My knees weren’t touching tarmac, but in relative terms to adventure riding I was notably impressed. The handlebars are positioned comfortably while the light steering linkage, relatively steep rake and suspension setup results in very light steering. The wide, sturdy footpegs and controls allow the rider to stay surefooted and in control even with boots on, as well as the ability to stand comfortably while venturing off-road. My press bike had the street tires on it so I didn’t venture into the wilderness, but I did tackle some narrow dirt roads riddled with potholes to see how it would fare. It passed with flying colors.

Although the F650GS is more street-oriented than its F800GS sibling, it did take some time to get accustomed to the relatively long suspension travel. With most of my experience being with bikes made specifically for the trail or street and not meant to tackle both, I found that the nose of the littlest GS had a tendency to jump and dive under acceleration and braking, although the rear suspension damping can be adjusted quickly and easily by hand.

The F650GS is a fabulous little bike that exceeded my expectations. My hope is that it doesn’t become overshadowed by the hullabaloo surrounding the launch of the new 800. While the term “little” may be accurate regarding the name and relation in size to the rest of its family, it certainly doesn’t describe the value it offers.


2000 BMW F 650 GS Dakar[edit]

The 2000 MY BMW F 650 GS Dakar is an off-road machine that can also tackle paved roads and even the busy traffic of the concrete jungle, without putting a strain on the rider. It has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, four-stroke, 652cc, single cylinder powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque.

It also comes with a special, race-inspired, paint scheme, laced wheels with off-road tires, a 41mm telescopic fork with a stabilizer bridge, a continuously adjustable mono-shock in the rear, front and rear disc brakes, a dual seat, a windscreen, a rear luggage rack and an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system.

2001 BMW F650GS Dakar[edit]

2000 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

The 2000 MY BMW F 650 GS sports a fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 652cc, single cylinder powerhouse mated to a five-speed manual transmission that can produce a claimed 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque. It also comes standard with features such as laced wheels, road-ready tires, an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, a small windscreen, lightweight, aluminum-alloy wheels and a suspension package composed of a 41mm telescopic front fork and an adjustable mono-shock in the rear with a progressive system.


2001 BMW F 650 GS Dakar[edit]

The 2001 MY BMW F 650 GS Dakar boasts standard features such as a special, race-inspired, paint scheme, laced wheels with off-road tires, a 41mm telescopic fork with a stabilizer bridge, a continuously adjustable mono-shock in the rear, front and rear disc brakes, a dual seat, a windscreen, a rear luggage rack and an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system.

In the tech/engine department, it sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 652cc, single cylinder powerhouse mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque.


2001 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

2001 BMW F 650 GS 2001 BMW F 650 GS

The 2001 MY BMW F 650 GS boasts standard features such as laced wheels, road-ready tires, an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, a small windscreen, lightweight, aluminum-alloy wheels and a suspension package composed of a 41mm telescopic front fork and an adjustable mono-shock in the rear with a progressive system.

In the tech/engine department, it sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, fuel-injected, 652cc, single cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque.


2003 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

2003 BMW F 650 GS 2003 BMW F 650 GS 2003 BMW F 650 GS 2003 BMW F 650 GS

The 2003 MY BMW F 650 GS is a machine that can tackle all types of roads, and lack of, and can be fitted with special accessories that will allow it to tackle almost any kind of terrain. It comes with features such as laced wheels, road-ready tires, an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, a small windscreen, lightweight, aluminum-alloy wheels and a suspension package composed of a 41mm telescopic front fork and an adjustable mono-shock in the rear with a progressive system.

In the tech/engine department, it sports a fuel-injected, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, 652cc, single cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission and can produce 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque.


2003 BMW F 650 GS Dakar[edit]

The 2003 MY BMW F 650 GS Dakar has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 652cc, single cylinder engine paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque. This adventure machine is arguably, one of the most balanced in its class, and comes standard with features such as a race-inspired, paint scheme, laced wheels with off-road tires, a 41mm telescopic fork with a stabilizer bridge, a continuously adjustable mono-shock in the rear, front and rear disc brakes, a dual seat, a windscreen, a rear luggage rack and an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system.


2004 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

The 2004 MY BMW F 650 GS is an adventure machine that boasts a maximum power output of 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque from its fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 652cc, single cylinder power house.

In addition, it comes with laced wheels, road-ready tires, an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, a small windscreen, lightweight, aluminum-alloy wheels and a suspension package composed of a 41mm telescopic front fork and an adjustable mono-shock in the rear with a progressive system, and can also be fitted with accessories that not only allow it to take on longer hauls, but also allow it to tackle light off-road paths.


2004 BMW F 650 GS Dakar[edit]

The 2004 MY BMW F 650 GS Dakar boasts features such as a race-inspired, paint scheme, laced wheels with off-road tires, a 41mm telescopic fork with a stabilizer bridge, a continuously adjustable mono-shock in the rear, front and rear disc brakes, a dual seat, a windscreen, a rear luggage rack and an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system.

In the tech/engine department, it sports a four-stroke, fuel-injected, liquid-cooled, 652cc, single cylinder powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission, that can reach a maximum power output of 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque.


2005 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

The 2005 MY BMW F 50 GS addresses those riders that want a versatile machine, capable of tackling busy traffic from the urban jungle, longer, freeway hauls and even light enduro riding, if the destination is just out of reach of paved roads. It has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 652cc, single cylinder engine mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque.

It also boasts standard features such as laced wheels, road-ready tires, an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, a small windscreen, lightweight, aluminum-alloy wheels and a suspension package composed of a 41mm telescopic front fork and an adjustable mono-shock in the rear with a progressive system.


2005 BMW F 650 GS Dakar[edit]

The 2005 MY BMW F 650 GS Dakar is a middle-class, adventure machine, that addresses a wide variety of riders, and has, at its heart, a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, four-stroke, 652cc, single cylinder powerhouse paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce a claimed 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque.

The key features for this machine would be the race-inspired, paint scheme, laced wheels with off-road tires, a 41mm telescopic fork with a stabilizer bridge, a continuously adjustable mono-shock in the rear, front and rear disc brakes, a dual seat, a windscreen, a rear luggage rack and an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system.


2006 BMW F 650 GS Dakar[edit]

2006 BMW F 650 GS Dakar 2006 BMW F 650 GS Dakar

The 2006 MY BMW F 650 GS Dakar sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 652cc, single cylinder powerplant mated to a five-speed manual transmission, that reaches a maximum power output of 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque.

In addition, it comes with laced wheels with off-road tires, a 41mm telescopic fork with a stabilizer bridge, a continuously adjustable mono-shock in the rear, front and rear disc brakes, a dual seat, a windscreen, a rear luggage rack and an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system.


2006 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

The 2006 MY BMW F 650 GS has, at its heart, a fuel-injected, four-stroke, liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 652cc, single cylinder powerplant paired to a five-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque.

In addition, it comes with laced wheels, road-ready tires, an under-belly to under-seat exhaust system, a dual seat, a rear luggage rack, a small windscreen, lightweight, aluminum-alloy wheels and a suspension package composed of a 41mm telescopic front fork and an adjustable mono-shock in the rear with a progressive system.

2007 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

The 2007 MY BMW F650GS sports a liquid-cooled, single cylinder powerhouse mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and ca produce 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque. One of the more versatile Beemers, it can easily take on the roles of a daily commuter, a weekend leisure bike and an off-roader. It comes standard with a stainless steel exhaust system, a hydraulic, preload adjustable rear shock, an engine guard, for more treacherous off-road tracks, as well as a center stand and a Diagnostic Interface.


2007 BMW F 650 GS Dakar[edit]

2007 BMW F 650 GS Dakar

The 2007 MY BMW F650GS Dakar has improved off-road capabilities, as opposed to the base F650GS. Unlike the base version, it features heated grips, a luggage rack, ABS as standard with a turn-off function, as well as a lower seat height, which mean you can ride this cool machine safer, on rougher terrain, and for more extended periods of time, even in low temperatures.

At its heart lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, single cylinder powerhouse mated to a five-speed manual transmission, and can produce 50 horsepower and 60 Nm of torque.


2008 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

The 2008 MY BMW F 650 GS has been fitted with the liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 798cc two-cylinder powerhouse found on its F800 sibling, and is mated to a six-speed manual transmission, producing 71 horsepower and 75 Nm of torque. A truly versatile machine, it can tackle, with ease, the urban jungle, long , weekend hauls, as well as adventurous off-road tracks. It comes standard with ABS and Tire Pressure Control, technology-wise as well as a high-end Evo braking system. Increased off-road capabilities are ensured by the 41 mm telescopic fork and the cast-aluminum dual swing arm rear suspension, as well as the cast-aluminum forged wheels. Also, it is suitable for both novice adventure riders, as well as more experienced ones.


2009 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

The 2009 MY BMW F 650 GS sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 798cc, twin cylinder powerhouse, borrowed from the F 800 GS, mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce 71 horsepower and 75 Nm of torque. It is especially addressed to novice riders who want to experience first-hand the adventure bike world, as well as more experienced ones who want a nimble, light and fun all-road machine.

The suspension system, composed of a 43 mm telescopic fork and a double sided aluminum swingarm in the rear, offer lots of spring travel, ensuring a plush ride, even on the worst off-road tracks, as well improved handling in the urban jungle. Also, it comes standard with heated grips, which increase the riding season, allowing the rider to spend as much time as possible behind the bars.


2010 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

The 2010 MY BMW F 650 GS addresses both novice riders who want to experience the world of adventure motorcycles, as well as more seasoned ones, offering a nice blend of power, agility and comfort. At its heart lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 798cc twin cylinder engine paired to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce 71 horsepower and 75 Nm of torque. It features cast aluminum wheels and telescopic forks, which make the corner better on the road, as well as offer a comfortable ride when the road is unpaved. Also, optional features such as the Tire Pressure Monitoring, ABS and the on-board computer, and you get one of the most sought after mid-sized adventure machines available on the market.


2011 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

The 2011 MY BMW F 650 GS sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 798cc, twin cylinder powerhouse paired to a six-speed transmission, that produces 71 horsepower and 75 Nm of torque. It was designed as a versatile machine, capable of taking on the roles of a city bike, a weekend leisure machine and an off-road motorcycle, and it is suitable for both novice and more seasoned riders alike, thanks to its engineering and power output. It has cast aluminum wheels, which lower its unsprung weight, and it comes with a 41 mm telescopic fork, which makes for a comfortable ride, on or off the road. In addition, it can be fitted with ABS and Tire Pressure Monitoring, which help it keep its spot in the top ranks of the small to mid-sized adventure bike market.


2012 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

This mid-sized adventure machine is sure to fit the needs of a wide variety of riders, from off-road enthusiasts to daily commuters, from novice riders to seasoned ones, this machine has all the characteristics one would expect from a multi-purpose two-wheeler. At its heart lies a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 798cc, twin cylinder powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can produce 71 horsepower and 75 Nm of torque. It comes standard with a windshield, for better protection against the elements, cast aluminum wheels and a front mudguard, to ensure it can tackle all roads, paved or not. Also it can be purchased with ABS, ensuring a safe ride, even when the going gets tough.


2013 BMW F 650 GS[edit]

The 2013 MY BMW F 650 GS sports a liquid-cooled, four-stroke, 798cc, parallel twin cylinder powerplant mated to a six-speed manual transmission, and can reach a maximum power output of 85 horsepower and 80 Nm of torque.

In addition, it comes standard with a 43mm Marzocchi upside-down fork, an adjustable mono-shock as a rear suspension, lightweight, forged-aluminum wheels, black engine accents, a small windscreen, a dual seat, passenger grab rails, a rear luggage rack, an analogue and digital instrumentation panel, an under-seat fuel tank and front and rear disc brakes with Brembo calipers.

Specifications[edit]

Make Model BMW F 650GS
Year 2010
Engine Type Four stroke, parallel twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Displacement 798 cc / 47.7 cub. in.
Bore X Stroke 82 x 75.8 mm
Compression 12.0:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Induction Electronic intake injection, ∅45mm throttle bodies
Ignition Knock control and oxygen sensors.
Starting Electric
Clutch Multiplate-plate in oil bath
Max Power 52 kW / 71 hp @ 7000 rpm
Max Torque 75 Nm / 5.3 kgf-m / 55 lb-ft @ 4800 rpm
Transmission 6 Speed
Final Drive Chain
Gear Ratio 1st 2.46 / 2nd 1.75 / 3rd 1.38 / 4th 1.17 / 5th 1.04 / 6th 0.96:1
Frame Tubular frame in steal partly carrying the engine
Castor 92 mm / 3.6 in.
Front Suspension ∅41mm telescopic fork
Front Wheel Travel 180 mm / 7.1 in.
Rear Suspension Double strut swing arm aluminum coast in one piece
Rear Wheel Travel 170 mm / 6.7 in.
Front Brakes Single ∅300mm disc, 2 piston caliper
Rear Brakes Single ∅265mm disc, 1 piston caliper
Wheels Cast aluminum
Rim Front 2.50 x 19
Rim Rear 3.50 x 17
Front Tire 110/80-R19
Rear Tire 140/80-R17
Dimensions Length: 2,280 mm / 89.8 in Width: 890 mm / 35.0 in (incl. mirrors) Height: 1,240 mm / 48.8 in (excl. mirrors)
Wheel Base 1575 mm / 62.0 in.
Seat Height 820 mm / 790 mm / 32.3 in. / 31.1 in.
Dry Weight 171 kg / 377 lbs.
Wet Weight 198 kg / 436.5 lbs
Fuel Capacity 16 L / 4.2 US gal
Consumption Average 5 l/100 km / 46.6 US mpg.
Average Tank Distance 317 km / 197 miles
Standing ¼ Mile 12.8 sec
Top Speed 191.7 km/h / 119 mph

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References[edit]

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 2019 Western Power Sports Catalog. Western Power Sports. 2019. 




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