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Sunday, 20 November 2011


2012 BMW G650GS Sertao rightside 2012 BMW G650GS Sertao

2012 MSRP $8,650 (incl. ABS)

Power, robustness and agility combined with maximum control. This is what the G 650 GS Sertão stands for - a machine designed to master even the most adventurous forays into off-road terrain. Naturally its outstanding ride characteristics not only make it excel here but also in everyday riding on country roads or in city traffic.

No wonder - with these technical features: The engine generates 48 hp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 44 lb/ft at 5000 rpm. Fuel consumption is sensationally low at 74 mpg at a constant 55 mph and thanks to its extremely low weight of 390 lbs with full tank the bike handles easily in every situation.

The G 650 GS Sertão is a thrilling bike to look at, too. The exclusive color design is classic in Aura white/Arroy blue while remaining modern at the same time. The luggage carrier is in black and the seat in black/grey.

Enduro fans will also enjoy the wide range of equipment. Thanks to state-of-the-art ABS the braking performance of the G 650 GS Sertão reaches a new level on wet asphalt. Apart from riding safety, a high level of comfort is ensured by the heated grips and the socket which ensures untroubled travel feeling on long distance rides. The equipment features are rounded off by the original BMW Motorrad alarm system.

All this makes the G 650 GS Sertão a versatile Funduro which calls out for adventure, like the exciting desert of Brasil after which it was named. Let yourself in for adventure!


Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke
100 mm x 83 mm
652 cc
Rated output
50 hp (35 kW) at 6,500 rpm
Max. torque
44 lb/ft (60 Nm) at 5,000 rpm
Compression ratio
11.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management
Electronic intake pipe injection / BMW engine management, twin-spark ignition
Emission control
Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed
approx. 105 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h
74 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type
Regular unleaded
Electrical system

three-phase alternator 400 W 
12 V / 12 Ah
Power transmission

Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Constant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes

Bridge-type steel section frame with bolted-on rear section
Front wheel location / suspension
Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm, fork stabilizer
Rear wheel location / suspension
Box-section steel dual swing arm, central spring strut operated by lever system, spring preload hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear
58.6 inches
4.8 inches
Steering head angle
Wire spoke wheels
Rim, front
1,60 x 21"
Rim, rear
3,00 x 17"
Tyres, front
90/90 R21 54S
Tyres, rear
130/80 R17 65S
Brake, front
Floating single disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake, rear
Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS 1)
BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights

86.0 inches
Width (incl. mirrors)
36.2 inches
Height (excl. mirrors)
56.7 inches
Seat height, unladen weight
33.9" (high seat: 35.4" special accessory)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 2)
426 lbs
Dry weight 3)
390 lbs
Permitted total weight
838 lbs
Payload (with standard equipment)
412 lbs
Usable tank volume
3.7 gallons
appx. 1 gallon

  • Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
  • 1) optional extra
  • 2) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
  • 3) Unladen weight without fluids

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