Why not? That's the motto of the G 650 GS. Whether in town or on the gravel track: with this machine you have every terrain under control, and you get more than your money's worth when it comes to riding fun, too.
The G 650 GS continues the success story of BMW Motorrad's single cylinder engines in impressive fashion - with a solid output of 50 hp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 44 ft-lb at 5000 rpm. The bike offers absolutely sensational fuel consumption levels: 74 mpg, at a constant 55 mph.
The ride feel on the G 650 GS is thrilling, too - wherever you're going. Whether on the road or over rough terrain - the reliable, tried-and-tested chassis with central spring strut on the swinging fork ensures crisp handling. Membership of the enduro family is highlighted in this new machine with the upright seating position and an impressive 6.7" of spring travel at the front with 6.5" at the rear. The moderate standard seat height of 31.5" and the lowered suspension option make this experience accessible to virtually anyone.
The G 650 GS is robust, powerful and yet still extremely light, weighing just 423 lbs wet weight (with a full tank). With its low fuel consumption and simple handling, it is not just ideal for beginning motorcyclists. Its slim, athletic stature in a youthful and typically enduro-style design stands for uncomplicated riding pleasure and pure fun. Even the paint finish is a real eye-catcher - whether in Sunset Yellow or Aura White.
The available accessories for the new BMW enduro include comfortable hand protectors, aluminum engine guard, a high windshield and practical side cases. The factory installed options make the machine a touch safer still: a center stand makes for improved stability, and the heated grips provide a more solid grasp in cold weather conditions. With the G 650 GS you will simply have fun. So just get on and off you go: why not?
2013 BMW G 650 GS Base
Model NameG 650 GS
Generic Type (Primary)Dual Sport
Engine TypeWater-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
EmissionsClosed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Top Speed106 mph
Fuel Usage, 100% Load74 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel TypeUnleaded regular
Alternatorthree-phase alternator 400 W
Battery12 V / 12 Ah
ClutchMultiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
GearboxConstant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Final DriveEndless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Frame TypeBridge-type steel section frame with bolted-on rear section
Front SuspensionTelescopic fork, Ø 41 mm, fork stabilizer
Rear SuspensionBox-section steel dual swing arm, central spring strut operated by lever system, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Front Travel (in./cm.)6.7 inches (170 mm)
Rear Travel (in./cm.)6.5 inches (165 mm)
Wheelbase58.2 inches (1,477 mm)
Castor4.5 inches (113 mm)
Front Wheel2,50 x 19" Cast aluminium wheels
Rear Wheel3.50 x 17" Cast aluminium wheels
Front Tire110/80 R19 59V
Rear Tire140/80 R17 69V
Front braking systemSingle disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Rear braking systemSingle disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS OptionStandard (can be switched off)
Length85 inches (2,165 mm)
Width36 inches (920 mm)
Height55 inches (1,390 mm)
Seat Height31.5 inches Standard; variable seat heights available between 30.3 inches and 33.1 inches (available as accessories and/or factory options, see an authorized BMW Motorrad dealer)