Review: 2012 BMW F650GS looks like a monster dirt bikeJuly 9, 2012 by: Nishant Panwar
The bike lover’s community is quite huge with all sorts of bikes lovers in it be it – sports bike lovers, cruiser bikes, dirt bikes of any other make of the bike. Every machine is made as per some or the other requirement.
But BMW seems to defy this statement through its F650GS. The 2012 BMW F650GS is a bike which is capable of performing in any situation. Equipped with a water-cooled 798cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, an impressive power of 71hp this beast won’t never let you down in any kind of situation. The cast aluminum wheel with moderate dimensions makes the beast an ideal machine for city cruising as well covering lengthy straights at speed.
The Specifications include:
Displacement: 798 ccm
Engine type: Twin, four-stroke
Power: 48.00 HP (35.0 kW)) @ 7000 RPM
Torque: 75.00 Nm (55.3 ft.lbs) @ 4500 RPM
Top speed: 185.0 km/h (115.0 mph)
Valves per cylinder: 4
The bike has a tubular steel space frame along with a load bearing engine and weighs around 179kg. Wheelbase is 1575 mm and the fuel capacity is of 16 ltr with a reserve of 4 ltr. The estimated fuel consumption is 27 km/l.
Single Disc in front brakes with a diameter of 300mm and optional ABS while the rear brakes also consists of single disc, optional ABS and a diameter of 265mm.
Front suspension – 180mm while that of Rear is 170mm. The front tire is 110/80 – H19 and the Rear tire is 140/80 – H17. The bike is an electric start with a 12 V / 14 Ah maintenance-free batteries.
The looks of this beast is that of a monster dirt bike and is available in Yellow/Black, Blue and White colors. Certainly a machine that would never let you down in any condition is all that I can conclude from the remarkable specifications it has.