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The BMW F650 is a family of motorcycles that was produced by BMW beginning in 1993. [ 1 ] Models the F650ST Strada . F650 . F650CS Scarver . F650GS . Dakar and most-recently, the G650GS and Sertao . They were the single-cylinder motorcycles from BMW the R27. and, with the of the F650CS, which was belt-driven, the first chain driven from BMW. [ 1 ]

1993–2001: Funduro and Strada Edit

The BMW Funduro and F650ST Strada introduced to Europe in 1993 and to the States in 1997. [ 2 ] The bikes jointly designed by BMW and Aprilia. who their model as the Pegaso. [ 3 ] The BMW which were built in by Aprilia, were powered by an 652 cc single-cylinder Rotax [ 2 ] It was the first BMW motorcycle with drive. [ 2 ] [ 3 ] There were two the F650 Funduro was a dual bike, and the F650ST Strada had a 18 inch front wheel and was for street use. Both used two 33 mm Mikuni [ 3 ]

In 2000, [ 1 ] BMW introduced the F650GS to the Funduro, and the F650CS Scarver to the Strada . In 2001, the original was discontinued.

2000–2007: F650GS and Dakar Edit

Produced 2000 to 2007, the BMW F650GS is a motorcycle. It sold over units during its production [ 1 ] [ 4 ] It was available in a lowered model lower seat height a shorter rear shock, a model, and a taller more oriented Dakar model. The model was named after the Dakar Rally. which BMW Richard Sainct won on the F650RR in and 2000.

A specially prepared rally version of the bike was used by Boorman and his team during the Dakar Rally while their documentary Race to .

Design and technology Edit

The had several advanced technology for its time, with computer-controlled injection. [ when? ] catalytic a Nikasil -lined cylinder, ABS and an airbox designed to exploit the pattern of the bike when in Combined with the bike’s compression ratio and twin plugs (from 2004 excellent fuel economy and low existed alongside high output.

The original F650 was manufactured for BMW by Austrian company while the bike was assembled by When the F650GS was launched, [ ] the full process was brought in-house.

Amongst the changes from the F650 Funduro, the engine was to a 43 mm throttle body. The is stored in an under seat tank, [ 5 ] and the false tank a conventional fuel tank be) housed the remote oil reservoir the dry sump ), airbox and battery. contributed to a lower centre of for improved handling. [ 1 ] The bodywork was by head BMW designer David [ 1 ]

Due to the high numbers sold, the developed a large aftermarket range and a sizeable owner BMW also developed a large of factory original hard for the bike.

Optional Equipment

Switchable Antilock Brakes could be disabled for off-road

Expandable Hard Panniers, Top Tank Bag

Two-setting Heated

Lower Seat or Raised

Lowered Suspension

2006: Edit

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In late 2006, the G of offroad based motorcycles was using a similar 652 cc fitted to the F650GS, although engine is no longer manufactured by Models include the Xcountry the Xchallenge (Enduro), and the Xmoto

2008: F650GS parallel-twin

In 2008, the single-cylinder F650GS was and replaced by an all-new design a 798 cc, parallel twin Intended as a new-generation replacement for the old the new motorcycle has retained the same model name, despite the that it has a larger engine.

G650GS Edit

In late BMW relaunched the original single-cylinder under the new name G650GS in the States, South America, [ 1 ] and Australia. [ 4 ] [ 6 ] The new G650GS is essentially the single-cylinder F650GS brought into production with minor modifications and with the assembled by Loncin in China of Rotax in Austria, but still parts manufactured by Rotax in [ 1 ] [ 7 ] [ 8 ] The finished engines are shipped to BMW in Germany where the bikes are G650GS models with the engines can be easily identified as the are painted black while in the European-assembled engines were in silver. For a short period to discontinuation of the bike in 2007 the were assembled by Kymco in

The G650GS received some over the F650GS of 2007: the now produces 3 additional horsepower 53 hp) and received a stronger alternator. [ 1 ] In the United States and ABS and heated grips are now standard instead of additional cost [ 1 ] An emergency services specific of the G650GS, fitted with lights and sirens, is available BMW Motorrad’s Official and special vehicles division. [ 9 ]

In 2010, at the EICMA show in BMW Motorrad announced the global of the G650GS with a slightly engine producing 35 kW [ 10 ] [ 11 ]

In 2012, BMW released the G650GS which is a more off-road version. The Sertao fills the gap that was left when the Dakar was discontinued in 2008.

See Edit

Simon and Monika – GS riders who hold the record for motorcycle endurance.

Pulko – Slovenian motorcyclist who holds two Guinness Records for her 5.5 year, 7 continent on an F650.

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