2009 BMW G650GS

Value Added

By Jamie Elvidge, Photography by Jonathan Beck

Tech Spec
Evolution

Value-added, reassigned version of the popular, entry-level f650gs single.

Rivals
Aprilia RXV 5.5, Honda XR650L, Husqvarna TE610, Kawasaki KLR650, KTM 690 Enduro, Suzuki DR650SE.

Tech
Price $7670
Engine type l-c single
Valve train DOHC, 4v
Displacement 652cc
Bore x stroke 100.0 x 83.0mm
Compression 11.5:1
Fuel system BMS-C II EFI
Clutch Wet, multi-plate
Transmission 5-speed
Claimed horsepower 53 bhp @ 7000 rpm
Claimed torque 44 lb.-ft. @ 5250 rpm
Frame Steel twin-spar
Front suspension 41mm fork with abs
Rear suspension Single shock with abs, adjustable for spring preload and rebound damping
Front brake Two-piston Brembo caliper, 300mm disc
Rear brake Single-piston Brembo caliper, 240mm disc
Front tire 100/90h-19 Michelin Anakee
Rear tire 130/80r-17 Michelin Anakee
Rake/trail 29.5 deg./4.5 in.
Seat height 29.5/30.7/32.2 in.
Wheelbase 58.2 in.
Fuel capacity 4.0 gal.
Claimed dry weight 387 lbs.
Colors Black, red
Available Now
Warranty 3 years, unlimited mi.

Contact
BMW Motorrad USA
P.O. Box 1227
300 Chestnut Ridge Rd.
Westwood, NJ 07675
201.307.4000
www.bmwmotorcycles.com

Verdict 3.5 stars out of 5
An affordable, well-equipped and worthy successor to the popular F650GS.

By Jamie Elvidge
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