2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão
BMW G 650 GS Sertão
– the sporty BMW single cylinder enduro for
offroad and everyday.
With its new BMW G 650 GS Sertão,
BMW Motorrad has added a new, sporting chapter to
the history of single cylinders in the BMW GS family.
Whereas the G 650 GS thrilled riders with its lean,
wiry offroad stature, the G 650 GS Sertão promises
even more sporting characteristics, even greater offroad
capabilities, and an even stronger desire for adventure.
And all of this without any sacrifice to the established
virtues of a BMW single cylinder endure such as everyday
practicality, appealing price-performance ratio, and
playful riding properties.
Chassis for greater offroad practicality,
optimised touring properties, and dynamic design.
On the technical side, the new G 650
GS Sertão uses the established liquid cooled,
high-torque single cylinder engine of the G 650 GS
with two overhead camshafts, fuel injection, and double
ignition. Its 652 cc displacement delivers 35 kW (48
hp) at 6500 rpm and a max torque of 60 Nm at 5000
rpm. Options include output reduction to 25 kW (34
hp) at 6500 rpm and 47 Nm torque at 4500 rpm.
Whereas the G 650 GS chassis was developed
primarily for country roads and light offroad use,
the Sertão presents far greater offroad practicality
in the form of longer spring travels and tighter tuning.
In addition, it is fitted with wire spoke wheels.
Also the new colour concept underscores
the dynamic character of the single cylinder enduro.
The essential features of the
new BMW G 650 GS Sertão at a glance:
- High-torque and low-consumption single cylinder
engine with 652 cc displacement. Max torque of 60
Nm at 5000 rpm and max output of 35 kW (48 hp) at
6500 rpm. Output reduction to 25 kW (34 hp) available.
- ffroad chassis concept with long spring travels
(front/rear 210 mm).
- Wire spoke wheels with light alloy rims. Wheel
sizes 21“ front and 17“ rear.
- Dynamic colour concept in Aura White / Arroyo
Blue with Sertão lettering and seat in black/grey.
- Luggage carrier in black.
- Extended top front wheel cover.
- Two seat heights: 860 mm (standard) and 900 mm
- High windscreen.
- Hand protectors.
- Engine guard of aluminium.
- Disengageable BMW Motorrad ABS (option ex works).
- Extensive range of special accessories.
Longer spring travels and wire spoke wheels
for greater offroad fun.
The BMW G 650 GS did not need long
to win the hearts of many fans who were thrilled by
the chassis designed for the greatest possible agility
and carefree cornering fun on country roads, but without
sacrifice to comfort or touring properties. Moreover,
its high level of riding stability, steering precision,
and handling immediately instils confidence even in
With the new BMW G 650 GS Sertão
from BMW Motorrad, the G 650 GS has now been joined
by a sister model that gives even greater prominence
to the offroad talents of the agile single cylinder
To this end, the front and rear suspension elements
were fitted with longer spring travels. Fitted with
a standpipe of 41 mm diameter and a stabiliser, the
telescopic fork can now travel over 210 mm instead
of 170 mm. Also the rear suspension system, consisting
of a two arm swinging fork, central spring strut,
and rocker, features a 210 mm instead of the 165 mm
spring travel. In addition, the wheelbase has been
extended from 1477 mm to 1484 mm, now providing even
greater directional stability on offroad terrain.
The G 650 GS Sertão can also
be fitted with other wheels that cater to a more sporting
offroad taste. Unlike the G 650 GS fitted with cast
alloy wheels, the Sertão sports high quality
wire spoke wheels with alloy rim rings and hubs. With
their larger front wheel diameter of 21 instead of
19 inches and smaller rear wheel rim width (3.00 x
17“ instead of 3.50 x 17“), the new wheel
sizes promise the rider hours of offroad fun. Also
the tyres were modified accordingly on the G 650 GS
Sertão (90/90 R21 54S front and 130/80 R17
Technology and design
Higher seat, larger ground
clearance, and greater touring practicality.
Presenting a seat height of 860 mm
instead of 800 mm, a considerably larger ground clearance,
and a sturdy engine guard of aluminium, the G 650
GS Sertão presents the optimal conditions for
offroad riding. In addition, the high windscreen,
hand protectors, and the extended front wheel cover
provide a greater level of comfort on longer tours.
Powerful single cylinder in
sporting, dynamic design.
The 652 cc, 35 kW (48 hp) single cylinder
with liquid cooling, fuel injection, double ignition,
and closed loop catalytic converter delivers a powerful
acceleration that cannot fail to thrill. Its strengths
are spontaneous throttle response, refined riding
properties thanks to the balancer shaft, and very
low fuel consumption. Also the design of the new BMW
G 650 GS Sertão does full justice to its dynamic
performance figures and greater offroad practicality.
Its colouring, vivid lettering, and sturdy look not
only underscore the refined offroad talents of the
G 650 GS Sertão, but also emphasise its affiliation
to the dynamic GS family of BMW Motorrad.
Characteristic enduro colour
scheme in the legendary GS style.
The high contrast colour scheme in
Aura white / Arroyo blue combined with the seat in
black/grey and the vivid Sertão lettering lend
the G 650 GS Sertão its particular sturdy enduro
That special sporting touch is contributed
by black surfaces on the engine, exhaust embellishers,
fork slider tubes, side plate holder, luggage carrier,
extended front wheel covers, and hand protectors.
And the quality of the engineering is highlighted
by the wire spoke wheels in the colour of aluminium,
the engine guard, and the engine cover painted in
Nürburg silver for the alternator and clutch.
Special equipment and special
accessories – a plethora of optimising options
for the BMW G 650 GS Sertão.
Even with the standard equipment, the
new BMW G 650 GS Sertão is virtually the perfect
embodiment of a dynamic offroad enduro. Moreover,
BMW Motorrad can provide an unusually extensive range
of special equipment and accessories for even greater
individualisation of the new BMW G 650 GS Sertão.
Special equipment is delivered directly ex works and
is integrated in the production process. Special accessories
are installed at BMW Motorrad dealerships. The motorcycle
can therefore be fitted with options after it has
left the factory.
- BMW Motorrad ABS (disengageable) including hazard
- Heated grips.*
- Alarm system DWA.*
- Charging socket.*
*Also as a special accessory retrofit
Storage space programme.
- Vario case.
- Case holder.
- Liner for Vario case.
- Liner for topcase.
Ergonomics and comfort.
- Heated grips.*
- Charging socket.*
- High seat (height 900 mm).
- Single seat with luggage compartment (height 860
mm like standard).
- Windshield, high, tinted.
- Crash bars.
- LED light for onboard charging socket.
- Output reduction to 25 kW.
* Also available as special equipment ex works.