BMW India has decided to add the F650GS to its India line up. The BMW F650GS  sport enduro joins the existing BMW Indian motorcycle line up that consists of the HP2 Sport, K 1300 S, S 1000 RR, R 1200 RT, K 1600 GT, K 1600 GTL Enduro, R 1200 GS, R 1200 GS Adventure, R 1200 R, and the K 1300 R. The motorcycle is expected to be officially launched by May 2012 at an expected ex-showroom price of around 10 lakhs in India.

The BMW F650GS is a 2-cylinder machine producing 71 hp with a torque of 75 Nm that is pretty much evenly spread over the entire rev range. It comes with a torsionally stiff space frame which accommodates the larger airbox and the fuel tank. It comes with cast aluminum wheels that are ideal for both city riding and for covering lengthy straights with speed and at leisure. State-of-the-art ABS is of course available as an optional extra.


BMW F650 GS technical specifications

Engine:  Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication

Bore x stroke: 82 mm x 75.6 mm

Cubic Capacity: 798 cc

Power: 71 hp (52 kW) at 7,000 rpm

Max. torque: 75 Nm at 4,500 rpm

Compression ratio: 12.0 : 1

Maximum speed Approx: 115 mph (185 km/h)

Fuel type: Unleaded regular.

Battery: 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free

Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase

Drive: Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub

Chassis: Frame Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine

Suspension travel (front / rear):  (180/170mm)

Wheelbase: 1,575 mm

Wheels: Cast aluminum wheels

Rim front: 2.50 x 19″

Rim rear: 3.50 x 17″

Tyres front: 110/80 – 19

Tyres rear: 140/80 – 17

Brake front: Single disc brake, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper

Brake rear: Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper

ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)

Length: 2,280 mm

Width (incl. mirrors): 890 mm

Height (excl. mirrors): 1,240 mm

Seat height: Unladen weight 820 mm, low seat: 790 mm, lowered suspension: 765 mm, comfort seat: 835 mm

Unladen weight: 199 kg

Dry weight: 179 kg

Usable tank volume: 16.0 l

Reserve approx: 4.0 l