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BMW 650 GS and 650 GS Dakar




The F 650 is powered by a BMW-designed, single-cylinder engine embodying technologies not seen on other "thumpers." For 2005, the engine's technological resume stretches to include 2 Spark ignition for the four-valve cylinder head and a new and advanced BMS-C II computerized engine-control unit that dynamically manages spark and fuel delivery to suit any riding condition.

With these improvements, the liquid-cooled, 652cc engine produces fewer harmful exhaust emissions, is more fuel efficient, and has a torque peak at 4800 rpm instead of the previous model's 5000 rpm. In addition, the 2 Spark ignition system offers increased drivability, stronger mid-throttle response and greater engine flexibility. As before, the GS uses a three-way catalyst in the updated, stainless-steel exhaust system to meet the stringent Euro2 exhaust emissions requirements.


General information
Model BMW F 650 GS Dakar
Year 2005 onwards
Engine and transmission
Displacement 652.00 ccm (39.79 cubic inches)
Engine type Single cylinder
Stroke 4
Power 36.2 kW @ 6500 rpm
Torque 60.00 Nm @ 4800 rpm
Bore x stroke 100.0 x 83.0 mm (3.9 x 3.3 inches)
Compression 11.5:1
Fuel system Injection. Electronic intake pipe injection / BMW engine management, dual igntion
Fuel control DOHC
Lubrication system Dry sump
Cooling system Liquid
Gears 5-speed
Transmission type
final drive
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil-bath, mechanically operated
Weight (Dry) 177.2 kg
Weight incl. oil, fuel, etc 193.0 kg
Seat height 870 mm At lowest setting.
Overall height 1,265 mm
Overall length 2,189 mm
Overall width 910 mm
Wheelbase 1,489 mm
Chassis and dimensions
Frame type Bridge-type steel section frame with bolted-on rear section
Rake (fork angle) 29.2
Trail 123 mm
Front suspension Telescopic fork, stanchion diameter 41 mm, fork stabiliser
Front suspension travel 41 mm
Rear suspension Box-section steel section dual swing arm, central spring strut action via lever system, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable to continuously variable levels by means of handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Rear suspension travel 135 mm
Front tyre dimensions 90/90-S21
Rear tyre dimensions 130/80-S17
Front brakes Double disc
Front brakes diameter 300 mm
Rear brakes Single disc
Rear brakes diameter 240 mm
Speed and acceleration
Top speed 170.0 km/h (105.6 mph)
Power/weight ratio 0.2800 HP/kg
Other specifications
Fuel capacity: 17.30 litres
Fuel consumption About 28km/l at 100km/h

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