BMW F650GS – details

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Calling an 800 a 650 just seems wrong … and very, very un-German.

BMW calls it a 650, but the new enduro
model is more than that. In fact, it’s an 800, but a detuned one,
with the F800 series motor set up for linear power across the
range, delivering a maximum 71 hp at 7,000 rpm.

Stopping power comes from single discs
front (300 mm) and rear (265 mm) with a double-piston caliper in
front and a single-piston caliper in back. Options include ABS that
can be turned off and a tire pressure monitoring system.

Tires are 110/80-19 and 140/80-17, and
wheelbase is 1,575 mm. Seat height is 820 mm – low for an enduro
model – but can be dropped even more thanks to a lower seat option that brings it
down to 790 mm. Need more … or rather less? Optional lowered suspension drops it to a troll-friendly 765 mm.

Dry weight is 171 kg.
A 16 litre fuel tank helps to bring the wet weight
up to 199 kg.

No word yet on Canadian availability or pricing, although a BMW spokesperson was "99% sure" that it will get here. Availability and pricing should be announced towards the end of November.

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