BMW G 650 GS Sertão

bmw-sertao-650-sBMW announce a more off road focused G 650 GS – the Sertão.

BMW G 650 GS Sertão
With its new BMW G 650 GS Sertão, BMW has added a slightly more off-road oriented model to the GS family. BMW say the Sertão “promises even more sporting characteristics, even greater offroad capabilities, and an even stronger desire for adventure.”

Given the name Sertão refers the the huge dry interior region of northeastern Brazil, the focus of the model is apparent.

The Sertão uses the G650GS liquid cooled, single cylinder engine with dual 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 function in the form of longer travel suspension and tighter tuning. It also gets a pair of wire spoke wheels.


BMW G 650 GS Sertão at a glance:

Single cylinder engine 652 cc
Max torque of 60 Nm at 5000 rpm and max output of 35 kW (48 hp) at 6500 rpm.
Offroad 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 (special accessory).
High windscreen.
Hand protectors.
Engine guard of aluminium.
Disengageable BMW Motorrad ABS (option ex works).


Australian and New Zealand standard specification and pricing to be confirmed closer to local launch, which will probably be early 2012. Updates when available.


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