Monday, October 03, 2011

2012 BMW G650GS Sertão breaks cover

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New colours, longer-travel suspension, tweaked ergonomics, switchable ABS and a name that sounds a bit exotic - that's new BMW G650GS Sertão!

BMW have announced the latest iteration of their 650cc single-cylinder dual-purpose motorcycle – the G650GS Sertão. ‘With the new Sertão, BMW Motorrad has added a new, sporting chapter to the history of single cylinders in the BMW GS family. Whereas the G650GS thrilled riders with its lean, wiry offroad stature, the G650GS Sertão promises enhanced sporting characteristics, greater offroad capabilities and a stronger desire for adventure,’ claims a press release from the company.

The G650GS Sertão uses BMW’s trusty old 652cc single-cylinder engine – a liquid-cooled, fuel-injected DOHC mill that produces 48 horsepower and 60Nm of torque. Whereas the G650GS chassis was developed primarily for country roads and light offroad use, the Sertão presents greater offroad practicality, for which BMW has fitted the bike with longer travel suspension and 21-inch (front) and 17-inch (rear) wire-spoke wheels. Options include luggage carriers, extended wheel covers, higher windscreen, aluminium engine guard and disengageable ABS.

2 comments:

PFJohns said...

This bike is a single-cylinder, but the fake exhaust can on the right side gives a sense of balance to the overall poser look, right?!

Anonymous said...

Might be fake but it might also be extra storage for a 1.5L fuel bottle or tools. Wishful thinking. Nice bike IMO, good competition for the Honda and KLRs' of this world.

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