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2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão – First Look

2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão

Mark Tuttle
October 20, 2011
Filed under BMW Motorcycle Road Tests: Reviews on BMW Motorcycles, Featured Road Test

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In much the same way BMW produced a more offroad worthy (and subsequently very popular) F 650 GS twin with its F 650 GS Dakar, now the German company has announced it will offer a “dirtier” version of its entry-level G 650 GS single called the G 650 GS Sertão. Named after a desert in northern Brazil, according to BMW’s global press information the Sertão has the same frame and liquid-cooled, fuel-injected, DOHC 652cc single as the standard G 650 GS. To ready it for serious adventures the bike gets more suspension travel, 8.27 inches total front and rear, and 21- / 17-inch spoked light-alloy wheels carrying tube-type tires. Oddly, however, it still carries just 3.7 gallons of fuel. For loading-up long-distance gear a luggage carrier in back is standard, as are an extended front fender, taller windscreen, hand protectors and a skid plate. That longer suspension elevates the standard seat height to 33.9 inches; a even taller 35.4 inch-high saddle is also available along with a long list of other accessories. The bike’s standard ABS can be switched off, too.

2012 BMW G 650 GS SertãoNo word on pricing, the Sertão’s exact stateside specs or when it will hit dealers, though BMW is planning to introduce the G 650 GS Sertão to the U.S. press sometime this year.

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2009 BMW G 650 GS Road Test

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3 Responses to “2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão – First Look”

  1. M. on October 25th, 2011 8:39 pm

    The first sentence wrongly references the “twin”. That was a single as well.

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  2. Tony Huegel on October 25th, 2011 9:31 pm

    Hmm. 3.7 gallons. We Western states riders will wonder if BMW is working on commission with RotopaX.

    Where is this addition to the 650 GS line made?

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  3. G650gs - The HUBB on February 9th, 2012 6:06 pm

    […] a name that is derived from Brazil, funnily enough in view of where you are located Maria:- 2012 BMW G 650 GS Sertão I have ridden a G650GS as a courtesy bike, so I came straight from a 2005 F650GS to ride the G […]

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