2012 BMW Motorcycle
Looking to give the G 650 GS series the same sort of off-road credibility that the larger GSes have, the new Sertão is designed for more rigorous dirt use than the standard 650 GS.
To that goal, the Sertão has longer- travel suspension with firmer settings, as well as spoked-wheels.
The 652cc thumper puts out a maximum of 48 horsepower at 6500 rpm, with an optional power curve that limits the motor to 34 horses.
A 21-inch front wheel gives the Sertão the ability to roll over off-road obstacles, as well as a wider choice of dirt-friendly tires.
2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Quick Stats:
- ENGINE TYPE: DOHC single
- BORE x STROKE: 100mm x 83mm
- COMP. RATIO: 11.5:1
- SUSPENSION TVL. f/r: 8.3″/8.3″
- SEAT HEIGHT: 33.9 inches
- WHEELBASE: 58.6 inches
- CURB WEIGHT: 426 pounds
- PRICE: $8650
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