Saturday, July 21, 2012

2008 BMW 128i Convertible | Auto Insurance Information |

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BMW 128i Convertible

For those whose definition of pure driving pleasure includes wind in the face and sunshine above, the new BMW 1-Series Convertible follows the tradition established by the iconic BMW 2002 sport sedan. The essence of such driving purity - a responsive six-cylinder engine positioned within a rear-drive chassis to provide balanced, sporty dynamics - is at the heart of this compact four-place convertible, arriving in time for summer.

The BMW 128i Convertible is powered by BMW's 3.0-liter, 230 horsepower inline six-cylinder engine generating 200 lb-ft of torque and cost $33,875. Like its fixed-roof stablemate, the BMW 128i Convertible features Valvetronic valvetrain management and aluminum/magnesium cylinder block construction - core elements of BMW's EfficientDynamics.

The BMW 135i Convertible costs $39,875 and features BMW's twin-turbocharged 3.0-liter inline six-cylinder engine producing 300 horsepower and 300 lb-ft of torque from as low as 1,400 rpm. With its direct piezo gasoline injectors, twin low-mass turbochargers and air-to-air intercooler, optimum performance and economy is achieved with no loss in engine response. For the BMW 135i Convertible, acceleration from 0-60 mph is accomplished in 5.4 seconds and top speed is electronically limited to 149 mph. Both engines feature on-demand engine coolant pumps that improve fuel economy and reduce parasitic losses for increased efficiency.

Distinctive BMW Convertible appearance

In a mere 22 seconds—even on the move at speeds up to 25 miles per hour—the occupants within the BMW 1-Series Convertible can go from encapsulated comfort to top-down exhilaration. If conditions dictate, the electro-hydraulically-operated softtop can be raised within the same 22 seconds, producing a distinctive silhouette enhanced by long frameless doors. The characteristic features of the BMW kidney-shaped grill, front skirt, door sills and rear skirt are identical to those of the 1-Series Coupe.

The standard softtop is available in either black or taupe cloth, but it is the optional Moonlight Black version which is unique to the 1-Series Convertible. Interwoven with fine shiny metallic fibers, this distinctive top produces a shimmery metallic silver appearance in sunlight. The visual effect enhances the convertible's exciting range of nine colors which includes an exclusive hue: Cashmere Silver Metallic.

A distinctive feature of the BMW 1-Series Convertible is the flared shoulder line which runs parallel to the road. This shoulder line flows from the hood past the A pillar to the trunk lid, forming a surface which encompasses the entire interior, giving the impression of a boat deck.

The view from the rear is influenced by the position of the softtop: with the top lowered, completely concealed in the tail, the look is flat and elegant; the appearance with the top up is broad shouldered. The trunk lid has an integrated spoiler chiseled into the rear end of the car to accentuate the short rear section. On the 135i, an additional lip spoiler provides greater downforce on the rear end at high speeds.

The individual sections within the L-shaped rear taillights give the vehicle a lower, sportier look. Horizontal lights integrated in the rear light clusters offer a homogeneous lighting effect with the help of light-emitting diodes (LEDs). This light design, as found on other BMW models, makes the BMW 1-Series Convertible stand out at night. Also, the Adaptive Brakelights operating in two stages in relation to brake application force are yet another feature typical of BMW, with the additional benefit of extra safety on the road.

The standard (on the 135i) Adaptive Xenon Headlights (optional on the BMW 128i Convertible), complete with integrated cornering lights, make driving in the dark safer than ever. The daytime headlight function, in typical BMW style, uses the four corona rings around each headlight to enhance the visibility of the car under normal and "murky" light conditions.

Convertible interior features technology enhanced comfort, convenience

Two unique BMW 1-Series Convertible features provide increased driver and passenger comfort, thus improving the overall experience regardless of the top's position. The optional Boston leather incorporates BMW's Sun Reflective Technology where pigments worked into the upholstery mitigate the effect of the sun's ultraviolet rays. Excessive heating of the seats and armrest is diminished, especially for darker interior colors. The overall effect can produce surface temperatures some 20 degrees Fahrenheit below a comparable "normal" leather interior.

The standard upholstery is a sporty and comfortable Leatherette, which is also the covering on the optional Sport Package's sports bucket seats with enhanced side support (Boston leather can be selected for this package).

The climate-control system in the 1-Series Convertible has an additional convertible mode (compared to the system in the BMW 1-Series Coupe) designed for open-roof conditions. The three standard modes; gentle, medium and intensive, react primarily to interior sensors, while the convertible mode reacts less to interior temperature and more to the exterior temperature and sunlight factors to establish the intensity of the ventilation.

Turbulence in the roof-down cabin can be reduced by an available wind deflector which can be affixed to the sides of the vehicle with a few adjustments. The wind deflector allows for conversation at normal sound levels and the ability to enjoy the wide variety of audio and communication offerings which include SIRIUS satellite radio, HD radio, the optional Premium Sound system and Bluetooth. For simple and straightforward connection of an MP3 player, an auxiliary input jack is standard and a USB port for direct control of an Apple iPod or iPhone media player is available as an option.

The control console for the entertainment and climate-control functions is integrated smoothly and harmoniously into the dashboard through its soft radii and flowing surfaces. With the optional navigation system, the iDrive controller is integrated in the center console, following BMW's characteristic philosophy of full driver control at all times. Galvanized pearl gloss surfaces adorn the interior door handles, the glove compartment handle, the radio's rotary knobs, the knobs of the automatic air conditioning system, the iDrive controller, and the ornamental trim strips featured on the sport steering wheel.

Enhanced iDrive provides programmable memory keys

BMW's iDrive is included with the optional navigation system. It enables the driver to control all secondary and comfort functions such as communication, air conditioning, entertainment and navigation functions easily and conveniently.

This latest version of iDrive is equipped with six Programmable Memory Keys allowing the driver to program often-used functions such as navigation destinations, radio stations or specific telephone numbers. Touch-sensitive sensors on each button allow the driver to preview the function on the iDrive screen before the button is fully depressed, activating the command. This allows the driver to choose the stored function safely and conveniently, keeping his or her eyes on the road in the process.

Spacious trunk supplemented by folding seat backs and storage bag

An active couple can carry their gear, regardless of the season, thanks to the generous trunk space offered by the BMW 1-Series Convertible. Two golf bags will fit in the trunk of the new 1-Series Convertible - even with the top down! Lowering the soft top produces a storage space that is 8 cubic-feet, which does not include the optional large storage bag that extends into the passenger compartment and can accommodate two snow boards or a golf bag without soiling the upholstery. A zippered opening allows access into the storage bag from within the passenger compartment.

High-tech suspension with newly-developed differential

In traditional BMW style, the new 1-Series Convertible transmits the power of the engine to the rear wheels. This design concept and configuration - engine at the front, drive wheels at the rear - guarantees optimum traction, near-perfect weight distribution front-to-rear, excellent directional stability, and predictable handling.

The front suspension is also built to a standard quite unique to its competitive group. The new 1-Series Convertible shares the 1-Series Coupe's sophisticated suspension system with an aluminum double-pivot front suspension and a five-link fully independent rear suspension in lightweight steel to offer an optimum combination of stiffness and low weight. The very stable track control arms and thrust rods make an important contribution to the car's driving dynamics and provide exacting wheel control.

The standard BMW Dynamic Stability Control (DSC) includes a Dynamic Traction Control (DTC) function that provides electronic intervention to prevent loss of vehicle control, but at a higher threshold before activation. This allows the driver to experience more spirited driving on dry roads and offers more flexibility when driving in more challenging conditions such as in the snow. If the driver desires, both DSC and DTC can be disabled. Active Steering, a variable ratio steering system exclusive to BMW, is available as an option.

The rear differential on the BMW 1-Series comes from a new generation of final drives optimized for running smoothness. Featuring double-helical ball bearings for the first time, the differential runs at an even lower operating temperature reached more quickly than before thanks to the reduction of fluid required in the differential. Like the 1-Series Coupe, the Convertible features an electronic limited slip function built into the vehicle's Dynamic Stability Control system.

Safety equipment maximized for convertible design

The four standard airbags in the new BMW 1-Series Convertible are designed for the optimum protection of the car's occupants. The advanced frontal airbags are activated in stages in relation to impact severity while the side airbags integrated into the sides of the front seat backrests reduce the risk of injury at chest, hip and head levels in side impact situations. The new BMW 1-Series Convertible also comes with crash-optimized seats with specially padded headrests and backrests designed to reduce the risk of injury in an impact from the rear.

All seats within the 1-Series Convertible are fitted with three-point inertia-reel seat belts and headrests, with the front seat belts fastened on to the frames of the driver's and front passenger's seats, keeping the belt in an optimum position around the occupant's hips regardless of seat height or fore-aft placement.

Also, the driver's pedals move back automatically with a predetermined amount of deformation in the event of a frontal collision so that the risk of driver foot injury is reduced. And last but not least, the rear seats come standard with LATCH attachments for child seats.

The new BMW 1-Series Convertible is equipped with a roll-over sensor, which continually monitors the vertical and horizontal movements of the vehicle. As soon as the sensors register the danger of the vehicle rolling over, two roll bars are extended in fractions of a second from their storage areas behind the rear headrests. Simultaneously, the front-seat-belt tensioners and the head airbags are activated. Further roll-over protection is offered by the optimized stability of the A pillar and windshield frame.



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Friday, July 20, 2012

2013 BMW S1000RR Motorcycle Insurance Information

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2013 BMW S1000RR Review

From model year 2013 the BMW S 1000 RR is available in the following new paint finish:

• Granite grey metallic matt



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Thursday, July 19, 2012

2013 BMW R1200R Review | BMW automotive |

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2013 BMW R1200R Review

From model year 2013 the BMW R 1200 R is available in the following new paint finishes:

- Montego blue metallic
- Magnesium beige metallic

The paint finishes Red apple metallic and Smoke grey metallic are no longer available.




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Wednesday, July 18, 2012

2012 BMW F800GS Insurance Information

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2012 BMW F800GS Review

It is time to set forth – into a new age, on a new generation of enduro bikes. With low weight and abundant power reserves. Able to cope with real terrain as well as perform amazing banking feats on asphalt.

An enduro bike like no other BMW Motorrad has made before: an 800 cc machine with a full 85 hp and torque of 62 ft-lb weighing road-ready just 462 lbs! State-of-the-art engine management with highly economical fuel consumption, but abundant riding fun with powerful sound management, too: truly unstoppable! With a space frame which is not only has a high level of torsional stiffness but also allows room for lots of other highlights such as a large airbox and fuel tank under the seat. Fitted at the front with a 21-inch wheel which provides constant directional stability even over off-road stretches, at the rear with a full 17-inch wheel for the appropriate propulsion power – both naturally with robust spokes.

The dual disc at the front and the single disc at the rear make for a breathtaking braking performance, with further safety enhancement available from the optional ABS. The chassis is adapted to the off-road concept and has generous spring travel which can cope with the odd jump.

Even though this bike is perfect when it comes off the production line: it wouldn’t be a BMW if there weren’t an extensive range of special accessories available for it – so that you can make your BMW even more individual. This modern enduro – almost like a fun bike in its naked state – can thus be turned into an adventurous long-distance runner, not just visually but functionally too.

Fuel up with a quick test ride from your BMW Motorrad dealership – then start planning your first trip!

The BMW F800GS. Everything about it is unstoppable. Its state-of-the-art 85 hp twin-cylinder engine delivers awesome off-road power. A curb weight of just 207 kilograms makes it unbelievably agile. And its ability to perform on smooth tarmac and rough ground alike makes it uniquely versatile. The BMW F800GS. Built to go beyond the ordinary.

Everything about this bike is Unstoppable. Its state-of-the-art twin-cylinder engine delivers awesome off-road power and incredible responsiveness. Its weight-optimized construction makes it unbelievably agile and easy to handle. And its outstanding c­hassis performs superbly both on and off-road.

The F 800 GS is an Enduro bike like no other BMW Motorrad has made before; an 800cc machine with a full 85hp and torque of 83 Nm; all this while having a fully fuelled, road-ready weight of only 207 kg. There is also an extensive range of special accessories available for the F 800 GS, so that you can make your BMW even more individual.

The perfectly balanced suspension is extremely sturdy, yet sensitive enough to absorb every last bump. So on or off-road, on tarmac, gravel or dirt, on the F 800 GS you're always in control of the situation.

2012 BMW F800GS Model Features and Benefits:

Standard Factory Equipment:

Special Features
Enduro Tyres
Wider footrests

Engine/Driveline
2 cylinder 4 stroke parallel twin engine
4 Valve cylinder heads
6 Speed gearbox
Chain drive
Complete stainless steel exhaust system
Digital engine management
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
Running Gear
Twin disk front brake and single disk rear brake
Upside down fork
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Continuously adjustable rear rebound damping
Handle bar, conical, aluminium, without middle rod
Rear suspension strut with travel dependent damping
Front mudguard close to wheel
Spoke wheels
Double sided aluminium swinging arm
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Armoured steel brake hoses

Electronics
Speedometer and revolution counter
Permanent headlamp beam
Hazard warning flashers
Electric immobiliser
Info flat screen (digital clock, total and 2 trip odometers, cruising range indicator, service interval indicator)
LED rear light
Power socket

Equipment
Cockpit fairing fixed to frame
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and seat lock
Adjustable hand brake lever
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
One piece dual seat
Pillion rider footrest and grab handles
Windshield
Toolkit
Plastic engine guard

American Specifications
US MSRP Price: $12,355 USD inc ABS

Engine
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 85 hp (63 kW) at 7,500 rpm
Max. torque 61 ft-lb (83 Nm) at 5,750 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K+)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 125 mph (200 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 62 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded premium and super.
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down telescopic fork, Ø 45 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum dual swing arm, WAD strut (travel related damping), spring preload hydraulically
adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 9/8.5 inches (230 mm/215 mm)
Wheelbase 62 inches (1,578 mm)
Castor 4.6 inches (117 mm)
Steering head angle 64°
Wheels Wire spoke wheels
Rim, front 2.15 x 21"
Rim, rear 4.25 x 17"
Tyres, front 90/90 - 21 54V
Tyres, rear 150/70 - 17 69V
Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 91.3 inches (2,320 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 37 inches (945 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 53 inches (1,350 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 34.6 inches (880 mm) low seat: 33.5 inches (850 mm), rally seat: 36.2 inches (920 mm), comfort seat: 35.2 inches (895 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 465 lbs (207 kg)
Dry weight 2) 408 lbs (185 kg)
Permitted total weight 954 lbs (443 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 502 lbs (236 kg)
Usable tank volume 4.2 gallons (16.0 liters)
Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)
" Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
" 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
" 2) Unladen weight without fluids

Canadian Specifications
Canada MSRP Price: $12,750 CDN

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 798 cc
Output: 85 bhp at 7,500 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 880 mm
Optional Seat Height: 850 / 895 / 920 mm
Dry Weight: 185 kg (407 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.2 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months

UK Specifications
Europe MSRP Price: £7,950 GBP

Engine
Type Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm (optional 91 RON version: 61 kW (83 hp) at 7,500 rpm)
Max. torque 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm (optional 91 RON version: 81 Nm at 5,750 rpm)
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 3.8 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.2 l
Fuel type Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON); with optional engine mapping compatible with 91 RON
Electrical System
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Upside-down front fork, 45 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Double sided aluminium swing arm, WAD strut (travel related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 230 mm / 215 mm
Wheelbase 1,578 mm
Castor 117 mm
Steering head angle 64 deg.
Wheels Wire spoke
Rim, Front 2.15 x 21"
Rim, rear 4.25 x 17"
Tyre, front 90/90 - 21 54V
Tyre, rear 150/70 - 17 69V
Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating calipers
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,320 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 945 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.350 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 880 mm (low seat: 850 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,940 mm (low seat: 1,900 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 207 kg
Dry weight 185 kg
Permitted total weight 443 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 236 kg
Usable tank volume 16.0 l
Reserve ca. 4.0 l

Australian Specifications
AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Engine F 800 GS
Type: Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore Stroke: 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity: 798 cc
Rated Output: 63 kW (85 hp) at 7,500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 83 Nm at 5,750 rpm
Compression Ratio: 12.0 : 1
Carburetion: Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K)
Emission Control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance/Fuel Consumption F 800 GS
Maximum Speed: Over 200 km/h
Fuel Consumption Over 100km @ 90kph: 3.8 l
Fuel Consumption Over 100 km @ 120kph: 5.2 l
Fuel Type: Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON); with optional engine mapping compatible with 91 RON
Electrical System F 800 GS
Generator: Three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery: 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power Transmission F 800 GS
Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive: Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis/brakes F 800 GS
Frame: Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front Wheel Location/Suspension: Upside-down front fork, Ø 45 mm
Rear Wheel Location/Suspension: Cast aluminium dual swing arm, WAD strut (travel related damping), spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Travel Front/Rear: 230 mm / 215 mm
Wheelbase: 1,578 mm
Caster: 117 mm
Steering Head Angle: 64°
Wheels: Wire spoke
Rim Front: 2.15 x 21"
Rim Rear: 4.25 x 17"
Tyres Front: 90/90 - 21 54V
Tyres Rear: 150/70 - 17 69V
Brake Front: Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating calipers
Brake Rear: Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS: Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions/Weights F 800 GS
Seat Height Unladen: 880 mm (low seat: 850 mm)
Unladen Road Ready Fully Fuelled: 207 kg
Dry Weight: 185 kg
Permitted Total Weight: 443 kg
Payload With Standard Equipment: 236 kg
Usable Tank Volume: 16.0 l
Reserve: ca. 4.0 l
Length: 2,320 mm
Height Not Including Mirrors: 945 mm
Width Including Mirrors: 1,350 mm



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2013 BMW K1600GTL Review

From model year 2013 the BMW K 1600 GTL is available in the following new paint finishes:

• Dark graphite metallic
• Damask red metallic

The paint finish Royal blue metallic is no longer available.

In the 5.7-inch TFT colour screen on the instrument panel, there is now an optional digital speed display or the logo "6".



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Tuesday, July 17, 2012

2012 BMW G650GS Motorcycle Insurance Information

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2012 BMW G650GS Review

Why not? That's the motto of the G 650 GS. Whether in town or on the gravel track: with this machine you have every terrain under control, and you get more than your money's worth when it comes to riding fun, too.

The G 650 GS continues the success story of BMW Motorrad's single cylinder engines in impressive fashion - with a solid output of 48 hp at 6500 rpm and a maximum torque of 44 ft-lb at 5000 rpm. The bike offers absolutely sensational fuel consumption levels: 74 mpg, at a constant 55 mph.

The ride feel on the G 650 GS is thrilling, too - wherever you're going. Whether on the road or over rough terrain - the reliable, tried-and-tested chassis with central spring strut on the swinging fork ensures crisp handling. Membership of the enduro family is highlighted in this new machine with the upright seating position and an impressive 6.7" of spring travel at the front with 5.5" at the rear. The moderate standard seat height of 30.7" and the lowered suspension option make this experience accessible to virtually anyone.

The G 650 GS is robust, powerful and yet still extremely light, weighing just 431 lbs (with a full tank). With its low fuel consumption and simple handling, it is not just ideal for beginning motorcyclists. Its slim, athletic stature in a youthful and typically enduro-style design stands for uncomplicated riding pleasure and pure fun. Even the paint finish is a real eye-catcher - whether in hot-blooded Orange Red or pure Aura White.

The equipment features of the new BMW enduro include comfortable hand protectors, aluminum sump guard, a high windshield and practical Vario cases.

The options make the machine a touch safer still: a center stand makes for improved stability, the heated grips provide a more solid grasp and ABS prevents the wheels from locking.

With the G 650 GS you will simply have fun. So just get on and off you go: why not?

The G650GS. The success story of the BMW single cylinder motorcycles. With its slim, wiry off-road look it is an authentic member of the GS family. Bold and exuberant, light and adventurous, it is a bundle of energy which embodies a modern entry into the passion of motorcycling and the GS world of experience.

The new G 650 GS provides levels of performance, smoothness and economy that have never been produced before by a single cylinder engine. In BMW Motorrad’s quest to prove that we are the most innovative manufacturer, the G 650 GS has a top quality assortment of accessories available, including the option of ABS and heated grips. With low suspension as an option and at an affordable price, the versatile G 650 GS is prepared for anything from the city to the open country.

The ever-popular G 650 GS has been revamped, the multi-talented bike for everyone now has a new look and improved ergonomics. Styled to join the GS family, it has an asymmetric headlight and new lines thanks to the redesigned windshield and instrument cluster. Still LAMS approved and equipped with ABS as standard, this light-handling motorcycle suits all, including learners and returning riders.

2012 BMW G650GS Model Features and Benefits:


Standard Factory Equipment:

Special Features
Detachable Windshield for off road use

Engine/Driveline
Complete Stainless Steel exhaust system
Chain Drive
BMW engine management with twin-spark ignition system
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter
4 valve cylinder head
Single cylinder engine, water cooled

Running Gear
Adjustable rear rebound damping
Telescopic front fork with fork stabiliser
Braided steel brake hoses
Side stand with starter inhibit
Chain guard
Cast Aluminium wheels
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Single disk brake front and rear

Electronics
Speedometer with total and trip odometers, rev counter and clock
Permanent headlamp beam

Equipment
Toolkit
Windshield
Integral ignition and switch and steering lock
Side stand
Luggage rack
One key system for igntion, steering, fuel filler cap and storage compartment locks
Cockpit fairing fixed to frame
Lockable storage compartment at rear

American Specifications
US MSRP Price: $7,850 USD inc ABS

Engine
Type Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 100 mm x 83 mm
Capacity 652 cc
Rated output 50 hp (37 kW) at 6,500 rpm
Max. torque 44 lb/ft (60 Nm) at 5,000 rpm
Compression ratio 11.5 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / BMW engine management, twin-spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed approx. 105 mph (170 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 74 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded regular.
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 12 Ah
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type steel section frame with bolted-on rear section
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm, fork stabilizer
Rear wheel location / suspension Box-section steel dual swing arm, central spring strut operated by lever system, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 6.7/6.5 inches (170 mm/165 mm);
5.5/5.1 inches (140 mm/130 mm) with lowered suspension
Wheelbase 58.2 inches (1,477 mm)
Castor 4.5 inches (113 mm)
Steering head angle 61.9°
Wheels Cast aluminum
Rim, front 2,50 x 19"
Rim, rear 3.50 x 17"
Tyres, front 110/80 R19 59V
Tyres, rear 140/80 R17 69V
Brake, front Single disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 85 inches (2,165 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 36 inches (920 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 55 inches (1,390 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 31.5 inches; lowered suspension: 30.3 inches
high seat: 33.1 inches
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 423 lbs (192 kg)
Dry weight 2) 386 lbs (175 kg)
Permitted total weight 838 lbs (380 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 415 lbs (188 kg)
Usable tank volume 3.7 gallons (14.0 liters)
Reserve Approx. 1 gallon (4.0 liters)
" Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
" 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
" 2) Unladen weight without fluids

Canadian Specifications
Canada MSRP Price: $8,800 CDN

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: 1-cylinder, 4-stroke, DOHC, 4 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 652 cc
Output: 48 bhp @ 6,500 rpm
Transmission: 5-speed
Seat Height: 780 mm
Optional Seat Height: 820 mm
Dry Weight: 175 kg (386 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 14 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 4.3 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months

UK Specifications
Europe MSRP Price: £5,295 GBP

Engine
Type Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overheads camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 100mm x 83mm
Capacity 652cc
Rated output 48hp at 6,500 rpm (output reduction to 34 hp at 6,500 rpm possible)
Max. torque 60 Nm at 5,000 rpm (with output reduction: 47 Nm at 4,500rpm)
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection/BMW engine management, twin spark ignition
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Approximately 170 km/h (with output reduction: approx 145 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 3.2 litres
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 4.3 litres
Fuel type Unleaded regular, minimum octane rating 91 (RON)
Electrical System
Alternator Three-phase alternator 400W
Battery 12 V/ 12 Ah
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type steel section frame with bolted on rear section
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, 41mm diameter, fork stabiliser
Rear wheel location / suspension Box-section steel dual swing-arm, central spring strut operated by lever system, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at hand wheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 170 mm/165 mm (lowered suspension 140mm/130mm)
Wheelbase 1,477 mm
Castor 113 mm
Steering head angle 61.9 deg.
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, Front 2.50 x 19"
Rim, rear 3.50 x 17"
Tyre, front 110/80 R19 59V
Tyre, rear 140/80 R17 69V
Brake, front Single disc, diameter 300 mm, double piston floating caliper
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,165 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 920 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,390 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 780 mm
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,770 mm (lowered suspension 1,710 mm, high seat 1,850 mm
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 192 kg
Dry weight 175 kg
Permitted total weight 380 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 188 kg
Usable tank volume 14 litres
Reserve approx 4 litres

Australian Specifications

AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Engine G 650 GS
Type: Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke engine, four valves, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore Stroke: 100 mm x 83 mm
Capacity: 652 cc
Rated Output: 35 kW (48 hp) at 6,500 rpm
Maximum Torque: 60 Nm at 5,000 rpm
Compression Ratio: 11.5 : 1
Carburetion: Electronic intake pipe injection / BMW engine management, twin-spark ignition
Emission Control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance/Fuel Consumption G 650 GS
Maximum Speed: approx. 170 km/h
Fuel Consumption Over 100km @ 90kph: 3.2 l
Fuel Consumption Over 100 km @ 120kph: 4.3 l
Fuel Type: Unleaded regular, minimum octane rating 91 (RON)
Electrical System G 650 GS
Generator: Three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery: 12 V / 12 Ah
Power Transmission G 650 GS
Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox: Constant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive: Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis/brakes G 650 GS
Frame: Bridge-type steel section frame with bolted-on rear section
Front Wheel Location/Suspension: Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm, fork stabiliser
Rear Wheel Location/Suspension: Box-section steel dual swing arm, central spring strut operated by lever system, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Travel Front/Rear: 170 mm / 165 mm (lowered suspension 140 mm / 130 mm)
Wheelbase: 1,477 mm
Caster: 113 mm
Steering Head Angle: 61.9°
Wheels: Cast aluminium
Rim Front: 2,50 x 19"
Rim Rear: 3,50 x 17"
Tyres Front: 110/80 R19 59V
Tyres Rear: 140/80 R17 69V
Brake Front: Single disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake Rear: Single disc, diameter 240 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions/Weights G 650 GS
Seat Height Unladen: 780 mm (lowered suspension 750 mm; high seat: 820 mm)
Unladen Road Ready Fully Fuelled: 192 kg
Dry Weight: 175 kg
Permitted Total Weight: 380 kg
Payload With Standard Equipment: 188 kg
Usable Tank Volume: 14.0 l
Reserve: approx. 4.0 l
Length: 2,165 mm
Height Not Including Mirrors: 1,390 mm
Width Including Mirrors: 920 mm



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From model year 2013 the BMW K 1600 GT is available in the following new paint finishes:

• Dark graphite metallic
• Montego blue metallic

The paint finish Vermilion red metallic is no longer available.

The LED additional headlamps are available as of October 2012 as a new option for the K 1600 GT (previously only for the K 1600 GTL).

In the 5.7-inch TFT colour screen on the instrument panel, there is now an optional digital speed display or the logo "6".



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Monday, July 16, 2012

BMW automotive | 2012 BMW K1300R Carbon pictures |

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2012 BMW K1300R Carbon Review

Nothing matches the sleek, dynamic look of the K 1300 R better than the black, silky finish of BMW Motorrad’s top quality carbon parts.

Equipped with a brand new colour and a Carbon engine spoiler as standard, the astonishing looking K 1300 R has never looked so good - and still packed with an unstoppable 173bhp, the K 1300 R is a force to be reckoned with.

Aggressive. Adrenaline pure. Even when standing still. And even more so as soon as it gets going. What happens at this moment is among the special moments in the life of a biker: a rocket-like start.

Thanks to its geometry, this projectile zooms into orbit like no other. Perfect for the quarter mile. But also for everyday use. And bends. It does not only supremely tap into 173 bhp and 140 Nm and produce a sound from its new hexagonal tube with catalytic converter and exhaust valve that gives you goose pimples. But also because all this goes hand in hand with fuel consumption and exhaust emission levels which even a “sensible” bike would be proud. After all, BMW stands for Bayerische Motoren Werke.

The very finest technology, ergonomics from the people who invented it and a style which is simply unforgettable. And you can hardly believe that despite all this emotional appeal, it is one of the safest motorcycles with the best levels of everyday suitability: ABS and ESA II as optional extras, for example.

And even the accessories bowl you over: racers order the automatic shift function which allows them to burn through the gears, as well as the MotoGP-style 2D dashboard – just so that the lap times are official. And if you want to load it up there are even luggage solutions, too. But even they cannot change the fact that this is the coolest power in town. Contact your dealer if you have any questions or concerns about test driving this bike!

The BMW K 1300 R: power has a face.

Boasting a 127 kW (173 hp) engine and tipping the scales at 243 kg including fuel, the extravagant power roadster K 1300 R is one of the most powerful vehicles on this segment for even the highest demands for riding dynamics.

The exclusive paintwork on the special model K 1300 R underscores the muscular face and the sporty, lean tail of this athletic naked bike. At the same time, the combination of mat metallic Ostra grey and metallic Sapphire black emphasises the uncompromising masculinity of this beefy roadster. The lettering in Sun yellow presents a play of harmony.

The special model also features a high quality carbon engine spoiler in support of its dynamic riding claims.

It's impossible to imagine a more striking or more exciting naked bike. Designed without compromise to impress - and to perform. An output of 173hp (127 kW) an­d 140 Nm of torque ensure it can handle anything the street can throw at it. Looks aren't always deceptive.

Imposing design meets unique technology. Technology such as the famous BMW Motorrad Duolever for optimum handling, and optional BMW Motorrad ABS and TPC Tyre Pressure Control. The K 1300 R is also the only naked bike available with gear shift assist, allowing riders to change up without declutching or taking their hand off the throttle.

ESA II (Electronic Suspension Adjustment) is available as an option on the K 1300 R, allowing you to modify the suspension set-up depending on the load you are carrying

The K1300R Power Roadster is a high-performance riding machine offering a perfect blend of performance, riding safety and technical features carried over from the K1300S. So while the drivetrain and running gear are carried over from the K1300S, they have been modified in this case to meet the particular requirements of a large-capacity naked bike. The most significant and outstanding considerations in developing the K1300R were indeed to offer the rider supreme riding pleasure combined with equally outstanding safety on the road, as well as the most sophisticated design features and an extroverted, masculine look.

2012 BMW K1300R Carbon Model Highlights

Standard Factory Equipment:

Engine/Driveline
4 Cylinder in line engine, mounted across the frame and inclined at 55°
4 Valve cylinder heads
6 Speed gearbox
Stainless steel exhaust system
Digital engine management
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
Shaft drive
Running Gear
Continuously adjustable rear rebound damping
Cast aluminium single sided swing arm
Cast Aluminium wheels
BMW Motorrad Duolever front suspension and paralever (EVO) rear suspension
5.5 x 17 rear wheel with 180/55 ZR 17 tyre
Twin disk front brake (EVO, 320mm dia.)
Single disk rear brake
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Electronics
Power socket
Hazard warning flasher
White turning indicator
Permanent headlamp beam
Electronic immobiliser
Info flat screen (digital clock, gear indicator, fuel gauge, coolant temperature and cruising range indicator, total and 2 trip odometers, service interval indicator)

Equipment
Storage compartment with toolkit
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and seat lock
Adjustable handbrake and clutch lever
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
One piece dual seat

Model not available in the USA

Canadian Specifications
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: In-line 4-cylinder, DOHC, 16 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 1293 cc
Output: 173 bhp at 9,250 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 820 mm
Optional Seat Height: 790/835 mm
Dry Weight: 217 kg (478 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 19 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.8 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months

UK Specifications
Europe MSRP Price: £11,355 GBP

Engine
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line four-cylinder engine, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication.
Bore x stroke 80 mm x 64,3 mm
Capacity 1,293 cc
Rated output 127 kW (173 hp) at 9,250 rpm
Max. torque 140 Nm at 8,250 rpm
Compression ratio 13.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection/digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Over 200 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 5,0 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5,8 l
Fuel type Unleaded premium, octane number 98 (RON), automatic knock control permits operation with minimum octane number 95 (RON).
Electrical System
Alternator three-phase alternator 580 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Drive Shaft drive
Chassis / brakes
Frame Bridge-type, cast aluminium, load bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension BMW Motorrad Duolever; central spring strut
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever; central spring strut with lever system, spring pre-load adjustable (continuously variable) at hydraulic handwheel, adjustable rebound damping
Suspension travel front / rear 115 mm / 135 mm
Wheelbase 1.585 mm
Castor 104,4 mm
Steering head angle 60,4°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, Front 3,50 x 17"
Rim, rear 5,50 x 17"
Tyre, front 120/70 ZR 17
Tyre, rear 180/55 ZR 17
Brake, front Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, 4-piston fixed calipers
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part-integral)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2.228 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 856 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1.095 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 820 mm (low seat: 790 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight 1,810 mm (low seat: 1,750 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 243 kg
Dry weight 217 kg
Permitted total weight 460 kg
Payload (with standard equipment) 217 kg
Usable tank volume 19 l
Reserve approx. 4,0 l

Australian Specifications
AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Engine K 1300 R
Type: Water-cooled, 4-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore Stroke: 80 mm x 64.3 mm
Capacity: 1,293 cc
Rated Output: 127 kW (173 hp) at 9,250 rpm
Maximum Torque: 140 Nm at 8,250 rpm
Compression Ratio: 13.0 : 1
Carburetion: Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management including knock sensor (BMS-K)
Emission Control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance/Fuel Consumption K 1300 R
Maximum Speed: over 200 km/h
Fuel Consumption Over 100km @ 90kph: 4.7 l
Fuel Consumption Over 100 km @ 120kph: 5.5 l
Fuel Type: Unleaded premium, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)
Electrical System K 1300 R
Generator: Three-phase alternator 580 W
Battery: 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power Transmission K 1300 R
Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, hydraulically operated
Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox
Drive: Shaft drive
Chassis/brakes K 1300 R
Frame: Bridge-type frame, cast aluminium, load-bearing engine
Front Wheel Location/Suspension: BMW Motorrad Duolever, central spring strut
Rear Wheel Location/Suspension: Cast aluminium single-sided swing arm with BMW Motorrad Paralever, central spring strut with lever system, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Travel Front/Rear: 115 mm / 135 mm
Wheelbase: 1,585 mm
Caster: 104.4 mm
Steering Head Angle: 60.4°
Wheels: Cast aluminium
Rim Front: 3.50 x 17"
Rim Rear: 5.50 x 17"
Tyres Front: 120/70 ZR 17
Tyres Rear: 180/55 ZR 17
Brake Front: Twin disc, floating brake discs, diameter 320 mm, four-piston fixed calipers
Brake Rear: Single disc, diameter 265 mm, double-piston floating caliper
ABS: BMW Motorrad Integral ABS (part integral)
Dimensions/Weights K 1300 R
Seat Height Unladen: STD 820 mm low seat 790 mm (no cost opt.)
Unladen Road Ready Fully Fuelled: 243 kg
Dry Weight: 217 kg
Permitted Total Weight: 460 kg
Payload With Standard Equipment: 217 kg
Usable Tank Volume: 19.0 l
Reserve: approx. 4.0 l
Length: 2,228 mm
Height Not Including Mirrors: 1,095 mm
Width Including Mirrors: 856 mm



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From model year 2013 the BMW K 1300 S is available in the following new paint finish:

• Sapphire black metallic/Dark graphite metallic




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Sunday, July 15, 2012

2012 BMW F650GS | Motorcycle Insurance Information |

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2012 BMW F650GS Review

How would you like to ride a bike which allows you to do virtually anything? A bike that takes you from your motorcycling lessons to your first tour, from winding mountain passes to stretches of motorway and gravel tracks? A bike that is as economical as you would expect of a modern machine but always provides pure riding fun? And one which makes you look good whether you are five feet or six feet tall? If so, we proudly present the new entry-level bike for the BMW Motorrad premium class.

Welcome to one of the most state-of-the-art 2-cylinder machines, with 71 hp and full torque across the entire engine speed range. With a torsionally stiff space frame which not only looks good but also allows plenty of space for the many extra highlights such as the large airbox and the fuel tank under the seat.

The cast aluminum wheels with moderate dimensions are ideal both for city cruising and for covering lengthy straights at speed. State-of-the-art ABS is of course available as an optional extra. And with bright, elegant colors you will be an eye-catcher at every break – weather on the mountain pass or in front of the ice cream parlor.

It gets you everywhere - simply unstoppable! How about a quick ride?

Gravel? Tarmac? Cobblestones? Sand?
The BMW F650GS is a match for any surface. This is the definitive multi-talented motorcycle. Whether it’s tiny alleyways in town, sweeping bends on country roads or adventurous wild terrain, the light handling is a winner with novices and pros alike.

The BMW F 650 GS is a real all -rounder, with real power. Compact and lightweight, practical and well-balanced, it is equally at home around town, on gravel trails, or for a weekend away with a passenger on the back.

The F 650 GS is a bike which can perform in any situation. With a water-cooled 798cc parallel twin-cylinder engine, and an impressive 71hp, this sturdy motorcycle will never let you down. BMW Motorrad also offers a reduced power version (34hp/25kw) which is perfect for beginners, and is our 'bike of choice' at our very own BMW Rider Training school.

The 2012 BMW F 650 GS. The most unstoppable Enduro in its class.

Dynamic and sporty, it is built around a punchy twin-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 71 horsepower. Light weight and a comfortable low seat ensure outstanding agility, while ABS and tyre pressure control maximize safety. And it is as at home in the big city as in the big wide world beyond. The new F 650 GS. 100 percent BMW. 100 percent unstoppable.

Unstoppable and powerful with it.
The new BMW F 650 GS offers all the power you need, on tap whenever you need it. Its state-of-the-art 798-cc twin-cylinder engine delivers 71 horsepower (52 kW). And that in a bike that weighs just 199 kilograms*. Because the key to performance is not making things harder for yourself than they have to be.

Unstoppable and versatile with it.
City backstreets? Empty highways? Off-road terrain? All of them are meat and drink to the BMW F 650 GS. With a tubular frame that is lightweight yet extremely robust, and comprehensive levels of equipment for maximum rider comfort if you’re up for it, then so is the F 650 GS.

Unstoppable and safe with it.
The new F 650 GS is a bike with an impeccable pedigree. And nowhere is this more apparent than in the area of safety. Disengageable ABS** ensures supremely controllable handling even in adverse conditions, while TPC** allows the rider to keep an eye on tyre pressure at all times. Because forewarned is forearmed.

2012 BMW F650GS Model Features and Benefits:

Standard Factory Equipment:

Engine/Driveline
2 cylinder 4 stroke parallel twin engine
Closed loop 3 way catalytic converter with oxygen sensor
Chain Drive
Complete stainless steel exhaust system
4 valve cylinder heads
Digital engine management (BMS-K)
Running Gear
Continuously adjustable rear rebound damping
Hydraulic rear spring preload adjuster
Spoke cast aluminium wheels
Front Mudguard close to wheel
Double sided aluminium swinging arm
Prop stand with starter inhibit
Braided brake hoses
Single disk front and rear brake

Electronics
Permanent headlamp beam
Hazard warning flashers
Electric immobiliser
Info flat screen (digital clock, total and 2 trip odometers, cruising range indicator, service interval indicator)
LED rear light
Power socket
Speedometer and revolution counter

Equipment
Cockpit fairing fixed to frame
One key system for ignition, steering, fuel filler cap and dual seat locks
Adjustable hand brake lever
Integral ignition switch and steering lock
One piece dual seat
Pillion rider footrest and grab handles
Windshield
Toolkit

American Specifications
US MSRP Price: $10,155 USD inc ABS

Engine
Type Water-cooled 4-stroke in-line two-cylinder engine, two overhead camshafts, four valves per cylinder, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 71 hp (52 kW) at 7,000 rpm
Max. torque 56 ft-lb (75 Nm) at 4,500 rpm
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K+)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Approx. 115 mph (185 km/h)
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 64 mpg, at a constant 55 mph
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h
Fuel type Unleaded regular.
Electrical system
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Cast aluminum dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Suspension travel front / rear 7/6.7" (180/170mm)
Wheelbase 62" (1,575 mm)
Castor 92 mm
Steering head angle 64°
Wheels Cast aluminum wheels
Rim, front 2.50 x 19"
Rim, rear 3.50 x 17"
Tyres, front 110/80 - 19 59H
Tyres, rear 140/80 - 17 69H
Brake, front Single disc brake, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake, rear Single disc brake, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 89.7" (2,280 mm)
Width (incl. mirrors) 35" (890 mm)
Height (excl. mirrors) 48.8" (1,240 mm)
Seat height, unladen weight 32.3" (820 mm), low seat: 31.1" (790 mm), lowered suspension: 30.1" (765 mm), comfort seat: 32.9" (835 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 439 lbs (199 kg)
Dry weight 2) 395 lbs (179 kg)
Permitted total weight 961 lbs (436 kg) (with lowered suspension: 769 lbs [349 kg])
Payload (with standard equipment) 522 lbs (237 kg) (with lowered suspension: 331 lbs [150 kg])
Usable tank volume 4.2 US gallons (16.0 l)
Reserve approx. 1 US gallons (4.0 l)
" Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
" 1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
" 2) Unladen weight without fluids

Canadian Specifications
Canada MSRP Price: $9,850 CDN

Technical Specifications:
Engine Type: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, 8 valve, liquid cooled
Displacement: 798 cc
Output: 71 bhp at 7,000 rpm
Transmission: 6-speed
Seat Height: 820 mm
Optional Seat Height: 790 / 835 mm
Dry Weight: 179 kg (394 lbs)
Fuel Tank Capacity: 16 l
Consumption (l/100km at 120km/h): 5.2 l
Warranty Coverage: 36 months, unlimited kilometres
Roadside Assistance: 36 months

UK Specifications
Europe MSRP Price: £6,650 GBP

Engine
Type Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore x stroke 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity 798 cc
Rated output 52 kW (71 hp) at 7,000 rpm (output reduction to 25 kW (34 hp) at 5,000 rpm possible)
Max. torque 75 Nm at 4,500 rpm (with output reduction: 57 Nm at 3,000 rpm)
Compression ratio 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K)
Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance / fuel consumption
Maximum speed Ca. 185 km/h
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 90 km/h 3.7 l
Fuel consumption per 100 km at constant 120 km/h 5.2 l
Fuel type Unleaded regular, minimum octane rating 91 (RON)
Electrical System
Alternator three-phase alternator 400 W
Battery 12 V / 14 Ah, maintenance-free
Power transmission
Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis / brakes
Frame Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front wheel location / suspension Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear wheel location / suspension Double sided aluminium swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel
Suspension travel front / rear 180 mm / 170 mm
Wheelbase 1,575 mm
Castor 92 mm
Steering head angle 64°
Wheels Cast aluminium
Rim, Front 2.50 x 19"
Rim, rear 3.50 x 17"
Tyre, front 110/80 - 19 59H
Tyre, rear 140/80 - 17 69H
Brake, front Single disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake, rear Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions / weights
Length 2,280 mm
Width (incl. mirrors) 890 mm
Height (excl. mirrors) 1,240 mm
Seat height, unladen weight 820 mm (low seat: 790 mm; lowered suspension: 765 mm)
Inner leg curve, unladen weight
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled 199 kg
Dry weight 179 kg
Permitted total weight 436 kg (with lowered suspension 349 kg)
Payload (with standard equipment) 237 kg (with lowered suspension 150 kg)
Usable tank volume 16.0 l
Reserve approx. 4.0 l

Australian Specifications
AUS MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing.

Engine F 650 GS
Type: Water-cooled, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, four valves per cylinder, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication
Bore Stroke: 82 mm x 75.6 mm
Capacity: 798 cc
Rated Output: 52 kW (71 hp) at 7,000 rpm.
Maximum Torque: 75 Nm at 4,500 rpm
Compression Ratio: 12.0 : 1
Carburetion: Electronic intake pipe injection / digital engine management (BMS-K)
Emission Control: Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter, emission standard EU-3
Performance/Fuel Consumption F 650 GS
Maximum Speed: Ca. 185 km/h
Fuel Consumption Over 100km @ 90kph: 3.7 l
Fuel Consumption Over 100 km @ 120kph: 3.7 l
Fuel Type: Unleaded regular, minimum octane rating 91 (RON)
Electrical System F 650 GS
Generator: 400 W three-phase generator.
Battery: 12 V/12 Ah
Power Transmission F 650 GS
Clutch: Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated
Gearbox: Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive: Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Chassis/brakes F 650 GS
Frame: Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Front Wheel Location/Suspension: Telescopic fork, Ø 41 mm
Rear Wheel Location/Suspension: Cast aluminium dual swing arm, central spring strut, spring pre-load hydraulically adjustable (continuously variable) at handwheel, rebound damping adjustable
Travel Front/Rear: 180 mm / 170 mm
Wheelbase: 1,575 mm
Caster: 92 mm
Steering Head Angle: 64°
Wheels: Cast aluminium
Rim Front: 2.50 x 19
Rim Rear: 3.50 x 17
Tyres Front: 110/80 - 19 59H
Tyres Rear: 140/80 - 17 69H
Brake Front: Single disc, diameter 300 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake Rear: Single disc, diameter 265 mm, single-piston floating caliper
ABS: Optional extra: BMW Motorrad ABS (can be switched off)
Dimensions/Weights F 650 GS
Seat Height Unladen: Standard 820 mm. Low seat: 790 mm (no cost option) lowered suspension: 765 mm (optional extra)
Unladen Road Ready Fully Fuelled: 199 kg
Dry Weight: 171 kg
Permitted Total Weight: 436 kg (with lowered suspension 349 kg)
Payload With Standard Equipment: 237 kg (with lowered suspension 150 kg)
Usable Tank Volume: 16.0 l
Reserve: approx. 4.0 l
Length: 2,280 mm
Height Not Including Mirrors: 1,240 mm
Width Including Mirrors: 890 mm




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