BMW Motorrad Planning To Launch The F650GS In India

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BMW Motorrad the two wheeler wing of premium carmaker BMW, is planning to introduce the F650GS in India, reports Autocar India. The 798cc parallel twin engine powered off-roader, with a peak power output of 71 PS of peak power and 75Nm of peak torque is expected to arrive in May 2012. The F650 GS weighs at a rather heavy 200kg, but the healthy power, by Indian standards should make it one of the faster machines on two wheels here.
F650 GS India
With its impeccable off-road credentials, the F650 should come as a great option for serious tourers who have the money the money to spare. The only trouble is the high 820mm of seat height which wouldn’t be very suitable for those with a short stature. The F650GS will come equipped with 17 inch wheels up front and 19 inchers at the rear, both alloys. Hardcore off-roaders may cry foul over the missing spoke wheels but for most others, the alloys would be more than enough to tackle any adversity thrown at them. The bike will have great tractability, easy riding position and a smooth, comfortable ride quality as its USPs. The bike will also be equipped with ABS to handle emergency situations more adeptly.

The bike will be introduced first by BMW Motorrad’s Mumbai dealer Navnit Motors. Expect a price tag ranging between Rs 8 to 10 lakh.

BMW F650GS Specs

Engine     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     71 hp at 7,000 rpm
Max. torque     75 Nm at 4,500 rpm
Maximum speed     185 km/h
Gearbox     Constant mesh 6-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive     Endless O-ring chain with shock damping in rear wheel hub
Frame     Tubular steel space frame, load-bearing engine
Wheelbase     1,575 mm
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)
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)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fueled     199 kg
ment)     237 kg (with lowered suspension 150 kg)
Usable tank volume     16.0 l
Reserve     approx. 4.0 l

News Source: ACI

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