New Zealand Tourism Guide

BMW G650GS 'Emma'

  • 9 May 2017
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BMW G650GS 'Emma'

Tall suspension with ample ground clearance while still maintaining a remarkably low seat-height help make the G650GS a more than capable middle-weight adventure bike. Off-road, the new Sachs suspension and 19-inch front wheel soak up rocks while on road it feels deceptively light and balanced, and almost as comfortable as its bigger brother, the R1200GS.

This is a solid, no frills bike, fun to ride, lightweight, maneuverable but with enough power to put a smile on your face, the G650GS’s single-cylinder lump pulls from virtually no rpm. Off-road, in a low gear, it can be barely turning faster than tick-over and a snap of the throttle will still pull you up hills. On road it offers a good, linear power curve and 60Nm or torque to keep you rolling. An ideal bike if you want to get off the beaten track for a while but still have plenty in reserve to overtake those pesky campervans.

Engine:
Engine Type 652 cc,
Cylinders 1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke
Cooling Liquid
Valve Configuration DOHC
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Starter electric
Power 50 hp (37kw) @ 6,500rpm
Torque 60 Nm (44 lb·ft) @ 5,000 rpm
Fuel Requirements Regular
Fuel Type Gas
Transmission:
Transmission Type Manual
Number Of Speeds 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain
Wheels & Tires:
Front Tire (Full Spec) 110/80 R19
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 140/80 R17
Brakes:
Front Brake Type siingle 300 mm discs with two-piston calipers
Rear Brakee Type 240mm disc with single-piston caliper, ABS
Technical Specifications:
Wheelbase (in/mm) 1,477 mm (58.2 in)
Fuel Capacity (litre) 14 litres
Weight 192kg - ready to ride
Seat Height 30.3 - 331 inches, 31.5 standard

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