Technical Specifications


BMW F650GS was released in April, 2000. Against the old F650/F650ST, the bike was modified in many items, so at last this is not just another F650 version, but a completely new bike. Unlike the old F650, F650GS is now built in BMW's Berlin motorcycle factory.

In memory of up to now two Paris-Dakar victories in 1999 and 2000, BMW came out with a limited special edition of the F650GS, the F650GS Dakar. And one of them is mine ... :)))

F650GS
F650GS Dakar


General

Dimensions and weight

Engine

Gearbox

Electric

Chassis

Brakes

Wheels

Oils


f650gs engine
Attentive readers may have noticed, that this picture shows the F650CS Scarver engine. Guess why ... ;-)

General
Manufactured byBMW
ModelF650GS (F650GS Dakar)
Model codeR13
Construction year2000 -
Fuel tank capacity17.3 l, incl. appr. 4.5 l reserve
Top speed166 km/h
Dimensions and weight
Weight193 kg ready to ride
Gross Weight380 kg
Seat height780 mm (Dakar 900 mm)
Engine
Typesingle cylinder, 4 stroke, liquid cooled
Bore * stroke100 * 83 mm
Displacement652 cc
Valves4 valves, DOHC
Max. performance50 PS (37 kW)/6500 rpm (34 PS (25 kW)/6000 rpm)
Max. torque60 Nm/5000 rpm (51 Nm/3150 rpm)
Max. engine speed7500 rpm
Idle speed1400 rpm
Fuel atomizationfuel injection, electronic motor management
Fuel95 ROZ unleaded
Spark plugNGK D8 EA (since 2004 2 sparks, like the old F650 Funduro)
Exhaust

exhaust

fully controlled three-way catalytic converter
Gearbox
Gears5
Front sprocket16 teeth
Rrear sprocket47 teeth
Final gear ratio2.937
Overall gear ratios2.75/1.75/1.31/1.05/0.88
Clutchmultiplate wet clutch
ChainO-ring 5/8 * 1/4
Electric
Voltage12 V
generator400 W
Battery12V, 12 Amp/h
Headlight12V 60/55W H4
Parking light12V 5W
Taillight12V 21/5W double wire
Flashlights12V 21W
Control lights & dashboard12V 1.5W
Chassis
Frame

frame

rectangular steel bridge tube frame, with welded on front steel tube subframe cradling the engine, and bolted on rear subframe holding seat and exhaust
Suspension travel front/rear170/165 mm
Dakar 210/210mm
Wheel base1479 mm
Dakar 1489 mm
Axle pin rake113 mm
Dakar 123 mm
Steering geometry60.8°
Brakes
FrontBrembo, single 300 mm rotor, double piston floating caliper
RearBrembo, single 240 mm rotor, single piston floating caliper
ABSAvailable for F650GS (since 2001 also for Dakar)
Wheels
Front 
    Rim2.5 * 19"
Dakar: 1.6 * 21/36"
    Tires100/90-19 57S
Dakar: 90/90-21 54S
Rear 
    Rim3.0 * 17"
    Tires130/80-17 65S

Oils
Engine oilAPI classification SF, SG or SH
SAE 10W30
SAE 10W40
SAE 15W40
SAE 15W50
    Amount of engine oil2.3 l (with filter changed)
Fork oilBMW fork oil
    Amount of oil0.6 l (Dakar: 0.55 l) SAE 7.5 each tube


torque diagram
Torque / performance diagram