BMW Motarrad launches F650 GS in India

BMW Motarrad the two wheeler division of BMW has launched the cheapest model from its range in the Indian market. The F650GS was launched some years back in the early Nineties where BMW had a tie-up with Hero. However the motorcycle did not see many customers and the company sold the remaining stock at throw away prices.

However BMW has left the old memories down the lane and has launched the all new F650 GS in the Indian market at a starting price of Rs. 9.99 lakhs, ex-showroom Delhi.  At this price also the bike seems expensive and may not lure a big list of customers.  BMW is a very niche player in the two-wheeler segment in India and is mainly targeting the upper end of the audience only.

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.

The bike will be sold as a CBU and will be retailed through its three dealers in India:

Bangalore-Navnit Motors

Delhi NCR-Deutsche Motoren

Mumbai- Navnit Motors

BMW F650 GS specifications

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 calliper 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 fuelled-     199 kg

ment) , 237 kg (with lowered suspension 150 kg)

Usable tank volume- 16.0 l

Reserve approx. – 4.0 l


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