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2012 BMW G650GS Sertao Photo Gallery

The 2012 G650GS Sertao is a purpose built adventure touring bike is intended to lure new riders into the sport of adventure riding and set the BMW hook deep so that later on they will move up to the bigger F800GS or R1200GS models. Read more about it in the 2012 BMW G650GS Sertao First Ride.

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The 2012 BMW G650GS Sertao is basically a revised version of the model formerly known as the F650 GS Dakar.
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The riding position is comfortable even if it’s on the tall side, despite its relatively low 33.9-inch seat height.
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The BMW G650GS Sertao is all about comfort: Wind protection from the tall windscreen provides great protection for the rider’s upper body and the standard-issue hand guards provide a measure of relief from cold air as well as branches and roost.
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The 21-inch front wheel is more adept to rolling over rough dirt than giving great feedback so it will take some getting used to if you plan to really carve up the canyons.
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The new dash features a new digital bar-graph tachometer and analog speedo as well as a clock, dual trip meters and a clock. It looks tidy and tucks into the cockpit area.
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We actually think that if you equipped the Sertao with proper off road tires and dialed the suspension in, this would be a true off-road weapon in the proper hands.
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The bars are wide and comfortable too, offering plenty of leverage for muscling the little GS around in the dirt or in quick transitions on the street.
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The 2012 BMW G650GS Sertao features a standard steel swingarm on pre-load adjustable rear shock.
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The 2012 BMW G650GS Sertao fuel cap is located on the side of the bike and the fuel is held beneath the rider for a lower CG.
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At the core of the baby GS is a fuel-injected 654cc single and six-speed transmission tucked within a steel frame and some good looking white and blue bodywork.
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ABS is offered as standard equipment on the GS Sertao and every other BMW motorcycle.
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2012 BMW G650GS Sertao
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2012 BMW G650GS Sertao
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The 2012 BMW G650GS Sertao has smooth power delivery so it just seems to wind, and wind as it slowly builds power without any irritating buzz in the bars. It does vibrate, but its soothing in a big single sort of way.
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Powered by the venerable 650 single cylinder engine most recently used on the X-series motorcycles, the Sertao provides an excellent price point adventure bike that rings in at $8650.
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2012 BMW G650GS Sertao
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At slow, lugging first gear speeds the GS has gobs of low end torque on tap.