Touratech builds ultimate BMW G650GS Sertao

By Liam Marsden -

New bikes

 27 April 2012 12:03

Touratech USA have thrown most of their aftermarket products at the new BMW G650GS Sertao, and ended up with the bike you see to the right.

While the bike has been put together by Touratech USA, a quick glance at the Touratech UK site shows that all the parts and many more are avaiable here in the UK, so you'll be able to spec up your Sertao to your own specifications.

Accessories fitted to the bike include Zega Pro top box and panniers, crash bars, higher screen, HID fog lights, bashplate, centre stand and many more.


MCN rode the new Sertao in February: "Effectively it’s a belated successor to the old F650GS Dakar, intended as a novice, entry-level adventure bike on the opposite end of the spectrum to the German marque’s all-conquering R1200GS Adventure and as such targeting new, beginning, and returning riders who have romantic ideas of getting in on the adventure travel craze.

"Although possessing off-road capability, the Sertão is intended for everyday practicality and reliability, presented in a well-appointed package with a price tag that puts it within grasp of a large demographic.

"Based on the revived 650GS single (now confusingly pre-fixed ‘G’ where before it was ‘F’ – that now being taken by the twin cylinder F650GS) the Sertao is differentiated by more off-road orientated wire wheels (the front enlarged to 21-inch), longer travel suspension, a taller touring screen, engine and hand guards and more racy graphics."

To see how the new BMW G650GS Sertao performs against the Yamaha XT660Z Tenere, pick up the May 2 issue of MCN.