BMW G650GS Sertao comes to dealers March 3

By Liam Marsden -

New bikes

 02 March 2012 11:25

The new-for-2012 BMW G650GS Sertao will be unveiled at BMW dealers across the UK on March 3, with demo bikes available for test rides.

The Seratao - named after a region in Brazil - is a special edition, off-road version of the standard G650GS. The Sertao comes with wire-spoked wheels, 21" front wheel, longer travel suspension, handguards and knobbly tyres.

The Sertao is powered by the same 652cc single-cylinder engine as the standard G650GS, which produces 48bhp.

MCN tested the G650GS Sertao in February: "The Sertão region of Brazil is renowned for its rugged, inhospitable terrain - hence its inspiration as the name for BMW’s new hardcore version of its new G650GS.

"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."

BMW G650GS Sertao first ride