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Old 12-08-2011, 07:41 PM   #1
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Hi All,

I thought I would start a thread to let all the up and coming 2012 BMW G650GS Sertao owners discuss details of their purchase, pictures, etc over the next few months (until these finally arrive at dealers).

Yep I already know that this is basically a Dakar model re-badged but it's still a great bike for an entry level adventure rider such as myself and the price is right too.

Anyways, post your thoughts, pictures, experiences with dealers on this bike etc so all others on this forum can hear all about it.

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Old 12-12-2011, 01:08 PM   #2
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:16 PM   #3
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I am not a beginning rider but do prefer lighter bike in the dirt. Find the +1000 cc Adv Tourers too unwieldy in many off-road circumstances. The 800 cc range bikes are more manageable (and practical if you can only have one bike) but I am interested to see what peoples' thoughts are on the Sertao as they come out. Could be a nice platform for a little dirt play and the occasional roadtrip.
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Old 12-12-2011, 02:42 PM   #4
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Old 12-12-2011, 03:08 PM   #5
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Agreed..would have hoped for more weight savings vs. F800 GS. That being said...still and much lighter and the big Adv beasts in the 1000 cc and up categories
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Old 12-12-2011, 04:37 PM   #6
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I do not understand the excitement. A copy of a 10 year old bike.

http://www.bikez.com/motorcycles/bmw...dakar_2001.php

http://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com/...sertao-preview

US list price $8,650 + shipping.

http://bmw.rfalconepowersports.com/n...ModelYear=2012
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Old 12-12-2011, 05:18 PM   #7
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I'm wondering how long it will be before a larger fuel tank becomes available. Apparently the Dakar one won't fit.
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Old 12-14-2011, 04:54 PM   #8
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Question

I've ridden a KLR up the Dalton Hwy while my buddy rode the f650gs. We were both throttles pinned the whole ride and wishing for more. Is the Sertao anything to get excited about?
Not a troll, just asking.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:14 PM   #9
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The 650 DP class are great solo tourers/offroad explorers for sure. Unless you want a new bike you might be better off to buy a used Dakar and spend the savings on mods such as USD forks. It's a real shame BMW didn't include them on the Sertao, couldn't have cost that much more to slap on a set from the G650X Country or 800GS.
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Old 12-14-2011, 06:33 PM   #10
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Fantastic bike... I loved my 2001 Dakar... I have the F800gs now... but if money was an tight this is still a perfect bike... cant wait for the reviews to roll in!!

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Old 12-14-2011, 06:39 PM   #11
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This bike is appealing to me.
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Old 12-14-2011, 09:31 PM   #12
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Fantastic bike... I loved my 2001 Dakar... I have the F800gs now... but if money was an tight this is still a perfect bike... cant wait for the reviews to roll in!!

Same bike as the Dakar, plus new bodywork, a smaller fuel tank and a couple less horsepower. There ya go...
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Old 12-15-2011, 12:01 AM   #13
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And is it just me or are those fork legs just scrawny?
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Old 12-15-2011, 08:41 AM   #14
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And is it just me or are those fork legs just scrawny?
Yeah. Like it had polio as a child.
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Old 12-16-2011, 12:04 PM   #15
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Whats the general thoughts around this G650GS Sertao vs. F800GS

I'm torn because I like the reliability aspect of this proven setup (and cost), but I also love the power, weight and setup of the F8 - very torn.
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