The BMW G650GS has been a staple in the adventure touring world for decades. In 2012 BMW relaunched the 650 with new inspiration in the form of a more off road competent model, the Sertao. The Sertao replaced the iconic Dakar which was a previous version of the 650 Sertao. With more suspension, ABS and heated grips standard it was the beginning of a beautiful relationship. Soon after the purchase of a new 2014 Sertao I set out to build the ultimate adventure touring motorcycle. I wanted it to be the best of reliability, capability, functionality and comfort. The Sertao to me is one of the most, if not the most, utilitarian bike on the market with a touch of modern flair. It incorporates new age technology and engineering that most bikes on the market can only dream of. Fuel injection, ABS and an LCD gauge display to name a few. This bike has it all!
I started my build by outfitting it with protection, gear carrying capability and lighting functionality. Below is a list of the accessories that I have fitted:
I think that concludes the list of accessories. This bike should now be capable of traveling the world and back, multiple times. I guess time will tell...
The following are my personal opinions of the bike:
All in all the bike is awesome. Other than a few exceptions you have the ability to make small adjustments, add a few cool accessories and turn the G650GS into a worldwide capable touring machine!