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BMW Announces the New Xcountry
The G 650 Xcountry is BMW's a modern interpretation of the scrambler. Back in the ’50s and ’60s of the last century, road-going motorcycles also suitable for off-road use after making a few technical modifications were called scramblers”.

And today the BMW G 650 Xcountry offers the same versatility, bringing together the best of two worlds: excellent road-going qualities combined with off-road assets typical of an Enduro.

In terms of both looks and technical features, the G 650 Xcountry stands out quite clearly from its two sister models: Featuring a smooth-lens round headlight, a naked” cockpit without fairing, a two- level seat and the front mudguard running close to the wheel and held in position by a stable tubular bracket, the G 650 Xcountry alludes clearly and intentionally to the classic scrambler. Indeed, this particular look is further enhanced by the high-rising exhaust system as well as twin-tone paintwork in Deep Black and White Aluminum matt metallic.

More:  Complete and detailed list of the G650 X-Series specifications and model comparison charts.

The G 650 Xcountry is also quite unique in technical terms, the telescopic fork still offering ample and relatively smooth wheel travel requiring a mere 240 millimeters or 9.45" overall travel to ensure exemplary riding comfort and appropriate off-road qualities.

The rear gas-pressure spring strut, in turn, comes with an adjustable inbound stroke and spring pre-tension allowing 210 millimeters or 8.27" spring travel. It also features convenient adjustment for length allowing variation of seat height from 840 to 870 millimeters (33.1 to 34.3").

In combination with the high-rising aluminium handlebar complete with vibration-damping weights, this ensures a particularly casual and relaxed seating position.

It almost goes without saying that a scrambler, by tradition alone, simply has to come on wire-spoke wheels. So this is precisely what the G 650 Xcountry has to offer, ensuring consistent lightweight technology all the way, with hollow-cast aluminium hubs and epoxy-plated rims also made of light alloy.

Typical of a scrambler, the 19-inch front wheel, as well as the 17-inch wheel at the rear, both roll on hollow-drilled wheel shafts. And last but not least, tires with their own special tread and dimensions of 100/90 at the front and 130/80 at the rear, again live up to all the versatile and individual requirements made of a scrambler.

Superior stopping power is provided also on the G 650 Xcountry by brake discs measuring 300 millimeters or 11.81" in diameter at the front and 240 millimeters (9.45") in diameter at the rear. The brake calipers are floating units with double-piston actuators at the front.

Featuring a 16-tooth pinion and a 47-tooth sprocket, finally, the final drive ratio is exactly the same as on the Street Moto.

BMW Xcountry - Left Side

BMW Xcountry - Dashboard

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