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
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.
Complete and detailed list of the
G650 X-Series specifications and model
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
(33.1 to 34.3").
In combination with the high-rising
complete with vibration-damping weights, this ensures a
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.
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