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.
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.
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