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2008 BMW G 650 Xcountry

2008 BMW G 650 Xcountry

The BMW G 650 Xcountry brings 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 is clearly a ‘dual-sports’ machine.

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 millimetres of 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 millimetres of spring travel. It also features convenient adjustment for length allowing variation of seat height from 840 to 870 millimetres (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 the Xcountry has to come with wire-spoke wheels and BMW ensures consistent lightweight technology all the way, with hollow-cast aluminium hubs and epoxy-plated rims also made of light alloy.
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, tyres 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 of this bike.

Superior stopping power is provided also on the G 650 Xcountry by brake discs measuring 300 millimetres in diameter at the front and 240 millimetres in diameter at the rear. The brake callipers 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 Supermoto.

Optional extras and special equipment
Tailored to the specific features and requirements of each model in the
G 650 X range, the special equipment offered by BMW Motorrad can be fitted ideally on the spot by the customer’s motorcycle dealer. The only
optional extra offered straight from the factory is BMW Motorrad ABS always fitted together with a 12-volt power socket.

Special equipment.
•  25 kW (34-hp) retrofit kit (scheduled for 2007).
•  Off-road headlight protector (for the G 650 Xchallenge only).
•  Aluminium cover for the rear brake fluid reservoir.
•  Aluminium pinion cover.
•  Aluminium sprocket protector.
•  Aluminium frame protector.
•  Handlebar impact protector.
•  Hand protector bars.
•  Set of protectors for the hand protector bars (large).
•  Set of protectors for the hand protector bars (small).
•  Set of add-on spoilers for hand protectors (large).
•  Small engine protection hoop.
•  Aluminium underfloor protector (standard on the G 650 Xchallenge).
•  Plastic underfloor protector (standard on the G 650 Xcountry).
•  Set of fall pads (G 650 Xmoto only).
•  Windshield holder (G 650 Xcountry only).
•  Low seat (G 650 Xchallenge and Xmoto only).
•  Windshield (G 650 Xcountry only).
•  Luggage rack.
•  Rear bag (G 650 Xchallenge and moto only).
•  Tank bag (G 650 Xcountry only).
•  Passenger kit (footrests and grab handles).
•  12-volt power socket.
•  Titanium sports silencer (fully homologated).
•  Titanium exhaust manifold.
•  Carbon-fibre exhaust system covers.
•  Service toolkit.
•  Support for navigation unit.
•  Topcase with baseplate (in preparation, G 650 Xcountry only).
•  Adapter plate for topcase (in preparation, G 650 Xcountry only).
•  Inner bag for topcase (in preparation).

Rear bag for short rides
Both the BMW G 650 Xchallenge and the G 650 Xmoto are available with a special, extra-robust rear bag complete with a rubber-finished zipper bolting on to the optional luggage rack and offering ample space for day trips. The bolted connection keeps the bag firmly on the motorcycle when riding fast and dynamically on rough terrain, with velcro straps inside helping to keep individual items such as the rider’s service toolkit firmly and safely in position. 

Watertight tankbag
The tankbag for the BMW G 650 Xcountry is fastened behind the handlebar centrepoint and is tailored precisely to the front fairing components, offering generous space and a map folder up to DINA4 in size – both in watertight, high-quality finish. The elaborately embroidered model designation on the bag as well as the removable shoulder carrier straps are two further attractive details. 

Topcase with adapter plate and inner bag (in preparation)
The 31-litre (1.09 cu ft) topcase available for the BMW G 650 Xcountry is the same as the topcase on the F 650 GS. A special adapter plate keeps the topcase safely and firmly on the luggage rack for accessories. A grab handle as well as a secure lock on the lid naturally come as standard. A watertight inner bag, finally, is available as a separate feature.

Windshield for the BMW G 650 Xcountry
Apart from looking really attractive, the small optional windshield offers additional protection from wind and weather.

Additional headlight protector for the BMW G 650 Xchallenge
Made of impact-resistant polycarbonate, the headlight protector offers effective protection from stones, particularly on rough terrain. Through its design and configuration alone, it is a perfect match for BMW’s Enduro.

Small engine protection hoops
Finished in black, the robust engine protection hoops offer additional protection from damage in both everyday riding and under tough off-road conditions.

Underfloor protector in various sizes
Made of robust, deep-drawn aluminium, the underfloor protector comes
as standard on the BMW G 650 Xchallenge and may be retrofitted on the two other models.

The BMW G 650 Xcountry is fitted as standard with a small underfloor protector made of impact-proof plastic also available as an accessory and easy to fit on the BMW G 650 Xmoto.

Hand protection bars complete with protector and spoiler
Configured as a modular system, the hand protector made up of an enclosed stainless steel bar and various attachments made of impact-proof, coloured plastic. The hand protector bar helps to avoid damage to the handlebar and instruments, the protector element available in two sizes reliably protects the rider’s hands from stones, while the spoiler offers additional protection from cold and wet weather.

Handlebar impact protector
Carried over from enduro sport, the protector made of extra-strong foam is fitted on the handlebar mount and offers additional safety and protection for the rider.

Crash pads for the BMW G 650 Xmoto
Crash pads on the Supermoto help to avoid major damage in minor incidents. They are fitted in pairs on the two axles and the rider’s footrests.

Titanium sports muffler with full homologation
Made by Akrapovic, the sports muffler fits perfectly on to the original exhaust manifold of the G 650 X models. Conical in shape, this tailpipe made of carbon-fibre-reinforced plastic and adds extra sporting flair and character to the machine. The muffler unit itself may be removed for sports riding on private tracks and circuits. Together with the titanium manifold described below, the titanium sports muffler helps to reduce weight by approximately 2.8 kg or 6.2 lb.

Titanium exhaust manifold
The extremely light but highly resistant material used for the exhaust manifold takes on its characteristic colour on account of the hot exhaust gas and is acknowledged by the connoisseur as a particularly sophisticated component. 

Carbon-fibre trim panels on the exhaust system
Carbon-fibre trim panels replacing the regular heat protection panels on
the exhaust manifold, silencer connection and muffler body offer particularly sporting and dynamic flair.

High-quality aluminium trim panels
A number of accessories are made of top-quality light alloy, replacing the plastic parts otherwise used as standard. Two examples are the chain protection and pinion covers. The beautifully designed frame protector, in turn, protects the surface of the frame under extreme off-road riding conditions
from marks and scratches possibly caused by the rider with his off-road boots. At the same time it protects the rear master brake cylinder.

Colours.

 

Colour

Seat

G 650 Xchallenge

Aura White

Blue

G 650 Xmoto

Graphitane metallic matt/Red

Grey/Black

G 650 Xcountry

Deep Black/White Aluminium metallic

Black

 

 

 

Xchallenge

Xcountry

Xmoto

 

Engine

 

Liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-stroke
power unit with dual ignition

 

Capacity

cc

652

 

Bore/stroke

mm

100/83

 

Max output

kW/hp

39/53

 

at

rpm

7,000

 

Max torque

Nm/lb-ft

60/44

 

at

rpm

5,250

 

Compression ratio/fuel grade

 

11.5 : 1/unleaded premium (RON 95)

 

Valve/gas charge management

 

DOHC (double overhead camshaft)

 

Valves per cylinder/intake/outlet dia

mm

4/36/31

 

Fuel supply

 

Electronic manifold injection, BMS-C II

 

Throttle butterfly diameter

mm

43

 

Exhaust management

 

Fully controlled three-way catalytic converter

 

 

 

 

Electrical System

 

 

Alternator

W

280

 

Battery

V/Ah

12/10, maintenance-free

 

 

 

 

Power Transmission/Gearbox

 

 

Clutch

 

Multiple-plate clutch in oil bath 

 

Gearbox

 

Dog-shift five-speed gearbox

 

Primary transmission ratio

 

1.946

 

Gear ratios          I

 

2.750

 

                         II

 

1.750

 

                         III

 

1.310

 

                         IV

 

1.050

 

                         V

 

0.840

 

Rear wheel drive

 

Chain

 

Final drive

 

3.133

2.937

2.937

 

 

 

 

Suspension and Running Gear

 

 

Frame

 

Steel bridge tubular frame with bolted cast aluminium components and
aluminium rear frame

Suspension, front

 

USD telescopic fork, tube dia 45 mm

Suspension, rear

 

Aluminium two-unit cast swing arm

Spring strut

 

Air Damping System

Gas-pressure spring strut

 

Spring travel, front/rear

mm

270/270

240/210

270/245

 

Castor

mm

118

116

98

 

Wheelbase

mm

1,500

1,498

1,500

 

Steering unit angle

°

62.5

61.5

61.5

 

Single-disc brake, front, disc dia

mm

Double-piston calliper, 1 x dia 300

Four-piston calliper, 1 x dia 320

 

Single-disc brake, rear, disc dia

mm

Single-piston floating calliper, dia 240

 

Anti-lock brake system

 

BMW Motorrad ABS available as an option

 

Wheels

 

Spoke wheels

Spoke wheels

Cast  wheels

 

 

front

1.60 x 21

2.50 x 19

3.50 x 17

 

 

rear

2.50 x 18

3.00 x 17

4.50 x 17

 

Tyres

front

90/90-21

100/90-19

120/70-17

 

 

rear

140/80-18

130/80-17

160/60-17

 

 

 

 

 

 

Weights and Dimensions

 

 

 

 

Length, overall

mm

2,205

2,185

2,155

 

Width, overall, with mirrors

mm

907

907

907

 

Width, overall, without mirrors

mm

 

860

825

 

Seat height

mm

950

840/870

920

 

Ride height

mm

 

 

 

Dry weight/DIN unladen weight

kg

144/156

148/160

147/159

 

Max permissible

kg

335

 

Tank capacity

ltr

9.5