2009 BMW G 650 XMoto
Introducing this range of single-cylinder models,
BMW Motorrad is broadening its line-up with a clear
focus on attracting new riders to the brand. The company
has created three new motorcycles absolutely different
in their features and characteristics: the G 650 Xchallenge
Enduro, G 650 Xmoto Supermoto, and the G 650 Xcountry
Adventure Sports machine.
With their outstanding product substance, their
purist looks, and their exceptionally sporting riding
characteristics, these single-cylinder models are
filling attractive niches in the market. And through
their dry weight of 144-148 kg, they offer dynamic
performance for sports-minded riders.
These new machines, with the smallest engines in
the BMW model range, offer young (or young-at-heart)
motorcycle riders exactly the right entry into the
world of BMW motorcycles, but they are not entry-level
bikes in the conventional sense of the word. On the
contrary, the G 650 Xchallenge will thrill the customer
who wishes to really benefit from the enormous off-road
potential of his machine. The G 650 Xmoto, with its
very impressive active riding qualities, offers the
genuine enthusiast a new dimension in riding pleasure.
The G 650 Xcountry is able to meet all kinds of
requirements and offers many possibilities, ranging
from city use via country roads and small, winding
lanes, all the way to challenging off-road tracks.
All three of these new models are powered by the
single-cylinder carried over from the former F 650
models but now upgraded for even better performance
and minimum weight. In the G 650 X-models, the engine
now develops 53 hp at 7,000 rpm, reaching maximum
torque of 60 Nm (44 lb-ft) at 5,250 rpm.
The extra power produced by the four-valve engine
is made possible by a lighter crankdrive and a number
of other modifications. The rear wheel, finally, is
driven on all three G 650 X model variants by an O-ring
Various set-ups and versions of the upside-down telescopic
fork as well as the rear suspension elements give
each model its own special character and riding features.
The Xchallenge, for example, comes with a particularly
elaborate air damping system, while the Xcountry features
a spring strut adjustable for length. The Xmoto features
17-inch cast light-alloy rims, the Xcountry running
on 19 and 17-inch spoke wheels, while the Xchallenge
features 21and 18-inch spoke wheels, highlighting
the specific character of each machine.
The brake systems also differ from one model to
another. The single-disc front-wheel brakes on the
Xcountry and the Xchallenge each measure 300 millimetres
in diameter and come with a double-piston brake calliper,
while the Xmoto features a four-piston brake calliper
and 320 millimetres disc.
The new, light and compact two-channel ABS is available
on these new bikes and can be deactivated on demand
for those off-road or on special circuits reserved
The most important features of the new G 650 X model
series at a glance:
- Fast-revving single-cylinder power unit developing
of 39 kW (53 hp) at 7,000 rpm and peak torque of
60 Nm (44 lb-ft) at 5,250 rpm.
- Crankshaft running in anti-friction bearings
and an even lighter alternator reducing free mass
- DOHC valve drive with cup tappets and four valves.
- Liquid cooling with an aluminium radiator.
- Electronic BMS-C II engine management with intake
manifold injection and dual ignition.
- Stainless-steel exhaust system with three-way
catalytic converter and oxygen sensor.
- Dry sump lubrication with the oil tank positioned
appropriately for an ideal centre of gravity.
- Close-increment five-speed gearbox with secondary
- High-quality running gear components, eloxy-plated
- Torsionally-rigid tubular bridge frame with bolted-on
aluminium rear frame.
- Stable upside-down telescopic fork, fixed-position
tube measuring 45 millimetres in diameter.
- Light and highly stable two-unit cast-aluminium
- Top-quality spring struts at the rear.
- Low unladen weight between 156 and 160 kg (344
and 353 lb).
- Conified aluminium tubular handlebar.
- Foot brake and gearshift levers made of forged
- Fuel tank positioned beneath the seat for an
ideal centre of gravity, with good access to the
- High-performance brake system with on-demand
ABS as an option.
- Model-specific range of accessories and optional
The new single-cylinder models were developed under
the leadership of BMW in cooperation with Aprilia
S.p.A., Noale, Italy (Piaggio Group). Production is
by Aprilia in their north Italian Scorzè Plant,
naturally fulfilling all of BMW’s strict quality
standards. And as on the F 650 models, the power unit
comes from Austrian specialist Rotax, again following
the specifications and requirements made by BMW Motorrad.
In their overall concept, the three new models, using
largely the same parts and components on the engine
and frame as well as the same main features, seek
to offer a very different and distinctive character
in each case.
Optimised in weight, power and performance
– the single-cylinder power unit
The truly convincing single-cylinder power unit
already featured in the existing BMW F 650 model series
– to this day the benchmark in its class in
terms of refinement, smoothness, fuel economy, and
emission control – sets the foundation for the
engines in all new G 650 X models.
Reflecting the different sporting requirements and
demands made of each model, a number of components
have been modified to reduce the weight of the new
motorcycles by approximately 2 kg, enhancing the engine’s
fast-revving response and performance, and boosting
engine output by 2 kW. As a result, the power unit
not only offers maximum output increased to 39 kW
(53 hp) at 7,000 rpm and peak torque of 60 Nm (44
lb-ft) at 5,250 rpm, but also even more dynamic performance
and a greater athletic character in every respect.
Even lighter than before, the alternator minimises
the free mass weight of the entire crankdrive system
running in anti-friction bearings, giving the single-cylinder
even more spontaneous and athletic performance. The
balance shaft serving to optimise smoothness and running
refinement has been retained, with the new starter
and alternator cover made of magnesium, making a significant
contribution to the lower weight of the engine. The
redesigned four-valve cylinder head, finally, serves
mainly to connect the power unit ideally to the frame
and suspension as a load-bearing element.
Engine management is provided by BMW BMS-C II electronic
engine control responsible not only for the concept
of manifold injection, but also for the dual ignition
system. Indeed, BMS-C II engine management even features
model-specific control maps tailored to the various
And thanks to the all-new stainless-steel exhaust
complete with its oxygen sensor and three-way catalytic
converter now moved higher up than before, as well
as the precise engine set-up, the short-stroke power
unit significantly outperforms the EU 3 emission standard.
The proven valve drive system with its timing chain,
two overhead camshafts and cup tappets, as well as
the aluminium radiator cooling system, all remain
unchanged. The gearbox also remains the same as before,
while the final drive ratio on the chain sprocket
has been modified, with a 15-tooth pinion and a 47-tooth
sprocket on the G 650 Xchallenge providing a shorter
ratio than on the other two G 650 X models with their
longer 16:47 ratio. The different roll circumference
on the rear tyres, finally, also affects each model’s
Yet another new feature is the dry sump oil tank
to the left behind the cylinder, contributing to the
perfect concentration of masses around the motorcycle’s
centre of gravity and thus promoting the unique handling
of each model to an even higher standard.
Ease of maintenance with service intervals of 10,000
kilometres (6,000 miles) are unusually long in this
segment and remain at the same high level as before.
Highly stable lightweight frame made of
steel and aluminium
The particularly light frame is the same on all
three models in the G 650 X series and is made up
of four highly stable modules: the welded main frame
made of steel profile sections and aluminium castings
bolted on to the main frame around the swing arm mounting
point; the aluminium lower section holding the engine
in position; the forged aluminium auxiliary frame
serving to take up spring strut forces, and the aluminium
frame bolted on at the rear.
With its appropriate use of materials specifically
chosen at each point and tailored precisely to load
requirements, this concept makes a significant contribution
to the minimisation of overall weight – which
is precisely why the various models weigh a mere 156
kg (Xchallenge) to 160 kg (Xcountry) with a full tank
of fuel, according to the DIN standard.
The intelligent mix of materials on the frame offers
a number of other benefits: the aluminium castings
around the swing arm mounting point (where the rider
is bound to touch with his boots) are eloxy-plated
to prevent any such contact from leaving behind unwanted
marks. At the same time the swing arm mounting point
has been modified in its configuration – the
swing arm now pivots on the main frame and not on
the engine block, and is positioned relatively close
to the pinion. This not only serves to provide even
faster drivetrain response, but also reduces the tolerance
(less slackness) of the drive chain.
Light rear frame and lower section made
The rear frame is bolted on to the main frame, allowing
easy and low-cost replacement in the event of damage.
To make the rear frame resistant to even the highest
loads, high-strength aluminium forgings are welded
into the ends of the eloxy-plated aluminium frame
tubes bolted on to the main frame. The lower frame
section holding the power unit at the front boasts
the same special lightweight technology.
Double swing arm made of cast light alloy
The extremely stable, double aluminium swing arm
also comes with top-quality eloxy-plated surface finish.
Made of cast aluminium, the double swing arm is heat-treated
in the production process in the interest of even
greater strength and stability provided by the more
consistent grain structure of the material.
Wheel guidance on all models in the BMW G 650 X
range is provided by a spring strut pivoting at the
top on a forged aluminium mount. This ensures smooth
and consistent distribution and flow of forces, since
the forged aluminium support rests itself on the side
sections of the frame and on the cylinder head itself.
Upside-down telescopic fork with different
spring travel on each model
The upside-down telescopic fork (USD fork) is one
of the suspension components identical on all three
models in the new BMW G 650 X model range. The different
character of each model is borne out by different
spring travel, a different set-up, and differences
in design and configuration around the wheel mounting
point. A further feature on the Xmoto and Xchallenge
is adjustment of the telescopic fork both inbound
With tube diameter of 45 millimetres (1.77´´),
forged aluminium fork bridges, and wheel axle diameter
of 20 millimetres (0.79´´), the telescopic
fork is extremely strong and torsionally resistant,
ensuring supreme directional stability at all times.
Tank fitted in the frame triangle
The position of the fuel tank in the frame triangle
beneath the seat has been carried over to all three
single-cylinder models on account of its obvious benefits,
with concentration of masses near the motorcycle’s
low centre of gravity.
Made of a special plastic material, the fuel tank
has a capacity of 9.5 litres or (2.1 gallons). Even
though this fuel capacity may appear to be relatively
small, it is sufficient for a cruising range of up
to 250 kilometres (155 miles) since the single-cylinder
power unit is very fuel-efficient.
Light and modern two-channel ABS –
unique in this segment
As an option, the G 650 X models are available straight
from the plant with the latest generation two-channel
ABS from Bosch, already featured on the F 800 S/ST
and the R 1200 S. The particular advantages of this
anti-lock brake system are not only compact dimensions
and low weight of just 1.5 kg, but also a high standard
of precision and quality in controlling the brakes.
The pressure modulator masterminds brake pressure
in the ABS mode via intake valves, keeping the control
intervals very fast and precise. And a further advantage
of the modern valves with their infinitely variable
cross-sections is that the rider feels only a very
weak pulse effect in the brake levers.
Enhanced diagnostic functions round off the benefits
offered by this modern and sophisticated ABS control
system. The wheel speed sensors, for example, automatically
monitor their distance from the sensor wheel and thus
contribute to the supreme standard of safety offered
by the system. To ensure a consistent pressure point
at all times, the brake system comes with steel-reinforced
brake lines – even on models not fitted with
A further point is that the rider is able to deactivate
the ABS system when riding off-road or when enjoying
his machine on a closed circuit. And last but not
least, all models fitted with ABS come complete with
a 12-V power socket.
Features and equipment
The lightweight concept is also maintained consistently
with all the motorcycle’s attachments and auxiliary
units revealing great attention to detail. The footbrake
and gearshift levers are made of light, forged and
therefore highly stable aluminium. The gearshift lever
comes complete with a spring-loaded, folding boom
at the side, and the footbrake lever, through its
rolled mounting, allows particularly sensitive operation
of the rear wheel brake (of particular significance
on the Xmoto).
The side-stands on the Xchallenge and Xmoto are
made of forged aluminium, and the numberplate supports
and direction indicators can be easily removed for
sports riding on a closed circuit. Wide, ‘zig-zagged’
footrests ensure safe support and stability.
The high-strength light-alloy tubular handlebar
comes in conical design for maximum surface contact
at all fastening points despite minimum weight. The
handlebar supports (varying in height on all three
models) are mounted on rubber holders in the forged
fork bridges as a solution efficiently absorbing any
unpleasant vibration without reducing the direct feel
of the handlebar so important to the demanding rider.
The cockpit is intentionally purist in design and
configuration, with clear and easy-to-read instruments
informing the rider at all times of his speed, the
time of day, and the distance he has covered. Two
trip counters may be activated at the touch of a button,
and the cockpit also presents a battery charge reading.
In the interest of enhanced flexibility, the instruments
may be converted by an authorised workshop to either
miles or kilometres, whatever the rider requires.
The rear lights come in cutting-edge LED technology
ensuring a rapid response, above-average service life,
a high degree of light intensity, and power consumption
kept to a minimum. The direction indicators come as
standard with white lenses.
Reflecting the technology usual in this class, electrical
energy supply and the cables in the electrical system
retain their conventional technical features. The
battery is readily accessible behind the handlebar
unit to the right beneath the fairing.
All models in the G 650 X series are registered
for riding with a passenger. The passenger kits available
as special equipment on the G 650 Xchallenge, G 650
Xcountry and G 650 Xmoto are made up of special handles
and high-quality, forged footrest supports. And a
final advantage is that converting the machines for
riding with a passenger does not require an entry
in the motorcycle’s homologation documents.
Specific model components and distinctions.
In conjunction with the light but stable frame and
the high-quality suspension components, the powerful
and refined engine sets the foundation for superior
performance, exceptional handling, and very good tracking
directional stability all the way to top speed.
While all three models naturally share these fundamental
qualities at the same very high level, they differ
from one another in terms of their character and riding
features through various design elements and items
of equipment, as well as their different suspension
geometry and set-up. The handlebar mounts, the seat,
headlights and various design features – particularly
the wheels and tyres – differ from one another,
as well as the brakes and rear spring struts.
Differences in suspension geometry are ensured by
the spring travel, the size of the various wheels,
as well as modified mounting points for the front
wheel. And last but certainly not least in this context,
the final drive ratio is specifically tailored to
the purpose and character of each individual model.
BMW G 650 Xchallenge – the Enduro
for the off-road enthusiast
The BMW G 650 Xchallenge proves at very first sight
that it has a lot to offer. This is an uncompromising
off-road machine with long spring travel and not one
single gram of extra weight. In its design, the BMW
G 650 Xchallenge has proportions typical of a genuine
enduro. Made of fracture-proof and elastic plastic
(mainly polypropylene), the light and robust fairing
components are ideal for tough off-road requirements.
The front wheel cover is fitted directly to the lower
fork bridge, giving the front wheel superior smoothness
and running freedom under all conditions. The slender
fairing, in turn, gracefully takes up the asymmetrically
contoured headlight featuring a reflector in free-form
design. Positioned off-centre, the parking light,
finally, helps to provide that typical look of BMW
Motorrad further enhanced by paintwork in Aura White
and the Blue seat.
Benefiting from 270 millimetres of spring travel
both front and rear, BMW Motorrad’s new Enduro
will easily take on any challenge off the beaten track.
Tube diameter of 45 millimetres (1.77´´)
gives the upside-down telefork enormous overall stiffness,
allowing a handlebar lock of 40°.
The springs and dampers are all specially tuned
for off-road use, meeting the highest demands in every
respect. As a function of his own weight and personal
preferences, the truly ambitious enduro rider is even
able to fine-tune the dampers on their inbound and
rebound strokes, the adjustment mechanisms offering
predetermined rest points for smooth, consistent adjustment.
Again in the interest of minimum weight, the wheel
axle measuring 20 millimetres in diameter is drilled
hollow on both the front and rear wheel. The rear
wheel suspension also allows various adjustments and
set-ups, albeit of a very different character. Like
the BMW HP2 Enduro, the BMW G 650 Xchallenge features
the BMW Motorrad Air Damping System – a special
spring/damper system operating exclusively with air.
In its configuration and functions, the Air Damping
System is the same as on the HP2 Enduro and has merely
been adjusted in terms of weight and its running requirements.
The BMW Motorrad Air Damping System comes with a
piston inside, similar to the configuration in conventional
spring struts. Instead of hydraulic fluid, however,
this system forces out air through plate valves into
a second chamber, the damping effect being achieved
by throttling the flow of air.
Since gas is compressible, the air within the system
can act as a kind of spring replacing the usual steel
spring and thus offering the advantages already lauded
on the BMW HP2 Enduro:
- ‘Natural’ progression of spring rates
under high load (with growing pressure within the
- • Reliable and smooth operation minimising
the risk of the suspension giving way (physical
law of gases: pressure increases as a function of
- ‘Natural’ progression of the damping
effect under high loads (the viscosity of air increases
as a function of temperature).
- Frequency-dependent, selective damping effect.
- Resistant to overheating (no temperature-induced
weakening of the damping effect under high loads).
- Simple option to adjust the dampers to the load
- Low weight of the entire system and its components.
- Individual adjustment and set-up of the suspension
matched to the
rider’s weight and the load carried by means
of a water level presenting the normal position
and trim of the motorcycle.
The reduction in unsprung masses also improves spring
response and traction on the rear wheel. To the outside,
the spring strut is sealed hermetically and is therefore
protected from contamination, with any losses caused
by leakage being set off by filling in air through
The system adjusts very easily and conveniently to
different load conditions simply by varying the pressure
filling. And to pump up the system while travelling,
the rider has the option to use a hand-operated high-pressure
pump fitted beneath the seat of the G 650 Xchallenge.
A feature unique to this air spring damper system
is the choice of frequency-related damping achieved
by varying the inner flow system together with the
throttle openings. And an important effect achieved
in this way is much better traction of the rear wheel
on bumpy, undulating surfaces. The damping effect
can be appropriately adjusted in the frequency ranges
typically encountered on the rear wheel swing arm
as a result of bumpy surfaces, the wheel thus following
any such bumps in an ideal motion, maintaining optimum
ground contact at all times. The result is even better
grip and traction when accelerating all-out, as well
as extra safety when applying the brakes.
Any risk of the springs sagging and giving way,
as is often the case on long, undulating surfaces
and under high loads, is largely excluded by ‘natural’
adjustment of the spring rates in the air springs
together with the frequency-specific damping effect.
An adjustment bolt opening up a bypass in the damper
enables the rider to pre-set the damper characteristics
to two stages for either more comfortable riding on
regular roads or for a firmer set-up on off-road terrain.
It almost goes without saying that the wheels and
tyres also meet the typical requirements of off-road
riding. Due to their better ‘elasticity’,
spoke wheels come as standard on the BMW G 650 Xchallenge,
offering all the features of lightweight technology.
The aluminium wheel hubs are hollow-cast and are connected
to the epoxy-plated aluminium rims by extra-strong
The G 650 Xchallenge comes with a front wheel measuring
21 inches in diameter and running as standard on a
90/90-21 tyre, while at the rear an 18-inch wheel
running as standard on a 140/80-18 tyre allows the
use of specialised off-road tyres whenever required.
Measuring a significant 300 millimetres in diameter
at the front and 240 millimetres in diameter at the
rear, the brake discs – and indeed, the entire
brake system – are conceived without compromises
for handling high loads. Apart from saving weight,
the cross-drilled Wave brake discs on the G 650 Xchallenge
have a better self-cleaning effect than conventional
discs. And while the front wheel disc runs within
a double-piston floating-calliper configuration, the
rear disc is held tight when required by a single-piston
With its 15-tooth pinion and a 47-tooth sprocket,
the G 650 Xchallenge has a shorter final drive ratio
than the other two models in the new G 650 X model
BMW G 650 Xmoto – a Supermoto for the
road and track
Even at a standstill, the Xmoto clearly proves that
this very special machine focuses on one highlight
in particular: sheer riding pleasure on country roads.
The Supermoto stands out significantly from its ‘sister
models’ in terms of its suspension set-up, with
the smaller cast-aluminium 17-inch wheels running
on sports tyres with very good grip ensuring optimised
handling in every respect. Measuring 120/70 at the
front and 160/60 at the rear, the tyres reflect the
muscular look and character of the machine, allowing
use of the latest sports tyres on the rims measuring
3.5 and 4.5 inches in width.
Apart from lower gyro-forces on the front wheel,
the shorter camber also enhances the motorcycle’s
handling and agility on the road.
One of the improvements made to optimise the motorcycle’s
suspension geometry is that the opening for the front
axle has been moved further back, again in the interest
of almost playful but nevertheless safe handling for
significant benefits, also in city traffic.
Both the springs and dampers are specifically tailored
to the Supermoto with its particular requirements
and riding qualities. While the upside-down telescopic
fork offers 270 millimetres of spring travel like
on the Enduro, the fork is even firmer and tauter
all round in its inbound and rebound motion. Particularly
the sporting rider will be happy to enjoy the sensitive,
incremental adjustment of the damper in both directions,
ensuring an individual, personalised set-up at all
Rear-wheel suspension, in turn, is firmer and shorter,
with spring travel at the rear of 245 millimetres.
The Supermoto boasts the most powerful brake system
of all models in the G 650 X line-up. At the front
a four-piston fixed calliper interacts with a 320-millimetre
brake disc in floating arrangement, interacting with
high-grip radial tyres for exceptional deceleration
and benefiting in particular from the very high torsional
stability of the USD telescopic fork with its main
tubes measuring 45 millimetres in diameter.
With its 240-millimetre brake disc and floating-calliper
configuration, the rear-wheel brake is the same as
on the other two models.
Final drive on the G 650 Xmoto conceived for road
use comes with a ratio of 16:47 teeth – somewhat
‘longer' than on the enduro version.
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’
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.
Range of Equipment
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.
- 25 kW (34-hp) retrofit kit (scheduled for 2007).
- Off-road headlight protector (for the G 650 Xchallenge
- 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
- Set of protectors for the hand protector bars
- 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
- 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.
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
Topcase with adapter plate and inner bag
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
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
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
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
Carbon-fibre trim panels on the exhaust
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.
Engine Output and Torque.
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
- Valves per cylinder/intake/outlet dia mm - 4/36/31
- Fuel supply - Electronic manifold injection,
- Throttle butterfly diameter mm - 43
- Exhaust management - Fully controlled three-way
- Alternator W - 280
- Battery V/Ah - 12/10, maintenance-free
- 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
- Spring strut - Air Damping System Gas-pressure
- Spring travel, front/rear mm - 270/270 - 240/210
- 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
- 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 - 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
- Dry weight/DIN unladen weight kg - 144/156 148/160
- Max permissible kg - 335
- Tank capacity ltr - 9.5
Fuel Consumption and Performance
- Fuel consumption - 90 km/h ltr/100 km 3.6/3.4/3.5
- Fuel consumption - 120 km/h ltr/100 km 5.1/4.8/5.0
- Acceleration 0–100 km/h sec - 4.01/4.03
- Standing-start km sec - 22.57/22.58
- Top speed, approx km/h - 165/170/170
- G 650 Xchallenge - Aura White Blue
- G 650 Xmoto - Graphitane metallic matt/Red Grey/Black
- G 650 Xcountry - Deep Black/White Aluminium metallic