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2007 BMW G650 Xmoto Photo Gallery
The firm foam and formed edges rubbed Hutch's cheeks a little raw, so every now and then he stood up to relieve his chafed backside.
MCUSA shipped Hutch to the Sonoran Desert for a romp on BMW's street thumpin' 2007 G650 Xmoto. Check out what we thought about the
2007 BMW G650 Xmoto First Ride
We've given you the lo-down on the Xmoto. Stay tuned for the scoop on BMW's other 650s they introed in Arizona, the Xcountry and Xchallenge.
The G650 Xmoto is a spirited, no frills ride ready to tame the urban streets.
BMW tucked the Xmoto's fuel cell neatly out of the way under the seat.
The big change to the Supermoto variant of the new 650 series comes by way of its treads, which are 120/70 front and 160/60 rear sportbike tires.
A 2.1-gallon fuel tank is positioned within the frame triangle beneath the seat, a carryover from the F650 design, and provides a claimed operating range of 155 miles.
2007 BMW G650 Xmoto
Okay, we didn't get a bevy of Playboy bunnies to debut the G650 Xmoto like we did for BMW's R1200S release, but Hutch still called the Xmoto a 'sexy single.'
The BMW G650 Xmoto's Pirelli Diablos stuck fast as the treacherous canyon roads of the Santa Catalina Mountain range served as an excellent barometer for the bike's canyon-carving capabilities.
The upright riding position and minimal amount of front wind protection gave Hutch an unobstructed view of the road ahead.
The brake system is disc both front and rear, but for $670 more BMW would be happy to through on its ABS system for you.
The G650 Xmoto's chassis includes a steel bridge tubular frame and an aluminum two unit cast swingarm.
The Xmoto's front fork offers 10.6 inches of travel and is adjustable to suit a rider's personal preference, although the base settings are firmer for street use.
The liquid-cooled single has a 100 x 83mm bore and stroke with a compression ratio of 11.5:1.
With a claimed dry weight of 324 lbs and a wheelbase of 59 inches, the Xmoto is easy to maneuver through traffic or to toss through tight turns.
The liquid-cooled mill is claimed to crank out 53 horsepower at 7,000 rpm with torque performance peaking at 44 lb-ft at 5,250 rpm.
The rear suspension includes an aluminum two unit cast swingarm with air damping and has 9.6-inches of rear travel.
You won't be disappointed with the Rotax-designed liquid-cooled 652cc thumper, but a little more torque through the middle gears would make the G650 Xmoto the German bad-ass Hutch was expecting.
Though bred as a street motorcycle, the G650 Xmoto has a dirtbike feel with its slim moto-style seat and MX-style Magura Bars.
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