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2007 BMW G650 Xcountry Comparo Photo Gallery
Sometimes a rider wants some dirt with their street, or vice versa. No bikes are better for the task than the three large thumpers in our 2008 Dual-Sport Comparo.
2007 BMW G650 Xcountry Comparo
The Xcountry's suspension needs a little attention if it wants to be more of an off-road contender.
The G 650 comes with ABS optional and modulates the Brembo single-piston floating rear caliper through steel-braided brake lines.
Our second tenure with the Xcountry confirmed JC's initial assessment that the cans are susceptible to getting dinged up.
The Xcountry has the same bore/stroke combo as the KLR but boasts a much higher 11.5:1 compression ratio.
The Xcountry's long-travel suspension is set at 28.5 degrees of rake with 4.6 inches of travel.
The Beemer gets its juice from a 652cc liquid-cooled four-valve single with DOHC.
The Xcountry's 2.5-gallon fuel tank sits below the seat and gives the motorcycle roughly a 120-mile range.
The G 650's rear suspension includes an aluminum two unit cast swingarm with air damping.
The Metzeler Tourance tires gave riders great confidence on the road but on the dirt they felt a little sketchy.
Sure, while the front wheel's lofted, suspension is no big deal. But when Waheed lands, he'll be grateful that BMW chose a 45mm inverted Marzocchi fork with 9.4-inches of travel.
Adam lines the G 650 up and gets ready to leave terra firma.
Motorcycle USA's Adam Waheed isn't always a hooligan, he just plays one on TV.
The 2007 BMW Xcountry demonstrates how it won in both the horsepower and torque curves.
Let's see - the boss has been chewing my ass, LA's on fire, and I've still got a couple gallons of gas. Should I stay or should I go now?
While mild off-roading excursions are OK on the X-country, the bike is set up to perform more admirably on the street.
When the daily grind gets you down, its nice to have a dual-sport so you can get out of Dodge and tear up some trails.
The 2007 BMW G650 Xcountry is available with ABS as an option.
The G 650 puts its power to the chain-driven right-side drive via a five-speed close-ratio transimission with a wet multi-plate clutch.
Even though the Xcountry is more street-oriented, we still enjoyed spending some air time on the Bavarian steed.
MCUSA testers gave the G 650's styling two-thumbs up.
The Xcountry also powered to a victory on the torque curve.
The 2007 BMW G650 Xcountry was the king of the horsepower chart.
The G650 Xcountry is a classic scrambler concept with a 53 hp single cylinder engine in a lightweight design.
Sometimes you've just got to get away from it all.
The large LCD screen of the speedo made it easy to keep tabs on speed and includes an odometer, dual trip meters, volt meter, clock and warning lights.
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