Tags: MPG, price, review, for sale, parts, forum, specs, top speed, specifications, bhp, G650 Xcountry, horsepower, pictures, exhaust
3 images of BMW G650 Xcountry (2007)
1 user review of BMW G650 Xcountry (2007) See all
I've had this bike for three weeks now and have already done 1500 miles on it. Having collected it from Scotland and ridden it back from London I quickly decided that Xcountry is an apt name. I have covered all sorts of terrain from motorways, central London streets, country roads and muddy forest trails; the bike handled them all admirably.
My previous bike was a GSX-R 600 and despite this I find the BMW far from boring. It's quick off the mark and the performance is good for this type of bike. The handling is very responsive and it corners excellently. Once the ABS is switched off it becomes a great green laner capable of handling fairly demanding terrain, made easier by its relatively low weight.
The only thing I would change is the size of the fuel tank; a paltry 9.5 litres. It does give good MPG though and will do around 120 miles on a full tank.
Overall this is a great bike which should keep its value well and offers riders access to the full spectrum of terrains.
Posted: 09/05/2011 at 22:40
Thanks for voting!
Welcome to Bike Reviews. Read road tests and owner's opinions of your next motorcycle. There are over 800 motorcycles listed, with gallery images, specifications and full reviews written by professional road testers including Niall Mackenzie and James Whitham. You can also review your own motorcycle so everyone can read your impressions.
Searching for your motorcycle: Search for your motorcycle by browsing the categories below or by using the search bar above. Here is an example search for a Suzuki GSX-R1000
Don't forget to check out the cost of Motorbike Insurance using the links in each of the reviews; comparing quotes from The Bike Insurer.
If your motorcycle is not listed or if you've got any feedback, please drop an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Become a fan of Visordown
Follow us on twitter
Other Immediate Media Sites
Our eCommerce Platform
© Immediate Media Company Ltd. 2015 This website is owned and published by Immediate Media Company Limited. www.immediate.co.uk