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BMW Launches 2009 G 650 Xcountry With Lower Seat Height and Other Improvements

Apparently, the BMW G 650 Xcountry has found a potential customer base lacking in inseam length. Some of the new singles feature seat heights unfriendly to even average-size riders.

BMW has launched a 2009 version of the G 650 Xcountry with a much lower seat height (nearly two inches), adjustable between 800mm and 825mm (last year it was 840mm to 870mm).

Other detail refinements include adjustable handbrake and clutch levers, welded-on passenger footrest holders, and mounting for a BMW topcase.

Weighing roughly 330 pounds dry, the G 650 Xcountry continues to feature the refined 652cc single-cylinder motor with a claimed 53 horsepower. The 19-inch front and 17-inch rear wheels are designed as a compromise allowing versatile use both on-road and off. No word yet on when this 2009 version of the G 650 Xcountry will be available in the U.S., but it should be available now in both Europe and Canada.