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Title: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: MildlyWild on May 15, 2020, 05:21:43 pm
Hi all - if this needs to go to model specific under Technical it can be moved

I'd like to try and figure out how many X's are left in SA, and also how many were originally brought in.
I know only 3899 were ever manufactured, of which 139 were kept by the manufacturer for testing and maybe disassembled again.

So, pls let me know if you own one, or if you know of anyone who has one.
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Rhynardt on May 15, 2020, 05:37:17 pm
Hi, I have one

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Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Dirt Junkie on May 15, 2020, 07:56:56 pm
I have one
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Dirt Junkie on May 15, 2020, 08:00:35 pm
Know of another on in my area close to my home
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: MildlyWild on May 15, 2020, 09:21:42 pm
I know of 4 others here in CT as well
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Cublondie on May 15, 2020, 09:45:00 pm
Still have contact with the guy I sold mine to
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Mark D on May 15, 2020, 10:14:23 pm
Hi, I also got one.   :thumleft:
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: jaybiker on May 15, 2020, 10:32:54 pm
 :wave: One here.
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 15, 2020, 11:33:36 pm
I have none. :peepwall:
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Air Guide on May 15, 2020, 11:37:37 pm
+1
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: blockheadxl650v on May 16, 2020, 07:41:13 am
I am not sure if this is the same thing but there is a 450x motard at we buy cars in Brackenfell.  Very nice looking bike.. R36k.

https://www.webuycars.co.za/buy-a-car/4FDDC3626

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Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: JJ259 on May 16, 2020, 09:06:58 am
I have one  ;D
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: MildlyWild on May 16, 2020, 09:54:22 am
I have none. :peepwall:

Don't worry, we won't judge you for your unenlightenment 😜
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: hugh101 on May 16, 2020, 10:28:56 am
I have one in my garage but it is just a permanent visitor  for an overseas friend

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Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: MildlyWild on May 16, 2020, 10:33:03 am
I have one in my garage but it is just a permanent visitor  for an overseas friend

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Just NEVER allow him to take it out of SA!!  :laughing4:
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: hugh101 on May 16, 2020, 10:36:22 am
I have one in my garage but it is just a permanent visitor  for an overseas friend

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Just NEVER allow him to take it out of SA!!  :laughing4:
She is actually thinking of buying another one in sweden for 5000 euro...... to ride around in europe.....

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Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: BuRP on May 16, 2020, 10:47:16 am
Rode with one in the group in Swaziland some 8 weeks ago, dunno if the owner's a WD member or reading here.
Nice bike, first time I actually saw one in use!
Title: Re: How many BMW XChallenges in SA?
Post by: 2StrokeDan on May 16, 2020, 07:46:38 pm
I have none. :peepwall:

Don't worry, we won't judge you for your unenlightenment 😜

Thanks! :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: CliveG on May 16, 2020, 10:33:54 pm

 I got the girls model .. X Country
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: MildlyWild on May 17, 2020, 12:40:07 pm

 I got the girls model .. X Country

Which, modded up a little, was one of the bikes that took on the Sibirsky Extreme Trail 👍🏻💪🏻
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Grant650x on May 17, 2020, 09:09:13 pm
+1
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 18, 2020, 07:44:14 am
I have one!

I think @MonkeyNot had one a while back, but he may have sold it on again?
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: BjornB on May 18, 2020, 07:49:35 am
One more here :thumleft: :ricky:
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: GRUNT on May 18, 2020, 08:52:01 am
mine still going strong albeit with a new owner :'(, I also know Sandvreter still has his
Best bike I've ever owned
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: MonkeyNot on May 18, 2020, 09:25:29 am
I have one!

I think @MonkeyNot had one a while back, but he may have sold it on again?
Owned 4 and sold all 4
Very capable bikes
Seeing them less and less these days.....


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Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Roulof on May 18, 2020, 01:54:56 pm
Have one and know of another in the Lynnwood area, owner is not on here.
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Slaaiblaar on May 19, 2020, 07:13:50 am
I have one and if I had the money would love another. Wife is convinced it's hers.
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: dirt rat on May 19, 2020, 08:22:30 am
I have two.
I don't think you will get an accurate figure from this post.
Maybe try to get the figures from Bmw ?
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Dirt Junkie on May 19, 2020, 09:10:14 am
Mine will go on the market in the very near future if anyone is in the market for one feel free to contact me
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: noble steed on May 19, 2020, 09:38:30 am
I have one currently for sale, and know of another one on the KZN South coast, owner not on the forum.
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Marbroza on May 19, 2020, 10:15:52 am
Anyone got one with a sticker on the back plastics that says something like
Golf is for pussies that are too scared to adventure bike , (or something like that)

Belonged to my BIL and it would be interesting to find where it ended up
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: MildlyWild on May 19, 2020, 12:39:34 pm
I have two.
I don't think you will get an accurate figure from this post.
Maybe try to get the figures from Bmw ?

Am going to try and find out from them yes.
Would still be nice to get to know where the X's are, who owns them, etc
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 19, 2020, 12:54:53 pm
I have two.
I don't think you will get an accurate figure from this post.
Maybe try to get the figures from Bmw ?

Am going to try and find out from them yes.
Would still be nice to get to know where the X's are, who owns them, etc

And have a Xc bash - like the Airheads bash.....  >:D
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Rhynardt on May 19, 2020, 03:44:03 pm
Bash sounds good!!!

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Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: jaybiker on May 19, 2020, 09:54:48 pm
Make the bash venue within 'X Challenge butt comfort tolerable'  riding distance for me and I'll be there!  :lol8:
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Mark D on May 20, 2020, 05:04:31 am
Make the bash venue within 'X Challenge butt comfort tolerable'  riding distance for me and I'll be there!  :lol8:



So that is settled then. The Bash will be held 12 kilometres from each persons house.     :thumleft:
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: noble steed on May 20, 2020, 06:25:38 am
Make the bash venue within 'X Challenge butt comfort tolerable'  riding distance for me and I'll be there!  :lol8:



So that is settled then. The Bash will be held 12 kilometres from each persons house.     :thumleft:

So none of you do fun 800km day trips on your Xs? Bunch of soft butted pansies!
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 20, 2020, 07:51:51 am
Make the bash venue within 'X Challenge butt comfort tolerable'  riding distance for me and I'll be there!  :lol8:



So that is settled then. The Bash will be held 12 kilometres from each persons house.     :thumleft:

So none of you do fun 800km day trips on your Xs? Bunch of soft butted pansies!

I am actually a bit stunned - I thought the Xc saddle was actually OK........?

Mind you, I have never done more than 400km in one shot with it, so maybe I am a bit out of touch....  :biggrin:
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: jaybiker on May 20, 2020, 09:32:00 am
When I first got it, I rated mine a'150'. That's the maximum km's I could stand before stopping to walk around and massage my ass.

Now I think I'm getting worse. Have to re-classify it a '100' I think.  :-\
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: noble steed on May 20, 2020, 10:41:04 am
I have an inch of padding over the original seat. Great for the butt, not great for reaching the ground with tip toes.
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: MildlyWild on May 20, 2020, 12:36:17 pm
Sies man!! Sounds like some of you should rather ride Goldwings  :imaposer:
I'm comfortable with 3 consecutive 400km+ days so far, with lekker offroad mostly. Find that loooong tar stretches is worse on my butt with the high vibration - cycling shorts underneath my gear helps a lot.  Stock seat.
But then, 24 years of mountain biking must have frazzled the nerves in my butt a bit
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: ClimbingTurtle on May 20, 2020, 12:55:09 pm
Must say, I have always worn cycling shorts for all trips, anything over 2 hours to 14-hour days in Namibia, they are the answer, I see no point in battling....

But I actually was quite happy with the seat!

My old XT500, that vibrates a bit too - we used sheepskin on the seat for long trips....
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: noble steed on May 20, 2020, 03:30:02 pm
I've managed 18 hour days riding on my (padded) seat, with cycling shorts.

And I've dropped my price if anyone wants an X without a plank, check the for sale section.
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: MildlyWild on May 20, 2020, 08:10:03 pm
I've managed 18 hour days riding on my (padded) seat, with cycling shorts.

And I've dropped my price if anyone wants an X without a plank, check the for sale section.

Respect!!
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Slaaiblaar on May 22, 2020, 11:28:25 pm
Did 320km yesterday and I almost died..... could not sit down or get up out of seat. 70% gravel
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: MildlyWild on May 23, 2020, 03:55:37 pm
Did 320km yesterday and I almost died..... could not sit down or get up out of seat. 70% gravel

 :imaposer:
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Die Malletjie on May 23, 2020, 09:23:01 pm
We "Lisa" has one! We did 11000Km in 6 weeks last year, 95% off road. Great bike in sand and runs on fumes! Have an additional 8 litre tank on opposite side of exhaust! Jup she wears a cycling pants! She's done some Funduro's on it as well!
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: SchalkL on May 23, 2020, 09:37:36 pm
+1 here. Didn't now it was a rare bike?
Title: Re: How many BMW G 650 XChallenges in SA?
Post by: Omninorm on May 25, 2020, 09:17:41 am
Had a Xcountry and Xchallenge. Sold them to someone who including mine had 5. Great bikes!