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2010 BMW G450X

The new BMW G 450 X. Fine-tuned for even more competitive potential.

What makes the G 450 X so unique? It’s the way it’s engineered. Quite simply, there is technology on this machine that is totally revolutionary. First off, the countershaft sprocket and swingarm are on the same pivot, which keeps chain tension uniform at all times for better power delivery. The clutch is smaller and mounted directly on the crankshaft which means less heat and stress on the plate. A feisty, fuel injected, easy-starting engine that’s mounted forward in a stainless steel, cradle-less frame puts serious, power to the ground, while an extra-long swingarm creates unstoppable traction. Add a gas tank under the seat for a lower center of gravity, no linkage Ohlin’s shock, and a forward-mounted airbox, and this is a 450 cc thumper that stands alone as the most original machine to hit the dirt in years.

BMW G450X

The BMW G450X Sport Enduro is a unique motorcycle that completely redefines enduro riding. That’s because it’s been designed from the ground up to deliver the sort of off-road traction dreams are made of, with a single-cylinder engine and a revolutionary swing-arm design. The result is a motorcycle that is quite simply unstoppable.

 

BMW Motorrad has set yet another milestone in the company’s 80-year offroad tradition. It is the first uncompromising, pure-blooded sports enduro to be produced in the popular 450cc class and to have been developed especially for enduro use, fit for taking part in the most demanding contests in the world.

Hot on the heels of its international and nation competition success, the 2010 G 450 X will not only receive a new look but will also be fine-tuned to offer the trail rider and enduro racer an improved overall package.

Meanwhile BMW Motorrad can look back proudly at the numerous sporting successes it has achieved with the G 450 X. Preliminary highlight was the second place in the WEC, short hand for world enduro championship, for Juha Salminen in class E2 enabled by top-professional factory entries over the course of an entire season. As well as chalking up several sporting successes in the German Cross Country Championships, the Erzberg Rodeo, and most recently, the Red Bull Romaniacs. At this event in Rumania, Andreas Lettenbichler won through decisively with his G 450 X against an entire legion of worldwide motorcycling elite at a legendary City Prolog event. Four racing days in the Carpathians, with extremely steep uphill and downhill slopes, fast rally-style sections, and difficult and selective single trails through dark forests. To cap it all was a veritable daredevil ride on the roof of a five-storey building in the centre of the city of Sibiu.

And now, numerous technical optimisations have been planned for the BMW G 450 X in the model year 2010. For instance, a new dataset has been developed for the ECU (engine control unit) of the bike’s digital engine management system. This results not only in an improvement in fuel consumption (4.3 l/100km versus 4.5 l/100km @ 90km/h) but also a reduction in engine break torque, improved start characteristics and more sensitive responses, particularly with load changes.

In addition to the usual standard features, an optional extra is available in the form of a slip-on racing silencer (without ABE and not homologated for on-road use), which serves to further enhance the technical concept of the G 450 X as a pure-blooded, uncompromising sports enduro. Its main benefit compared to the standard silencer is that it is around one kilogram lighter. The stainless steel manifold, designed as a combined reflective and absorptive silencer, fulfils FIM regulations, is easy to assemble, and reduces the G 450 X’s dry weight in competition conditions to no more than 110 kilograms.

The chassis has also been slightly tweaked. The offset of the front axle to the middle of the fork rod has been reduced by 2.5 millimetres, resulting in more neutral handling with optimum directional stability. The new upside-down forks with updated internal settings that have a stronger damping progression for improved tracking and control in rough terrain. The linkage free rear shock has also received updated settings.

A new seat design; now filled with soft foam and also displays an enlarged radius in the upper thigh area, provides the rider additional comfort and control over the bike.

Furthermore, the new of the upside-down fork has been recalibrated with a stronger damping progression, resulting in more sensitive response characteristics and improvements in overcoming bumps, even in very tough off-road terrain.

The calibration of the rear strut has also been modified, with the result that its damping characteristic now also displays a more progressive line, favouring more sensitive response characteristics. Ergonomics have been improved with a new seat design; it is now filled with soft foam and also displays an enlarged radius in the upper thigh area. The new design features increased comfort and affords the rider increased control over his machine.

The design of the new G 450 X is oriented towards the successful factory racing models of the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team, with matching, gold-anodised fork inner tubes.

The market launch of the new BMW G 450 X has been set for October 2009.

 

 

Features and Specifications

Standard Equipment:
Closed-Loop 3-Way Catalytic Converter
Hazard Warning Flashers

Available Equipment:
No additional equipment is available

 

 

 

2010 BMW G450X – Unitied States Specifications
USA MSRP: $8,200 USD

Engine

Type Water-cooled, single-cylinder tilted forward, 4-stroke, four Titanium valves, two overhead camshafts, dry sump lubrication

Bore x stroke 98 mm x 59 mm

Capacity 449 cc

Rated output Homologated for road use: 41 hp (30 kW) at 7,000 rpm;
open version (with standard silencer): 52 hp (38 kW)
at 9,000 rpm

Max. torque Homologated for road use: 31.7 ft-lb (43 Nm) at 6,500 rpm;
open version with standard silencer: 32.4 ft-lb
(44 Nm) at 7,800 rpm

Compression ratio 12.0 :1

Mixture control / engine management Electronic intake pipe injection / Keihin digital engine management with overrun fuel cut-off

Emission control Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter

Performance / fuel consumption

Maximum speed approx. 90 mph (145 km/h)

Fuel type Unleaded Premium

Electrical system

Alternator three-phase alternator 280 W

Battery 12 Volts 7 Amps/hour, maintenance free

Power transmission

Clutch Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated;
primary clutch (sits directly on the crankshaft)

Gearbox Constant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase

Drive O-ring chain


Chassis / brakes

Frame Bridge-type frame made of stainless steel tubing

Front wheel location / suspension UPSD fork 45 mm

Rear wheel location / suspension Direct Mounted Ohlins Shock

Suspension travel front / rear 11.8 inches / 12.6 inches


Wheelbase 58.0 inches (1475 mm)

Steering head angle 61.8°

Rim, front 1.60 x 21 wire spoke

Rim, rear 2.15 x 18 wire spoke

Tyres, front 90/90 x 21

Tyres, rear 140/80 x 18

Brake, front Brembo 2 piston floating caliper

Brake, rear Brembo single piston floating caliper

 

Dimensions / weights

Length 86.6 inches (2200 mm)

Width (incl. mirrors) 31.7 inches (806 mm)

Height (excl. mirrors) 58 inches (1475 mm)

Seat height, unladen weight 37.5 inches (955 mm)

Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1) 267 lbs. (121 kg) excluding accessories

Dry weight 2) 245 lbs. (111 kg) excluding accessories

Permitted total weight 617 lbs. (280 kg) GVWR

Payload (with standard equipment) 351 lbs. (159 kg)

Usable tank volume 1.8 US gallons (8 liters)

Reserve approx. 0.2 gallon (0.75 liter)

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)


1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids

 

 

 

2010 BMW G450X – Canada Specifications
Canada MSRP: $9,500 USD

Engine:
Type:
– Water-cooled, single-cylinder 4-stroke, two overhead camshafts,four valves, dry sump
lubrication
Bore / stroke:
– 98 mm x 59.6 mm
Capacity:
– 449.5 ccm
Rated output: (ECE version, streetlegal)
– 30 kW (41 hp) at 7,000 rpm (output reduction for beginners (graduated riders license)
available as accessory: 19 kW (26 hp) at 6,500 rpm)
Max. torque: (ECE version, streetlegal)
– 43 Nm at 6,500 rpm (output reduction for beginners (graduated riders license)
available as accessory: 30 Nm at 5,750 rpm)
Rated output: (standard muffler)
(open version, not streetlegal = US standard version)
– 38 kW (51.7 hp) at 9,000 rpm
Max. torque: (standard muffler)
(open version, not streetlegal = US standard version)
– 44 Nm at 7,800 rpm
Compression ratio:
– 12.0 : 1
Mixture control / engine management:
– Electronic intake pipe injection / Keihin digital engine management with overrun fuel
cut-off
Emission control:
– Closed-loop 3-way catalytic converter

 

Chassis / brakes:
Frame:
– Bridge-type frame made of stainless steel tubing
Front wheel location / suspension:
– Marzocchi Upside-down front fork Ø 45mm, adjustable in compression and rebound
Rear wheel location / suspension:
– Cast aluminium dual swing arm with Öhlins rear suspension, adjustable in compression,
rebound and pre-load
Travel front/rear:
– 300 mm / 320 mm
Wheelbase:
– 1,475 mm
Castor :
– 118.8 mm
Steering head angle:
– 61.8°
Wheels:
– Wire spoke wheels
Rim front:
– 1.60 x 21“
Rim rear:
– 2.15 x 18“
Tyres front :
– 90/90 – 21“
Tyres rear:
– 140/80 – 18“
Brake front:
– Single disc brake, diameter 260 mm, double-piston floating caliper
Brake rear:
– Single disc brake, diameter 220 mm, single-piston floating caliper
Performance / fuel consumption:
Maximum speed:
– ca. 145 km/h
Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 90 km/h:
– 4.5 l
Fuel consumption over 100 km at constant 120 km/h:
– 6.6 l
Fuel type:
– Unleaded super, minimum octane rating 95 (RON)
Power transmission:
Clutch:
– Multiple-disc clutch in oil bath, mechanically operated, primary clutch = sits directly on
the crank shaft
Gearbox:
– Constant mesh 5-speed gearbox integrated into crankcase
Drive:
– O-ring chain
Electrical system:
Alternator:
– three-phase alternator 280 W
Battery:
– 12 V / 7 Ah, maintenance free

Dimensions / Weight:
Length:
– 2,200 mm
Height (not inc. mirrors):
– 1,475 mm
Width (inc. mirrors):
– 806 mm
Seat height, unladen weight:
– 955 mm (accessory: low seat 935 mm)
Unladen weight, road ready, fully fuelled 1):
– 121 kg
Dry weight 2):
– 111 kg
Permitted total weight:
– 280 kg
Payload (with standard equipment):
– 159 kg
Usable tank volume:
– ca. 8 l (US-Version ca. 7 l)
Reserve:
– approx. 0.75 l

Technical data relate to the unladen weight (DIN)
1) According to guideline 93/93/EWG with all fluids, fuelled with at least 90% of usable tank
volume
2) Unladen weight without fluids

 

 

 

 

 

 

2010 BMW G450X – Media/Press Releases

The new BMW G 450 X. Fine-tuned for even more competitive potential.
01.10.2009 Press Release
BMW Motorrad has set yet another milestone in the company’s 80-year offroad tradition. It is the first uncompromising, pure-blooded sports enduro to be produced in the popular 450cc class and to have been developed especially for enduro use, fit for taking part in the most demanding contests in the world.

Meanwhile BMW Motorrad can look back proudly at the numerous sporting successes it has achieved with the G 450 X. Preliminary highlight was the second place in the WEC, short hand for world enduro championship, for Juha Salminen in class E2 enabled by top-professional factory entries over the course of an entire season. As well as chalking up several sporting successes in the German Cross Country Championships, the Erzberg Rodeo, and most recently, the Red Bull Romaniacs. At this event in Rumania, Andreas Lettenbichler won through decisively with his G 450 X against an entire legion of worldwide motorcycling elite at a legendary City Prolog event. Four racing days in the Carpathians, with extremely steep uphill and downhill slopes, fast rally-style sections, and difficult and selective single trails through dark forests. To cap it all was a veritable daredevil ride on the roof of a five-storey building in the centre of the city of Sibiu.

And now, numerous technical optimisations have been planned for the BMW G 450 X in the model year 2010. For instance, a new dataset has been developed for the ECU (engine control unit) of the bike’s digital engine management system. This results not only in an improvement in fuel consumption but also a reduction in engine break torque, improved start characteristics and more sensitive responses, particularly with load changes.

In addition to the usual standard features, an optional extra is available in the form of a slip-on racing silencer (without ABE and not homologated for on-road use), which serves to further enhance the technical concept of the G 450 X as a pure-blooded, uncompromising sports enduro. Its main benefit compared to the standard silencer is that it is around one kilogram lighter. The stainless steel manifold, designed as a combined reflective and absorptive silencer, fulfils FIM regulations, is easy to assemble, and reduces the G 450 X’s dry weight in competition conditions to no more than 110 kilograms.

The chassis of the BMW G 450 X has also received a number of modifications. The offset of the front axle to the middle of the fork rod has been reduced by 2.5 millimetres, resulting in more neutral handling with optimum directional stability.

Furthermore, the new of the upside-down fork has been recalibrated with a stronger damping progression, resulting in more sensitive response characteristics and improvements in overcoming bumps, even in very tough off-road terrain.

The calibration of the rear strut has also been modified, with the result that its damping characteristic now also displays a more progressive line, favouring more sensitive response characteristics. Ergonomics have been improved with a new seat design; it is now filled with soft foam and also displays an enlarged radius in the upper thigh area. The new design features increased comfort and affords the rider increased control over his machine.

The design of the new G 450 X is oriented towards the successful factory racing models of the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team, with matching, gold-anodised fork inner tubes.

The market launch of the new BMW G 450 X has been set for October 2009.

 

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First Look – 2010 BMW G 450 X
BMW Motorrad Australia has unveiled its 2010 G 450 X ahead of its market introduction in January.

After an extremely successful debut year in the Australian dirt bike market, including a National Championship title in the AORC Expert Class, the BMW G 450 X is set to continue converting enduro riders to the BMW brand.

Hot on the heels of its international and nation competition success, the 2010 G 450 X will not only receive a new look but will also be fine-tuned to offer the trail rider and enduro racer an improved overall package.

Amongst the modifications the 2010 BMW G 450 X will receive updated ECU mapping for improved fuel consumption (4.3 l/100km versus 4.5 l/100km @ 90km/h) and a reduction in engine brake torque.

The chassis has also been slightly tweaked. The offset of the front axle to the middle of the fork rod has been reduced by 2.5 millimetres, resulting in more neutral handling with optimum directional stability. The new upside-down forks with updated internal settings that have a stronger damping progression for improved tracking and control in rough terrain. The linkage free rear shock has also received updated settings.

A new seat design; now filled with soft foam and also displays an enlarged radius in the upper thigh area, provides the rider additional comfort and control over the bike.

In its appearance, the 2010 BMW G 450 X further characterises the successful factory racing models of the BMW Motorrad Motorsport team, with matching, gold-anodised forks.

2009 BMW G 450 X Offer

With the pending arrival of the 2010 BMW G 450 X scheduled for the first quarter of next year, please note all 2009 G 450 X models will attract over $3,000 of additional value, at no extra cost. Offer is valid until 30 November 2009.

Special Offer – 2009 BMW G 450 X

BMW Motorrad One Industries Decal Kit
BMW Motorrad Engine Guard (bash plate)
Acerbis Hand Guards
Akrapovic Titanium Race Muffler
BMW Motorrad Neck Brace Function

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