Don't know much about the x-country. I test rode the x-challenge and had a blast. Same engine in the country, just tuned differently I believe.
i.m pretty sure its the same not sure that is what the stealer is spewing
either way that country is nice and if it runs as well as the challenge i say sell the 599 and buy it cause it totally felt sweet when i threw a leg over and i drove the challenge and what a blast it was!!!