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Old 07-08-2011, 09:59 AM   #34
The Griz
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Originally Posted by Maniac28 View Post
I don't know about the 90/10 thing, the bike is pretty similar to the BMW. Maybe for those of us who really ride hard trails on these bikes, you might notice a difference. For the average buyer, I don't think the added clearance of the F8 makes too much difference.
That depends on what you mean by 'hard trails'. Again, just my opinion after riding both bikes. With the 800XC as top heavy as it is and with that lower linkage poking out and the overall lower ground clearance it's off-road worthiness is reduced in my opinion.

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...... the 800XC at the motorcycle show had excel rims front and rear. I assumed they would come that way? If they took those off, that's a real shame.
Someone put those on that show bike aftermarket then.

Pretty much every photo I find there are no Excel rims:




Neine Excel.
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