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Old 07-09-2011, 08:24 PM   #42
Bigem
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Originally Posted by OMG_WTF View Post
what materials are those?
where are they used?
The plastics are cheap and nasty, most of the fittings seem way to light/flimsy and over time will break off. They must have got the headlight and instruments off a cheap Chinese quad!!

The right side of the engine sticks out like dogs balls and is just asking to have the end ripped off the crankshaft and the engine bars from Triumph do not appear to offer anywhere near as much protection that is needed.
The 800GS engine is protected by the frame rails on both sides, the XCs engine isn't.

I dont know where the weight is in the XC, I assume its in the engine because the rest of it seems very light-weight, more like a road bike!!

It will be interesting to see if the XC can hold its resale value like the GS does?
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