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Old 01-29-2012, 09:37 AM   #59
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Originally Posted by twinrider View Post
I can understand the desire for a new bike at that price point, but I wouldn't call a bike with two less hp and a 3.3 liter smaller fuel tank than the Dakar an "upgrade" unless the new cosmetics mean that much to you. I'd be whistling a different tune entirely if BMW had used the X Challenge's USD forks though. Talk about a missed opportunity...

You're looking at a ballpark $1,000 for a fork upgrade, including buying used YZ forks and triple trees, respring/revalving the forks to suit the BMW's much heavier weight, and buying the $500 Hawk Engineering kit to retain the stock wheel and brakes,
Definitely a missed opportunity for BMW.
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