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Old 01-23-2013, 05:12 AM   #1604
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Originally Posted by Chris 690R View Post
Looks like it will be a nice bike.

I only have one question, why the Steel swing arm?

Mostly to keep costs down would be my guess. Strength for adventure touring, those bikes can get loaded down pretty good, could be another.
The X bikes had a few cases of broken swing arms. Various other bits of cast alloy made the bikes a bit vulnerable. steel = peace of mind
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