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Old 11-26-2008, 02:27 AM   #16
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re: gravel handling as is

How does the X-Moto handle on gravel in its present form? I have been thinking of getting one of these for commuting and some gravel road travel. I thought if I put on the distanzia tires it might get me by for what I need.

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Old 11-26-2008, 06:26 AM   #17
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cant imagine this bike will be in the 2010 line-up. the dealers around here cant give these things away.
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Old 11-26-2008, 07:20 AM   #18
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How does the X-Moto handle on gravel in its present form? I have been thinking of getting one of these for commuting and some gravel road travel. I thought if I put on the distanzia tires it might get me by for what I need.

thanks
Never tried the X-Moto on gravel (had it for a few days as a dealer loaner) but I did use my KTM SMC on dirt. The tires are the great limiter rather than anything to do with the bike (on the KTM but I think that extends to the BMW). So I'd ride dirt roads / forest roads and do OK but it was much skiddier than the same riding using even modestly aggressive dirt tires like my wife's DRZ with Kenda 270's.

OTOH, the bike was so controllable, that the skiddiness wasn't scary. If I got a BMW Moto, I'd fit Pirelli Scorp Synchs to make the bike just as good on pavement but at least a bit surer on gravel roads.
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Old 11-26-2008, 11:48 AM   #19
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How does the X-Moto handle on gravel in its present form? I have been thinking of getting one of these for commuting and some gravel road travel. I thought if I put on the distanzia tires it might get me by for what I need.

thanks
With the stock Pirelli Diablo tires, gravel traction is minimal. Avon Distanzias are a little better. I have a set of Challenge wheels on standby and can fit proper gravel/offroad tires on them.

With the stock pavement tires, the bike rocks in the twisties! It's fun.
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Old 11-26-2008, 03:05 PM   #20
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Old 12-06-2008, 03:58 PM   #21
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Wow...thought I was the only one who actually bought one of these!

I have done some serious offroading and touring on mine. Over 6000 miles in 5 months.

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I've ran the Pirelli Syncs and was unimpressed; low mileage, only 10% better than Diablo's offroad.

I just put a Pirelli MT60RS Corsa on the front and WOW...totally changed the character of the bike. I LOVE IT. I am at least 50-65% faster offroad and the street performance is just as good as the Diablo's, if not better. Can't wait to put one on the rear. (Also, the wet performance of the MT60RS is wild!)

You can spot me and my XMOTO a couple times in this video:

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Old 12-07-2008, 05:18 PM   #22
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I sold my XChallenge a couple months ago to buy a Honda 919 for longer distance duty. I missed the thumper though. Stopped by the local BMW shop for the first time in months and found this. Just under $6000 for a left over ABS model. I couldn't resist :)

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Old 12-07-2008, 05:28 PM   #23
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I sold my XChallenge a couple months ago to buy a Honda 919 for longer distance duty. I missed the thumper though. Stopped by the local BMW shop for the first time in months and found this. Just under $6000 for a left over ABS model. I couldn't resist :)
Congrats on getting the deal of the century.
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Old 12-12-2008, 06:46 PM   #24
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UNDER $6K? That is actually enraging.......I got raped!
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Old 12-13-2008, 11:41 AM   #25
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Yep. The economy took a dump and now some dealers can't give away some bikes. I saw the new F800GS and thought I might trade my '08 G650 XC in for it. I bought the 650 this June for nearly 10 g's. The dealer has two new yellow '09 650 XC they can't sell and so offered me only 5 thousand for my bike. I told them I like my bike too much to give it away. I'll just have to wait a while to get the 800, if at all.
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Old 12-14-2008, 12:50 AM   #26
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You can spot me and my XMOTO a couple times in this video:


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You make me feel ashamed for needing a 21" front wheel
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Old 01-13-2009, 07:44 PM   #27
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Running Pirelli MT60's F/R now...great tire, wears pretty fast but the off-road grip in dry conditions is great. A true 60/40 street/dirt tire.
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Old 02-09-2009, 04:48 PM   #28
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I swapped on some Challenge bodywork to give it a little more of the supermoto look. The red stickers gotta go for something with some blue in them.

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Old 02-15-2009, 12:25 PM   #29
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I see tons of threads on the XChallenge and the XCountry. Where are the XMotos? Any feedback on them?
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Old 02-15-2009, 01:54 PM   #30
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I see tons of threads on the XChallenge and the XCountry. Where are the XMotos? Any feedback on them?
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Bert,

Did a search and found this short thread..



http://www.advrider.com/forums/showt...ight=challenge
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