Originally Posted by twinrider
How was the standard Crosstourer compared to the Super Tenere? That's the other candidate I'm considering but can't demo either.
Out of the gate the S10 is a better dual purpose bike. I can tell you now that it is slower though. The XTourers brakes are incredible on dirt, even with the stock scorpions on. The S10 struggled at about 215kph, where I shift to 6th gear a 230kph (gets there very quickly)
Throw a couple of bucks into the Xtourer and you have a Superbike slaying Adventure bike and a very very worthy dirt bike. 130hp is a lot on dirt. The up and coming 150hp KTM will not be very manageable in the street setting.
Traction control is better on the Sten due to the different settings. From what I can understand, traction is either on or off on the Xtourer. But, the traction control works great on the Xtourer too. Being able to switch between a full TC and a off road Tc (which allows more wheel slip) is nice.