Originally Posted by stevh0
Throw a couple of bucks into the Xtourer and you have a Superbike slaying Adventure bike ....
This is myth. I heard it many times about different bikes but never seen it proven with equal skill rider. Get to group of good superbike riders on well paved road and any of those SUV hyppos will eat dust no matter what bucks are in.
I have seen enough of such "races" in Alps...
People often fooling themselves after smoking 18 years old boy racer on liter-sport and get wrong impression.
It is possible to broaden abilities by any bike but almost impossible to change it's main purpose. I rebuild and modified lot of them and learned it hard way.