Originally Posted by McGoo
I have on of those army bikes, and as a farm runabout, it would be..,ok. They are very reliable, and fast enough for travelling but slow enough for farm work. On the flip side, however, they are very heavy for what they are.
We have a few proper farm bikes, Honda CT200 models, and my XT feels like it weighs >30% more. Which is fine, but it would get old very quickly if it got stuck.
Didn't think of the getting stuck issue. The farm has a lot of sticky blacksoil and this may get to be an issue. I've ridden my DR800 around there a bit and it is hard work, the XT would ge easier, but not a lot easier. So another issue to consider.