Originally Posted by riaan
Howzit from sunny South Africa!
Been lurking around here for the last month, reading up about the G650 XChallenge, but eventually deciding on the XCountry.
Main reason being the better seating comfort, especially for the wife!
So I placed my order for a brand new XCountry at Bavarian MC in Pretoria, and hope to get it this weekend!
Also had a custom XChallenge type bashplate fitted, some hand guards and Conti TKX 80's. Ready to take on the dirt!
Would like to know some of your experiences in the dirt with this bike, and how it would stack up against a Yamaha XT660R (which I'm getting rid of now).
That's Awesome. I'd love to see a pic of yours in Africa when you get it.
The seat comfort was a good selling point for me as well. My girlfriend does ok on the back of mine. It's no bucket-seat, but it's much better than most bikes of it's class.
I need to get some hand guards for mine. What kind did you get?
I've loved it so far in the dirt. The stock tires are the only issue for me.