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Old 11-26-2008, 07:20 AM   #18
A nation in despair
Joined: Jul 2003
Location: NM, USA
Oddometer: 21,122
Originally Posted by Nopork
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.

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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