Originally Posted by Rosie!
I've had a sit on the new XT, and it feels about the same as my '06 sherpa. I haven't ridden one, but the engine specs look very similar.
The little plastic 'radiator' shroud things on the tank of the XT look like they would break easily, but the sherp is thoroughly droppable (once you've installed handguards).
Yep, I am actually leaning towards the Sherpa now. Just gotta do the seat test. What kind of top end speed are you seeing on asphalt with the Sherpa?
Not sure why they geared down to 5-speed from 6-speed on the new XT. It would be interesting to see some power/torque curves.