Great info Max. You are so right about the bike and the tires. The X is very finicky as to what off road oriented tire you use when it comes to tarmac. On dirt there seems to be no problems. It seems several guys are running D606s and have had similar problems when running at higher speeds on pavement; i.e. getting to/from the trail. The dampers appear to help. I had D606s and experienced the same problem Now I have Michelin Deserts and the problem is worse. The Emig should help and also allow me to upgrade the front end to KTM down the line. BTW I emailed Erik from his web page about an X-tank but have not heard back. Do you know if he is still selling them?