I disagre with that completely. The entire adventure biking thing is a European thing. The beginnings of it, in the 80s with the BMW R80G/S, the 3AJ Tenere, The Africa Twin, Super Tenere ... all designed and built for the European market - specifically for travel in Africa. All included large fuel tanks and range and durability as key features. When Yamaha re-entered the adventure market a few years back, they designed, built and launched the 660 Tenere ... in Europe. For the European market. It has a 22 litre tank. The only bike adventure bike designed for or built in the USA or Australia is the Buell XB12 Uly with its 16.5 litre tank. If you go adventuring around the developing world, about 70+% of the non local people on bikes you will meet are from Europe - in some parts, like Africa or Mongolia or the stans, its more like 95% European. Europe is the home of adventure biking! If anything, the European market gets the decent sized fuel tank thing far more than the US market. After all, a European bike buyer is far more likely to head off into the 3rd world (Africa or Eurasia) with his new bike - or at the very least, he will not buy an adventure bike that is incapable of fulfilling that ambition. That doesnt mean European buyers are necessarily as picky as US buyers about wide ratio boxes tho. See my recommendations below ... Regarding this bike, I believe RallyRaidProducts UK (KTM Mitch) who are making the tanks, are also making larger tanks for the rally version of the bike, that will be an option. If they plan to race it in the Dakar, and they say they do, then they will be planning for about 30 litres capacity. I also would love a wide ratio box. Especially since changing the front sprocket isnt going to be a 2 minute process. I have one of the quite wide 3.27:1 5 speed boxes on the BMWx bikes and still feel there is room for a 6th gear there, so that one front sprocket does it all (or even keep it 5 speed but widen it even more to get an overall spread of about 3.5:1). From technical single track to all day long 80+ mph motorway cruising. I think unless potential buyers hassle CCM about that, then it wont happen. I reckon that if you are in the US, you need to let them know that there is a market for them in the US, cause as stated earlier, they have no distributor in the US I also reckon that everyone who enquires about this bike needs to stress to CCM that a different very wide set of gear ratios (ideally delivering a spread of 3.5:1) is an essential part of the "to buy or not to buy" process. If they get mass hassled by potential customers on that issue - and if they understand many people like the bike buy wont buy it without those ratios, they should be able to get Kymco to whip up another set of gears pretty cheaply.