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  • #8938

    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland/Ponsonby
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Sold my BMW Dakar and got a BMW X-Challenge now. Yesterday Muriwai beach. Just nice.

    #8989

    Michael J Breen
    Participant
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    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Much better bike; you may have only gained 3HP but you’ve just lost 30kg. That bike must feel super grunty and will handle way better than the boat anchor you sold. I wasn’t surprised to note that the dry weight of the old Dakar is the same 176kg as Sue’s new Ducati Scrambler! Good move ; you’re gonna enjoy that bike a lot

    #8942

    Hadrian Haine
    Participant
    • Location: Waerenga
    • Bike: 08 Husaberg FE 450 and a classic 86 Honda XLR250R
    • Rank: 400cc Rider

    Nice choice. The only modern BMW i would concidder. Looks mean.

    #8946

    Eddieb
    Keymaster
    • Location: Hamilton, New Zealand
    • Bike: Suzuki DR650 ADV
    • Rank: 1200cc Rider

    Looks good. Must be a big difference

    #8956

    xdodox (R.I.P)
    Participant
    • Location: Auckland/Ponsonby
    • Bike: BMW G650 X-Challenge
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Thanks guys.
    Oh yes, it´s a different. All what the Dakar couldn’t really handle it, easy to do for the XC. I like it. Also, the peace of wood, what we call seat. 🙂

    #8991

    Dave Bradshaw
    Participant
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    • Rank: 50cc Rider

    Nice….I just sold my dakar too and was after an x challenge but couldn’t find a local one so went for the drz400…first ride yesterday…loving the loss of weight….be great to see what you think of your bike as the x challenge may still be the next installment….

    #8993

    Steve Archibald
    Participant
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    • Rank: 80cc Rider

    So the next move is to ditch the airbag

    #9066

    octopusenvy
    Participant
    • Location: Te Tai Tokerau, Aotearoa
    • Bike: 2102 Husaberg FE570 Rally Australia Bike, 2007 BMW 650 x-Challenge, 2009 Buell XP Ulysses Police Duty (1 of 137)
    • Rank: 650cc Rider

    Riding an X for 3yrs now, and have to say the ‘airbag’ isnt too bad. Firstly its reliable. Not one story of one flogging out in the middle of nowhere. Secondly, a new Ohlins costs heaps, around 1100-1400nzd. So really u only need to check pressure here and there and give it a pump or two.

    Truthfully the suspension in the front is terrible, and to make the bike sing u need totally new (marzocchi shiver) forks and an ohlins rear. But thats 2000 easy…

    So just enjoy it and learn to ride the front springboards, and the rear airbag. Even stock its a brilliant bike design.

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