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So I've been posting a bit on this forum already and I'm currently debating on which bike I should get.

Right now the contenders are:
-Honda Africa Twin
-Ducati Scrambler
-BMW Scrambler
-Yamaha xsr700

Most of the bikes on my list are not even out yet so I'm holding off on buying one until I have the chance to test them all.
 

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Ya, I guess it comes down to where you want to take it and how much money you are willing to part with.
The xsr will never be a serious adventure bike, but (I'm hoping) with a suspension upgrade, dual sport tires and slightly different exhaust there are a lot of places it WILL go.
 

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I would like to take mine off the paved roads and onto a few dirt trails like this one.

This is not me but I do want to ride on similar trails. The xsr700 seems like it can handle a bit of rough gravel and that's all I need it for. If I ever want to take it onto bumper off road paths then I may look into a suspension upgrade along with tires better suited to that terrain.
 

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Like north&west stated, you may need to change out the suspension and tires to make sure your bike can handle the bumpy road. You will definitely also need to install a skid plate to protect the underside of the XSR. It can be a versatile bike if you know how to change out a few parts when needed.
 

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Scramblers are out and in strong numbers, if you haven't already you might want to test one out... who knows it might take you away from the XSR!
 

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All of the bumpy trails takes more than a day to get to and ride. Not sure if the dealers will let me test them for longer than a day.
 

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I would like to take mine off the paved roads and onto a few dirt trails like this one.

This is not me but I do want to ride on similar trails. The xsr700 seems like it can handle a bit of rough gravel and that's all I need it for. If I ever want to take it onto bumper off road paths then I may look into a suspension upgrade along with tires better suited to that terrain.
Looks like home here on the Island. I'm building my 78 xs650 for exactly this. Island adventure bike.
 

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Is there a current skid plate on the market for the FZ-07 that would likely fit the XSR? I like the idea of being able to explore off tarmac :D
No idea but even if the FZ-07 won't fit I'm sure the aftermarket community will come out with something shortly after the release.
 

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Especially with it being a volume product its bound to have a number of companies just waiting to jump at the chance to make a product for it.
 
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