Superdual X was built for life in the dirt. Its 21”/18” wheels easily roll right over rough terrain and provides countless tire options, allowing you to get as aggressive with the knobby pattern as you desire.
The larger wheels also offer taller ground clearance, letting you cross over obstacles with no worries. And the stout aluminum skid plate protects the underside in case things start to get out of hand.
The single-cylinder 600cc powerplant offers plenty of grunt down low for off-road situations, and its large oil capacity ensures mile after mile of trouble-free operation.
That’s a good-looking dual sport. I’d rather have one of those than a 690/701. I’m not sure I would trade my KLR for one, although I believe the Superdual suspension and motor is superior to the KLR. My math tells me the dry weight is about the same as the KLR. The KLR has a 6 gallon gas tank versus the Superdual’s 4.75 gallons. We’ll have to see how reliable these SWM bikes are over time.
I laced up a 3.5×18 rim on my KLR to mount a 140 rear tire. It turns out that is the same rim and tire combo that comes with the Superdual.
Assuming these bikes are reliable and the dealers have parts, the Superdual X definitely should be considered by anyone looking at a KLR650, DR650, 690/701 or similar dual sport.