I have to say that XTW looks more like a tractor than a travel bike. I understand it’s a concept bike, so maybe comments/requests on forums such as the Hubb, will push Mr Yamaha in the right direction. There are not many old or new bikes out there that don’t need a lot of fettling before setting out.
I spied one of the Derbi’s in passing yesterday, and it looked very smart. The spec with it looks neat. That sub frame looks as though it would require some bracing if travelling luggage is to be carried though. Anyone?
The Spanish appear to have taken a niche market move on this and some of the other M/bikes they have in production. Price appears to be competitive as well.