Our off-road ex­pe­ri­ence

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The X-ADV’S more lim­ited off-road ca­pa­bil­ity meant a more care­ful choice of muddy routes was es­sen­tial. In fact, due to its un­suit­able tyres, ter­rain needed to be hard packed and easy go­ing. Lo­cal ex­pe­ri­ence of off-road routes in Wilt­shire saw us ride some of the Ridgeway, an an­cient track de­scribed as Bri­tain’s old­est road. We re­stricted our rid­ing from Hack­pen Hill near Broad Hin­ton, south of Swin­don, to Bar­bury Cas­tle a cou­ple of miles away. That sec­tion, and a lit­tle more fur­ther south, is easy to nav­i­gate, though most of the Ridgeway is closed to mo­torised traf­fic from the start of Oc­to­ber to the end of April.

The X-ADV is only re­ally ca­pa­ble of go­ing off-road on firm, good con­di­tion tracks

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