Hey...I have one of these, but can't remember what year it is???
I'll hand it to you,
That XTW250 concept has some real appeal - but the goofy yellow has GOT to go!
Something in a gray, sage, or desert tan would go a long way towards making it look like a serious motorcycle instead of a, well, flashlight.
Double duty - a weak and floppy skid plate, and a crappy short handled shovel. What a deal!Huh. A skid plate that doubles as a shovel. Good outside the box thinking.
^ I would think the shovel is for emergency trail repair and fire pits. If your bike is buried, get off it, take a pic, and pull it out.
I do get your point though, every time I see a jeep with a Hi-Lift jack attached to a low point on a bumper I think to myself, "Really?"
Double duty - a weak and floppy skid plate, and a crappy short handled shovel. What a deal!
Actually there are some features that could easily be adapted to the TW. Check it out.
They mount an electric fan on the engine cowl to cool it as you let it idle in camp to provide 110v power via the two ports (yes 110 ac not 12v dc). That might be an idea for additional slow travel cooling on the TW - assuming the low output charging system could handle it. Also, those yellow doughnuts on the side covers are actually soft plastic guards that are not a bad idea. The rack is kind of like a CycleRack on steroids - getting my welder out and making something like it myself.