The Moto Guzzi X-Rally represents Oberdan Bezzzi's progressive thinking, not only in the design of the bike, but also for advocating the entry of an up-yours scrambler in the enduro class. Inspired by the Stelvio NTX1200, the X-Rally appears to be a much better off-road prospect. The limitations of the cumbersome V-twin powerplant notwithstanding, Bezzi has improved its off-road credentials with a leaner look, robust frame, higher clearance, dual-sport tires and twin Akrapovic exhausts.
More to the point, a redesigned seat makes for a more upright riding position and a new suspension for greater travel front and rear. Laudable as Bezzi’s efforts are, critics fixate on the Stelvio’s weight hovering around the 600 lbs (275 kg) mark, and the high-revving motor that loses out on low-torque grunt. Then again, Bezzi’s self-proclaimed mission is not to reconcile the impossible, but to challenge the status quo. This the X-Rally does, and more.
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