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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 02:49 AM
Replies: 583
Views: 116,785
Posted By tokyo
Stroke it just a bit more and call it an XT550...

Stroke it just a bit more and call it an XT550 Tenere. The R3 weighs 368 wet so a stripper XT550 a-la the Ducati Scrambler could be sub 350lb.

In fact put fat 18" wheels and call it a TW550:D
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-26-2015, 04:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 4,601
Posted By tokyo
Does it wheelie though?

Does it wheelie though?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-29-2014, 03:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,640
Posted By tokyo
This.. but in red and with the cast wheels for me...

This.. but in red and with the cast wheels for me and my intended use. I like tubeless and lighter weight.

Should I decide to get a scrambler it won't see many trails that would need the extra...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 12:14 PM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 1,068,008
Posted By tokyo
The bare bones, parallel twin, with radiator,...

The bare bones, parallel twin, with radiator, FZ07 is probably a more apples to apples barometer, but the result is a similar 397 lbs wet.

Not much more you can whittle away without using...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 03:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 757
Posted By tokyo
Its from the super secret John Deere motorcycle...

Its from the super secret John Deere motorcycle development program..
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-04-2014, 04:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 900
Posted By tokyo
I think riding a motorbike in Japan is one of the...

I think riding a motorbike in Japan is one of the worlds best kept secrets. in fact I hesitate to even post this in case other people decide to go..

45min on a freeway and you are out of Tokyo...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 01:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,446
Posted By tokyo
Its not often you hear of motorbike Pro's out...

Its not often you hear of motorbike Pro's out racing high-dollar quads on their hardtail ATC200.

That's why I love this site.. never know what you will learn each visit :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 10:54 AM
Replies: 14,687
Views: 810,778
Posted By tokyo
Just a wild guess, but KTM needed the US...

Just a wild guess, but KTM needed the US dirtibike market a lot more than the other manufacturers.

Honda, Yamaha needed the US market back in the 70's and 80's but as the world grew and they...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 10:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 18,926
Posted By tokyo
Amen I was jonesing for a '14.. but then...

Amen

I was jonesing for a '14.. but then the Husky 701 was announced (I like 17" wheels) so I thought I would wait and look at those and now this.

Buying a thumper from KTM is like buying...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 04:12 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 31,113
Posted By tokyo
I like the simple: Thumpers -Street...

I like the simple:

Thumpers
-Street legal (sold that way)
-Off road only (up for interpretation/adjustment/add you own blinkers)

That way it is easy to cross shop street legal stuff,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 04:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,446
Posted By tokyo
Good point! How about we help out the...

Good point!

How about we help out the manufacturers with a suggested list of their thumper product portfolio?

Honda:
CRF450L = CRF250L +200CC
XR700L = XR650R + 700CC ATV Motor (FI +E-start)...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 336
Posted By tokyo
It would be a "beast" .. but I would really like...

It would be a "beast" .. but I would really like if they stuffed the 80HP, 4stroke, 500CC twin (stroked to 550) from Phazer snowmobile into a Wr250R frame and called it the XT550.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:36 PM
Replies: 14,687
Views: 810,778
Posted By tokyo
[QUOTE=patrick2cents;25631557] ...

[QUOTE=patrick2cents;25631557]

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/6/0/0/1991006.jpg

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I wonder if the aftermarket will ever offer the rocket launcher panniers and ...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 12:21 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 12,446
Posted By tokyo
It is actually a great time for the Japanese to...

It is actually a great time for the Japanese to take a risk. The devaluation of the Yen, currently at 119 per $USD, means that they can sell stuff much cheaper here in the states. For reference, a...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 11:38 AM
Replies: 324
Views: 51,613
Posted By tokyo
I will believe that when I see it.. For...

I will believe that when I see it..

For as "niche" as the 690 is they sure are hard to find sitting at dealers, and when you do its MSRP plus the standard stealership bendover fees..
Forum: Thumpers 12-01-2014, 02:03 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,205
Posted By tokyo
Yep, that's why the sorted '14 690 is good news. ...

Yep, that's why the sorted '14 690 is good news.

I personally like 17" wheels with knobbies for my type of riding and since there is no 2014 690SMC in the states, the 701 would be the only way...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-29-2014, 11:00 PM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 1,068,008
Posted By tokyo
I have no dog in this fight, I will be happy to...

I have no dog in this fight, I will be happy to see a single or a twin, compelling arguments for both.

But I do think that a single doesn't preclude financial success. I've owned 3 LC4's and 3...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By tokyo
Yep! But with off the shelf parts.. ...

Yep!

But with off the shelf parts..

530 twin from Triumph would be great though.. I really like that 800 triple.
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 03:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,205
Posted By tokyo
Exactly! Hopefully there is no problem. ...

Exactly!

Hopefully there is no problem.

Still haven't heard of any major issues on the 2014's but they have only been out for a year, so here is hoping the news stay good. And also that...
Forum: Thumpers 11-26-2014, 09:02 AM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,205
Posted By tokyo
Hmm.. I actually like the looks personally. ...

Hmm.. I actually like the looks personally.

Of course I really want this bike to be good so maybe I am looking at it through blue, white and yellow glasses.

If it all checks out, this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-26-2014, 08:33 AM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 1,068,008
Posted By tokyo
I remember seeing an NR750 at a Tokyo motorcycle...

I remember seeing an NR750 at a Tokyo motorcycle dealership in the 90's. I was awed just to be so close to something on the leading edge of engineering..

To me it looked like a spaceship with 2...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-25-2014, 01:50 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 739
Posted By tokyo
Parts-bin mini-twin

Too cold and icy for bikes and not enough snow for snowmobiles yet, so another what-if thread to kill the boredom.

Using existing bikes/parts suggest to manufacturers what they could and...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-25-2014, 01:26 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 16,229
Posted By tokyo
I hope so. A mini Uly built from this...

I hope so.

A mini Uly built from this 353lb (wet) Hastur with 79HP would be bang on. That is 100lbs less than a Versys 650 which has 64HP.

https://rideapart.com/articles/hero-hastur
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-20-2014, 10:34 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 116,785
Posted By tokyo
I had a '10 690 SM, and yes that 690 is very...

I had a '10 690 SM, and yes that 690 is very smooth. If it weren't for the the niggling little reliability inconveniences, that could easy be an all rounder for me.

Those are all sorted as of '14...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-20-2014, 10:18 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 25,657
Posted By tokyo
That sweet little 4-stroke, 80HP, 500cc parallel...

That sweet little 4-stroke, 80HP, 500cc parallel twin in the Yamaha Phazer snowmobile has to figure into the fantasy somewhere. The snowmobile weighs 480lbs with skis and tracks etc.. Seems you could...
Forum: Thumpers 11-14-2014, 12:19 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,205
Posted By tokyo
Here is a good place to look over the known...

Here is a good place to look over the known issues and the reasonable fixes.

http://ktm690.info/index.php/690_Hall_of_Wisdom

Not a lemon by any means, but after dropping $11k on a single...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-14-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 116,785
Posted By tokyo
This is the season where us motorcycle people are...

This is the season where us motorcycle people are dealing with various forms of depression because our "perfect" bike was not shown.

Usually we deal with it by thinking some combination of the...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 11-13-2014, 04:31 PM
Replies: 220
Views: 25,657
Posted By tokyo
This and this The RXV 550 twin weighed...

This and this

The RXV 550 twin weighed 313lbs wet I think? And how much does reliability weigh? Add 40lbs of reliability and gas capacity and there you go, a 350lb twin for fun and adventure.
Forum: Road warriors 11-13-2014, 04:15 PM
Replies: 369
Views: 86,086
Posted By tokyo
Duke 390 coming to USA for $4,999 :eek1 Wow,...

Duke 390 coming to USA for $4,999 :eek1

Wow, I did not see that price coming. Anything out of KTM for less than $8k is a freakin bargain. It even still has WP suspension and Brembo brakes.

At...
Forum: Thumpers 11-11-2014, 03:33 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 6,205
Posted By tokyo
+1 I loved my '10 690SM but too many...

+1

I loved my '10 690SM but too many issues either happened or were waiting to happen. If I could have it reliable, truly a do it all bike for my riding.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-11-2014, 01:53 PM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 1,068,008
Posted By tokyo
I keep hoping there is a new "adventure light"...

I keep hoping there is a new "adventure light" wave.. with bigger thumpers and smaller twins..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 04:21 PM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 1,068,008
Posted By tokyo
Oh yeah, thanks for the heads up. I forgot to add...

Oh yeah, thanks for the heads up. I forgot to add ..

Wouldn't a 350lb 60hp XR700l that lasted forever for $7k be great? :D

690 is definitely on the dream list!

I had a '10 690SM and loved...
Forum: Thumpers 11-05-2014, 03:38 PM
Replies: 18
Views: 2,034
Posted By tokyo
Agree. You can't find DOT tires in 24".. Which I...

Agree. You can't find DOT tires in 24".. Which I think is motoped's size. FX bikes is 19" so possibly could street legal depending on your state.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-05-2014, 03:25 PM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 1,068,008
Posted By tokyo
Wouldn't that be great? A 350lb 60hp XR700L...

Wouldn't that be great? A 350lb 60hp XR700L thumper :clap
Forum: Thumpers 11-04-2014, 01:44 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 3,696
Posted By tokyo
This. I had a '10 690SM, loved it. But it...

This.

I had a '10 690SM, loved it. But it had some reliability issues and I just couldn't fully enjoy a $10k single. I loved it though.. just a couple big "if only's"..

I can't imagine this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-04-2014, 10:41 AM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 1,068,008
Posted By tokyo
I'd be interested to hear.. The Tokyo Motor Show...

I'd be interested to hear.. The Tokyo Motor Show is held every other year, next one is Fall of 2015. Tokyo Motor Cycle show is held in the spring.

So as far as I know, if there is any reveal...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 11-01-2014, 09:20 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 116,785
Posted By tokyo
Sounds like my Honda dealer.. But he has no bikes...

Sounds like my Honda dealer.. But he has no bikes I'm interested in :cry
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-31-2014, 11:12 PM
Replies: 583
Views: 116,785
Posted By tokyo
My Yamaha dealer sucks.. I wish I could buy the...

My Yamaha dealer sucks.. I wish I could buy the fantasy Yamaha from a fantasy Yamaha dealer.

He would play nice music, have a service department with an average of more than 4 teeth each, would...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-31-2014, 03:47 PM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 1,068,008
Posted By tokyo
Man I wanted one of those a few years ago.....

Man I wanted one of those a few years ago.. before I became aware of my own mortality and tiptoed down the displacement ladder and found enjoyment I hadn't expected.

Now I don't know exactly what...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 10-31-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 6,119
Views: 1,068,008
Posted By tokyo
If its named the Elsinore 500 .. $9k If its...

If its named the Elsinore 500 .. $9k
If its named the CBX500R .. $7k :D
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