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Forum: Road warriors 04-27-2012, 11:52 PM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,025,133
Posted By ColonelS
New Zealand is getting the NC700X ...

New Zealand is getting the NC700X

http://www.honda-motorcycles.co.nz/BikeModel/429/nc700x

The price is very competitive. My local Honda dealer does not have one in stock yet though.
Forum: Thumpers 12-06-2011, 04:02 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 411,822
Posted By ColonelS
A video of the CRF250L in action ...

A video of the CRF250L in action

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d1fwAYmhYPU&feature=related
Forum: Thumpers 11-30-2011, 04:06 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 411,822
Posted By ColonelS
At the Tokyo Motor Show

Go to 2:50 on this video

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LrjLc_4QTcY&feature=youtube_gdata
Forum: Thumpers 11-13-2011, 02:46 PM
Replies: 1,698
Views: 411,822
Posted By ColonelS
I used to have an XL250 (and then an XL600). I...

I used to have an XL250 (and then an XL600). I think the CRF250L is following in the footsteps of the XL250 which was more on the street end of the dirt/street sprectum.

I consider this more of a...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 07:37 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,112
Posted By ColonelS
Drive by wire ...

Drive by wire
http://www.ktm.com/gb/enduro/690-enduro-r-ausuk/highlights/benefit/419/benefit/Product.html


The 690 Enduro R's WP upside-down forks...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 04:17 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,112
Posted By ColonelS
Just comparing...

Just comparing http://www.ktm.com/at/enduro/690-enduro-r-eu/technical-details.html with
and http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/ktm/ktm_690_lc4_enduro_r%2009.htm


Revised engine is 690cc vs...
Forum: Thumpers 11-09-2011, 03:47 PM
Replies: 7
Views: 3,112
Posted By ColonelS
see...

see http://www.omnimoto.it/foto/popup/87785/ktm-a-eicma-2011
and http://www.omnimoto.it/foto/popup/87784/ktm-a-eicma-2011
Forum: Beasts 11-07-2011, 06:11 PM
Replies: 566
Views: 147,825
Posted By ColonelS
New pictures are available on this website ...

New pictures are available on this website

http://www.nieuwsmotor.nl/dagelijks-motornieuws/10187-2012-kawasaki-versys-1000.html
Forum: Road warriors 11-07-2011, 06:04 PM
Replies: 5,545
Views: 1,025,133
Posted By ColonelS
I was hoping for an announcement at EICMA but it...

I was hoping for an announcement at EICMA but it looks like the NS700X and Crosstourer are it.

Although curiously the CRF230L is still the 2009 model on the Honda USA website but the XR650L has...
Forum: Road warriors 09-26-2011, 02:11 PM
Replies: 242
Views: 43,134
Posted By ColonelS
Honda Develops a Powerful, Fuel-efficient 700cc Engine for Midsize Motorcycle

Tokyo, Sep 26, 2011 -- Honda Motor Co., Ltd. has announced the development of a new motorcycle engine with powerful torque in the low- to mid-speed range and top class, fuel-efficient environment...
Forum: Thumpers 09-04-2011, 02:57 PM
Replies: 161
Views: 34,925
Posted By ColonelS
New Honda 250 dual sport based on CBR250R mechanicals rumored

From visorDOWN
http://www.visordown.com/motorcycle-news-new-bikes/official-honda-250-supermoto-rumoured/18940.html

"HONDA'S CBR250R was one of the stars of 2011 thanks to its cool styling and...
Forum: Thumpers 05-02-2011, 04:28 PM
Replies: 65
Views: 21,101
Posted By ColonelS
Honda XR650L returns for 2012

- XR650L: The Legend Continues
In truth, the XR650L has grown to become a legend in its own time—and for good reason. Whether the road ahead holds dirt roads, single-track trails, highways or...
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2010, 02:45 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,691
Posted By ColonelS
XR650L back for 2011 in Canada

2011 Honda XR650LB (L9 was 2009 model)
http://hondaextreme.autotrader.ca/motorcycle/new/HONDA/2011-HONDA-XR650LB-ae6cc819404638b50139cb72aca9bc35.htm

SOG = Same Old Graphics?
Forum: Thumpers 11-10-2010, 02:43 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,113
Posted By ColonelS
XR650L back for 2011 in Canada

2011 Honda XR650LB (L9 was 2009 model)
http://hondaextreme.autotrader.ca/motorcycle/new/HONDA/2011-HONDA-XR650LB-ae6cc819404638b50139cb72aca9bc35.htm

SOG = Same Old Graphics?
Forum: Thumpers 10-05-2010, 01:55 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,113
Posted By ColonelS
Just new graphics for 2011 KLR 650

Seems like Candy Burnt Orange is a new color this year.

http://www.kawasaki.com/Products/Product-Specifications.aspx?scid=14&id=502
Forum: Thumpers 09-21-2010, 04:21 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 13,602
Posted By ColonelS
XT660Z Tenere with ABS

Here apparently are some specs and photos.

http://www.tourenbike.at/2010/09/09/xt-660-z-tenere-abs/
Forum: Beasts 09-19-2010, 09:33 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,712
Posted By ColonelS
Versys new shade of red for 2011?

Is this a new color?
http://www.motorbox.com/motor-blog/kawasaki--colori-2011/t/immagini/p/1
Forum: Beasts 09-14-2010, 05:14 PM
Replies: 244
Views: 46,504
Posted By ColonelS
Honda to Debut 8 Models at EICMA 2010

Honda will introduce eight new models on the Nov. 2 press day, though it’s not dropping any hints yet about what will be on display.
...
Forum: Beasts 09-08-2010, 03:51 PM
Replies: 21
Views: 9,712
Posted By ColonelS
2011 Versys Touring

Best as I can make out translating from Italian a more touring oriented version of the Kawasaki Versys is expected in 2011.

http://www.infomotori.com/moto/2010/09/08/kawasaki-z750r/

Per il 2011...
Forum: Thumpers 09-08-2010, 03:37 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,113
Posted By ColonelS
No changes for 2011 Yamaha dual sport models

http://ultimatemotorcycling.com/2011-yamaha-dual-sport-motorcycles
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2010, 04:51 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,113
Posted By ColonelS
XT660R gets bold new graphics

Best as I can tell translating from Spanish
http://www.motoworld.es/pruebas/novedades/yamaha-anuncia-sus-novedades-para-2011.html
Forum: Thumpers 09-06-2010, 04:29 PM
Replies: 29
Views: 6,113
Posted By ColonelS
novità grafiche is Italian for Bold New Graphics

New for 2011/2012
Husqvarna TE630
Triumph Tiger Adventure 800
Yamaha XTZ1200 Super Tenere


2011 Dual Sports released so far with novità grafiche (new graphics)

2011 Honda CRF250X and...
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2010, 09:24 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,204
Posted By ColonelS
2011 KLX250S just new graphics also

http://www.kawasaki.com.au/kawpublic_docs/spec_sheets/KLX250TBF.pdf
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2010, 07:28 PM
Replies: 1
Views: 1,204
Posted By ColonelS
2011 Wr250r

All I can see is bold new graphics.
http://www.yamaha-motor.com/sport/products/modelhome/595/0/home.aspx

Are there any other subtle changes?
Forum: Thumpers 09-05-2010, 05:40 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 14,529
Posted By ColonelS
2011 XT660Z Teneré with ABS

According to what I can translate from Spanish the 2011 XT660Z Teneré has ABS as an option for 2011.
http://motos.coches.net/noticias/yamaha/novedades/2011/
Forum: Thumpers 07-20-2010, 08:33 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 7,691
Posted By ColonelS
2011 DR650 has BNG what about KLR650 and XR650L

Looks like Suzuki are trying to outdo Kawasaki and Honda by releasing the 2011 DR650SE with BNG first....
Forum: Battle scooters 07-15-2008, 06:14 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 2,548
Posted By ColonelS
Japanese, European, Taiwanese, Chinese

The Japanese brands - Honda, Yamaha and Suzuki are good. Then there are the Taiwanese brands such as SYM which are lesser known but also good quality. The most popular European brand is Vespa (plus...
Forum: Thumpers 07-15-2008, 06:09 PM
Replies: 12
Views: 1,075
Posted By ColonelS
Drain the fuel out of the carb bowl

Ensure the fuel tap is turned off. Then undo the drain plug on the bottom of the carb. Any leftover fuel in the carb bowl goes stale very quickly.
Lastly retighten the drain plug and turn on the...
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