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Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,038
Posted By tokyo
The 701 now has its own microsite...

The 701 now has its own microsite http://www.701supermoto.com/en/home/

And the main Husqvarna site says it will be at Dealers in November of 2015, doesn't say which countries though ..

As much...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 7,799
Views: 1,278,602
Posted By tokyo
This is Honda, so regardless of the propulsion...

This is Honda, so regardless of the propulsion configuration, they will stick with the corporate set limit of 47HP and 500lbs as with every other bike they make.
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 787
Views: 110,065
Posted By tokyo
FJ09/MT09 Tracer is excellent! But still...

FJ09/MT09 Tracer is excellent!

But still doesn't have 7" of travel, has an extra 60lbs over the MT/FZ07, and can't be had used for $5k yet.

Which is why a 500F with Rally Raid goodies might be...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 110,065
Posted By tokyo
Thanks for the reply! My intent in the FZ07...

Thanks for the reply!

My intent in the FZ07 current form, with more lift and travel, would be not so much adventure bike... more Scrambler-y.. I do echo your hope that Yamaha sees the light and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 49
Views: 4,255
Posted By tokyo
I have a feeling rally raid is going to be back...

I have a feeling rally raid is going to be back ordered by day 2 of official product launch .. That kit has made me interested in the 500x which I wasn't before. I seem to be reading similar comments...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 787
Views: 110,065
Posted By tokyo
Thanks for the great organization of information!...

Thanks for the great organization of information!

2 questions:

1. Any update on if the F stanchions will work with the suspension extended travel upgrades or if the X are needed? (I have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 16,519
Views: 929,215
Posted By tokyo
touché! I should have known better... It...

touché! I should have known better...

It has obviously morphed into Husaberg ride reports, KTM championship updates and dating advice. The perfect thread!:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 16,519
Views: 929,215
Posted By tokyo
Has anyone posting to this thread anymore ever...

Has anyone posting to this thread anymore ever owned/ridden a WR? :D I think all owners have left.

The thread should be renamed: "Anyone ever NOT ride/own a WR and want to brag about how much...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-12-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 644
Posted By tokyo
That right there is the holy grail of adventure...

That right there is the holy grail of adventure biker-dom and the subject of dreams and fantasies of many on this site..

An SXV built by Honda or Yamaha.. With a 5 gallon tank, 26k mile valve...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 7,799
Views: 1,278,602
Posted By tokyo
I am uninformed so this is just a trying to learn...

I am uninformed so this is just a trying to learn question..
My question is, can you do this on DCT? Can you really instantly select any gear you want? Or only the adjacent gear to the one you're...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 16,519
Views: 929,215
Posted By tokyo
True.. I sold my Blue Berg and with the...

True..

I sold my Blue Berg and with the proceeds bought 2 WR's and a Ninja 650 with less than 10k miles between the 3.

So far maintenance seems the same, (had no issues with the Berg)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 652
Views: 132,607
Posted By tokyo
I found a cycle world article on that FZ7 flat...

I found a cycle world article on that FZ7 flat tracker

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/03/26/yamaha-fz-07-flat-tracker-cory-texter-first-ride-motorcycle-review-and-photos/...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 132,607
Posted By tokyo
Awesome! I wonder what they used for the triple...

Awesome! I wonder what they used for the triple clamps on the fork conversion.. If they were custom or there is some other Yamaha that has the same stem and the triple clamps swap over.

Time to...
Forum: Battle scooters 03-26-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 930
Posted By tokyo
I must have missed it somewhere.. any idea of...

I must have missed it somewhere.. any idea of engine size?

If this could cruise along at western freeway speeds (85MPH) what's not to like?

Sand, gravel, snow, wet leaves all now become...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,013
Posted By tokyo
For what its worth I have been up and down the...

For what its worth I have been up and down the displacement ladder. FJ's VFR's, SuperHawk etc.

It was a revelation when I decided to go simple and bought a KTM 640 SM. Wow, that reminded me why...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 7,799
Views: 1,278,602
Posted By tokyo
Yep. I am making do now with a knobbie shod...

Yep. I am making do now with a knobbie shod WR250X and an adventurized Ninja 650 twin until the above materializes.

Scrambler Ducati is tempting me.. but anxious to see what will come of this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,342
Posted By tokyo
Thanks, looks good! I have Shinko 705's...

Thanks, looks good!

I have Shinko 705's on my Adventure Ninja and I really like them. Ride great on the road but much more traction on the dirt.

The front size is different that stock so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,365
Posted By tokyo
My guess at Honda specs: 600lbs 12HP ...

My guess at Honda specs:

600lbs
12HP
100 year unlimited mile warranty
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 50
Views: 4,365
Posted By tokyo
This is for all those people who were begging for...

This is for all those people who were begging for a 400cc twin cylinder tote goat. Both of them.

A new king of the zombie apocalypse survival vehicles.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,219
Views: 230,313
Posted By tokyo
Finally a vid that shows exactly how I would use...

Finally a vid that shows exactly how I would use the bike.. in my mind at least.

From those standing by it would look like some old guy putting around the campground, but in my helmet the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 132,607
Posted By tokyo
What if they went a different route.. like the...

What if they went a different route.. like the Scrambler Ducati?

An MT-07 (FZ-7) with retro teardrop ~4gal tank, 7"-8" of travel and all terrain tires, keeping it similar weight <400lbs and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,342
Posted By tokyo
Has anyone done this on the 2nd gen versys? I was...

Has anyone done this on the 2nd gen versys? I was just wondering how it looks..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 652
Views: 132,607
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, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,074
Posted By tokyo
Does it wheelie though?

Does it wheelie though?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-29-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 5,306
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, 11:14 AM
Replies: 7,799
Views: 1,278,602
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, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 843
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, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 981
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, 12:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,002
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, 09:54 AM
Replies: 16,519
Views: 929,215
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, 09:42 AM
Replies: 87
Views: 22,501
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, 03:12 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 31,978
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, 03:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,002
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, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 364
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, 11:36 AM
Replies: 16,519
Views: 929,215
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, 11:21 AM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,002
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, 10:38 AM
Replies: 368
Views: 63,011
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, 01:03 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,038
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, 10:00 PM
Replies: 7,799
Views: 1,278,602
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, 02:33 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 792
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.
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