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Old 07-02-2012, 02:36 PM   #130
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Originally Posted by bigdave-gs View Post
The 950 was carburated, 90 HP, and 407 lbs dry, and in 2007, so I don't think in todays technology with 1000 cc bikes easily making 180+ hp, that a 750 FI LC8 based engine wouldn't have any problem making 90 HP reliably. As far as weight, low 400 lb mark DRY wouldn't be that hard either. Hell man, the 2012 990 Adventure R is 456 lbs dry ! ! ! Doesn't seem to "unrealistic" to me.
I think it was 436 lbs dry,50 lbs lighter would be nice. They sold the se for a while but not a huge seller so an entirely new 750 platform might be a tough bussiness case but who knows
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