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Old 02-28-2007, 03:38 PM   #99
RayAlazzurra
Stuck in the Eighties
 
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: St. Louis, Mo, USA
Oddometer: 226
Wheels and engine questions

The Stelvio looks ok, but I like the Quota better. The front wheel on the Stelvio looks small to me. Is the front wheel a 17 inch like the new Tiger? My impression is that the 17 inch is preferable for corner carving, but it gives up a lot of stability to the 21 inch Quota front in sand.

I read that it will be offered with the 850 engine. Is the 850 a bored or stroked Breva 750 engine, or a sleeved down 1100? I remember when BMW came out with the R850R as a sleeved down R1100. (it never was very popular because it weighed as much as the 1100) I rode the Breva 750 and loved it. That 750 engine would be wonderful in a backroad bike.
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