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Old 05-14-2012, 12:15 PM   #31
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that is a "rendering" ie not a real picture, computer generated.

Ossa might be out of business, (slight chance) already,
they needed investors to keep going, investors expect "guarantee" so they (ossa) applied to the city/country the plant is in, for guarantee. Nobody has said anymore yet about how that is going?

sure, could be seen 2 ways, they could just move and be ok, in this case just trying to get more "help" when just about every country is sick and tired of helping the super rich investors make guaranteed moneys...

Or they need money/investors badly to stay open?

Marc Colmer left, (all my above is from the "web" so dont have a cow on me). It was uncertain if it was salary issues? they said personal reasons.
It dont take much to "bet" it was becuase possibly (even if slight and a guess on my part) about getting paid, and or seeking employment with a future in his opinion?

I would love to see that company keep going, and produce those bikes, but Ill be damned if Warren Buffett and his ilk should be "guaranteed" that they wont lose money investing in the company.

I mean shit, I could use a deal like that, for a company I'd like to start, sheesh.

This isnt supposed to be a politcal rant, just a finance rant,
I have a problem with people making comments like these without first hand knowledge or proof.

The problem is that these rumors are started by other brands to prevent a new company like Ossa from getting off to a good start.

Sting32 if you have any proof to back up your comments please post it, otherwise take it down. Trials doesn't need rumormongers.
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Old 05-14-2012, 12:39 PM   #32
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That said, the first 3 pics in this thread are indeed renderings. The pics themselves are the proof.

And, he is the one who linked to actual pics.

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Old 05-14-2012, 04:05 PM   #33
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Ossa images

Boy if those are "renderings" they are damn good ones... sure hope they can come through with those bikes... Very clever.... A long way from the bikes of the 70's
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Old 05-14-2012, 06:27 PM   #34
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The pre-production Explorers are on their way to all of the importing countries for DOT homologation purposes.
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Old 05-15-2012, 07:14 AM   #35
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And a nice picture of the explorer at the SSDT. (I dont think its a rendering...)

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Old 05-15-2012, 07:33 AM   #36
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Boy if those are "renderings" they are damn good ones... sure hope they can come through with those bikes... Very clever.... A long way from the bikes of the 70's
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I was thinking the same thing. Similar in purpose to a TL Honda or Kawasaki Sherpa but much lighter, better suspension, cutting edge chassis and the simplicity of a two stroke with freedom from valve, cam and timing chain issues. Based on (actually a version of the TR280i) so the capabilities that only a trials bike can offer should remain in tact. Add the possibility of it being road legal, and an additional 5.6 lit. / 1.47 gal. fuel capacity and you get the convenience of being able to ride between areas or anywhere else for that matter. Not a bad compromise for an additional weight penalty of 7 kg. / 15.4 lbs. over the TR280i, for a total package of only 74 kg. / 163 lb. "advertised weight". I've got to applaud OSSA's effort here. It seems they may have produced the ultimate flyweight dual sport. The 32 inch saddle height may also have some appeal. KnowFear - please keep us appraised of your purchasing experience.
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Old 05-15-2012, 08:27 AM   #37
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And a nice picture of the explorer at the SSDT. (I dont think its a rendering...)

What a great shot! Add me to the list of folks who are excited about this bike.
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Old 05-15-2012, 09:02 AM   #38
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What a great shot! Add me to the list of folks who are excited about this bike.
X2. That picture really shows just how capable it'll be for trials. They are definitely on to something with this bike. my enthusiasm just doubled based on that picture alone.
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Old 05-15-2012, 11:56 AM   #39
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The bike is already on sale in Spain. I've ordered mine :) I think that it will be best 5000€ investment in a toy. I can't wait to "estrenarla" next week-end.

A photo of the first batch ready to ship :)

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Old 05-15-2012, 12:57 PM   #40
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What a great shot! Add me to the list of folks who are excited about this bike.

The rider is 1997 European Champion Gabriel Reyes.
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:49 PM   #41
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Old 05-15-2012, 01:56 PM   #42
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I have a problem with people making comments like these without first hand knowledge or proof.

The problem is that these rumors are started by other brands to prevent a new company like Ossa from getting off to a good start.

Sting32 if you have any proof to back up your comments please post it, otherwise take it down. Trials doesn't need rumormongers.


The situation is not easy for anybody here in Spain.

Said that, comment that I have heard different reasonings regarding the money asked and the prefferent purchase of Derbi's plant.
I know of the OSSA owner's and am close friend of one of the regional government employees who's responsible of sharing out those subsidies.
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Old 05-15-2012, 02:16 PM   #43
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The more pics I see, the more I want one. Is the shifter far away from the foot pegs like a trials bike, or is it close like a mx bike?
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Old 05-16-2012, 03:44 AM   #44
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Probably too early to answer but will the bike come with a title here in the States? I see turn signals and I'm thinking streetable.
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Old 05-16-2012, 05:07 AM   #45
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It would make for a wheelie nice commute to work...

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