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Old 04-23-2013, 12:34 AM   #3391
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The bike I wanted since I first saw it

KTM 990 Adventure Baja Edition

http://www.ktm.com/us/travel/990-adv...ml#prettyPhoto
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:16 AM   #3392
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They look intriguing, but they have been taking reservation for a long time and don't see to have delivered any production bikes. For people in the AR15 world it's a bit like the Shrike.

That said I would be ALL OVER the Freeway if it transitions from vaporware to reality.
stuff is happening, some people are get.....


I'm not saying anymore.
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Old 04-23-2013, 05:34 AM   #3393
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I've always thought these were great, beefy looking bikes. Just very tough looking. Love it.

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Stopped by the dealership, and I really like the looks of the cb 1000, also like the street triple r. Then I stepped out in the garage and was happy to see the bike I picked up on the fall. This is the one I like today:

And I own it.
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:09 AM   #3394
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My latest obsession. Anything nicknamed the "Widowmaker" piques my interest...
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Old 04-23-2013, 06:09 AM   #3395
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Holy baby Jesus!
I'm guessing that you got the silver bike with the black frame and painted the tank and plastics? I've always thought they were lookers, but damn! Yours is a stunner. Where did you procure that belly fairing?
By mine, I meant my "bike I want today." That's just a pic I found on Google.
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Old 04-23-2013, 07:56 AM   #3396
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By mine, I meant my "bike I want today." That's just a pic I found on Google.

Well, you have good taste!
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Old 04-23-2013, 08:31 AM   #3397
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Gawd I love these things. I'm sure they're horribly impractical for everyday riding but they're basically what Harley would build if Harley weren't run by a bunch of douchebags who are afraid of progress.
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:09 AM   #3398
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Gawd I love these things. I'm sure they're horribly impractical for everyday riding but they're basically what Harley would build if Harley weren't run by a bunch of douchebags who are afraid of progress.

Hmmm... No offense intended, and while I do agree with the sentiment in part, I'd say that those "douchebags" build what sells in today's market. They tried it with Buell and unfortunately the numbers just weren't there. We are just stuck with a market that is dominated by cruisers, and H-D's marketing folks are just responding to that market. And they do a damn fine job of sustaining that market trend too. I'd think that if market demand changed, then H-D would start following whatever was in demand. But for now, they are continuing to sell to the masses..

As for the MT-01. How many did Yamaha sell?

I do agree though, that it would make a very fun bike to ride on the street in the real world.

This one looks particularly enticing! Even if it is missing a few things...




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Old 04-23-2013, 09:11 AM   #3399
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My latest obsession. Anything nicknamed the "Widowmaker" piques my interest...
Damn!
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Old 04-23-2013, 09:13 AM   #3400
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Gawd I love these things. I'm sure they're horribly impractical for everyday riding
A CBR1100XX owner (a fat pig in it's own right) that's a friend of mine once
had a ride on one of these and was "spent" after 50-60 miles on the open
road, the thing does not want to change direction, supposedly.

Then again, you can see people on YT riding them on track and kicking a$$.

It's probably a work-out, but DAMN, anyone who wouldn't want to try that
thing is nuts! Then again, anyone who owns one is also nuts.
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Old 04-23-2013, 04:13 PM   #3401
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Did someone say "Torque"?!

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Old 04-24-2013, 02:16 AM   #3402
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Did someone say "Torque"?!

I call, and raise you a:
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Old 04-24-2013, 04:56 AM   #3403
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I've always thought these were great, beefy looking bikes. Just very tough looking. Love it.
Thx. Been quite a change from the R65. I'm really enjoying it so far.
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Old 04-24-2013, 11:31 AM   #3404
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Gawd I love these things. I'm sure they're horribly impractical for everyday riding but they're basically what Harley would build if Harley weren't run by a bunch of douchebags who are afraid of progress.
+1 I love it! If they sold the MT01 here I"d buy one no matter what the cost.

I almost pulled the trigger on a Buell before they went under. They were great bikes.

Black n' Red was the way to go.
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Old 04-24-2013, 12:08 PM   #3405
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+1 I love it! If they sold the MT01 here I"d buy one no matter what the cost.
MT01=YamaBuell

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I almost pulled the trigger on a Buell before they went under. They were great bikes.
Shoulda done it. In the land of the infinite garage, I'd have mine back in a skinny minute.
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