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Old 05-22-2015, 04:47 PM   #1
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are thumpers motorcycles dinosaurs?

I mean are they on extinct? I don't see any new one introduced,
basically that's it, end of the line...time for 2 or more cylinders guys
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Old 05-22-2015, 04:50 PM   #2
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Perhaps you are only considering North America.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:00 PM   #3
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choices

If your interests are for mostly paved and easy 2-track the heavy twins and polycylinder machines are a logical choice.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:10 PM   #4
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I have a 2013 and my neighbor has a 2015. So i would say no.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:34 PM   #5
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I mean are they on extinct? I don't see any new one introduced,
basically that's it, end of the line...time for 2 or more cylinders guys
Did you bump your head?
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:53 PM   #6
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There are dinosaurs. Mostly from Japan. Air-cooled big singles running carburators, not a lot different than they were 35 years ago other than bore and stroke.

The KTM 690R just got two plugs per cylinder, fly-by-wire, and multiple FI maps, or so I've heard. More sophisticated than many new design multi-cylinders for sale.
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Old 05-22-2015, 05:55 PM   #7
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Have you looked at any orange bikes lately?
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:05 PM   #8
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I watched a 2015 KTM 690 Enduro pull a power wheelie in third or fourth gear blowing past my already stupid fast 525 like it was tied to an anchor. Then we raced each other to nearly 100 mph on dirt with both bikes handling it like asphalt. That is the dirt model of the 690. There is also a street model. So in a word: no.

Well, yes for bikes crossing the pacific. But we are a two ocean nation.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:13 PM   #9
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The 2015 690R supposedly got a bump in power, smoother high RPM operation, and better fuel economy.
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Old 05-22-2015, 06:17 PM   #10
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I mean are they on extinct? I don't see any new one introduced,
basically that's it, end of the line...time for 2 or more cylinders guys


KTM
husky
gasgas
beta
yamaha
honda
suzuki
kawasaki
etc.
etc.
etc.

all making lots of thumpers and, for the most part, improving them every year.
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Old 05-22-2015, 07:50 PM   #11
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Gasgas

all making lots of thumpers and, for the most part, improving them every year.
Not so much for Gasgas. They just officially declared bankruptcy.
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Old 05-22-2015, 10:38 PM   #12
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Not so much for Gasgas. They just officially declared bankruptcy.
that's sad news....maybe KTM's boss will buy them at fire sale rates so he can add genuine trials bikes to his range and stave off Gas gas extinction.
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:01 AM   #13
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I mean are they on extinct? I don't see any new one introduced,
basically that's it, end of the line...time for 2 or more cylinders guys

Dumb ass... out to stir more shit... what happened to the KLX, CRF or XT?

Standard level of post for the troll!



If it's bullshit he posts it.
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Old 05-23-2015, 05:39 AM   #14
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Standard level of post for the troll!


That dude appears to be jigging...Just calling em like I see em.
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Old 05-23-2015, 06:44 AM   #15
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Yeah, He's just trollin. Ignore!
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