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Old 06-23-2012, 01:32 PM   #76
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Not always - MotorCycleNews (in the UK) did a 'proper' adventure bike test a week or so back
I know, there is a whole thread about the MCN test
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Old 06-23-2012, 02:07 PM   #77
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I know, there is a whole thread about the MCN test
Sorry - did not spot that thread
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Old 06-24-2012, 05:30 AM   #78
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Hmmmmm... Seen this one?

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Old 06-24-2012, 07:15 AM   #79
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It still lacks a 19" front wheel to compete with the GS.....
Those tyres look like Tourance EXPs, so my guess is 17" rear and 19" front.
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Old 06-24-2012, 02:47 PM   #80
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Rc 8 fuel consumption figures are not great
I don't know about that... my RC8R gets high 30's flogging it and mid 40's when not. Maybe the dual spark of the '11+ engine is a bit more thrifty, but I have been really surprised by the fuel economy considering what it is and the enormous torque it has.
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:48 AM   #81
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I just don't understand. KTM is coming out with an all new motor, completely redesigned body and still it looks like the bike will have to be taken apart to change the oil. Why can't they design a bad ass light weight do everything bike with a spin off oil filter and an easy access drain tank ? ? ? I'd rather be riding my bike than spending 2 to 3 hours just to change the freaking oil. If it had a easy access spin off oil filter and drain. Then it wouldn't take more than 30 minutes to do the regular oil changes.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:14 AM   #82
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I just don't understand. KTM is coming out with an all new motor, completely redesigned body and still it looks like the bike will have to be taken apart to change the oil. Why can't they design a bad ass light weight do everything bike with a spin off oil filter and an easy access drain tank ? ? ? I'd rather be riding my bike than spending 2 to 3 hours just to change the freaking oil. If it had a easy access spin off oil filter and drain. Then it wouldn't take more than 30 minutes to do the regular oil changes.
It takes you 2/3 hours to change the oil on your 9x0? Really?
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:57 AM   #83
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It takes you 2/3 hours to change the oil on your 9x0? Really?
and with the quick drain fitting on the oil tank and you can leave the tanks on. So i guess with that kind of power the 21" wheel is no longer
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Old 06-25-2012, 11:09 AM   #84
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I just don't understand. KTM is coming out with an all new motor, completely redesigned body and still it looks like the bike will have to be taken apart to change the oil. Why can't they design a bad ass light weight do everything bike with a spin off oil filter and an easy access drain tank ? ? ? I'd rather be riding my bike than spending 2 to 3 hours just to change the freaking oil. If it had a easy access spin off oil filter and drain. Then it wouldn't take more than 30 minutes to do the regular oil changes.
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It takes you 2/3 hours to change the oil on your 9x0? Really?
crazybrit, don't you know a troll when you see one ?
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Old 06-25-2012, 02:22 PM   #85
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crazybrit, don't you know a troll when you see one ?
REALLY ? ? ? With 1600 posts and still a troll. Been riding for 35 years and still considered a troll....ya got to love it. When a company such a KTM, who is no longer a newby in the motorcycle business, redesigns a motor and new body style and one of the complaints with KTM is the oil change and disassembly of the bike to get to the screens and filter, you would think the company would listen to the current owners and future buyers of the bike and make it easier for the customer to do their regular maintenance, without have to modify it with aftermarket parts. Just my 2 cents, but what do I know, I'm just a troll ! ! !
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Old 06-25-2012, 05:42 PM   #86
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The problem is they probably will listen to the majority of voices and make a bike that will be nice to ride to Starbucks. I want a big bike that kicks ass of road and don't give a rats ass how I have to go about changing the oil.



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Old 06-25-2012, 06:19 PM   #87
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I just don't understand. KTM is coming out with an all new motor, completely redesigned body and still it looks like the bike will have to be taken apart to change the oil.
You can tell that from a couple of spy pics?
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Old 06-25-2012, 09:56 PM   #88
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I want a big bike that kicks ass off road and don't give a rats ass how I have to go about changing the oil.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:01 PM   #89
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I want a big bike that kicks ass under water and don't give a rats ass how I have to go about changing the oil.
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Old 06-25-2012, 10:08 PM   #90
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