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Old 10-04-2012, 11:52 AM   #1081
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I explained it somewhere earlier in the thread, it's a rubber band that seals the entire cavity above the spokes. Same Saxxess technology used on the 690 SMC and Husaberg FS570 wheels.
Thanks. Here, if someone else wants to read it. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=542

Does it require a made-for-it wheel to work? Apparently.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:54 AM   #1082
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According to KTM the new bike holds 23 liter. The old was only 20.
KTM quotes the dry weights as the following
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The bikez.com link shows 22L for the 950.
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Old 10-04-2012, 11:56 AM   #1083
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Thanks. Did find it. http://www.advrider.com/forums/showp...&postcount=542

Does it require a made-for-it wheel to work?
The rim is what's special, standard hubs and spokes.

Can't go to tubed and then back to tubeless easily as you will destroy the rubber band.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:12 PM   #1084
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When is the trike version available?
Soon as they decide on which end the two wheels go.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:17 PM   #1085
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Up to a few years ago they wouldn't need to choose a path to follow, they'd blaze a new one. Not so much today.

p.s., it's raining here too.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:20 PM   #1086
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So I'm excited to see the R and it's only a bit heavier that the 990 Well done! I think it has the potential to do well and I think it's been well executed for what it is (a GS challenger ...beater? for the regular and dirtier version for the R) .

However I'm still way more interested in the 700/800 ish version that is more dirt oriented (as many are). Please!!

So then comes the availability questions (and do I make a top rack for it!).

According to my sources (for Canuckistan): Europe gets it right away and it's going to be a mid-season release for Canada (and the US it seems, as some have posted). It supposedly won't even make the Canadian Moto shows ...hopefully it will make the US (Seattle!!) ones. The current 990 continues on unchanged for now into 2013.

Anyone have any more info??

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Old 10-04-2012, 12:21 PM   #1087
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...p.s., it's raining here too.


Supposed to be sunny tomorrow. Want to take the SE's to go get the dirt tag? I could take the the 990, but it might get dirty
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:23 PM   #1088
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Supposed to be sunny tomorrow. Want to take the SE's to go get the dirt tag? I could take the the 990, but it might get dirty

Eh, midnight shift, but you can join me and my SE the following Sunday after next at the Scrub Pine Enduro!!! Not sure it'll have enough tar connectors for you?
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:28 PM   #1089
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Eh, midnight shift, but you can join me and my SE the following Sunday after next at the Scrub Pine Enduro!!! Not sure it'll have enough tar connectors for you?
Nah, too much sand between the tar.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:40 PM   #1090
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Eek

So.. the bashed in header of the 1190 R (picture 9 in that collection)... is that factory standard ?




Alex_RO screwed with this post 10-04-2012 at 12:59 PM Reason: Failed to register the fact that the photo shoot featured 2 bikes. Too damn tired.
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:44 PM   #1091
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:46 PM   #1092
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #1093
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When is the trike version available?

how about quad?
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:47 PM   #1094
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Nah, too much sand between the tar.

I hear Jack's got an expresso machine at mile 30!
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Old 10-04-2012, 12:50 PM   #1095
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I agree. Shaving 150-190cc out of a cyl bore is not going to magically drop 150lbs off the bike. All the supporting hardware would need to be about the same for the same power level.
It isn't the weight of shaving material out of a cyl bore (and really the way you stated that is backwards as you need to add material to shrink the bore, but I know what you meant)... it is a redesign with perhaps more weight efficient architecture as Naven states...

Really the reason for going smaller would be FEELING lighter. The gyroscopic and reciprocating masses of a larger engine (more displacement) create greater inertia to overcome so it actually feels (and acts!) heavier when you are trying to throw the bike around.

Go ride a 350EXC and a 500EXC back to back on a really gnarly tight trail and you will think the 350 is much lighter than the actual 5 lbs or whatever difference it is.

But yeah, you are right, no way to shave any significant weight off without making other compromises to the rest of the bike.
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