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Old 10-06-2012, 06:07 PM   #1
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2007/ 640 Rally

Thinking of buying this bike.-already have 2010 990Adv.R..with 50,000kms, need a lighter bike for the fun stuff. Any feedback on my choice of the 640..?
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Old 10-06-2012, 09:25 PM   #2
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Thinking of buying this bike.-already have 2010 990Adv.R..with 50,000kms, need a lighter bike for the fun stuff. Any feedback on my choice of the 640..?


Tried that.... Still too big IMO not enough power for weight ended up offing the 640
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Old 10-07-2012, 02:15 AM   #3
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There is no 640 Rally, they are 660s or 690s. And in the US you are very very unlikely to find a Rally anyway, so it's probably an Enduro or Adventure model.

If you already have a 990, I'd get something in the 450-570 KTM/Husaberg range to go with it for mixed riding, or a 200-300 2-stroke for pure off road.
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Old 10-07-2012, 06:55 PM   #4
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There is no 640 Rally, they are 660s or 690s. And in the US you are very very unlikely to find a Rally anyway, so it's probably an Enduro or Adventure model.

If you already have a 990, I'd get something in the 450-570 KTM/Husaberg range to go with it for mixed riding, or a 200-300 2-stroke for pure off road.
Yup, Lukas you're correct. This 640 is an Adventure. It has so many Rally parts added. I hear you on the Husaberg front...
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:00 PM   #5
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Tried that.... Still too big IMO not enough power for weight ended up offing the 640
what bike did you end up choosing...or bikes..!!
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Old 10-07-2012, 07:29 PM   #6
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I've got a 640 Adventure and a TE-449. The 640 is for doing long multi-day road/dirt trips that won't include much single track. The 449 is awesome on tight single track. The 640 can do the singletrack, you just have to work harder to do it. I would also look at a smaller bike since you already have a 990. Maybe something that you can put a bigger fuel tank on if you need the range.
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