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Old 06-26-2013, 08:14 PM   #1
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If the 990 was an Airplane...?

The older I have gotten...the more motorcycling reminds me of piloting....on the ground....although...I am not a Pilot...I have been in an around alot of aviation....what IS the aviation equivalent to the 990 ?
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:46 PM   #2
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The older I have gotten...the more motorcycling reminds me of piloting....on the ground....although...I am not a Pilot...I have been in an around alot of aviation....what IS the aviation equivalent to the 990 ?
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:47 PM   #3
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Huey Cobra? :)
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Old 06-26-2013, 08:48 PM   #4
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This is what I thought of the very first time I laid eyes on a 950. Something about all the sharp angles that KTM is known for:

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Old 06-26-2013, 08:53 PM   #5
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Nah...that thing is more like my other bike :)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-t3bgWKsuj8...KTM-RC8R-4.jpg

You can really see the family traits though...

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This is what I thought of the very first time I laid eyes on a 950. Something about all the sharp angles that KTM is known for:

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:00 PM   #6
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Nah...that thing is more like my other bike :)

http://2.bp.blogspot.com/-t3bgWKsuj8...KTM-RC8R-4.jpg

You can really see the family traits though...
No fair just linking to a picture that damn sexy.


And yes, you definitely see the same "stealth" lines when you look at KTM products:

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:03 PM   #7
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Only Orange one I could find but you get the idea.
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Hey, this seems to fit:

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Old 06-26-2013, 09:17 PM   #9
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cool pix...to me...a P-51...raw...not sophisticated....requires attention during throttle up....and makes me fucking smile : )
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Old 06-26-2013, 09:25 PM   #10
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X-Bow...yummy piece of engineering - what's funny to me is that it uses the same exact gauge cluster for a dashboard as my RC8R. How's that for efficient use of parts-bin products :)

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No fair just linking to a picture that damn sexy.


And yes, you definitely see the same "stealth" lines when you look at KTM products:

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Old 06-27-2013, 12:22 AM   #11
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This is what I thought of the very first time I laid eyes on a 950. Something about all the sharp angles that KTM is known for:


Except theres nothing stealthy about them when they have a pair of Akro's fitted But yeah first time I saw one I thought the same, a cross between a stealth fighter and Robby the Robot.
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Old 06-27-2013, 02:25 AM   #12
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This is what I thought of the very first time I laid eyes on a 950. Something about all the sharp angles that KTM is known for:

RC8-origami bike
Stealth fighter-origami airplane....
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Old 06-27-2013, 04:52 AM   #13
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990 adventure = A10 Thunderbolt (if jet age)


If prop age then curtiss P-40
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Old 06-27-2013, 06:46 AM   #14
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+1 First one that came to mind

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Old 06-27-2013, 07:18 AM   #15
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Austrian made (well, german, let's say it was the same ), scary and fast, it has to be this

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