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Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much ho' started by goodcat8, Apr 23, 2012.
And the pictures...
Not purrdy at all...990 looks much better. Back to the board...hang on its released to the world next month.
I'm glad it's as ugly as Duck....another reason to keep the 950...
What a bunch of eyebrow plucking, back waxing, slack jawed metrosexuals.
'Oooo, its ugly'
Who really gives a flying f**k how it looks?
My old 1000 DS Multi was the benchmark of ugly. It was also without a doubt one of the best bikes I've ever owned.
I would say however, at 230kg wet, it could use a bit of lipo..
Said robert m pirsig
Well, you'ld know all about metrosexuals coming from Sydney, Ducky
Looks like good ground clearance
Left side looks better.
i learned a loong time ago to not say opinion on a bike till i drive it.
I had to eat my words one time because i said i didn't like the 950 (black) and 5 years later i own one and no other bike comes close to this one IMHO.
The irony in all is that i think the black one is the best one and the one i got is orange.
I'm a bike mechanic, and i gotta say that i thought the gadgets the BMW has are kinda cool sometimes.
but o well, here is a KTM that does display fuel level, has a last generation abs, electronic suspension but we are all saying we don't like it.
BTW: i don't know how KTM does it, but i swear that to me ( a 5"11 150 pound lightweight) this bike NEVER feels that heavy
I don't care if looks ugly. I just want to know where or how to bolt on a set of crash bars and a skid plate.... it looks like the kickstand is still bolted to the motor?
I was noticing the same thing, but I'm done building brackets.
One of these days, I will fly to Australia, and stay there few weeks to learn their language ... Seems curiously close to that language they speak in western USA's dez ...
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i tried the electro suspension on the multi and thought it kind of gimicky so no interest in that. The 150 hp sounds nice if its smooth and has grunt and the bike isnt top heavy, my gripe with the se.
I can see an akra and some carbon fitting up nicely. Just checking the dash looks like elec susp which Im not too keen on and would rather my current setup. The styling I'll bet changes a bit before it gets to joe public and lets hope the gap between the screen and dash fixes the buffetting???
Single exh - I can see plenty of room for some aux tanks back there....
Though my proximity to Sydney roughly approximates Cumbria to Soho, tis true, we do indeed have our share of ballsac shaving dandy's out west.
I agree on the looks part but 230kg wet is actually a bit less than the current 990 so there's nothing wrong with that figure....
P.s. go back to page 19 of this thread and see what's written there...
Ill remain positive until they launch the bike and show the options (which pisses me off!) to make this a actual ADV bike. Maybe, just Maybe they will release a more dirt focused version.
sump guard, come on, that is basic upgrade number 1!
Are they two different bikes?
The forks are different in the posted photo's.
Sorry if I'm stating the obvious.
I always get a laugh from pre-release speculation threads like this. I could say, don't all you guys have better things to do than comment on something that will undoubtedly look different when it is finally in production, but here I am participating too! So, I just have enough time to jot something here before I whip over to the iPhone 5 forum...
It looks to me like KTM have attempted to address several of the issues you have all been whining about here for years (no wait...they don't listen to feedback from the public do they?)...the three-point attachment for the ever-expanding tanks...the headlight (can only assume they made it work better!)...easier access for oil changes...the windshield, which looks like it could be played with ad-infinitum by any idiot with $20 worth of plexiglass and a jigsaw, and made adjustable with some simple sliders....the wet weight (if what I read is true, that it is in fact lighter than the current 990.
As if anyone has ever put a real sump guard on an adv anyway - they almost all get replaced. Seats...replaced....etc etc etc. It even looks like the design of the tank makes it easy for someone to make an aftermarket camel variety for substantially less than $1600.
My point is, no-one ever made any bike that everyone was 100% happy with...and judging something for how it looks when it isn't even for sale yet...kinda silly (says the proud owner of the ugly-as-sin appliance-white 990)
Tough crowd around here. I for one do like what i see. I just have to weigh up trading a bulletproof Super Ten for a euro bike with all the character that comes along with it.