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Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by LukasM, Oct 28, 2012.
maybe for you. why do they sell so many KLR's then?
Um, hmm let me think about it, is it because you can go to a dealership and get one for 5500 new, and they've got dealerships everywhere.
Most people don't even know what a KTM is, let alone a husky. And most people are surprised to find out that BMW makes motorcycles...
Are you feeling a bit defensive of your motorcycle being compared to a KLR?
If KTM could only make their big single as smooth as the Terra version of the 650 Kymco/Rotax/Lorcin engine -- that would be a good long range engine for a lightweight Adventure bike. Slap it into a proper sporty frame & plastics, tune it for another 10hp, just ramblin'...
Or take a Terra for $3K less than a 690, throw proper suspension and an aluminum swingarm on it...
To get to the single track? Yes
And you just spent the 3k savings and have an overweight bike with low budget parts. Have you looked at the small parts on one of these...screams China to me and I like Huskys.
Then buy a super enduro. :)
This is probably the closest thing to what a lot of us wants.
but it`s never gonna happen it would hurt BMW 800 sales...
Yes! I would be happy with one of those......
Yikes- not very good protection on that radiator- add a pound to mine- no wind protection/deflection to speak of.... you know where this is going
Yeah...and it's 400lbs dry, not to mention that the sump and exhaust is like 2 inches below the axle line.....by the time you add some engine protection, a luggage system and a decent gas tank, you have an underpowered 1190.
I have one... wait, you mean buy another one? :eek1
The underlined is the reason that KTM cant make what you all pine for. They dont have the resources. Because they don't sell enough bikes or have enough dealers or enough brand recognition outside the fringes that they cater to. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
And I dont have a Husky or a KLR? I have the spindly sprung old version of the husky motor in my Dakar, you know the ones where the front wheels just magically fly off and throw you into a guardrail. <o></o>
I wish KTM, or husky, or BWM would build something like a more refined 690 with good high quality parts and minimal wind coverage that could be jumped and hammered off-road but it would cost so much and so few would buy it that it would bankrupt them. <o></o>
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In my dreams I will reserve it before it comes out.
In my mind I it will be a problem owning a 990Adv.
In my pocket will be a hole.
And in my heart an ilusion.
Only one question: How can I explain it to my wife?
Oh so you're saying you wish you had a KLR
I'm 5'10" and ride 4 different KTM's made you should just learn to cope.
Hard to believe but there's a 60° v-Twin motorcycle that claims 324 pounds wet. Lots of hand laid composites and state of the art engineering concepts.
So what if it's made of cheese, it's a lightweight v-twin innitt?
Just stating that it isn't asking too much to build a bike like Lukas has outlined. It should be easily achievable.
The bike is easy, the engine, notsomuch..
Aprilia, BRP, Rotax, KTM, and a few others have been working on it for a while.
Everyone says that and I understand where there coming from but when you go through stop and go traffic on the way to work every day it gets old trying to get A foot down. With the low seat on my Dakar I can get the balls of both feet down. I have inches of air between my feet and the ground on my buddies 690 and my other buddys 500xc-w. <?xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-comfficeffice" /><o></o>
Here you go-- claimed 385 pounds dry and 95hp.
Might need a couple of "additions"
Not exactly what I was thinking... here's a another article on the Bimota.
Oh wait! Here it comes!
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The Nay Sayers!! The fuel tank is too small! It has no wind protection! Its only got a 19 front tire! The seat height is too tall and the seat is to hard or too wide to too narrow! There are no provisions for bags! Theres no sump guard! The Exhaust pipe it routed too low! Its got high Exhaust! It doesnt have low Exhaust! Its Air Cooled! It only makes 95 HP! It weighs 385 pounds! Its not water cooled! No traction control, no ABS!