First Look- Terra Mostro Adventure Bike

Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Desert Dave, Mar 1, 2007.

  1. crushingchestpain

    crushingchestpain Banned

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    just take the fucking honda to a dealer and wholesale it so we dont have to see your toaster ad any more!!:lol3
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  2. Projectile

    Projectile Map? What map?

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    Why......why......why... would you show me something like this? :dunno After all the self help books I've been reading on addictions, I was just beginning to believe I had a problem and didn't need any more bikes.
    What have you done?..........What did I ever do to you?:2cry




    Make mine a 1000 .........and in red please! :D
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  3. ddlewis

    ddlewis Long timer

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    Now that's just frickin awesome :thumb

    Now I'd like to see Suzuki follow suit w/ the weestrom.

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  4. KaceCoyote

    KaceCoyote Pass the queer more beer

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    Wow! How much $$$?
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  5. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    Where to start.

    First I didn't build this bike, just had some input. About the only "engineering" I did was a day at the shop measuring for an appropriate shock length and experimening with wheel travel options. Hardley a speck compared to all the hard work that's gone into this. Basically I'm the guy in the corner with a beer telling them when somthing was crap or not :lol3

    Really I fit into the picture as a good example of thier target demographic for this bike. We've spent hours tossing around ideas as far as function, looks and other specifics. I'll try to address some of your questions, I don't have any specs and some are subject to change as it's still evolving. I've aready seen this bike in many different stages.

    Seems many of you are concerned that it is along the lines of a plated dual sport more than an adventure bike. I probably wouldn't be involved if that was the case, let's face it, if you just want a dirt bike with plates there are already many good options. In the early stages of this bikes concept the goals were what I'm looking for: to build a bike that's really off-roadworthy yet can handle a full day of open highway, whether traveling or sport, and not feel like you're abusing the bike or yourself in either environment. That's not a mission statement :lol3 , just a summary of ideas.

    As for some of the specifics, I wouldn't be intrested without luggage potential. If you can't carry gear it's not an adventurebike IMO. While there are no current plans to manufacture luggage, there are model specific options availble that bolt on, and I'm sure it wouldn't take much to adapt others products as well.

    Colors? Whatever factory colors you want. I've seen it in red, very sexy:tb In fact that's another concept that's important, custom packages that will allow you to choose how you want yours from options that work for you, not cookie cutter bikes like big manufacurers. A bike should FIT you and have options for how you intend to use it. Choices are what it's all about.

    I can't comment on price as nothing is set yet and it'll depend on options, but the numbers I've heard thrown around it will be doable for the average guy and not an over-expensive novelty for a few.

    Scapegoat- YES this is a real plan. Speculation was a long time ago. This has been a full time job for some, not just an evening and weekend project. I've been amazed from the little insight I've had as to what I've learned about the market and sourcing parts/costs etc. as well as whats involved with making your own parts.

    Zapp- don't worry, these guys are on the west coast so availability will be in the states no problem :thumb

    It's good to hear feedback from you guys on the project. It looks like it's heading the right direction and more input can only help make decisions at this point.
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  6. DRxDR

    DRxDR Been here awhile

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    What a cool looking bike! It's amazing how longer travel and a knarley set of knobs can alter a bikes appearance.
    Good on ya! :clap wayne
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  7. Kawidad

    Kawidad Long timer

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  8. Eurobiker

    Eurobiker Vintage Cat Herder

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    So how would this gorgeous beast be titled? A Ducati, A Terra Mostro? :ear Importanat consideration with insuring, registering, etc. :clap
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  9. fixer

    fixer KLR-riding cheap bastard

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    sweet beast! :ricky
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  10. Cauldron

    Cauldron Now in DESMODROMIC!

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    Looks great.

    Will there ba a chain guard of any sort?
    Where is the oil cooler
    What is the displacement? 900 750 800 1000 650?
    Fuel injected or carbs?
    How loud is the exhaust?
    Wet or dry clutch?
    What size are the rims? 21 in front and 17 rear?
    How many can they make in a year?
    (answer any you feel like...:lol3 )


    Love the concept. If the weight can be kept down...

    Keep us in the loop!
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  11. Arch

    Arch Incurable Gearhead

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    This longtime Ducnut finds that thing to be seriously tasty. :thumb
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  12. bacon

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    You can tell them to add my name to the list I will take one also.

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  13. Desert Dave

    Desert Dave Enjoying the moment

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    Here ya go guys, an email I recieved today (quoted with permission)



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  14. AngryRed

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    Man I would love to see a pic of the exhaust pipe side. I've owned two Monsters (including my current S2R 1000) and because the pipes are normally routed from the heads under the frame I've scraped even on speedbumps. I won't talk about chasing my friends V-strom 1000 on a dirt road by Craters of the Moon park in Idaho :rofl

    Very cool concept.
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  15. auldy

    auldy Adventurer

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    Keep it comin' guys, love the part about the Australian outlet

    Cheers
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  16. AdventureDave

    AdventureDave MMMMM Bundy!

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    Australia......you mentioned a hot specialty, fun adventure bike that we normally drool over and I definitely read Australia!!! Beauty mate, keep it comin':clap

    Cheers

    Davo
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  17. mike cummins

    mike cummins OUTBACK RIDER

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    far''''''in awesome
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  18. allan16

    allan16 Damn Kids;Git Off My Lawn

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    Outstanding....what many of us have been waiting for...a modern replacement for the Transalp...everybody's waiting for the next bit of news !
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  19. Orpheus

    Orpheus more like fool sport

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    I'd think the biggest issues would be stability and dealing with the high side exhaust. Racks like Five-Stars' for the low-exhaust Monsters have mounting points around the seat and below (on or around the exhaust bracket). Luggage would have to be asymmetrical and the brackets would need to connect below somewhere.

    It might be a good idea for Overland to look at some of the various SW-Motec applications on different high-exhaust "sporty" bikes like the Honda 599. They use only three attachment points. If Overland can match the points on even one application (and SW-Motec has dozens of different ones), it gives potential owners the ability to mount Givi, H&B, Krauser, etc. bags simply by buying the adapter hardware.

    I'm also assuming that Overland is eliminating the rear pegs entirely as the rear seat on a Monster is suitable only for children and little people.
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  20. AngryRed

    AngryRed Lost in Cyber Space

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    The rear seat on my Monster is barely suitable for the seat cowl :D

    The bike is pretty fat too for any serious business but I truly love the concept especially being the Duc fan that I am.
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