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Discussion in 'Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan' started by Desert Dave, Mar 1, 2007.
I would definitly lay down the cash for that beast.
Not a shred of information on the Terra Mostro from the Ducati guys at BikeWeek...one of them handed me a card and asked that I email him the link...I think they'd buy one.... I sat on the 695--wonderful ergos, the tank is perfectly shaped...very nice sounding motor, too. With long forks and swingarm and some knobbies....
Is that the 8" HID "Race Light" from Baja Designs?????
Contemplating putting one on the Husky TE 610.
Just gotta love the round headlight!!!!!!!!
need more pix !!!
If I can't stand it anymore and want to build my own, which used Duc do I need to pick up as a donor bike?
So DD, fess up..is this a "kit" set up to modify an existing 620/695 Monster ?
Yea' I know I could email the link, but you da' man....
OK, I've waited 24 hours now....cain't stand it no moe...Excell rims, some forks, a quick call to Baja Designs and a visit to the sprocket and chain bin is in order...and who has a 695 Dark for sale?
Sure... the Monster frame is almost a carbon copy of the 888 sport/racebike frame, and therefore should be plenty strong for offroad (ab)use.
It looks like they have all their bases covered, but here are a couple thoughts:
1. I'd advise some sort of small fan for the oil cooler.
2. When Monsters tip over, the bars ALWAYS dent the tanks.
3. Flatten the seat out a bit, so's you can move around... the extra seat-to-peg space couldn't hurt.
Otherwise, rock on guys... that thing is tight!
I'm curious about steering head/trail numbers. If the steering head is unmodified and they are using the stock triple clamps they have reduced trail by about 1 1/2 inches by using forward Axel dirtbike forks. That much of a reduction in trail is a huge amount and will most likely make the bike very twitchy, especially in dirt
I have found that my comments and questions were received and responded to much more quickly via the email in post one--you raise some good points. Overland appears very eager to gather as much input as possible.
Just a wee bump...
So... flan8tive... what did you find out??? your comments and questions : their responses and answers?
If you email the guys with individual questions, comments, or ideas, they respond...I'm not sure how tightly they want to keep the launch schedule to themselves, etc., but I would sure love to hear how things are coming along...
must be two years ago I suggested doing this very project. and NOBODY thought it was a good idea...what a unimaginative group we are.. Ya had to see a picture to understand what I was talking about.
Great job on the bike. much better than i would have done.
I think this bike is the only one that could pry my Uly out of my garage....[shudder] <shudder> Did I really say that???</shudder>
Info, we need info man!
I believe Overland will be posting a website soon...pretty cool stuff.
Yip, I'd like one too. Been seriously going through the process of obtaining an ADV bike, and haven't really been 'sold' on anything yet, for various reasons... But, this bike seems to be 'it'.
Please have it ready in the next few months