I could not resist... 950 Super Enduro's Photo Thread

Discussion in 'Crazy-Awesome almost Dakar racers (950/990cc)' started by Jolly705, Jul 24, 2006.

  1. Ub3rRid3r

    Ub3rRid3r I ride.

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    I fully understand your stance Kev. My many years of riding in the BC hills has provided me with a multitude of fine situations for which to smell the mountain blooms and make friends with the local marmots and what not. After a fast and slippery tear up a blown out logging track/river bed/trail, a fellow can enjoy nothing less than the smell of the flowers and the taste of lukewarm water from the ol' camelback. I guess what it is that gets me so fired up is that after owning and riding a KTM 300, a Transalp, and a DR 650 over the years, I've always lusted for the perfect synthesis of these (and other) machines. I can't say if the SE is that bike, but it sure as shit looks the part! I need serious action shots to confirm one of my life's ambitions. I think I need one! Ride like you gotta Kev. Don't mind my overly-enthusiastic desires...:freakyCheers.
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  2. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Well, in another thread, I likened my SE to my friend Walter's Transalp, just a modern version of a decent V-twin dual sport. I think the engineers at KTM did a pretty good job of putting everything they could in this package. Remember, though, that a Dual Sport is always a compromise of sorts. If it can ride long distances, it's going to be a little heavier then the craftman's tool that a RFS racing engined enduro is going to be.

    And be patient for those action shots. Some of us have just gotten this bike, and we have to break it in, get used to the weight, and then go thrash it. I've already dropped mine at 30 mph in a mud hole, and pictures are on the way. Damage was minimal. A little scratched vinyl. The beauty of this bike is that it was meant to be crashed. Plastic body panels and gas tank, with vinyl panels on all the contact surfaces, that are easily replaced. NO PAINT!

    later, barry
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  3. docgonzo

    docgonzo Old Gadfly

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    Last time I checked, I had gotten my bike so that I could enjoy riding it where I wanted to go. That includes asphalt twisties, graded dirt roads, cross country trips, sand, mud, double track and single track. I don't remember reading in the manual that I was supposed to be performing for YOUR entertainment and amusement. So, sorry that my photos aren't interesting enough for you. Perhaps you should tune into the X-games on T.V.? And watch people get seriously injured for your entertainment?

    By the way, is that really your name? Fag Net?:evil :evil
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  4. Manny Fagnet

    Manny Fagnet Been here awhile

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    No,it's a play on words that unfortunately you won't "get",being from that side of the Atlantic
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  5. kejago

    kejago Kev. Haute Savoie, France

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    No worries man. Just jerkin with you a little. If you want action shots, consult a certain Mr Giovanni Sala. He is the man to look up to:
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  6. kejago

    kejago Kev. Haute Savoie, France

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    Or like so:
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  7. b737jets

    b737jets Baja Explorer

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    Okay Here's Mine on the way back from Big Bear running some fire roads........
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    my only complaint " the seat's gotta go !!!!!!!!!!! "


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  8. Tim

    Tim Long timer

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    So has your camera - it's made your pic come out a funny colour!
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  9. greenlanedave

    greenlanedave n00b

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    there's not a side it don't look good from...
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  10. jagsy

    jagsy Adventurer

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    great pictures.
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  11. Stu

    Stu Buffo Maximus

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    Nice siepa toned image. Next time park it next to something in context with the image style like a Crocker flat tracker!
    The Sala images remind me of the response from Meoni during his winning PD on the 950 Adventure when asked by the American team how he managed to ride the 950 so fast in deep sand. His response, "Ride it like a 125--full throttle. That will keep the front end light."
    Stu
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  12. Ub3rRid3r

    Ub3rRid3r I ride.

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    Ah sweetness! You are all very lucky to be in a position to already enjoy what the SE be bringin. Doc, the Transalp was an alltime fav of mine. I started learning about the Euro style dual-sport/Dakar'esque machines in the late 80's early 90's. As you know, we haven't had pick of the run in that particular market segment here in North America until recently. Back in the day the Dakar GS (rare) and the Transalp (just as rare) were about it. I've always had a boner for V-Twins, so the TA was a no-brainer. One day I finally found one. She was top notch on fire-roads (we call em logging roads in BC), decent on-road, and after I was comfortable with her and had her shod with Maxxis 6006's, I very decidedly took that TA where I likely shouldn't have, many times over. My dirt bike skills saved the day often. The KTM SE seems like what I always wished my TA was, with a little 300EXC thrown in for good measure (beefed up forks, risers, etc.) In the end, I sold it because it wasn't quite enough road bike or dirt bike. I have toyed with the idea of owning an Adventure 950, but always found myself reading articles and posts about desert racing one at 100+ mph. Consequently, I reasoned that the abilities that that particular machine offers would find it lacking for the 'ultra long-haul' trips that I want to pursue (I got unfinished business from Costa Rica, south), and also slightly in the 'pure off-road' discipline. I realize it's no slouch when it comes to off-roading in the right hands, but you know...the SE really seems to fit the bill. I'm sure there will be a large tank available soon, as far as that goes. Anyways, enjoy your Uber Enduros! Get those crazy action shots as they come. I know the camera isn't always first priority when a fellow is out ripping, but set up a few shots for us poor sods that aren't quite in the market for one just yet. :deal Deal? Ride on...
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  13. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    one of them fast racers

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  14. ROADCAPTAIN

    ROADCAPTAIN ROADCAPTAIN

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    Can't wait to see it.....I just love people who can't leave thing alone!:clap :clap
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  15. LAPTRAFFIC

    LAPTRAFFIC RIP, Wes...

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    screww that SE...how bout postin a photo of that Husaberg 750E
    lt
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  16. ALMONDOG

    ALMONDOG Adventurer

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    I Laugh When Im On This Site.i Bet Only 20% Of The People Here Can Really Ride.nobody Needs A 100hp. Dirtbike.and Maybe Only A Handfull Of People Can Use This Bike To It Fullest .its All About Who Can Afford The Most Expensive Bike Or Who Has The Nicest Panniers .
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  17. dzrtracin

    dzrtracin ride'n 2 live

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    Here ya go! ALMONDOG, get back on your HODAKA!

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  18. MookieBlaylock

    MookieBlaylock Long timer

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    what a dork:roflYou see all those 65 year old dudes on exc bikes at dual sport rides? they dont ride them to go 100 mph, they ride them because of the light feel and the ability to go over terrain that would make other bikes puke
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  19. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    There are people out there fortunate enough to buy bikes like this just because they can. If manufacturers made only what we could ride to its full potential, we'd all be running about on 125's.

    Manufacturers sell dreams, it's nice to see that a few can actually buy and enjoy them. Whether the enjoyment is from ownership or the ability to ride it flat out is immaterial.
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  20. Stu

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    I am amused when I read such badly composed (with ridiculous punctuation) sentences from people who have never raced or ridden difficult terrain on any sort of bike. Almondog, it is exceedingly perverse to express sour grapes on this web site. You can return to your isolated solitary role in failure if you have nothing to contribute.
    Stu
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