KTM may have a new Adventurer on the drawing board

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Pete640, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    So it will ride well but still look like a turd?
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  2. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    Yeah not the prettiest thing around but we all want those big tanks.
  3. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    They've already tried that...

    [​IMG]
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  4. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    :rofl Good one Troy. :thumb
  5. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    I wonder how fuel efficient that is? :D
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  6. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    Be great for the transport sections.
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  7. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    So that is where they got the low tanks either side idea from! ;)
  8. AUSSIEADV

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    Did they make an ADV version?
  9. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    Have you seen the thing go. It would be an adventure to take it for a spin.
  10. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV Long timer

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    It would be a blast. I’d love to do a run up Mt Buffalo in one.
  11. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    They go like stink... Jonte JE68.se had two of them here when they were released...

    Street legal go-kart... lotsa squirt and cornered like a slot car... the feeling obviously heightened being so Close to the road Surface and no roof...
  12. RussellM

    RussellM Been here awhile

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    No but Ariel basically did.

    2.4 litre Honda 4 cylinder[​IMG]
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    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Russell, you can't mention the H word in a KTM thread. It unbalances nature!
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    RussellM Been here awhile

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  15. flinders_72

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  16. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente #501 Team f5oolery

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    They borrowed Yamaha PR dept's drone to do the film shoot, and got the work experience drummer in from Ramstein for the soundtrack... :lol3 I like it! :clap

    In my opinion - in this shoot - the bike looks better in black (maybe like the wife's "little black dress" - slimming look?).

    Cool vistas of the bike being ridden in an environment that many might aspire to taking one... we will see, soon... I hope.
  17. flinders_72

    flinders_72 Long timer

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    And high guard = offroad focussed.
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  18. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Maybe......just maybe......KTM have watched BMW GS owners picking their bikes up, and noticed how the cylinders prop the bike up a bit, basically doing the hardest part of the lifting for you. An astute marketing person would grasp the idea that as their customer base ages, it will get harder to pick these things up, so why not use a redesign of the fuel tank to make those pods stick out like trainer wheels/gumby cylinders, assisting recovery?

    Just a thought.:brow
  19. Wilmo

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    My thoughts exactly! No market for crash bar makers with this bike, can you imagine it with crash bars sticking out over those tanks? Hopefully they are durable enough to take the punishment themselves.

    Also give a bit of lower leg protection for roo strikes! Being fat so low is going to limit its usefulness in single track, squeezing through tight spaces. I know the slimness of my EXC down low is sometimes required to get through some obstacles on a trail.

    I wonder if the first year model will not leave customers with a sour taste in their mouth like the 1190 first year models with their Airbox, switchgear, starter motor etc. probs. KTM need to have this sorted from Day 1.

    It will be a great bike for me as a (time poor) guy that wants a twin (being good on the highway), yet light enough to punt off road through the hills on the weekend.

    Saves the hassle of dragging the trailer out and loading up the EXC. Can just jump on it from home and go!

    But I might wait a year to see how they work after some real world testing.
  20. LOFTYBOB

    LOFTYBOB Burning up 98 Octane

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    I think they are there to keep those expensive KTM boots clean
    ktm-790-adventure-r-spy-photos-2a.jpg
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