My April Fools joke on Orange Crush...

Discussion in 'GS Boxers' started by Guy Jinbaiquerre, Apr 1, 2012.

  1. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    So... a few days before April Fools, I started this thread on Orange Crush:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=776954

    Namely, dropping info about how an insider was going to get me a spy photo of KTM's upcoming model change to the 990 Adventure, and how they were redesigning it to fix all the problems with the current 990. New features would include:

    -- Easy-to-change oil!

    -- Just one gas tank to fill!

    -- No more chain adjusters seizing into the swingarm!

    -- Super comfort, on road and off!

    -- A side stand that isn't bolted to the engine case!

    -- Bye-bye, snatchy throttle!

    -- A styling update, so the bike actually looks good!

    The thread gained over 3,000 views in short order (it now has over 4,000), and sparked a fair amount of speculation about the new bike.

    Now, unfortunately I kind of ruined the joke by posting on March 31 that I would have the photo up within 24 hours, as a couple of inmates suspected it was an April Fools prank and there would be no photo. But I denied this, guaranteeing I would definitely have a photo up the next day of the ultimate KTM adventure bike.

    And so I did:

    http://www.advrider.com/forums/showpost.php?p=18351923&postcount=50

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    :lol3 :lol3 :lol3
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  2. stin987

    stin987 R1200GSA

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    Thats some funny shit right there.
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  3. witchdoctor575

    witchdoctor575 Adventurer

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    lol:rofl
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  4. BeeMaa

    BeeMaa Hack Pilot

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    Team Orange just loves you.
    Good one, even if it didn't turn out perfect.
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  5. LaurelPerryOnLand

    LaurelPerryOnLand Long timer

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    Oh...those KTM'ers only WISHED that it became true!:rofl

    Many have tried...only we of BMW land have truly PAID the price...really.:clap

    Hhmmmm...wonder what kind of OIL it would use?
    Here we go...again.

    ORANGE you glad KTMer's have such a good sense of humor?
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  6. Wdwrkr

    Wdwrkr Long timer

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    Now that's funny :freaky. Sadly it looks good in orange too

    Pete
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  7. roadtrip22

    roadtrip22 Been here awhile

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    thats funny. :rofl:rofl
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  8. dyvking

    dyvking ahead of his flamin star

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    I don't care WHO ya are.. that's funny! :lol3
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  9. Ranger159

    Ranger159 That'll Do DONKEY!

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    +1 on this ^ ^ ^ ^ ^, to the OP: you are totally awesome :lol3

    :rofl:rofl:rofl:rofl
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  10. Donkey

    Donkey Been here awhile

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    Good stuff :lol3
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  11. fasterlaster

    fasterlaster Been here awhile

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    Well done sir!
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  12. waylongway

    waylongway madmax

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    I was holding off but I'm ready to drink the cool aid now :lol3
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  13. Lensgrinder

    Lensgrinder Long timer

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    +1 more, This is great.
    Very Clever.
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  14. Giggity

    Giggity ..........

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    Bravo!:clap


    :rofl
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  15. JoshBMW

    JoshBMW Been here awhile

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    Nice :D
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  16. Hobbes950

    Hobbes950 Darth Kitten

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    Coming from a wife with a KTM that has given her husband more than an occasional ribbing about his BMW-

    My husband loves you!

    Good job, and HUZZAH!
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  17. Sanders

    Sanders Stogiesuckingsinglemalter

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    Hilarious! There's probably gonna be some P.O.'d MF'ers over there:lol3
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  18. semaja2

    semaja2 Been here awhile

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    Nice joke! Shame it had to come at the cost of disgracing such a piece of art and engineering by slapping a KTM logo and colors on it :( but well worth it! :p
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  19. kirbike

    kirbike Been here awhile

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    Funny...I love it!! Looks good!
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  20. Schnellfahrer

    Schnellfahrer Adventurer

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    Clever! Great post!

    :D
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