The Bivouac (general rallye raid news)

Discussion in 'Racing' started by PackMule, Dec 23, 2009.

  1. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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    LOL

    Definitely not from anything we have seen before on a KTM - but who knows for the future ..................

    Will anything appaear in 3 weeks at the Milan show ?
  2. Uller

    Uller Long timer

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    No, I was just kidding around. After the way that Coma helped Kurt Caselli with navigation during last year's Dakar, I would imagine that he regularly gets his hands dirty. I will say though that I wouldn't think that the Rider/Pilot of a World Class Rally Team would regularly wash his own bike. He has other duties after he has completed testing or a stage in the race. Similarly, I wouldn't expect Sebastian Vettel to be changing his tires or oil after a testing session. They have their job on the team just like the guy (or gal), that is being paid to wash the bike, does.

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    The Bieb's name doesn't belong in the Bivouac Thread. That is sacrilegious. :deal

    :D

    :lol3

    (I did say that I sucked at captions. :D)

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  3. michael1968

    michael1968 Been here awhile

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    There'll be a thread in Thumpers within a few hours about how this confirms the new 690 adventure :lol3

    Then people will complain it doesn't have a wide ratio transmision...
  4. tileman

    tileman Been here awhile

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    Looks kinda similar to the old duke 2 model. Or is it a parts bin from another manufacturer?
  5. cyborg

    cyborg Potius Sero Quam Numquam

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    It seem's it's now the IN thing to have a clear front fairing/windscreen, the better to see what's right in front??
    Is it now old school to have a solid front fairing/windscreen?
  6. TobyG

    TobyG be happy :)

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    Someone mentioned it previously,
    KTM might have done this so that it somewhat resembles the new 1190 Adventure.

    Sure won't helping seeing what's in front of you, with all the Nav Equipment in the way?!




    IMHO, it looks just...wrong on the Katoom,
    might be the "2-pieces" design....not sure...
  7. tehdutchie

    tehdutchie Long timer

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    Anyone liking the new Sherco?

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    Proper style, might tie has feet to the pegs though :)

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    Obviously Curt is trying...

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  8. pebble35

    pebble35 Long timer

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  9. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    Dunno about that. The projector lamps appear similar to those on the 690/450 RFR. Main difference in the navtower structure is the carbonfibre material used. Expensive and lighter than the previous metal structure.

    Remains to be seen how solid this is in race conditions. A few crashes on we will see that :wink:
  10. Bluebull2007

    Bluebull2007 Adventurer

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    I'll wash Coma's bike for him!! :y0!
  11. JayBo1

    JayBo1 Long timer

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    Maybe the factory need to send me one of those new bikes ... I'm an experienced crash test dummy on 450RFR. I can pull 11g in a crash - scientifically proven and recorded on datalogger:lol3. Won't get much of a test with aliens aboard.
  12. 640 Armageddon

    640 Armageddon -oo-

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    :rofl
  13. F650Dakar_Norway

    F650Dakar_Norway What off-season?

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    New wannabee aliens are now on board the KTM team.
    They will no doubt be up for a challenge to follow the original aliens - also crash-wise :D
  14. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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  15. doyle

    doyle RallyRaidReview-ing

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    Love it. :clap
  16. Aussie66

    Aussie66 Been here awhile

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    Hey Jaybo, little bit of testing maybe but it won't get much mileage either :D
  17. JayBo1

    JayBo1 Long timer

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    Heh heh. You're a funny guy Aussie:lol3. 5 Safari's and only 1 DNF - I can live with it:deal.
  18. Carlos M

    Carlos M www.motoxplorers.com

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    Well, as there's a Bivouac party tonight, I think I'd better post this here:

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  19. too old

    too old Keen supporter

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    By all account the new Honda was quick and nearly faultless all week:clap

    No news on Helders electrical, but Sam had his own on the last stage after covering the extra way finding km's - although he manage to shake a few more drops from the bottom of the tank to get him the final few km's home :clap:clap

    Now for the big technical issue - the seat is too hard,"a bit like wood" - so it seems like it's been built like a pair of Japanese shoes, so with no Japanese riders or clog experiences Dutchmen, HRC need to find a solution for the Dakar, otherwise the team could be walking very suspiciously by day 12 or so in January :rofl:rofl:rofl
  20. wrk2surf

    wrk2surf on the gas or brakes

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    honda's always have hard seats !

    Are they running the new forks ?