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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by grinder96, Jan 6, 2012.
Marketing analysts run the show, not the consumer. Motorcycling is being turned into cults of fadists.
Pumpkin hand guards, GENIUS!!!
I'm thinking about picking up a street legal sumo. I lust after the Aprilia SXV 550 but, in a risk benefit analysis they are WAY to frageelay (that's Italian I think). What bike comes in second on stock horsepower?
I have the 19"/17" combo wheels on my DR650,fat Excel rims,an inmate here gave me a great deal on them. I have ended up leaving them on the bike all the time mostly,it just works good that way.
Honestly on a tight bumpy coastal backroad it would be hard to go faster/safer then that bike will go.
It just rips and takes no notice of bumps or potholes.
I dont go fast anywhere near civilization as those cars have sharp points on them and arent any fun to play with.
Riding in the gravel by train tracks around here is begging for a flat tire,the amount of metallic junk around train tracks is not good.
Why take second place? Find a lightly used KTM 950 SM.
A guy has a fully set up 690SM on craigslist here in Chico,I try not to look at that add much. Its pretty.........
This is true, the only problem with this is they are only able to analyze the sales numbers of the bikes they sell and make available for the people to buy. This of course doesn't include the number of bikes people convert or modify for their uses because the manufacturers don't sell what they want.
There's one in my garage. I am thinking of selling or trading my SMR 990. I love the motorcycle ..but I don't ride it enough. It makes fun of me each time I walk by it. I reckon the bike knows I don't have the balls to exercise it the way it needs. I wish I could push a button and turn it into a S.E.or 690 enduro. I love the motorcycle...but don't need the motorcycle. I guess I'm getting old. I have composed a "for sale" add a couple times only to chicken out before posting. What I need is a shrink.!
Just pm me with your problems with all the details ?
i was looking in to a old trail bike like a 350 or 450 then getting 17/17 for it just fit hand gaurds, bashplate. take of the flashers and then just have fun on it. as it be cheap to run and if it has a rack i just carry a lock to make sure its where i left it.
I hate to admit it, but the lack of factory SM's may be a blessing in disguise...
Why, you ask? Because, like everything else, the factory SM bikes were suffering from scope creep. Manufacturers began making giant SM's, such as my Aprilia Dorsoduro (750 being discontinued, 1200 only now), the big KTM SM, and the Ducati Hypermotard. These bikes are all fun, but true supermotos have been eclipsed by the marketing for these "mega-motos".
For the true SM experience, you are better off with a true dual sport dirt bike with street tires. Light, agile, and raw; less is more. As long as they make 250-400 street legal thumpers, the supermoto is within the reach of the average buyer.
We have a healthy group in the DFW area:
Gotta bring 'em up right
i use to have a road legal pitbike that was a crf50 size motard and it was great fun. i would love to get a crf70 size one on 12/12 with a 160cc motor would be so much fun on back road ect.
Why take a CRF 70 to a 160 and mount 12's ? The CRF 150R is a more popular choice and they rip!
Although I can appreciate the power, brakes, and handling of the KTM 950 SM. It's a big heavy bike. I have my Triumph Tiger 1050 for that kind of performance. I also have a 2007 Honda XR650L. I'm leaning towards a KTM 520 or Husqvarna SM.
No mirrors, turn signals, or tailights...I love Texas!
Hoping not to disapoint, but they do have tail/brake lights
Sold my SM wheels and bought a 19/17 setup too. Suits me a lot better.
Good lookin' bike!