2018 KTM 790 Adventure Spied

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by Snowbird, Dec 9, 2016.

  1. Snowbird

    Snowbird Cereal Killer

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    This might be a bike I would write a check for:

    http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/2018-ktm-790-adventure/

    Highway capable, expected to be around $13K, looks like it will actually hold two full-size adults.

    Yay!

    It looks like KTM is going to do what Yamaha would not with the FZ07 motor.
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  2. SRG

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    Parallel twin - why? I was hoping for a V twin.
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  3. MotoChris521

    MotoChris521 expert apprentice

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    P-twins offer a more compact package , but yeah , love the way V-twins run/feel .
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  4. SRG

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    Wouldn't a V twin at least be narrower? Me likey a V.
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  5. Snowbird

    Snowbird Cereal Killer

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    ...and a beak.
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  6. cyclopathic

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    It is 270deg p-twin with 90deg crank, so it would be similar to v-twin in feel.

    Yes p-twins are more compact and lighter, weight only fraction more than thumpers but without the vibes and better top end.
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  7. cyclopathic

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    The crankcase is the same width
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  8. PAULIBIKER

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    Cheaper...........one head, one cylinder, half the camshafts etc.
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  9. timeOday

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    Funny, I don't think anybody is noticing this thread in here because a lot of the people who would want a bike like this have been riding singles.

    And with the power and smoothness of the 701 engine, it does seem like a funny time to be moving to a twin.
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  10. Dr AT

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    Or perhaps because anyone looking for a multicylinder ktm would be looking in orange crush where this thing has been discussed at length?

    http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/ktm800adv-is-comming.1156815/
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