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Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by a.c.e., Apr 17, 2019.
That looks like a banana peel on the ground, I'm sure that's what caused it.
Skipped over to UT , valley of the Gods and Mexican Hat...
Garage with a view, nice!
Ah a dentist... Now it's starting to make cents.
Great pics btw, and bikes always look clean.
How does your 890 compare to your 990? Ive never had the chance to ride one of those.
« If you build it they will come »
Just doing the half of the break in
Love the tkc80 that you have in the USA guys. In Europe we have karoo3
Quick whip around the local to test out some new goodies over the winter.
It’s good to be back on a motorbike.
Shame you had to turn around... Since that path now seems unpassable.
that blowdown was insurmountable. Not even graham jarvis himself could get over it.
Took this T7 for a little spin today... the 790 is not feeling overly threatened but the T7 is a nice ride. Was almost exactly what I expected.
Ive seen a video or two where they take say a 990 adv and run it around a rally style track and compare it to other vehicles. It would be fun to see more bikes compared this way. No for serious results. Having a 790 or a T700 wouldn't make much difference in a long Rally Raid and the bikes are travel bikes not racers or play about in the woods vehicles, but more for shits and giggles.
It's definitely a better looking bike... Performance ain't too shabby either.
The 990 is an iconic bike that was the benchmark for many years.
890 is next level, especially the Rally with WP Pro suspension.
I felt the same way.
Very, very different bikes. In stock trim the T7 is an extremely laid back and mellow distant cousin to the KTMs aggressiveness. Very easy to ride, light handling, smooth and well behaved engine (aside from being a bit abrupt on the down shifts) and has plenty of power to get the job done yet perhaps not enough to raise ones pulse rate.
What the T7 isn't: It's not designed to be ridden in anger, at least not as it comes out of the factory . The price point build is apparent, and the suspension tune is 100% designed to smooth out mellow riding with limited challenges and while it excels at that the suspension would be completely overwhelmed if pressed hard on the street or off-road.
I dug it though! I could see having one in the garage. It's a competent bike that does what it's designed to do well. I think it has the potential for much more if the owner wants to spend some time and $$$ on it. With the right money spent on it I think it could be a good fit for me down the road. I might just find out once they aren't rare as hens teeth.
I like the idea of the t7 with long, sweet legs. I like the look of the front end, but the profile looks like an 80’s magna or virago and that is not good in any way.
And since there’s no factory cruise, and it came out later it was an easy decision.