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A new KTM Adventure bike?

Discussion in 'Australia' started by PomInAus, Oct 5, 2020.

  1. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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  2. AdventureDave

    AdventureDave MMMMM Bundy!

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    Not yet (apparently)

    https://blog.ktm.com/parallel-powers/

    The rumour is they plan to build them in the future at the CFMOTO factory. The LC8c is still built in Austria. The 790 bike is built/assembled in the Philippines. The 890 bike will be built in Austria (most probably until they can tool up the Philippines plant ).

    Cheers

    David
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  3. Hoots

    Hoots Long timer

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    Some spectacular riding though ... suspect the ponytails were out of their league there
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  4. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    The sequences of Toby and Sam on the bike were spectacular... no question about it.

    The PR scripted rhetoric in the workshop however... :rolleyes
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  5. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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  6. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Think it would be a nice bike for anything other than single track. But I`m curious. For those that are longing for a single cylinder adventure bike, what is wrong with the AJP PR7 ?? I dont quite understand why more have not sold. I`m tempted. If it had KTM written on the side, would more be out there ?
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  7. lurkin

    lurkin Been here awhile

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    Hilarious :jack
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  8. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    YES
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  9. AdventureDave

    AdventureDave MMMMM Bundy!

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    I think that was me and I didn't say anything was built in China. The engine and bike are both built in Austria.
    Dave
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  10. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Yeah it will be a Chinese engine made in Melbourne! :twitch
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  11. ADStryker

    ADStryker Adventurer

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    What does a Russian hooker dab behind her ears to attract men? (highlight for answer --->) .................................................................................................................. Her ankles.
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  12. ADStryker

    ADStryker Adventurer

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    The AJP looks pretty good, but ... (a) it's about as rare as hen's teeth (as are dealerships), (b) it's not sold as street-legal in the US, (c) it's not clear the sub-frame is up for the rigors of luggage and/or a pillion. All of those matter to me, but if they'd at least fix (b) I'd be sorely tempted to buy one.
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  13. tomo8r

    tomo8r Long timer

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    I don't think we have fucks to give about whether it's road legal in the UD
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  14. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Buy a KTM and you get access to a worldwide network that supplies parts and mechanical work if required.
    The AJP may be a good bike but they are a niche player, so spare parts and support are always likely to be playing on an owners mind.

    Remember, the quality of the machine is only a part of the investment decision, the ability to keep it running and get timely access to parts is a real biggie, it's no good if it sits in the shed for 9 months waiting for a genuine whatsit that it won't run without. I've seen an 2 y.o. Aprillia 650 traillie declared a write-off when the board in the dash fried, the bike won't run without it - ever- and Aprillia only sold a small amount of that model globally so didn't find it worth their time to make any spares available for that bike-specific part. The poor bloke just had to walk away from his bike.

    And Aprillia are a lot bigger than AJP. :*sip*

    There's a good rationale for sticking with the bigger players. I've walked away from a couple of desirable motos just because I knew they would be a shit to get parts for.
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  15. GodSilla

    GodSilla I did that.

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    Where is your phone made? Where is half the stuff you buy in the hardware store made?
    China can and does make rubbish but they also can make quality.
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  16. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    I’d even also go as far to say it also depends on the guy pressing the buttons and turning the wrenches at the factory.
    The country is partly irrelevant.

    I worked at Ford back in the 80’s.
    Honestly you wouldn’t have wanted me working on your car.
    I didn’t give a $hit about the new shiny vehicle in front of me.
    If there was a short cut, I took it, near enough was good enough.
    I just wanted my pay pack and spare time to look at the office girls.
    crap workers are everywhere. I was one of them.
    Probably still the same today.

    I lived in Austria for 6 months.
    I saw nothing special about folk there, that I thought wow these people are bred to build motorcycles.. :lol3
    a little bit of buy the parts network, not the brand comes into play for me when buying a vehicle. :thumb
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  17. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    Definitely points taken.
    I`ve never let it bother me though. The spares issue that is.
    Parts (funny enough) for my Aprilia`s when I need them come from AF1 America. Perhaps 2 weeks ?
    Heck, even my Morini Camel parts are still available ex UK pre covid 3 weeks. I dont know, but how long do people wait for parts for a 10 year old jap bike ? Or Brit bike ?
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  18. Simosez

    Simosez go ride your bike.

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    Did you fit the door handles?
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  19. Nogoodnamesleft

    Nogoodnamesleft Long timer

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    nah. Not my section.

    But if your XF / EA / Laser etc. era’s Fords dash, steering column or radiator ever fell out while driving..
    there’s a good chance I worked with guys that got fired for that.

    I was never that bad, I only ever got reprimanded for drinking too much at lunch.
    And that one time a truck exhaust took out the main workshop roller door.

    Ahh.. the 80’s, when it was totally ok to drink at lunch and performance incentive, job time cards all made sense. :fpalm
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    buckscreek AUTODIDACTIC

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    Don't get us started on Falcon door handles!
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