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Discussion in 'Australia' started by Blakduk, Feb 25, 2015.
Where there’s a whip, there’s a way.
AJP must recognize the need to meet government requirements in their export markets to sell the bike into the future. Switchable ABS is the best of worlds!
If that's what it takes then so be it but if I could buy one without I would. The simplicity of the PR7 is what I like about it (and the lack of simplicity is what puts me off a 690/701).
Simplicity be damned; if you haven’t ridden 2019 or newer 690, you need to get a test ride
I would but my DR mates would disown me
But you could get new mates with faux mullets and merchandise!
Just nipping out for some KTM socks.....and jocks...
Ready to Skid!
Well I have just had this clarified for me, that it is nothing about ABS / homologation for the Aussie market. It is a distributor issue. Hopefully that's sorted before the end of the year. In any case, all factory production for the remainder of this year had already been pre bought, so sorting out a distributor now will not have any impact on the Australian lack of availability for the remainder of 2021.
Ouch! The truth hurts...
No shit Sherlock.
Can you clarify?
My understanding is that at present we have a distributor issue.
After Nov 2021 we will have an ABS and distributor issue.
Is that your understanding?
This is a good honest assessment. Also mentions AJP selling them as fast as they can make them.
Also mentions that he conducted a worldwide survey of owners to generate statistics about reliability, parts availability and dealer support relations (the vast majority who were pleased in all three respects - in general) - however the survey covered 30 owners globally, in total. 30.
Therein lies the conundrum that is the AJP PR7, and has plagued it since its release almost four years ago... a great bike that nails its specific design brief, built by a small Portuguese company - that unfortunately - cannot provide it with the market penetration it would otherwise have enjoyed if a major manufacturer had of produced the same bike.
Has AJP gone from Australia now?
The PR7 at least?
While you were away......
Don't think there's much future for the other PRs, but the PR7 deserves a run here
My understanding is that the next iteration of the bike will have ABS, and they are currently working on the distributor issue.
Sounds like you have a bit of inside information!. But its encouraging and hopefully it gets sorted sooner than later and they don't lose all of the momentum that they've gained. Personally this uncertainty has resulted in a bit of cooling off and reflection and I suspect others will feel the same - I think I'll be biding my time on this one.
There's an AJP PR7 2017 on Facebook Adventure bikes and gear group in Melbourne for $7500 if anyone is chasing one.