Fantasy mini-ADV twin.....

Discussion in 'Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports' started by John Ashman, Nov 12, 2014.

  1. SocalRob

    SocalRob Long timer Supporter

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    My KTM 690 with elastomer mounted bars (over the Scotts Damper), with suspension cut down 2 inches, meets all the criteria.
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    That is exactly what Yamaha needs to do in order to counter the Versys 300. Let the war commence!
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    I’ve read the first and last few pages of this thread. I don’t see the Ducati Sixty2 mentioned. It’s right around 400lbs, ready to ride. It has a little over 40hp. It’s a Vtwin. It doesn’t have a 21” front wheel but it’s certainly capable of running down a gravel road. They get great gas mileage. It has a decent seat you can move around on and upright ergonomics.

    With a windshield and bags it’s a credible adv bike.
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    You missed my post just a couple earlier (#556), I mentioned the Sixty2.
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    Another one that probably wont make it to the US, is the SWM Six Days. Along the lines of the Caballero.
    Some companies get it albeit they are the small companies which stay in Europe, maybe china mfg'd.
    Europe designs and manufactures (or sources to the asians). The USA... not an innovator!

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    I definitely want a bench seat. These crotch rocket double seats hate my ass and vice versa. Too wide. Too flat. I don't want to ride a tractor, spent too much time on them already.
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    I would think so, because it helps provide product to those who can't afford KTM, while also allowing them to go for higher profit margins on bigger bikes. I guess it depends on the execution. But if they have a 500cc twin, there might be multiple offerings for different parts of the world, in order to help pay for the engineering.
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    Somewhere I'd read that KTM used a goofy crank angle to keep the off-beat firing order and sound of their V-Twins.

    It will be interesting to see what this engine ends up being used in.
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    I assume they use what most manufacturers of parallel twins do nowadays: 270 degree firing order
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    That puts the piston strokes closer together giving it closer to the torque of a single. If they do an ADV 490 twin, I will have to start selling body parts.
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    Think V-twin firing order.
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    Nope.

    "The Duke's 799 cc (48.8 cu in) liquid cooled eight-valveDOHC engine uses a 285° crankshaft in order to mimic KTM's 75° V-Twins."

    From the KTM 790 Duke Wiki
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    That's interesting. How did 2 inches affect handling?what's your wet weight? what's the service interval?
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    I think the service interval is 6000 miles, but I change the oil at 3000.

    Bike handles great, maybe better in the canyons. I’m 61 and 220 lbs, so not exactly attacking high speed single track. It’s a really fun bike, 65hp that hits hard.
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    sorry, I meant the wet weight on the bike! There is no simple way to add fuel range on the 690, is there?
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