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Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by el Pete, Oct 29, 2019.
Let's see if I can manage to post a link to the November 2019 issue of a MotorcycleMojo (Cdn) magazine test of the KTM 790 Adventures in California.
Check out the statement of the tester / journalist Costa Mouzouris in the third paragraph of said article, in regards to Chinese production of the vertical twin lineup in 2020.
I found it rather eye opening and certainly seemed right from the horse's mouth, as this was a scheduled press demo test and all.
I don't mean to be disrespectful, but I find it weird that many here picture the Norden and the 790 as totally different bikes.
Man, they will share the chassis, the engine (although big bored) and will have different plastic bits.
I ain’t opening that can of worms. CH is, in fact, a technical term of measurement oft used in carpentry.
its 2019 so I’ll leave it right there.
I was thinking the same thing when some 790 guys on local forums were saying "looks ok but it's too big". Uhhh....
Too much plastic for proper TrailTrauma use
And what does this measure then? Wood density, length, weight or something else??
First time here on the internet, sailor?
Stress level (curse/hour)
Nah, but I guess I'm hoping against hope that the same ole same ole will change.
I think the 790 picked up where the Husky TR650 left off. The TR650 was the modern DR650 that a lot of people wanted. The next logical step was to use the twin from the Nuda in a slightly larger platform. I had heard that Husqvarna was playing with that concept. Now the sell to KTM killed use of the BMW platform, ultimately killing the TR650 and the Nuda altogether. But a lot of the 790 design is very reminiscent of the TR650.
Either way, the two companies will be vertically integrated from here out. Failing to do that is one of the main reasons BMW struggled with Husqvarna. Parts sharing will be the norm, but I think Pierer will be careful not to compete with himself to a fault.
UJM is now or soon to become the new UEuro (Chinese / indian) M
For me Japan is simply doing the same incremental 'same old'... The European manufacturers however seem to be driven by a lusty passion that delivers exciting possibilities... Dunno?
Whatever. I relish seeing more and more varied models of 'adventure' style / type motorcycles as it will afford greater 'short term' choice to us as riders ('adventurers'... whatever that may be).
Hopefully, bringing on new generations of riders to enjoy the ownership, riding, travel, exploration experience / opportunities... The world is getting smaller, the clock's ticking and one day, the internal combustion engine will be a dinosaur... Weep!
Kudos to the manufacturers in now taking (the big financial and marketing) risks given the world's predicament... Were a fickle bunch of self interested fookers! Let me, go ride me a dolphin...
And, Euro 5 regs sucks balls!
Wonder what Mr Akrapovic's 5 - 10 year plan looks like on paper?
I like it!
According to this article from 03.12.2019 Yeah i know...Engine and entire bike will be built in Austria.. https://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/2019-ktm-790-adventure-review/
My position on that is - let’s see... :)
CH = Cheap Human resources.. ;-)
Per this website the "Expected Launch Date" in India is March 2020. Real?
Actually what I want is exactly that, a comfortable long distance seat and good weather protection with no buffeting and preferably a relatively low seat height so I’m not worrying about the thing falling over if I have to put my foot down where the chamber of the road or track dips away. These relatively heavy bikes are a joke for real off road stuff anyway.
If you come from a dirt bike background.. put forth the effort, learn to be ok with dropping them.. and also learn to feel comfortable when they are sliding at speed.. They really become quite capable off road. For me, they are as fun as riding my 300 in the dirt. 2 track on a big bike becomes like single track on your dirt bike.. No joke.. They rally.