KTM may have a new Adventurer on the drawing board

Discussion in 'Australia' started by Pete640, Aug 21, 2015.

  1. rossguzzi

    rossguzzi 990 Adv.

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    I think they hide the boob's well. They smart the mupputfogotten mob. First pics were ugly. They got a bit better in time. The graphics they have now seem to excentuate
    the upper parts to take your eyes off the boob's.
    Having a 990 with Safari tanks , this will I think seem slimmer and lighter.
    I hope.
  2. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    They aren't boobs anymore, they are a fat bottom's cheeks.
    Get your head around that one.
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  3. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    You must call your bikes Bruce instead of Betty.

    Not that there is anything wrong with that.
  4. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    <iframe width="854" height="480" src="" frameborder="0" allow="accelerometer; autoplay; encrypted-media; gyroscope; picture-in-picture" allowfullscreen></iframe>
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  5. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Well, that is better than the photos I thought you would post up! ;)
  6. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    I've been told by the KTM insider guru the 790 Duke motor weighs in at 47kgs.
  7. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    You were 1kg out Andrew. :thumb

    So KTM, what’s the excuse for the excess lard?

    So a 690 weighs 140kg dry. Add 9 kg for the twin = 149kg. If the 790 weighs 180/190 kg, that’s 30-40kg’s of pork. Ok the likes of the twin disc would add a little but....
  8. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    Electronics, dashboard, eaglebeak, exhaust and twin inlets. It all adds up. Bigger heavier rims and tyres.
  9. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Lot stronger frame, better airbox hopefully, better lighting.
  10. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    In other words a whole lot of crap.

    It is a back road bike I guess.
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  11. bigborett

    bigborett Hipster

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    You've ridden with Geoff on the 1190 haven't you Al? You know how capable they can be in the right hands.
    This will be better.
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  12. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    No not on the 1190 mate. And Geoff don’t count! :D

    Just that the likes of Chris Burch market these as a dirt bike which they just ain’t. I like it but I want a 790 in a 690 ‘genre’.
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  13. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    Given the amount of shit that has to be fitted to anything to pass eec/adr stuff I'm pleasantly surprised that they kept the weight to what is quoted. If the engine has a reasonable torque spread could be a good thing. I'd rather a bit of pork & the extra is in the stuff that adds relaiblity ( like gear sets/ clutch / bearing sizes/ crankshaft pin diameters etc) than save 1.2546784kg & have to service it every 638km cause it only carries 1.239867L of oil
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  14. bigborett

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    Your right, they are not dirt bikes, but very dirt capable.
    Bit like the 570 isn't a tourer, but can be pushed into service.
    But I recon the 790 will be better in the dirt than the 570 is on the highway.:D
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    That's a big call!

    Or maybe just a hopefull call. ;)
  16. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Geez nah! :-) Maybe. :1drink
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  17. Woody2627

    Woody2627 Grey Wobbler

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    Well I'm suitably impressed. They have brought it in about 20kg lighter than the F800GS, while BMW has added 20 kg to produce the 850. Now if they could just knock a couple of inches off the seat height.
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  18. AUSSIEADV

    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    Are you calling the likes of the 701 unreliable? I can’t understand why people think that adding unnecessary weight relates to reliability.
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    AUSSIEADV 2wo left foots

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    “20kg lighter than the F800GS” And they are a road bike! :imaposer
  20. dirty dennis

    dirty dennis are we there yet

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    I admit I dont much about what their long term reliability is like. Dont think I mentioned anything about unnecessary weight either. In my case the 950 has done 145k km & I can comfortably do 1000-1200 km in a day if I want/need to. Just did a 3 week/ 10k km trip & used about 300ml of oil. Yep its heavier than the 640 I had & no it wont do single track/ snottyy stuff as well (not with me riding it anyway ) & as I posted at the start the amount of shit that is mandated makes the weight of the 790 look pretty good. Having (as an example ) a bearing that is engineered to cope with a slightly greater load than projected wont add performance, might add a little weight but will quite probably enchace longevity/ reliability ( think the revised clutch bearings on the later LC4 engines)
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