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Safari bike pics - past & present

Discussion in 'Australia' started by mike cramb, Jul 9, 2007.

  1. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    In the article that the photos come from (January 11th 2010) the author - Mark Fattore - cites that the bike was at BOLTONS Motorcycles in Victoria... and he quoted Matt Fish ( ex-Australian Safari moto category podium finisher for KTM and Cross Country Rally/DAKAR competitor with the factory Husqvarna Speedbrain team) - who worked at BOLTONS at the time - as saying that the bike was merely waiting for the new owner who ordered it.

    @enookway says that he spotted the bike at BOLTONS in 2015...?

    A factory 690 Rallye still waiting to be picked up... five years later...? :scratch or still sitting on the showroom floor of an regional Australian KTM dealership (if it was on a promo "tour") five years later...? :hmmmmm

    Either way... something doesn't seem to mesh with that time line... :1drink
  2. enookway

    enookway Are we having fun yet?

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    Yep @troy safari carpente , thats why I was surpised at the date on the article.
    I remembered it was one of the last of the 690's, and came across that article to find out what year of Comas wins it was.
    At the time I thought it was a travelling exhibit doing a short stint at Boltons. 6 year old ex Dakar winner spending some time outside the factory museum. Plausible enough.
    The alleged buyer mentioned in the article does not make sense, neither does it appearing in the same shop 5 years apart.
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  3. Gonc

    Gonc n00b

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    That bike was on the Repsol stand at one of the Bikes Shows in Melbourne, privately owned, the real deal and I believe he paid 75k for it, for his private collection.
  4. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    I got a message. .....I hear it's now in the hands of a private collector in SA. He paid north of $70 k for it.
    And yes, apparently it is genuine. But I'd still think the factory would've removed certain bits before letting it go.
  5. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    I wonder if this is the same private collector that acquired the ex-factory Ducati/Cagiva Elefant 906 SP Rally from Frasers many many, years ago...

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  6. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    No don't think so,that cagiva was in nth qld and had a look at all of his bikes....no ktm rallyes
  7. LWC3077

    LWC3077 Been here awhile

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    Yep the item with braided lines i was referring to. So its not an external oil pump then. But did they still have an external oil pump somewhere that troy mentions?
  8. Gonc

    Gonc n00b

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    Nope
  9. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    As Gonc said.
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  10. troy safari carpente

    troy safari carpente Team f5oolery

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    ^^^ Brain fart on my part... I read the word "pump" in LWC's question... I incorrectly wrote external "pump" in quick reply (I meant/should have written filter... I have changed enough of them)... Richo and Gonc are spot on.
  11. NTJosh

    NTJosh Been here awhile Supporter

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    This just popped up and not surprisingly sold quickly...was a bargain.

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  12. NTJosh

    NTJosh Been here awhile Supporter

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  13. Hay Ewe

    Hay Ewe Just a Wannabe

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    Sorta cross posting, and I feel its too good to not share here.
    I have just posted this in the Dakar F5 firehose thread, and hence, as you read thru, I feel its ok to post it here.
    Whilst looking for this article, I found plenty from various Safari's and so when able, post up pics of those

    Morning all, or what ever time it is.
    A few pages back there was talk about Toby Price and his third place podium but limited visible advertising / sponsorship on his riding kit.

    I have just been trawling my way thru back issues of SideTrack (a private Aussie off road moto magazine that I am sure @troy safari carpente and others will remember) as there was a great article about Andy Haydon, Andrew Coaker, and Simon Pavey entering.
    Andy Haydon got third on the podium.

    The article also mentions plenty of legendary names!

    Enjoy.
    (I photographed the pages so I could post them here)


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  14. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    I know there's a bloke on here with a 2015 Dakar bike, ridden by another well known Aussie.
    Post up some pics M ?
  15. lurkin

    lurkin Been here awhile

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    I not M ...:-)

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  16. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    No, not you lurkin.....
    Someone I had a phone conversation with recently.
    He does lurk here though.
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  17. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    Doris ride day....
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  18. waldecker

    waldecker Been here awhile

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    Well, it's a 2013 Dakar bike, but since this thread is about Safari I didn't think it was appropriate to post here- especially since it's rider won a bunch of Safaris but never on a 450 RFR ...
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  19. johnno950

    johnno950 Long timer

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    How did the 660 ride go?,good too see the the old girl out for a run
  20. richo360

    richo360 Long timer

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    I'll post on the tale of two 660s thread