KTM may have a new Adventurer on the drawing board

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

  1. jardine

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    and dare i mention it in this thread, being orange and all.........the BMW GS 800 was out and about long before the Triumph 800, with the fuel under the seat for low down weight so was ahead of the market with that type of mid size ADV bike
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  2. XRman

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    Nah Jardine, wrong! Suzuki with their DR 650 /700 , then the Dominators from Honda started the porky all road cruisers trend (possibly?)
    Putting the tank under the seat seemed like a good idea, until you loaded the rear off the F800 with luggage. Then they got very light on the front end, especially if the rider was a big dude and the suspension was standard ( under sprung and under damped)
  3. jardine

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    i should have mentioned i wasn't talking about singles when I added to Big Willy's comment and I loved the fuel under the seat as it made the bike super stable for my style of riding, anyways this is the KTM thread so wont mention the war again
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  4. gavmac

    gavmac Been here awhile

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    But they were allies then!
  5. Cruz

    Cruz Lost but laughing.

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    Not in Sound of Music they werent. ! ;)
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    It was more like pressed into service I think.
  7. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    Dukehunt Lost in Translation Super Moderator

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    Love the camera on the bike, be good to see that view from a GP bike with Marc Marquez lossing the front and recovering like he does.
    That sure is a hairy ride..
  9. BygDaddee

    BygDaddee Where do I get a pie

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    I liked it better when it was dirt

  10. rossguzzi

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    Sorry, DR650 from 1992, Moto Guzzi 650 NTX from 1987.
    Plus it had 32 lt standard tank !
    Just saying.
    http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/model/moto guzzi/moto_guzzi_ntx650.htm

    Sat on a 790 Duke today. They feel very light compared to my 990 with almost empy safari tanks. For whatever that tells you.
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  11. Cruz

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    When was the XLV750 manufactured? I recall that my mate was riding one of those when I had my 1990-ish DR650RS.[​IMG]
  13. Bluetonguejak

    Bluetonguejak Pretend racer

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  14. RussellM

    RussellM Been here awhile

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    These (and the TA and NTX above) are great looking bikes. Did they sell in much volume at the time? You don't see them around or for sale really.

    Apply some BNG to that RS and you would sell a heap of them today.
  15. XRman

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    No they were not big sellers. I won mine from Dirt Rider magazine in USA. I owned it for 10 year s and did 15K on it. The motor was smooth and torqey but the suspension was horribly soft.
    I gave it to a mate and he sold it a few years later for $2k or so.
    At the time we were all riding trail bikes ( XR Hondas) with big tanks for longer rides.
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    SaAdvRider99 Been here awhile

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  17. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    Looks heaps better with the proper seat. I might buy the 801 version. .
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  18. Big Willy

    Big Willy Gen. Italia

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    Steel plates he reckons to protect the tank.

    It does look good :thumb
  19. darren70

    darren70 I don't own a KTM

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    Yeah, It just goes to show the level of intelligence of you tubers.
    Just another wannabee with an internet connection
  20. a2zworks

    a2zworks Want to be a better rider

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    Yes it's 12mm boiler plate, sub arc welded and ultrasonic tested for full penetration and maximum strength to protect the tanks.
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