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Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 01:37 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,438
Posted By Ocky
I don't think you understood the article. Torque...

I don't think you understood the article. Torque by itself is an irrelevant number. HP is the only measure of an engines performance, its ability to do work within a certain time. Singles absolutely...
Forum: Thumpers 01-17-2014, 01:02 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,438
Posted By Ocky
Peak torque is a measure of max motor output per...

Peak torque is a measure of max motor output per revolution. As a stand alone number without rpm information it's useless. Horsepower is a measure of the ammount of work it can do in a certain time,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 11:02 PM
Replies: 12,952
Views: 665,070
Posted By Ocky
The reason it was discontinued is obvious, it...

The reason it was discontinued is obvious, it directly cut into KTM sales at a much lower price. So much for those anti-monopoly laws.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 08:41 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,613
Posted By Ocky
Here's my problem. The company is selling...

Here's my problem.

The company is selling an asian motorcycle at a premium(really beyond premium) price using an outdated engine and passing it off as top of the line British made "dakar"...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 08:11 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,613
Posted By Ocky
Well kawasaki did manage to create a motorbike...

Well kawasaki did manage to create a motorbike that had more HP at less than half the cost so, maybe CCM should ask the kawasaki engineers for advice. :deal
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 07:39 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,613
Posted By Ocky
The interesting question is, can the CCM even get...

The interesting question is, can the CCM even get up to a fast enough speed to warrant the expensive brakes? Let alone accelerate to that speed in a reasonable time. :rofl Someone in design must...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 06:52 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,438
Posted By Ocky
At 1/3 more CCs and only a 3 horse power...

At 1/3 more CCs and only a 3 horse power advantage(which is less than a 1/10 gain over the ninja 300)? I think my point is proved.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 06:47 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,438
Posted By Ocky
This is wrong. Horsepower is what matters, not...

This is wrong. Horsepower is what matters, not torque. Horsepower defines how much work the engine can do(literally how powerful it is). Everything else is purely a gearing issue so that your riding...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 04:35 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,438
Posted By Ocky
When going off road you stay a gear lower than...

When going off road you stay a gear lower than you would street riding, but in the Stroms case, it has very good torque.
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 02:18 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,438
Posted By Ocky
I would say the opposite is happening, with...

I would say the opposite is happening, with singles being produced less and less.

The single with most amazing mpg is the CRF250L and its on the same level as the NC700X while performing much,...
Forum: Thumpers 01-16-2014, 11:59 AM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,438
Posted By Ocky
Large cylinders don't have as complete of a burn...

Large cylinders don't have as complete of a burn or as efficient mixing the gas and lower thermal efficiency. All things being the same CC wise and RPM wise I am pretty sure multicylinders get better...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 10:14 PM
Replies: 182
Views: 13,438
Posted By Ocky
Will thumpers become obsolete in the next 10 years?

A multi-piston design will always produce more horsepower per CC(along with better mpg and lower decibel level) and given that almost all(or all?) of todays production street bikes use at least two...
Forum: Thumpers 01-15-2014, 03:49 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,613
Posted By Ocky
To put it in perspective, if this was a 7.5-8k...

To put it in perspective, if this was a 7.5-8k motorcycle its deficiencies would be OK but at its current asking price of my understanding, over 12k USD, its street performance is pretty bad, almost...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2014, 02:09 PM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,412
Posted By Ocky
Purely gravel roads are ok, they are pretty...

Purely gravel roads are ok, they are pretty uniform in consistency and tires can dig in, but the gravel ontop of the asphalt acts like marbles on a hard floor. The fact the consistency changes so...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 01-14-2014, 01:54 AM
Replies: 58
Views: 5,412
Posted By Ocky
What do you do when you hit gravel covered asphalt?

Something that has always been a problem for me is riding over gravel covered asphalt. Where I live doesn't snow a lot but a couple weeks ago it did and there is still significant gravel covering...
Forum: Thumpers 01-14-2014, 01:33 AM
Replies: 163
Views: 8,013
Posted By Ocky
Probably a Vstrom 650 or a KTM 690 but the 690...

Probably a Vstrom 650 or a KTM 690 but the 690 isn't as good fairing wise for street use.

The behemoths that are the bmw 1200/800, KTM 950+ and similar are kind of pointless unless you plan on...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 02:38 PM
Replies: 290
Views: 43,119
Posted By Ocky
I hope it is brought in, part of me thinks KTM...

I hope it is brought in, part of me thinks KTM will purposefully not bring it in as they have figured out they make more money by getting people to buy a bigger bike than they can afford. With the...
Forum: Thumpers 01-13-2014, 12:06 PM
Replies: 32
Views: 2,300
Posted By Ocky
Dr and drz are terrible at highway use, the 2008...

Dr and drz are terrible at highway use, the 2008 klr is the minimum you want for highway and even then it's still slow. I would get the vstrom 650 or the bmw. The versys is more of a paved road only...
Forum: Thumpers 01-12-2014, 02:33 PM
Replies: 89
Views: 7,744
Posted By Ocky
Some financial decisions are worse than others....

Some financial decisions are worse than others. This really all depends on OP income.

I will say I thank people like the OP for supplying a steady stream of lightly used motorcycles that can be...
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 06:15 PM
Replies: 25
Views: 5,647
Posted By Ocky
The KLR needs an additional 15 hp, then and only...

The KLR needs an additional 15 hp, then and only then can they call it "new". Still at least kawasaki has updated something, unlike the DR :rofl.
Forum: Thumpers 01-10-2014, 01:03 AM
Replies: 34
Views: 6,407
Posted By Ocky
It's true, at that price one might as well get a...

It's true, at that price one might as well get a KTM 690.

The reason why Asian motorcycles are successful is cost in comparision, remove reduced cost and I don't know anyone who would buy them...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 02:03 AM
Replies: 12,952
Views: 665,070
Posted By Ocky
Light years is a stretch, No doubt it performs...

Light years is a stretch, No doubt it performs better but the 6.7k price is pretty high for what it is. Like I wrote before the DRZ out performs it and considering Yams price on the FZ09, they could...
Forum: Thumpers 01-07-2014, 01:18 AM
Replies: 12,952
Views: 665,070
Posted By Ocky
IF the WR was at the same price as the CRF250L...

IF the WR was at the same price as the CRF250L then I would praise it, but at its current price. Nope.jpg
Forum: Battle scooters 01-06-2014, 01:35 AM
Replies: 105
Views: 10,447
Posted By Ocky
The obvious solution to OPs problem is getting...

The obvious solution to OPs problem is getting out and running with the scooter, giving it some momentum.
Forum: Thumpers 01-06-2014, 01:05 AM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,613
Posted By Ocky
Import it and watch its nonexistence sales :rofl....

Import it and watch its nonexistence sales :rofl. It's an asian manufactured(yea yea "designed in the UK") bike with a low HP engine at a premium price with a tiny segment of potential buyers. Part...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 06:24 PM
Replies: 12,952
Views: 665,070
Posted By Ocky
I forgot about the 6th gear and EFI is important...

I forgot about the 6th gear and EFI is important when considering the same class of bikes, the WR per CC out performs the DRZ400, but when considering total performance the DRZ is better with...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 05:50 PM
Replies: 12,952
Views: 665,070
Posted By Ocky
Unless you're a midget you would be better off...

Unless you're a midget you would be better off with a DRZ400. There is nothing the WR has over it except EFI, but the DRZ outperforms it still and is even a little less costly.

Coming to think of...
Forum: Thumpers 01-04-2014, 12:34 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,613
Posted By Ocky
Want offroad? Go KTM 690. Want onroad? Go...

Want offroad? Go KTM 690.

Want onroad? Go BMW 650/800.

The CCM 450 is dead in the water in the US, hardly anyone is going to pay that cost for a "RTW" dual sport when there are better more...
Forum: Road warriors 01-01-2014, 09:46 PM
Replies: 1,244
Views: 169,696
Posted By Ocky
The ninja 300 is the best idea kawasaki...

The ninja 300 is the best idea kawasaki motorcycle division has had in the last 5 years and disproves all the bullshit people write on this forum about cost related to EFI and engine design.

It...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2014, 06:28 PM
Replies: 12,952
Views: 665,070
Posted By Ocky
To be fair no one likes to have the bike they...

To be fair no one likes to have the bike they ride shit on but on the otherhand owners are often ridiculously biased in support of their ride to the point they are unable properly evaluate when...
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2014, 02:24 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,613
Posted By Ocky
The ninja 300 is efi.

The ninja 300 is efi.
Forum: Thumpers 01-01-2014, 02:19 PM
Replies: 1,435
Views: 277,613
Posted By Ocky
Unless they get it below bmw 650s cost, it's...

Unless they get it below bmw 650s cost, it's going to crash and burn in the us market to the point it's not worth importing.
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 12:29 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,939
Posted By Ocky
Depends on how much they sell verse how much they...

Depends on how much they sell verse how much they could sell, and people not buying the bike will force them to update it.

And about emissions, that's wrong, there are limits on what each...
Forum: Thumpers 12-31-2013, 12:25 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,939
Posted By Ocky
Lol, the carb design is as old as the bike.

Lol, the carb design is as old as the bike.
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 76
Views: 9,936
Posted By Ocky
The fun things to do on 250CC bikes involve one...

The fun things to do on 250CC bikes involve one tire on the ground or less.

When riding a 400+ lb bike you may not go up that flight of cement stairs and end it by a jump crossing the sidewalk but...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 05:20 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,939
Posted By Ocky
Cars have a standardized service interface(OBD2)...

Cars have a standardized service interface(OBD2) with aftermarket reader support. There's no reason the same couldn't be made on motorcycles.

And that's of course assuming anything will actually...
Forum: Thumpers 12-30-2013, 03:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,939
Posted By Ocky
lol with that attitude we would still be driving...

lol with that attitude we would still be driving cars from the 1900s. :rofl

The question is I think, how long will the DR be able to survive off selling to this small group of dedicated...
Forum: Thumpers 12-28-2013, 12:54 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,939
Posted By Ocky
I'm pretty sure the DR like the KLR has actually...

I'm pretty sure the DR like the KLR has actually outpaced inflation while manufacturing costs have gone down(this was mentioned on the KLR by one of the motorcycle magazines).

Take any of todays...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 10:47 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,939
Posted By Ocky
Either the price on the DR should drop by over 1k...

Either the price on the DR should drop by over 1k or Suzuki should actually be doing something to justify its current price, which they haven't.

They have made the same model for the last 10 years...
Forum: Thumpers 12-27-2013, 06:26 PM
Replies: 126
Views: 8,939
Posted By Ocky
That's what all of the Japanese dualies need. ...

That's what all of the Japanese dualies need.

At least EFI, 6 speed might not be needed depending on the motors performance post update but it obviously would be very beneficial too.
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