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Forum: Beasts 12-02-2013, 08:53 AM
Replies: 18
Views: 1,542
Posted By Salvo
New bike

Would take a hard look at the new Suzuki DL1000 V-Strom. Lots of features for an ADV bike in this price range. Arguably not a true ADV bike, depends what you'll be doing with it. For two up riding...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-29-2013, 01:42 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,540,294
Posted By Salvo
Agree, better to keep it simple, if its not...

Agree, better to keep it simple, if its not reliable under off road conditions, leave it off
Forum: Beasts 01-29-2013, 01:38 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 561,244
Posted By Salvo
Originally Posted by twinrider I was...

Originally Posted by twinrider
I was astounded that Honda USA opted to import the CB1100 but passed on the Crosstourer.



Boggles the mind, what is Honda thinking??? In a growing market they...
Forum: Ride reports 01-29-2013, 01:22 AM
Replies: 190
Views: 92,842
Posted By Salvo
WOW! Was looking for some info/pics on the new...

WOW! Was looking for some info/pics on the new 1190 and found your ride report Joe. AWESOME! Keep the pics coming man, be safe!
Forum: Orange Crush 10-24-2012, 08:06 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,540,294
Posted By Salvo
Ktm 1190

on the Italian KTM web site (ktm.it) there it is, a big friggin tease, on this side of the pond.... squat (plus a few other models we don't)
...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-17-2012, 09:29 PM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,540,294
Posted By Salvo
If you exemplify "loyal KTM" customers, their...

If you exemplify "loyal KTM" customers, their better off leaving you behind. Some haters just can't help themselves Sakurama, its an innate dysfunction. KTM is smarter than that, the latte upscale...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-14-2012, 05:49 PM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,540,294
Posted By Salvo
The "Latte" Crowd

[QUOTE=KMC1;19814780]Yep.

"But for going seriously offroad, even the 950/990 is a garbage scow. Who wants to throw a $14,000 / 600lb (loaded) beast onto the ground at regular intervals anyway? But...
Forum: Beasts 10-05-2012, 05:49 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 561,244
Posted By Salvo
What is the Honda Crosstourer 1200

It sounds like may be the perfect bike for me. I am probably like most guys, I used to ride and love motocross and enduro, grew up with the nostalgia of that type of bike, love that comfortable...
Forum: Beasts 09-22-2012, 04:59 AM
Replies: 710
Views: 113,129
Posted By Salvo
2nd Gen. Ducati Multistrada (2013 and newer)

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/091812middle-730x510.jpg (http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/091812middle.jpg)

excerpt from Ducati
The brand new...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-22-2012, 04:50 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,540,294
Posted By Salvo
check it out: ...

check it out:

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2012/09/superbike-engine-in-an-adventure-bike-ktm-1190-adventure-follows-ducatis-lead/

Ducati did it first with the Multistrada. Design a...
Forum: Orange Crush 09-22-2012, 04:49 AM
Replies: 6,765
Views: 1,540,294
Posted By Salvo
Bluhduh 2013 KTM Adv - this is it!

Psyched to see the new Adv, gotta say like the 150hp. Nice job motorcycledaily.com

http://www.motorcycledaily.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/09/092012top-730x456.jpg...
Forum: Beasts 09-18-2012, 10:17 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 561,244
Posted By Salvo
VFR 1200 Crosstourer

Thanks for the info and pics Droid! I am hoping we see this bike in the States for 2013. C'mon Honda, we're neglected enough - no Transalp, no Varadero. FINALLY glad to see the US Adv bike market...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2012, 10:45 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 129,891
Posted By Salvo
" For hitting roads less traveled, and in...

" For hitting roads less traveled, and in particular ones that aren’t paved, none of the others can match the Yamaha Super Ténéré. It doesn’t shine on the street; it’s solid and comfortable but never...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2012, 09:09 AM
Replies: 222
Views: 129,891
Posted By Salvo
Almost pulled the trigger on a 2012 XT last week,...

Almost pulled the trigger on a 2012 XT last week, test drove it, wow, must say super comfortable, nice riding position. Despite the say "average" hp, the parallel twin puts out (sign of the times) it...
Forum: Beasts 09-11-2012, 08:59 AM
Replies: 2,106
Views: 561,244
Posted By Salvo
Honda 1200 V4 CrossTourer

droid, thanks for the pics and the comments. Stateside by me I am waiting to see if this will released in 2013. Have scoured all resources on which Adventure Tourer to finally get, almost pulled the...
Forum: Road warriors 03-25-2008, 12:57 PM
Replies: 82
Views: 26,530
Posted By Salvo
Question KTM 990SM in the US?

I know how you feel. I wouldn't hold my breath for the 990SM in the US.
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So the latest I am getting after talking to 4...
Forum: Road warriors 03-24-2008, 11:37 AM
Replies: 13
Views: 1,309
Posted By Salvo
Pissed KTM 990 SM in the US?

Depends who and when you ask. I am getting conflicting info, on-line from local dealers, from ADVRider, from KTMTalk.

In summary, it seems bringing the 990sm will undermine the still available...
Forum: Road warriors 11-29-2007, 10:36 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 11,436
Posted By Salvo
Ktm990sm

So I held out on getting the 950SM knowing since the 990FI Adventure was in the works, a 990SM was inevitable. In the interim the Duc Hypermotard came out, and lets face it, its a beautiful machine. ...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2005, 07:18 AM
Replies: 22
Views: 914
Posted By Salvo
Helmet head....

Not wearing a helmet (or mandating helmet use) is not foolish, not child abuse, its not stupid.... its evolution in progress. Let the forces of nature do there work.

BTW: Nice XR, you should've...
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2005, 06:50 AM
Replies: 30
Views: 4,005
Posted By Salvo
Honda...

Honda FMX650http://www.motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/2005_bike_pics/fmx650.jpg
see the new thread under thumpers
Forum: Thumpers 03-24-2005, 06:46 AM
Replies: 15
Views: 6,814
Posted By Salvo
Honda FMX 650 Supermotard

http://www.motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/2005_bike_pics/fmx650.jpg

Honda FMX650

Honda's latest Europe only cool bike. I just might hold off on that sure-to-be pricey KTM 950 SM with just as...
Forum: Beasts 03-23-2005, 05:39 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 767
Posted By Salvo
See Motorcycledaily.com for an article about BMW...

See Motorcycledaily.com for an article about BMW developing new models, may be related to this Aprilia venture. It doesn't surprise me that BMW needed Italian design input to create one of their most...
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 03-17-2005, 04:39 PM
Replies: 78
Views: 4,823
Posted By Salvo
Its all about balance

WOW, some real deep stuff on some of these posts. I am new father of 6 mos old twins! Double the fun, right. My wife did not ask me to give up knee draggin on the weekends, but I do need to be home...
Forum: Beasts 03-16-2005, 12:30 PM
Replies: 79
Views: 11,132
Posted By Salvo
Caponord failure

When I got my GSXR I had a little problem, with the battery leaking acid onto the frame on day 2 of ownership. Obvious a problem that should be dealt with by the manufacturer right... wrong! Suzuki...
Forum: Beasts 03-15-2005, 07:52 PM
Replies: 37
Views: 1,980
Posted By Salvo
Transalp or bust...

I was bent on getting a TA about 4 years ago, did lots of looking for the bike and got close to buying one. 4 years ago a V-twin enduro (ie dual sport) was not a popular item. Spoke to my local Honda...
Forum: Beasts 03-14-2005, 03:23 PM
Replies: 24
Views: 2,227
Posted By Salvo
Uglier V-strom

Mr. Grumpy its not surprising thats from a French web site.... C'mon, the V-Strom needs to be designed more adventure-like, with less plastic (less plastic-that applies to a ninefiddy too) less...
Forum: Thumpers 03-03-2005, 06:13 AM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,000,039
Posted By Salvo
etoh sans O2

Steve AZ wrote:

We get up to the pass and head south from the pass up a bit higher and have a sit and pull out some beer. We're both tired and not saying much, pretty much just sitting there...
Forum: Thumpers 02-28-2005, 08:04 PM
Replies: 4,506
Views: 1,000,039
Posted By Salvo
Great KLR stuff, stories and pics.

Great KLR stuff, stories and pics.
Forum: Orange Crush 02-27-2005, 05:52 PM
Replies: 94
Views: 5,357
Posted By Salvo
Talking Well put Strom Troll. I have been looking at a DS...

Well put Strom Troll. I have been looking at a DS machine for my garage for the last 6-8 months and have pretty much come up with much of what you posted. I have utmost respect for KTM and would love...
Forum: Road warriors 02-27-2005, 05:37 PM
Replies: 35
Views: 2,063
Posted By Salvo
The perfect all around bike.... not

do wheelies. I want to be And just to have fun. It will also be used for commuting, riding in the snow and ice. etc.. Riding in the mountains... Low maintenance, high reliability. BIG FUN fac
Not...
Forum: Thumpers 02-27-2005, 05:08 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,738
Posted By Salvo
Xt, Sm

Agreed the Yamaha is no where near the bike the KTM is. But if you look over the XT line back to the late 80's to whats it evolved above, I think it has many similarities of the angular designs seen...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2005, 01:18 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 792
Posted By Salvo
Scratch protection

In scuba diving to protect the glass face of depth and pressure gauges I use lable protector. A product called "crystal clear" which is basically 3 inch wide packing tape (label protector) which...
Forum: Equipment 02-26-2005, 01:01 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 7,259
Posted By Salvo
DS boots

Does anyone own or has tried a pair of Gaerne's "Explorer". At $165 it seems a good boot at a decent price. Anyone? Bueller?...
Forum: Thumpers 02-26-2005, 12:55 PM
Replies: 22
Views: 18,738
Posted By Salvo
Yamaha XT 660R or KTM 950SM?

Is it me or is there an uncanny resemblance between the two?
So which came first, the chicken or the egg?

http://www.motorbox.com/Upload/Y/YamahaXt660R-4565-002-f.jpg
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