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Forum: Thumpers 06-26-2015, 01:58 PM
Replies: 23
Views: 2,941
Posted By tokyo
I agree it is compelling, I am however nervous...

I agree it is compelling, I am however nervous about their business model.

They should use the Motoped model and sell you a bike in parts or as finished as you like. Trying to beat the big boys...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 06-14-2015, 10:44 PM
Replies: 237
Views: 35,515
Posted By tokyo
Yep. I've wanted the Yamaha 500cc twin in a bike...

Yep. I've wanted the Yamaha 500cc twin in a bike ever since riding a Phazer snowmobile with an 80 hp 500 twin 4-stroke.. Felt great. Throw that motor in my WR250X frame with 4 gal gas capacity and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-12-2015, 12:46 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,426,520
Posted By tokyo
The name CRF1000L, when thought of in context of...

The name CRF1000L, when thought of in context of the current offering CRF250L would hopefully hint that there are other numbers to fill in the gap coming in the future.

Like with the old XR series...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-11-2015, 09:02 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 151,989
Posted By tokyo
Apparently Ducati is setting sales records with...

Apparently Ducati is setting sales records with its Scrambler. The MT09 Tracer (FJ09) is also selling well.

That has to be getting some attention at Yamaha (and others). With just a few simple...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 05-04-2015, 12:24 PM
Replies: 19
Views: 2,467
Posted By tokyo
Just a suggestion, start by just putting some...

Just a suggestion, start by just putting some Shinko 705's on your R6 and begin exploring dirt roads. It is cheap and easily reversible and the mods that you want and need will quickly become...
Forum: Thumpers 04-21-2015, 10:19 PM
Replies: 51
Views: 7,830
Posted By tokyo
The 701 now has its own microsite...

The 701 now has its own microsite http://www.701supermoto.com/en/home/

And the main Husqvarna site says it will be at Dealers in November of 2015, doesn't say which countries though ..

As much...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-21-2015, 08:15 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,426,520
Posted By tokyo
This is Honda, so regardless of the propulsion...

This is Honda, so regardless of the propulsion configuration, they will stick with the corporate set limit of 47HP and 500lbs as with every other bike they make.
Forum: Vendors 04-15-2015, 09:34 AM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 164,552
Posted By tokyo
FJ09/MT09 Tracer is excellent! But still...

FJ09/MT09 Tracer is excellent!

But still doesn't have 7" of travel, has an extra 60lbs over the MT/FZ07, and can't be had used for $5k yet.

Which is why a 500F with Rally Raid goodies might be...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2015, 09:41 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 164,552
Posted By tokyo
Thanks for the reply! My intent in the FZ07...

Thanks for the reply!

My intent in the FZ07 current form, with more lift and travel, would be not so much adventure bike... more Scrambler-y.. I do echo your hope that Yamaha sees the light and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 04-14-2015, 09:12 PM
Replies: 83
Views: 12,452
Posted By tokyo
I have a feeling rally raid is going to be back...

I have a feeling rally raid is going to be back ordered by day 2 of official product launch .. That kit has made me interested in the 500x which I wasn't before. I seem to be reading similar comments...
Forum: Vendors 04-14-2015, 01:50 PM
Replies: 1,085
Views: 164,552
Posted By tokyo
Thanks for the great organization of information!...

Thanks for the great organization of information!

2 questions:

1. Any update on if the F stanchions will work with the suspension extended travel upgrades or if the X are needed? (I have...
Forum: Thumpers 04-14-2015, 01:17 PM
Replies: 19,131
Views: 1,099,840
Posted By tokyo
touché! I should have known better... It...

touché! I should have known better...

It has obviously morphed into Husaberg ride reports, KTM championship updates and dating advice. The perfect thread!:lol3
Forum: Thumpers 04-13-2015, 12:31 AM
Replies: 19,131
Views: 1,099,840
Posted By tokyo
Has anyone posting to this thread anymore ever...

Has anyone posting to this thread anymore ever owned/ridden a WR? :D I think all owners have left.

The thread should be renamed: "Anyone ever NOT ride/own a WR and want to brag about how much...
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 04-12-2015, 11:25 PM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,077
Posted By tokyo
That right there is the holy grail of adventure...

That right there is the holy grail of adventure biker-dom and the subject of dreams and fantasies of many on this site..

An SXV built by Honda or Yamaha.. With a 5 gallon tank, 26k mile valve...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-31-2015, 12:39 PM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,426,520
Posted By tokyo
I am uninformed so this is just a trying to learn...

I am uninformed so this is just a trying to learn question..
My question is, can you do this on DCT? Can you really instantly select any gear you want? Or only the adjacent gear to the one you're...
Forum: Thumpers 03-30-2015, 01:13 PM
Replies: 19,131
Views: 1,099,840
Posted By tokyo
True.. I sold my Blue Berg and with the...

True..

I sold my Blue Berg and with the proceeds bought 2 WR's and a Ninja 650 with less than 10k miles between the 3.

So far maintenance seems the same, (had no issues with the Berg)...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 12:41 PM
Replies: 709
Views: 151,989
Posted By tokyo
I found a cycle world article on that FZ7 flat...

I found a cycle world article on that FZ7 flat tracker

http://www.cycleworld.com/2015/03/26/yamaha-fz-07-flat-tracker-cory-texter-first-ride-motorcycle-review-and-photos/...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-26-2015, 10:01 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 151,989
Posted By tokyo
Awesome! I wonder what they used for the triple...

Awesome! I wonder what they used for the triple clamps on the fork conversion.. If they were custom or there is some other Yamaha that has the same stem and the triple clamps swap over.

Time to...
Forum: Battle Scooters 03-26-2015, 08:22 AM
Replies: 8
Views: 1,168
Posted By tokyo
I must have missed it somewhere.. any idea of...

I must have missed it somewhere.. any idea of engine size?

If this could cruise along at western freeway speeds (85MPH) what's not to like?

Sand, gravel, snow, wet leaves all now become...
Forum: Thumpers 03-25-2015, 10:02 AM
Replies: 36
Views: 2,312
Posted By tokyo
For what its worth I have been up and down the...

For what its worth I have been up and down the displacement ladder. FJ's VFR's, SuperHawk etc.

It was a revelation when I decided to go simple and bought a KTM 640 SM. Wow, that reminded me why...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-25-2015, 09:46 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,426,520
Posted By tokyo
Yep. I am making do now with a knobbie shod...

Yep. I am making do now with a knobbie shod WR250X and an adventurized Ninja 650 twin until the above materializes.

Scrambler Ducati is tempting me.. but anxious to see what will come of this...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-24-2015, 01:02 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,870
Posted By tokyo
Thanks, looks good! I have Shinko 705's...

Thanks, looks good!

I have Shinko 705's on my Adventure Ninja and I really like them. Ride great on the road but much more traction on the dirt.

The front size is different that stock so...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 01:41 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,413
Posted By tokyo
My guess at Honda specs: 600lbs 12HP ...

My guess at Honda specs:

600lbs
12HP
100 year unlimited mile warranty
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 01:36 PM
Replies: 113
Views: 12,413
Posted By tokyo
This is for all those people who were begging for...

This is for all those people who were begging for a 400cc twin cylinder tote goat. Both of them.

A new king of the zombie apocalypse survival vehicles.
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 03-19-2015, 01:34 PM
Replies: 2,547
Views: 287,120
Posted By tokyo
Finally a vid that shows exactly how I would use...

Finally a vid that shows exactly how I would use the bike.. in my mind at least.

From those standing by it would look like some old guy putting around the campground, but in my helmet the...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-19-2015, 10:30 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 151,989
Posted By tokyo
What if they went a different route.. like the...

What if they went a different route.. like the Scrambler Ducati?

An MT-07 (FZ-7) with retro teardrop ~4gal tank, 7"-8" of travel and all terrain tires, keeping it similar weight <400lbs and...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-12-2015, 12:55 PM
Replies: 48
Views: 16,870
Posted By tokyo
Has anyone done this on the 2nd gen versys? I was...

Has anyone done this on the 2nd gen versys? I was just wondering how it looks..
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 02-15-2015, 01:49 AM
Replies: 709
Views: 151,989
Posted By tokyo
Stroke it just a bit more and call it an XT550...

Stroke it just a bit more and call it an XT550 Tenere. The R3 weighs 368 wet so a stripper XT550 a-la the Ducati Scrambler could be sub 350lb.

In fact put fat 18" wheels and call it a TW550:D
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 01-26-2015, 03:23 PM
Replies: 42
Views: 5,602
Posted By tokyo
Does it wheelie though?

Does it wheelie though?
Forum: Moto Bellissima: All Other Dualsports 12-29-2014, 02:55 PM
Replies: 55
Views: 6,244
Posted By tokyo
This.. but in red and with the cast wheels for me...

This.. but in red and with the cast wheels for me and my intended use. I like tubeless and lighter weight.

Should I decide to get a scrambler it won't see many trails that would need the extra...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 12-29-2014, 11:14 AM
Replies: 8,301
Views: 1,426,520
Posted By tokyo
The bare bones, parallel twin, with radiator,...

The bare bones, parallel twin, with radiator, FZ07 is probably a more apples to apples barometer, but the result is a similar 397 lbs wet.

Not much more you can whittle away without using...
Forum: Thumpers 12-05-2014, 02:52 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 902
Posted By tokyo
Its from the super secret John Deere motorcycle...

Its from the super secret John Deere motorcycle development program..
Forum: Asia Pacific 12-04-2014, 03:23 PM
Replies: 4
Views: 1,052
Posted By tokyo
I think riding a motorbike in Japan is one of the...

I think riding a motorbike in Japan is one of the worlds best kept secrets. in fact I hesitate to even post this in case other people decide to go..

45min on a freeway and you are out of Tokyo...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 12:42 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,728
Posted By tokyo
Its not often you hear of motorbike Pro's out...

Its not often you hear of motorbike Pro's out racing high-dollar quads on their hardtail ATC200.

That's why I love this site.. never know what you will learn each visit :clap
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 09:54 AM
Replies: 19,131
Views: 1,099,840
Posted By tokyo
Just a wild guess, but KTM needed the US...

Just a wild guess, but KTM needed the US dirtibike market a lot more than the other manufacturers.

Honda, Yamaha needed the US market back in the 70's and 80's but as the world grew and they...
Forum: Thumpers 12-04-2014, 09:42 AM
Replies: 100
Views: 29,161
Posted By tokyo
Amen I was jonesing for a '14.. but then...

Amen

I was jonesing for a '14.. but then the Husky 701 was announced (I like 17" wheels) so I thought I would wait and look at those and now this.

Buying a thumper from KTM is like buying...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 03:12 PM
Replies: 415
Views: 33,459
Posted By tokyo
I like the simple: Thumpers -Street...

I like the simple:

Thumpers
-Street legal (sold that way)
-Off road only (up for interpretation/adjustment/add you own blinkers)

That way it is easy to cross shop street legal stuff,...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 03:07 PM
Replies: 137
Views: 13,728
Posted By tokyo
Good point! How about we help out the...

Good point!

How about we help out the manufacturers with a suggested list of their thumper product portfolio?

Honda:
CRF450L = CRF250L +200CC
XR700L = XR650R + 700CC ATV Motor (FI +E-start)...
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 11:42 AM
Replies: 1
Views: 401
Posted By tokyo
It would be a "beast" .. but I would really like...

It would be a "beast" .. but I would really like if they stuffed the 80HP, 4stroke, 500CC twin (stroked to 550) from Phazer snowmobile into a Wr250R frame and called it the XT550.
Forum: Thumpers 12-03-2014, 11:36 AM
Replies: 19,131
Views: 1,099,840
Posted By tokyo
[QUOTE=patrick2cents;25631557] ...

[QUOTE=patrick2cents;25631557]

http://cdn-www.airliners.net/aviation-photos/photos/6/0/0/1991006.jpg

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I wonder if the aftermarket will ever offer the rocket launcher panniers and ...
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