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Forum: Road warriors 10-05-2014, 02:42 PM
Replies: 2,015
Views: 363,092
Posted By kaivalagi
Nice, another tyre option, thanks Ducati :)

Nice, another tyre option, thanks Ducati :)
Forum: Orange Crush 08-20-2014, 03:13 PM
Replies: 843
Views: 108,777
Posted By kaivalagi
Fingers crossed they've fixed the air...

Fingers crossed they've fixed the air filtration...I wonder what the weight increase is?
Forum: Road warriors 02-03-2013, 07:45 AM
Replies: 2,015
Views: 363,092
Posted By kaivalagi
I think the Adventure 1190 with the RC8 motor and...

I think the Adventure 1190 with the RC8 motor and lower oil and fuel use and higher MPG that comes with it will be up on top spot in any new top 10's coming around the corner... and likely it'll be...
Forum: Road warriors 01-13-2013, 01:09 PM
Replies: 2,015
Views: 363,092
Posted By kaivalagi
Not got a pic with me in it, but here's mine: ...

Not got a pic with me in it, but here's mine:
http://img577.imageshack.us/img577/4551/smtm.jpg (http://imageshack.us/photo/my-images/577/smtm.jpg/)

Tell me about it, and I had a sv650 before my...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2012, 12:34 PM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,734
Posted By kaivalagi
That would be a shame, the SM bikes are not...

That would be a shame, the SM bikes are not adventure bikes...the wheel sizes alone make them differ, even from the non-R...

I have now heard that a 1190 SMT will and wont exist...all of it is...
Forum: Orange Crush 10-05-2012, 04:07 AM
Replies: 92
Views: 11,734
Posted By kaivalagi
Will likely get a non-R but only after they've...

Will likely get a non-R but only after they've been in production for 1-2 years and if there isn't a replacement SMT by then :)
Still don't like the idea of the exhaust placement though, but a demo...
Forum: Orange Crush 07-13-2012, 04:29 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 3,576
Posted By kaivalagi
If it helps the OP I went from an SV650 (my first...

If it helps the OP I went from an SV650 (my first bike, had it for 8 month) to a KTM SM-T...yes, it's mind blowing in comparison but it is just down to self control (I am in my mid-thirties so...
Forum: Orange Crush 06-17-2012, 12:45 PM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By kaivalagi
I can certainly confirm this.....1month ban...

I can certainly confirm this.....1month ban served...I rode it like I stole it...;o)

@OP: Go test ride one then your mind will likely be made up!
Forum: Orange Crush 06-16-2012, 08:29 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 1,020
Posted By kaivalagi
Had mine from new since April 2011, covered 8000...

Had mine from new since April 2011, covered 8000 miles and had the first 2 services...not a single issue with the bike itself...only warranty claims so far are for a new center stand spring (the hook...
Forum: Orange Crush 03-23-2012, 07:17 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 1,450
Posted By kaivalagi
Want smt -> Get SMT Best thing you could do...

Want smt -> Get SMT

Best thing you could do if you love the adventure but want a predominately tarmac dwelling bike. You could put dual sport tyres on it and get away with the light stuff so it...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2012, 03:44 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,242
Posted By kaivalagi
I think you need to test ride both and then make...

I think you need to test ride both and then make a decision on that along with the practicalities of touring on each as you see it.

I am not sure what the tank range is on a Dorso 1200? Are the...
Forum: Road warriors 02-28-2012, 02:11 PM
Replies: 15
Views: 3,242
Posted By kaivalagi
Had mine since April last year, done just under...

Had mine since April last year, done just under 6000 miles so far, mostly at weekends as I am working away from home during the week, no problems either. By all accounts an awesome machine :)

My...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-13-2012, 08:08 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,598
Posted By kaivalagi
The tiger 1050 is a bit larger and has been...

The tiger 1050 is a bit larger and has been around for a bit...they're bringing out a tiger 1200 so I've heard....not sure when though

Go ride an SMT anyway, you'll have a blast ;)
Forum: Orange Crush 01-11-2012, 12:04 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,598
Posted By kaivalagi
If I was seriously worried about MPG and hadn't...

If I was seriously worried about MPG and hadn't been seduced by the KTM (big grin factor got me too!) I would seriously consider a Triumph Tiger 800XC or a BMW F800GS...that BMW 800 twin aint half...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-09-2012, 12:15 AM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,598
Posted By kaivalagi
To put the MPG in context, over 5300 miles I have...

To put the MPG in context, over 5300 miles I have got about 35 UK MPG from it, and that's probably 60% recreational riding, 30% urban commute and 10% long distance. If I give it beans on a spirited...
Forum: Orange Crush 01-08-2012, 02:35 PM
Replies: 63
Views: 4,598
Posted By kaivalagi
I hope you find a dealership that will sort you...

I hope you find a dealership that will sort you out

I think your best bet is getting out for a 2 hour minimum demo ride on both an SMT and an Adventure, I am sure both will give you a grin and...
Forum: Beasts 07-17-2011, 03:05 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 54,724
Posted By kaivalagi
The exact reason why I went with a KTM, features...

The exact reason why I went with a KTM, features are there never mind the cost....plus I am not willing to buy a brand new bike and then upgrade it's suspension and brakes from day one....that's then...
Forum: Road warriors 07-12-2011, 10:53 AM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,307
Posted By kaivalagi
That sucks! Sorry for your loss...it would be...

That sucks! Sorry for your loss...it would be worth travelling 3 states though :)
Forum: Road warriors 07-11-2011, 05:22 PM
Replies: 127
Views: 14,307
Posted By kaivalagi
Do try and get yourself a test ride of an SMT if...

Do try and get yourself a test ride of an SMT if at all possible, they are very lightweight for the size of engine, handle lovely and are generally great fun
Forum: Beasts 07-03-2011, 08:24 AM
Replies: 262
Views: 54,724
Posted By kaivalagi
I agree on keeping the 650 V-twin in it, it's a...

I agree on keeping the 650 V-twin in it, it's a great little motor that has good MPG etc etc but.......they could have atleast provided a decent suspension upgrade (or an option maybe?). That...
Forum: Road warriors 06-18-2011, 07:26 AM
Replies: 51
Views: 5,125
Posted By kaivalagi
For me having a K1200 alongside a R1200GS is just...

For me having a K1200 alongside a R1200GS is just more of the same....
Like mentioned a fireblade would be all out sports material, or how about a gsxr750, slightly more tamed and light to boot. Or...
Forum: Orange Crush 05-26-2011, 12:35 PM
Replies: 104
Views: 10,598
Posted By kaivalagi
If the road test was on asphalt why wasn't it an...

If the road test was on asphalt why wasn't it an KTM SMT instead of an Adventure? I wonder how that would have done in the group....I suspect pretty well from my biased viewpoint :D
Forum: Orange Crush 05-13-2011, 04:55 PM
Replies: 33
Views: 3,276
Posted By kaivalagi
http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm

http://www.mototuneusa.com/break_in_secrets.htm
Forum: Orange Crush 05-07-2011, 02:48 AM
Replies: 10
Views: 3,342
Posted By kaivalagi
Try both bikes (possibly adding in the 800 tiger...

Try both bikes (possibly adding in the 800 tiger to the mix) and make your own mind up

In my biased opinion the SMT is a great bike, better than any Triumph offerings in every way except MPG. I...
Forum: Orange Crush 04-25-2011, 04:46 AM
Replies: 79
Views: 9,347
Posted By kaivalagi
Also running in my new SMT fairly hard...was...

Also running in my new SMT fairly hard...was getting around 30mpg (imperial gallons) at first, now getting about 35mpg with the 5th refill...fingers crossed it improves further and I calm down a...
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