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Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
I've stayed out of the debate on DCT versus...

I've stayed out of the debate on DCT versus manual, but after doing some research my mind is starting to warm to the idea.

Both have their advantage and disadvantage. I've only ever ridden manual...
Forum: Beasts 12-18-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Precisely... lol..

Precisely... lol..
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 02:30 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
solid rumours coming from reliable rumour mills...

solid rumours coming from reliable rumour mills are:evil:



1000cc parallel twin of around 100 hp
two versions. A rtw and more road oriented version
rtw versio 21 inch front wheel, 18...
Forum: Beasts 12-17-2014, 02:23 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Yes, point well made. I did read it as without...

Yes, point well made. I did read it as without the comma, but the intended meaning is clear to me now. Cheers ...
Forum: Beasts 12-16-2014, 04:38 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
err, since when has that ever been the definition...

err, since when has that ever been the definition of a dual sports bike? :huh

rtw bikes and adventure bikes have never been considered off road dirt bikes, not by the manufacturers in any event...
Forum: Beasts 12-14-2014, 12:35 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
What a joke :eek1 Maybe you need to take...

What a joke :eek1

Maybe you need to take some anti killjoy medication...:rofl
Forum: Beasts 12-10-2014, 02:33 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
It's a twin - yeah yeah :kumbaya It's a twin -...

It's a twin - yeah yeah :kumbaya
It's a twin - yeah yeah :kumbaya

Time to boogie with a 200kg, 1000cc twin ready to rule the world.

One to Rule Them All...:drums
Forum: Beasts 12-09-2014, 09:32 PM
Replies: 2,193
Views: 617,489
Posted By MrKiwi
No not overly. You have the V4 thrum, but not...

No not overly. You have the V4 thrum, but not vibration...
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 09:29 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
I rate my sources (plural).

I rate my sources (plural).
Forum: Beasts 12-07-2014, 12:10 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
It seems you are the only one who knows that. ...

It seems you are the only one who knows that. And you have no idea what I wish for, so presumptuous of you :1drink Well actually you do, I've posted it several times.

What I know about this...
Forum: Beasts 12-06-2014, 02:24 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
The only single in the that is the poster who is...

The only single in the that is the poster who is increasingly single minded in their blindness to the point of being more than a little stupid about it... :rofl
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 08:48 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Give that man a medal, he's off to a winning...

Give that man a medal, he's off to a winning start... :rayof:bubba
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 08:46 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
get out of here, this is not a thread for...

get out of here, this is not a thread for sensible talk :rofl:rofl
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 12:25 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
No Larryboy has not been and will not be right if...

No Larryboy has not been and will not be right if he thinks this is a single.

It is a new parallel twin. There is no doubt about that.
Forum: Beasts 12-01-2014, 12:17 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Whatever you're on can I have some too? ...

Whatever you're on can I have some too? :rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 02:03 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Dave My fuel consumption figures at present are...

Dave
My fuel consumption figures at present are compromised a little in that locally we have a 28 km hilly road (up and down each way) that I've been riding to get familiar with the bike on dry,...
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 01:51 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
What he said... :deal

What he said... :deal
Forum: Beasts 11-30-2014, 01:50 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Sigh... there's no helping some poeple :rofl

Sigh... there's no helping some poeple :rofl
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 06:27 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Granted and there are a few other examples as...

Granted and there are a few other examples as well. However, with the XR600 you can clearly see the single cylinder format below the header. With the new bike it is clear the base of the engine is...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 03:11 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
I hear you about the tech. Because of the...

I hear you about the tech.

Because of the work I do, I sometimes get to test bikes over an extended period (3-6 months) and I rode earlier this year the KTM 1190 for 3 months. It is a fantastic...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 02:56 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Thanks Banksy great shots. Now who was it...

Thanks Banksy great shots.

Now who was it again who alleges this is a single... :rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3:rofl:lol3
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 01:35 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
haven't you started you own thread as a...

haven't you started you own thread as a speculator :rofl:rofl
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 01:31 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
:lol3, indeed...

:lol3, indeed...
Forum: Beasts 11-26-2014, 02:09 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Then I guess the new KTM Super Adventure might...

Then I guess the new KTM Super Adventure might interest you...
Forum: Beasts 11-25-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
twin - nah na nah nah... :rofl

twin - nah na nah nah... :rofl
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2014, 03:57 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Nope Larryboy is wrong It's a twin, move...

Nope Larryboy is wrong

It's a twin, move on...
Forum: Beasts 11-24-2014, 12:23 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
The above translated post is yet another piece of...

The above translated post is yet another piece of intel that indicates this a twin, two 450's mated together, likely to have a slightly longer stroke. This matches the solid rumours I have heard...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 12:36 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
MUDHWY - my understanding is the BMW XR, with its...

MUDHWY - my understanding is the BMW XR, with its 17 inch front wheel, is aimed more at the Multistrada rather than the CT. Several other bikes like the the Tiger 1050 sports and the Verseys 1000...
Forum: Beasts 11-20-2014, 12:28 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
I'm willing to be one that say's it will be less...

I'm willing to be one that say's it will be less than the KTM990, and that it will be around 200kg wet, if that.
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 04:27 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
That's a presumption on your part. Many would...

That's a presumption on your part. Many would agree with your presumption and if that is the case then the new Africa Twin will be a bike you'll more than likely over look.

I'm expecting the AT...
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 12:12 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Fair point, the one thing I miss on the adventure...

Fair point, the one thing I miss on the adventure bikes I ride is a low first gear, they're invariably quite tall on the bigger duel purpose bikes.
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 12:09 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
A true adventure bike is the bike you choose to...

A true adventure bike is the bike you choose to adventure on :deal
Forum: Beasts 11-17-2014, 03:42 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
and why is it that an adventure rtw bike has to...

and why is it that an adventure rtw bike has to be a dirt bike. some of you guys are hilarious...
Forum: Beasts 11-16-2014, 01:08 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
They're not the only one's in despair:huh,...

They're not the only one's in despair:huh, although l think this thread has now become quite comical...:rofl
Forum: Beasts 11-15-2014, 02:29 AM
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Posted By MrKiwi
1190R is a very nice bike and in my view the...

1190R is a very nice bike and in my view the crosstourer does not compete with it, they're two different bikes . Ridden both, own the crosstourer. The 1190R is a very capable adventure bike. The CT...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 04:23 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
and getting onto roads less traveled...

and getting onto roads less traveled...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 04:22 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
lol, who knows...

lol, who knows...
Forum: Beasts 11-13-2014, 12:13 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Somewhere earlier on this thread someone posted a...

Somewhere earlier on this thread someone posted a good explanation of the three types of market for rtw adventure. It was an excellent post and I might try and dig it up. It nicely summarises the...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 04:04 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
true, but I prefer a 400km range with some ease. ...

true, but I prefer a 400km range with some ease. Having said that, my current bike bike will not get 400kms but in little old NZ this is rarely an issue. I wouldn't take my current bike on an rtw...
Forum: Beasts 11-12-2014, 04:01 PM
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Posted By MrKiwi
Goodness me, way to sensible a post :rofl. Can't...

Goodness me, way to sensible a post :rofl. Can't have that :deal.

In my view, a well summed up analysis. Except what makes this a little different is the rumoured 1000cc engine. For some this...
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