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Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 05:15 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,174,139
Posted By RussellM
Do you get the street legal CRF450x ? They...

Do you get the street legal CRF450x ?

They don't sell the 650 in Australia any more.

It's telling that Honda list their adventure bikes under the road category on their websites, where other...
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-28-2015, 04:37 PM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,174,139
Posted By RussellM
So North America doesn't get the VFR1200x...

So North America doesn't get the VFR1200x Crosstourer?

That puts some of the crap I have been reading in this thread into perspective.

The new TA / AT whatever it is called isn't meant to...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-28-2015, 05:19 AM
Replies: 200
Views: 39,518
Posted By RussellM
Good news. If this thing isn't a total...

Good news.

If this thing isn't a total abomination to ride, I think you need to shout it a proper pipe.
Forum: Old's Cool 03-20-2015, 11:11 PM
Replies: 70
Views: 14,881
Posted By RussellM
So have you got any updates for us. Just read...

So have you got any updates for us. Just read through the whole build and I think it is a great project. Really looking forward to the finished product.
Forum: Land of the Rising Sun: ADV Bikes from Japan 03-20-2015, 01:40 AM
Replies: 7,106
Views: 1,174,139
Posted By RussellM
This one? ...

This one? http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1050571
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 01:37 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,510
Posted By RussellM
Yes, but no. Imagine that engine in the 250...

Yes, but no.

Imagine that engine in the 250 rally chassis/concept. Total weapon.

It seems funny that the manufacturers are so far removed from what the punters want. It looks like Honda is...
Forum: Australia 03-20-2015, 12:52 AM
Replies: 149
Views: 7,549
Posted By RussellM
So what happened to the 690 that it needed a...

So what happened to the 690 that it needed a poosh?
Forum: Thumpers 03-20-2015, 12:33 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,510
Posted By RussellM
yeah, if they brought out a 450 - 650 ds model...

yeah, if they brought out a 450 - 650 ds model based on this concept they would be swamped in cash
Forum: Racing 03-19-2015, 01:13 AM
Replies: 2,404
Views: 493,179
Posted By RussellM
If you scroll through those images too quick, you...

If you scroll through those images too quick, you don't realize that this last one is not the DR BIG.

Looks nice, good job.:clap
Forum: Thumpers 03-19-2015, 01:02 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,510
Posted By RussellM
http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2015/...

http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2015/march/honda-crf250-concept/
Forum: Thumpers 03-17-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 29
Views: 2,510
Posted By RussellM
If they released that now, surely they would...

If they released that now, surely they would obliterate Yamaha WR250R sales, and anything else in the class.

I wonder if this starts a run for other manufacturers to compete... I am pretty sure...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-16-2015, 04:10 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,443
Posted By RussellM
I find this topic interesting. I have seen...

I find this topic interesting.

I have seen one picture of a fairly junky looking 2T KTM rally frankenbike, and Luis Bellastugio (sp?) raced a 150cc KTM 2T in a couple of Dakars a few years ago.
...
Forum: 2 smokers 03-16-2015, 04:08 AM
Replies: 96
Views: 12,443
Posted By RussellM
jar944, I don't think anyone picked up on...

jar944,

I don't think anyone picked up on the CR500 motor in there, or there would have been more comments...

I read your thread over on KTMTalk. Nice one.
Forum: Australia 03-16-2015, 03:01 AM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By RussellM
Haven't actually bought one, but when you include...

Haven't actually bought one, but when you include the Baja Designs lights it gets up there quick. I was thinking about looking for other alternative lights with similar dimensions.

They do offer...
Forum: Some Assembly Required 03-15-2015, 04:25 AM
Replies: 47
Views: 10,234
Posted By RussellM
Subscribed and looking forward to the results. ...

Subscribed and looking forward to the results.

:lurk
Forum: Australia 03-13-2015, 04:59 PM
Replies: 16
Views: 882
Posted By RussellM
I hadn't seen the new Lynx-R I like it better...

I hadn't seen the new Lynx-R I like it better than the old one.

I was seriously considering the original Lynx, but think I might look at the HDB Rally-Lite kit. It looks better for my purposes,...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 04:51 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,457
Posted By RussellM
Those Basel QUEST kits in there are the ones I...

Those Basel QUEST kits in there are the ones I was talking about earlier, pretty sure that all the parts are either direct KTM parts from RR or direct copies made in cheaper composites. I think they...
Forum: Australia 03-02-2015, 04:43 PM
Replies: 142
Views: 29,972
Posted By RussellM
So, how you going with that? Any updates for...

So, how you going with that?

Any updates for us? My arse is getting sore from being perched on the edge of my seat.... :D
Forum: The perfect line and other riding myths 02-28-2015, 08:10 PM
Replies: 280
Views: 14,373
Posted By RussellM
I agree with this

I agree with this
Forum: Australia 02-28-2015, 02:35 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,457
Posted By RussellM
There is a KTM dealer in Basel (Switzerland?)...

There is a KTM dealer in Basel (Switzerland?) that basically does this. They have an upgrade kit for the 690 to make an adventure model, and I think 90% of the parts are genuine KTM units, much...
Forum: Australia 02-27-2015, 07:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,457
Posted By RussellM
I would have thought that KTM could turn out a...

I would have thought that KTM could turn out a 690 adventure in their sleep. Between the parts bins for the 690 enduro, the 690RR and the 450RR they should have everything they need. A couple of...
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 08:35 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By RussellM
Maybe even a bit less.

Maybe even a bit less.
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 04:48 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By RussellM
This is a self fulfilling prophecy....

This is a self fulfilling prophecy....
Forum: Australia 02-26-2015, 01:56 PM
Replies: 468
Views: 53,965
Posted By RussellM
The difference is that they are putting it...

The difference is that they are putting it together as a retail kit for anyone to buy via Rally Raid Products.
Forum: Australia 02-25-2015, 11:31 PM
Replies: 27
Views: 1,799
Posted By RussellM
Portugese Thread over in Thumpers...

Portugese



Thread over in Thumpers about it:
http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=1013515


I'm really looking forward to checking it out when it arrives. If it delivers I think...
Forum: Ride reports 02-02-2015, 02:30 AM
Replies: 37
Views: 6,589
Posted By RussellM
Thumb Good report mate, thanks for taking the time to...

Good report mate, thanks for taking the time to write it up
Forum: Ride reports 01-25-2015, 03:12 PM
Replies: 44
Views: 7,646
Posted By RussellM
Good one Creedy. This is a good ride report,...

Good one Creedy.

This is a good ride report, and I look forward to seeing your final edit on your videos.

Rally Fly 690 looks the goods to.

So were you happy with Tony (Montana)'s GPS...
Forum: Racing 01-23-2015, 03:59 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 860,133
Posted By RussellM
So did you ask him if now that he has cut his...

So did you ask him if now that he has cut his teeth on the Dakar, is he confident to tackle the mighty Condo 750? :ear

:lol3
Forum: Racing 01-22-2015, 05:10 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 860,133
Posted By RussellM
You know you have put a lot of people on the edge...

You know you have put a lot of people on the edge of their seat waiting to read this now... :clap
Forum: Australia 01-21-2015, 01:42 PM
Replies: 53
Views: 4,016
Posted By RussellM
Finally got some time in the shed to fit the new...

Finally got some time in the shed to fit the new Acerbist tank. Looks good. I have been told that the extra weight from the fuel is really noticeable, but I think it feels pretty good. Haven't hit...
Forum: Racing 01-19-2015, 07:57 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 860,133
Posted By RussellM
1st place in SCORE class earns him 5,000 Euros in...

1st place in SCORE class earns him 5,000 Euros in prize money...:deal

I know the prize money isn't the point, but it is interesting to note... He actually did better than a lot of others in that...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 05:59 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 860,133
Posted By RussellM
I'm not sure that these predictions of Matthias...

I'm not sure that these predictions of Matthias Walkner returning next year are that reasonable. If I were KTM I don't think I would bring him back to Dakar. No matter how fast he is in MX, I don't...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 02:20 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 860,133
Posted By RussellM
Can someone who actually knows answer me this: ...

Can someone who actually knows answer me this:

I understand that previous generation (ie 690 and maybe first crop of 450s) RR bikes were running LC4.

What family of engine is in the current...
Forum: Racing 01-17-2015, 01:50 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 860,133
Posted By RussellM
Thanks for that :thumb

Thanks for that :thumb
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 05:05 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 860,133
Posted By RussellM
Yeah, I'm familiar with TLD, but even most of the...

Yeah, I'm familiar with TLD, but even most of the privateers have a lot more sponsorship plastered all over their jacket, as far as I can see he only has his personal sponsors stickers on his helmet....
Forum: Australia 01-16-2015, 04:30 PM
Replies: 17
Views: 4,574
Posted By RussellM
2015 Thread up yet?

2015 Thread up yet?
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 04:09 PM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 860,133
Posted By RussellM
It's funny to see someone so far up the GC order...

It's funny to see someone so far up the GC order sporting so little sponsorship.

I thought these pictures looked a bit strange, and it is the almost bare bike, and the completely blank black...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 05:17 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 860,133
Posted By RussellM
The problem with Toby is that because he is such...

The problem with Toby is that because he is such a fast guy, you can't tell whether he has wrapped it on to win, or is just cruising at his comfortable pace...

3 mins faster than Coma at CP1...
Forum: Racing 01-16-2015, 03:33 AM
Replies: 11,280
Views: 860,133
Posted By RussellM
For you guys who don't know who Toby Price really...

For you guys who don't know who Toby Price really is, check this out:

This is 2 years old now, but this is Toby:

http://youtu.be/9gkNQgYQI_E
Forum: Australia 01-12-2015, 11:41 PM
Replies: 471
Views: 36,415
Posted By RussellM
Toby Price is doing amazingly well for a first...

Toby Price is doing amazingly well for a first timer, but then we know he is an amazing rider.

I don't recall him doing any of the Aussie navigational races, has he ever? I know KTM favour Grabbo...
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