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Old 07-13-2010, 02:02 AM   #62
LukasM
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Joined: Nov 2006
Location: On a RTW ride - currently Central Asia
Oddometer: 5,381
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Originally Posted by WARRIORPRINCEJJ
LukasM "slumming" in the humble, little thread I started...To what do I owe this honor?

I don't think you've seen a picture of my SE, yet. I've had the thing quite awhile. However, I didn't start showing it alot of love until it took-over the DR's daily duties...Then, the "fine-tuning" began.

Congrats. on the 800. I think they are great bikes...Rotax, aren't they? Dude, you know you're a KaTooM guy. How in the world did you wind-up with the 800? I think every bike you own has some KTM part integrated. What's the project this time?...WP suspension and a 690E fender on the Beemer?

I'll tell you man...I don't think any bike has the "edge" of the SE. I parked it at a little get-together, this weekend, amidst several "pricey" steeds. There were people around it all day. They were posing and taking pictures with the damn thing!...like it was a porn star at a movie premiere. I thought about charging for the photo ops.

On top of it being edgy, there are some guys, here (in the OC), who can ride it like it's a 200-pound enduro weapon. I can't, but some can. Because of them, I am continually amazed at the beating it is capable of.

Here is a gratuitous "portrait" for your viewing pleasure...
Definitely a sweet bike JJ, I can understand why people are drawn to it.

Interestingly enough I rarely ever see one even here in Austria, maybe 3 since they came out in 06? I actually fell in love with it last summer, I was happily cruising along a beach in North Brazil on my rented 400cc Honda when some madman bombed past me on an SE doing about 3 times my speed. Roosted the shit out of me so I ate quite a bit of sand. I caught up with the guy at a beach bar a few ks later, unfortunately with my sucky Portuguese and his non-existent English the only thing I was able to find out was that he had paid about $40k for it down there, and thought it was the best purchase ever. He was about 5'5", not sure how he even climbed on board.

KTM suspension on a BMW? You know me too well....



Does the rear wheel look familiar? Also got a set of Excel/Talon 17" made for an SE that I was going to adapt, maybe I will just leave them as they are....

The beemer should be a nice enough ride when it's done, great fuel mileage, decent power and kinda good looking. But it sure doesn't get the blood pumping like one of these bad boys would!!!

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