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Old 07-13-2010, 01:02 AM   #62
Beastly Adventurer
Joined: Nov 2006
Location: On a RTW ride - currently SE Asia on the way to OZ
Oddometer: 5,427
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! 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!!!

Currently going RTW on a KTM 690 Rally, trip blog:

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