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Old 01-23-2011, 08:26 AM   #574
F650Dakar_Norway
What off-season?
 
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Joined: Sep 2004
Location: Norway, Scandinavia
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Originally Posted by doyle View Post
And therein lies the difference between "factory" and customer bikes.
Spot on. The "factory" 690's had 700cc (80 plus HP) versus the 653cc ( ca. 72HP )of the customer bikes. Both Pal Anders Ullevalseter and Thomas Berglund converted their 690's last year to 700cc to compensate for the restrictor rule.

I can however confirm that us mortals with customer bikes don't have to fret over lack of power. It still hauls ass and is a joy to ride in the dirt.
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