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Old 08-31-2012, 05:47 PM   #38
ducatistadore
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hmmmm....

990 ABS gained 20lbs++ over 950...

here's what i got folks....

950-S
Akra exhaust (less 10+lbs over stock!)
Smog removed.... (less 5lbs++)
No rack, no Guards (less 35lbs!) (ok, well, now its back on...)

Thats 50 lbs less ...bare foot mode!

Fully fueled = 480 lbs ...

My 1200GS was over 540 same configuration...
And the Ducati 999 460lbs fueled!
Most 1000cc++ bike is going to be a pig...no matter what.
Even the 800GS is 500 lbs...EASY!

690/640 is nice on dirt, but on a long haul a single thumper... kiss you asses good bye...

Bear in mind, KTM CG is pretty low also compared with most... its the fat HIGH mounted stock exhaust that kills it...
Get rid of it faaaaast..., you'll notice a huge difference.

Ciao.

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