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Old 10-29-2012, 08:07 AM   #56
crofrog
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Quote:
Originally Posted by jerdog53 View Post
KTM has to build a midsized twin!
There is sales out there they are missing out on, everyone who has purchased a 800GS or Tiger XC could have purchased an 800 twin KTM and probably would have had there been an option.
I for one donít need a 1200cc 150HP big duel sport to make up for other inadequacies, I donít want the cost of a 1200cc bike be it purchase price, insurance or fuel and donít want to deal with the weight!
Keep it small, nimble reasonably powerful with provisions for bags and proper fuel range!
BMW F800GS claimed wet weight - 4.2 gallons of fuel = 465
Tiger 800xc claimed wet weight - 5 gallons of fuel = 442
KTM 990R claimed weight without fuel = 456

And for shits and giggles
KTM 1190adv R claimed weight without fuel = 478lb

but those middle weights are so much lighter. It's a shame KTM never made a bike that competed with the middle weight bikes.
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