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Old 02-02-2013, 02:47 PM   #1748
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Originally Posted by itsatdm View Post
I just do not see that happening. BMW press release states they are going to continue with their 650 bikes as entry points.

I assume the Husky 650 goes with the brand, unless their is some agreement specific to the Terra.

I do not think BMW is going to allow KTM to use that engine and compete with their G650/Sertao version, Loncin made or not, if they have any voice in the matter.
Not sure that KTM really needs the BMW engine, an asian produced 690 duke engine would probably make it go. Cycle World has a few notes on the 2013 690 Duke coming to America @ $8999. Engine has top line technology with a claimed 70hp. (includes slipper clutch) Chrome-moly / aluminum frame / WP suspension/ the full KTM monty. should come in close to 325 lbs -- Yowsa, sign me up !!
Back on subject - more mundane version of this engine - economy of volume - more mundane frame, suspension, components - in other words the Terra might come in close on the price point.

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