Originally Posted by xTomKx
I'm with you on that 5 speed. Wish KTM put a small v-twin into a 690 chassis.
Aprillia almost did it with their RXV 550 but they are an angry maintenance hungry high performer.
If they made that a little softer in the power, fattened up the torque and thus made more reliable and get a bigger tank etc that would be a real winner, it would of course like every adventure bike need the swag of changes / mods / personalizations to make it how you want it but that is also half the fun.
For me for the future I see a lighter bike, DRZ400 style of thing, Maya is great for us two up adventure touring but restricting if I want to to to the tight stuff, its all a compromise.
(EDIT) link to 550 http://www.motorcycleshdwallpaper.co...ws-motorcycle/