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Old 08-07-2013, 06:01 AM   #81
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Originally Posted by xTomKx View Post
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.

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