Originally Posted by Mack
I may be misinformed on the subject, but it was my understanding that that syle of tank was abandoned rather rapidly by KTM, do to the fact it carried the weight of the fuel too high up. This caused an already porky bike to be a total pig in the handling dept. Hopefully I'm wrong, and this isn't the case, and these will be a workable solution for those wanting more fuel capacity.
Theses Tanks are the only ones that will fit on the Adventure build between 98 and 2000 without major changes. After 2000 the rear frame is changed but it is possible to change everything for these type of tank.
The newer tanks from the 98-2000 Rally doesn't fit with the normal Adventure exhaust system.
Some of my friends are using these old style tanks without any problems in handling even in the big Dunes of Africa.
A driver like Meoni, Sainct or Despres will feel the difference between these and the newer Tanks, but we????