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Old 10-19-2011, 12:05 AM   #16
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its got the same power to weight as the WR250R so i doubt it will feel too sluggish, the torque will be much better.
sounds like they've tuned it for economy, 5 liters will get you far enough.

24 HP and 220 pounds doesn't equal 26 HP and 300 pounds where I come from. 24 HP at 220 pounds is a quick little machine with the grunt of 350cc.
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Old 10-19-2011, 05:50 AM   #17
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depends if that power is at the crank or not. guess we'll wait and see.
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Old 10-19-2011, 08:10 AM   #18
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depends if that power is at the crank or not. guess we'll wait and see.
We will have to wait, but if it weighs 220 lbs, has 350 CC's and platable in CA I will figure out how to make it go at a proper rate if need be.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:42 AM   #19
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Exactly. My LC4E has a light weight aftermarket exhaust system, titanium bits and has been stripped of buddy pegs, brackets and everything else I could do without. It is down to right at 300 pounds. Which is not bad considering that makes it comparable to Japanese 250 dual sports.

But then I get on my MXC 200 and it makes me hate the 640 offroad. I can literally carry the 200 over to my work stand and set it on top. The LC4E is everything I can do to yank it up and on top. I was riding with a guy a few weeks back with a WR250R and a plated EXC 200 and he felt the same way about those two bikes.

Riding a 220 pound bike offroad is magical. Something we have forgotten since dual sports first packed on that extra tonnage back in the 1980's and never lost it.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:57 AM   #20
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Exactly. My LC4E has a light weight aftermarket exhaust system, titanium bits and has been stripped of buddy pegs, brackets and everything else I could do without. It is down to right at 300 pounds. Which is not bad considering that makes it comparable to Japanese 250 dual sports.

But then I get on my MXC 200 and it makes me hate the 640 offroad. I can literally carry the 200 over to my work stand and set it on top. The LC4E is everything I can do to yank it up and on top. I was riding with a guy a few weeks back with a WR250R and a plated EXC 200 and he felt the same way about those two bikes.

Riding a 220 pound bike offroad is magical. Something we have forgotten since dual sports first packed on that extra tonnage back in the 1980's and never lost it.
$hit the thing weighs 15lbs more than me.
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Old 10-19-2011, 03:51 PM   #21
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Free ride bikes have to be very small niche market. I think KTM could get a better return on their investment if they developed a 690 adventurer.
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Old 10-19-2011, 06:17 PM   #22
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You do realize that KTM's market niche is small niche markets, right?
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:52 PM   #23
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50 state legal from the factory?

I say the more choices the better no matter what the skeptics have to say.
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Old 10-19-2011, 07:59 PM   #24
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24bhp that's at the rear tire on most things. bhp is brake horse power. most bikes are rated for hp at the crank. it's probably making much closer to 30hp.

but then that's just my guess.
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Old 10-19-2011, 10:11 PM   #25
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They bring this thing to the US and Mrs. Stinky is getting a new bike. I've been waiting years for something like this, backed up by a legitimate dealer network.

C'mon KTM!!!!
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Old 10-19-2011, 11:01 PM   #26
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Free ride bikes have to be very small niche market. I think KTM could get a better return on their investment if they developed a 690 adventurer.
I think you need to expand your mind a little bit.
This bike is the ultimate CHICK bike!
I have been saying for years that KTM (or someone) should build a serious bike with the proper proportions for the women folk.
Now they have done it, and my bank account is going to suffer, I have 3 women to buy bikes for!

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Old 10-19-2011, 11:23 PM   #27
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I'd like to know more about the transmission and comfortable cruising speeds. Otherwise though, I'm happy to see more street legal bikes coming out in the 350-400 range (cheap insurance here :P) I suppose given how light it is, it might be a little scary at highway speed though eh?
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Old 10-20-2011, 02:23 AM   #28
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Free ride bikes have to be very small niche market. I think KTM could get a better return on their investment if they developed a 690 adventurer.
I think they will sell the Freeride a lot in Italy, Spain, Portugal, Scandinavia and France.

On the other hand on this side of the pond few people are really interested in a 690 adventure.

KTM sells bikes worldwide, but it is an European firm, so their marketing could differ from what most ADVrider thumper fellows expect...
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Old 10-20-2011, 05:17 AM   #29
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$hit the thing weighs 15lbs more than me.
I weigh 60 lbs MORE than the bike....
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Old 10-20-2011, 09:05 AM   #30
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I'd like to know more about the transmission and comfortable cruising speeds. Otherwise though, I'm happy to see more street legal bikes coming out in the 350-400 range (cheap insurance here :P) I suppose given how light it is, it might be a little scary at highway speed though eh?

My 280lb bike is fine on the highway....


It's just those damn side-winds... ANY side winds... At ANY speed....
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