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Old 01-07-2012, 06:47 PM   #31
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I got bitten last fall after riding with a couple friends who were on SM's. One was a Husky 610SM and the other a motarded KLX400 (DRZ400S) with performance mods. We were mostly riding on tight, twisty, county roads in West Virginia. I was surprised at how fast they were.

A few weeks later I got to ride that motarded KLX and see for myself what all the hub-bub was about.



I now own this....................








........and I live just minutes from some really nice roads in SE Ohio. The purchase price was such that I'll be able to hot rod it and still not be in too deep.


I have a feeling that I'll be havin' some fun in 2012. Ain't that what it's all about anyway?
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:13 PM   #32
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I got bitten last fall after riding with a couple friends who were on SM's. One was a Husky 610SM and the other a motarded KLX400 (DRZ400S) with performance mods. We were mostly riding on tight, twisty, county roads in West Virginia. I was surprised at how fast they were.

A few weeks later I got to ride that motarded KLX and see for myself what all the hub-bub was about.



I now own this....................









........and I live just minutes from some really nice roads in SE Ohio. The purchase price was such that I'll be able to hot rod it and still not be in too deep.


I have a feeling that I'll be havin' some fun in 2012. Ain't that what it's all about anyway?
Nice.... I need a set of SM wheels for my DRZ. I am gonna run harder longer lasting sport touring type road tires so that I can drift more and save some dough on tires.
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Old 01-07-2012, 07:24 PM   #33
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Love those yellow DRZ SM's! That bike will be a hoot in SE Ohio.
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Old 01-08-2012, 02:46 AM   #34
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It's like fashion, they'll be coming out again when the old ones are coming back to live and it's "cool" to ride them again
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Old 01-08-2012, 06:33 AM   #35
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yes .. I knew there was a reason to get the SM630 in addition to the TE630

The SM630 will easily cruise at 75 with two up. The only issue I see with it is my FJR will eliminate 500+ mile
days better due to the wind protection. Around town.. The SM630 is hands down
better than 99% of the bikes you can purchase.




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Old 01-08-2012, 06:48 AM   #36
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Yamaha and Suzuki had to cut back for the time being. The factory supermotos will be back.
What is not to love about this?
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Old 01-08-2012, 08:21 AM   #37
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Have y'all considered the aprilia dorsoduro?
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:15 AM   #38
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...so that I can drift more and save some dough on tires.
bah. hah.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:23 AM   #39
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Have y'all considered the aprilia dorsoduro?
The dorsedoro IMHO falls into a "dirt riding position" on full street bike catagory. Like the Ducati hypermotard they gain an extra cylinder and a bunch of weight with the Dorso at 366 and the hyper at 390 lbs. Don't get me wrong I would love one!!! I just think in the spirit of supermoto lightweight and single (with the exception of Aprilias RXV, super light and a twin) is the formula.
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Old 01-08-2012, 10:31 AM   #40
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Have put a lot of miles on a bunch of different SM bikes over the last few years, and my favorite setup so far is a stock 18" rear wheel and a 19" front wheel (19 x 2.15 rear rim laced-up to the front hub). Just a little bit more versatile than dedicated SM wheels. Like having an extra 18" rear wheel and there's a a pretty wide selection of tires available in those sizes, from street to full-on knobbies. Think I might lace-up an 18" front wheel next time though, just so I can run the same tires/tubes front and rear. Have a few extra sets of factory KTM SM wheels and have noticed that there's not much of a market for them. Really don't understand why. Personally, would much rather ride a dirtbike on the street than just about anything else, especially dicing through traffic and riding aggressively/defensively.




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Old 01-08-2012, 10:43 AM   #41
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and then there is mine



discontinued too.


absolutely boring as hell to ride and ugly too





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Old 01-08-2012, 11:10 AM   #42
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The dorsedoro IMHO falls into a "dirt riding position" on full street bike catagory. Like the Ducati hypermotard they gain an extra cylinder and a bunch of weight with the Dorso at 366 and the hyper at 390 lbs. Don't get me wrong I would love one!!! I just think in the spirit of supermoto lightweight and single (with the exception of Aprilias RXV, super light and a twin) is the formula.
Yup, I agree. When you start getting over 350 lbs it just starts to become another UJM.
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Old 01-08-2012, 11:12 AM   #43
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I always thought it was odd to have both the 690 Duke and the SMC in he line up, since they are so similar. Same goes for the big Duke and the SM. It makes to keep the SMC and the big Duke, and do away with the other 2.
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Old 01-08-2012, 12:07 PM   #44
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Ok

Not exactly a supermoto, but super anyway and supermoto styled:



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Old 01-13-2012, 10:16 PM   #45
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yes .. I knew there was a reason to get the SM630 in addition to the TE630

The SM630 will easily cruise at 75 with two up. The only issue I see with it is my FJR will eliminate 500+ mile
days better due to the wind protection. Around town.. The SM630 is hands down
better than 99% of the bikes you can purchase.



Nice fleet!!!!!
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