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View Results: Would you buy a 370 lbs wet, 80-90 HP, 700-800cc twin, priced between 690 and 990?
Tomorrow, bring it on! 428 88.07%
Too small, prefer the exisiting 990 and upcoming 1190. 26 5.35%
Too big, prefer a single. 26 5.35%
Not interested in a KTM. 6 1.23%
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:18 AM   #181
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maybe for you. why do they sell so many KLR's then?
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:21 AM   #182
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maybe for you. why do they sell so many KLR's then?
Um, hmm let me think about it, is it because you can go to a dealership and get one for 5500 new, and they've got dealerships everywhere.

Most people don't even know what a KTM is, let alone a husky. And most people are surprised to find out that BMW makes motorcycles...

Are you feeling a bit defensive of your motorcycle being compared to a KLR?
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Old 11-06-2012, 08:22 AM   #183
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Yeah not so much.

It's to heavy and with not nearly enough travel to be fun off road and it's to slow to be fun on road.
If KTM could only make their big single as smooth as the Terra version of the 650 Kymco/Rotax/Lorcin engine -- that would be a good long range engine for a lightweight Adventure bike. Slap it into a proper sporty frame & plastics, tune it for another 10hp, just ramblin'...

Or take a Terra for $3K less than a 690, throw proper suspension and an aluminum swingarm on it...
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:43 PM   #184
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So let me get this straight. You want a lighter less powerful bike that is smoother then the 690.... to ride on the highway.
To get to the single track? Yes
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Old 11-06-2012, 09:53 PM   #185
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Or take a Terra for $3K less than a 690, throw proper suspension and an aluminum swingarm on it...
And you just spent the 3k savings and have an overweight bike with low budget parts. Have you looked at the small parts on one of these...screams China to me and I like Huskys.
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Old 11-06-2012, 10:08 PM   #186
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To get to the single track? Yes
Then buy a super enduro. :)
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:03 AM   #187
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This is probably the closest thing to what a lot of us wants.

http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com....from+Touratech

but it`s never gonna happen it would hurt BMW 800 sales...
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Old 11-07-2012, 07:21 AM   #188
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This is probably the closest thing to what a lot of us wants.

http://www.husqvarnamotorcycles.com....from+Touratech

but it`s never gonna happen it would hurt BMW 800 sales...
Yes! I would be happy with one of those......




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Old 11-07-2012, 07:58 AM   #189
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Yes! I would be happy with one of those......




Yikes- not very good protection on that radiator- add a pound to mine- no wind protection/deflection to speak of.... you know where this is going
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Old 11-07-2012, 08:29 AM   #190
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Yikes- not very good protection on that radiator- add a pound to mine- no wind protection/deflection to speak of.... you know where this is going
Yeah...and it's 400lbs dry, not to mention that the sump and exhaust is like 2 inches below the axle line.....by the time you add some engine protection, a luggage system and a decent gas tank, you have an underpowered 1190.
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Old 11-07-2012, 11:49 AM   #191
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Then buy a super enduro. :)
I have one... wait, you mean buy another one?
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:27 PM   #192
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Um, hmm let me think about it, is it because you can go to a dealership and get one for 5500 new, and they've got dealerships everywhere.

Most people don't even know what a KTM is, let alone a husky. And most people are surprised to find out that BMW makes motorcycles...

Are you feeling a bit defensive of your motorcycle being compared to a KLR?
The underlined is the reason that KTM can’t make what you all pine for. They don’t have the resources. Because they don't sell enough bikes or have enough dealers or enough brand recognition outside the fringes that they cater to.

And I don’t have a Husky or a KLR? I have the spindly sprung old version of the husky motor in my Dakar, you know the ones where the front wheels just magically fly off and throw you into a guardrail.

I wish KTM, or husky, or BWM would build something like a more refined 690 with good high quality parts and minimal wind coverage that could be jumped and hammered off-road but it would cost so much and so few would buy it that it would bankrupt them.
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Old 11-07-2012, 02:29 PM   #193
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And I also wish they would make bikes that could ridden by people under 6’6’’
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:07 PM   #194
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In my dreams I will reserve it before it comes out.

In my mind I it will be a problem owning a 990Adv.

In my pocket will be a hole.

And in my heart an ilusion.


Only one question: How can I explain it to my wife?
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Old 11-07-2012, 03:30 PM   #195
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And I don’t have a Husky or a KLR? I have the spindly sprung old version of the husky motor in my Dakar, you know the ones where the front wheels just magically fly off and throw you into a guardrail.
Oh so you're saying you wish you had a KLR

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And I also wish they would make bikes that could ridden by people under 6’6’’
I'm 5'10" and ride 4 different KTM's made you should just learn to cope.
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