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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! 426 88.02%
Too small, prefer the exisiting 990 and upcoming 1190. 26 5.37%
Too big, prefer a single. 26 5.37%
Not interested in a KTM. 6 1.24%
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Old 11-07-2012, 09:02 PM   #196
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Hard to believe but there's a 60° v-Twin motorcycle that claims 324 pounds wet. Lots of hand laid composites and state of the art engineering concepts.


















































So what if it's made of cheese, it's a lightweight v-twin innitt?

Just stating that it isn't asking too much to build a bike like Lukas has outlined. It should be easily achievable.

The bike is easy, the engine, notsomuch..

Aprilia, BRP, Rotax, KTM, and a few others have been working on it for a while.
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Old 11-08-2012, 07:35 AM   #197
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Oh so you're saying you wish you had a KLR

no i wish i would have known the TR was coming out when i bought my Dakar.



I'm 5'10" and ride 4 different KTM's made you should just learn to cope.
Everyone says that and I understand where there coming from but when you go through stop and go traffic on the way to work every day it gets old trying to get A foot down. With the low seat on my Dakar I can get the balls of both feet down. I have inches of air between my feet and the ground on my buddies 690 and my other buddy’s 500xc-w.
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:24 AM   #198
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Here you go-- claimed 385 pounds dry and 95hp.




Might need a couple of "additions"
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Old 11-14-2012, 07:49 AM   #199
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Not exactly what I was thinking... here's a another article on the Bimota.
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/20...ood-51840.html
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:16 AM   #200
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Oh wait! Here it comes!

The Nay Sayers!! The fuel tank is too small! It has no wind protection! It’s only got a 19” front tire! The seat height is too tall and the seat is to hard or too wide to too narrow! There are no provisions for bags! There’s no sump guard! The Exhaust pipe it routed too low! It’s got high Exhaust! It doesn’t have low Exhaust! Its Air Cooled! It only makes 95 HP! It weighs 385 pounds! It’s not water cooled! No traction control, no ABS!
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:24 AM   #201
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Oh wait! Here it comes!

The Nay Sayers!! The fuel tank is too small! It has no wind protection! It’s only got a 19” front tire! The seat height is too tall and the seat is to hard or too wide to too narrow! There are no provisions for bags! There’s no sump guard! The Exhaust pipe it routed too low! It’s got high Exhaust! It doesn’t have low Exhaust! Its Air Cooled! It only makes 95 HP! It weighs 385 pounds! It’s not water cooled! No traction control, no ABS!
So true. We are a schizophrenic bunch. We act like we are similar, but aren't.
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:56 AM   #202
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Not exactly what I was thinking... here's a another article on the Bimota.
http://www.autoevolution.com/news/20...ood-51840.html

A puzzling quote from the article...
"The 174 kg (385 lbs) dry weight and the 95 hp engine may not be the happiest combination for an off-road bike with seemingly little touring prospects,"
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:57 AM   #203
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Oh wait! Here it comes!

The Nay Sayers!! The fuel tank is too small! It has no wind protection! It’s only got a 19” front tire! The seat height is too tall and the seat is to hard or too wide to too narrow! There are no provisions for bags! There’s no sump guard! The Exhaust pipe it routed too low! It’s got high Exhaust! It doesn’t have low Exhaust! Its Air Cooled! It only makes 95 HP! It weighs 385 pounds! It’s not water cooled! No traction control, no ABS!

You forgot the bit about the probable $30k price
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Old 11-14-2012, 09:40 AM   #204
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You forgot the bit about the probable $30k price
Your right I did.....
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Old 11-14-2012, 11:05 AM   #205
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95 hp and 385 dry sounds a lot like the super enduro with the exhaust replaced with titanium ones. I don't dig the beak look either.
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:42 PM   #206
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=awXb8...ature=g-user-u

Look at 2:15, what is that?
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:13 PM   #207
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Looks like one of their production 450 rally bikes.
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Old 11-15-2012, 02:15 PM   #208
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one of the most beautiful bikes ever designed

edit: Pomo beat me to it
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Old 11-15-2012, 06:09 PM   #209
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Here you go-- claimed 385 pounds dry and 95hp.




Might need a couple of "additions"
The Bimota looks nice!

I doubt if KTM could make a bike more tourable that is lighter than that bike. But I don't know how much that 2 valve Ducati engine weighs either, it might be an anchor. I have an old ducati 900 Monster and I love the torque that engine puts out.
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Old 11-05-2013, 09:05 PM   #210
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Dredging this old thread up...
I received a VERY interesting email today from US Highland Inc. saying that they are in production on their 450cc single and will be producing the 950cc twin "soon". Their current business model says that US Highland "is a premium small displacement metric engine manufacturer. Creating the next generation engine platform to empower the custom builders and Do-it-Yourselfers to build the bikes of their dreams. US HIGHLAND has the ability to meet the custom needs of builders, OEM's and consumers. "

I have to admit that I started looking for a worn out KTM 690 to stuff the 950 engine into...

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Some old pics to mull over.





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