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Old 12-08-2012, 05:32 PM   #16
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:51 PM   #17
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Looks nice, but lame. Needs gas capacity because sometimes the Pemix is out and you have to make it to the next one. Needs SE rims because running those will be a huge mistake on the road to Ganzaga, the road to San Fransquito, or most any other road you'd want a knob.... and fwiw, d908 rear is a pretty shitty knob for sand roads of which Baja is built. Thing never really hooks up and gives ya one of those constant swoosh right to left back to right waddle down the road. And the short boingers, gimme a fooking break. Suede seat is nice though except for the shape...
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Old 12-09-2012, 06:20 AM   #18
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:28 AM   #19
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Looks like non "S" suspension. Lame!
There all non S's now.
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Old 12-09-2012, 09:42 AM   #20
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Would be nice if it had a 2-1 exhaust, single front disk with upgraded reservoir, and a high front fender.
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Old 12-09-2012, 03:06 PM   #21
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:27 AM   #22
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:39 AM   #23
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Most, but not all.
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Old 12-10-2012, 10:58 AM   #24
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Hey Sporting Wood, sorry for veering off course, but what tires did you use in Baja?
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Old 12-10-2012, 11:04 AM   #25
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Only the ones who feel the need to wave their keyboard dicks around implying how hard core they are
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:04 PM   #26
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From http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...dventure-baja/

"KTM has been committed to growing the Travel Adventure segment over the past decade starting with its 950 Adventure and leaping into the 990 Adventure generations. For 2013, the 990 Adventure Baja will push the limit of where a 1000cc twin-powered motorcycle can bring riders. This limited edition model has been built specifically for the North American market. It is a tribute to Baja, the land of the famous SCORE/Baja 1000 but also of multiple travel adventure rides and rallies.

The new model includes white bodywork with limited edition Baja graphics and an orange powder-coated frame. It also includes Dunlop 908 RR tires, orange crash guards, LED auxiliary lights, suede-style seat, aluminum radiators guard, GPS base mount and SuperSprox aluminum steel sprocket. In addition, the Baja unit comes standard with a tank bag and rear waterproof luggage bag as well as fully adjustable front and rear WP suspension. This is truly the bike that can take you on any adventure."
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:25 PM   #27
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Only the non sport-touring dreamers.
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Old 12-10-2012, 12:37 PM   #28
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Hey Sporting Wood, sorry for veering off course, but what tires did you use in Baja?
Obviously the D908 . How else would I know it sux?

Bridgestone ED78 is great but doesn't last long. Honestly for durability the D908 is tops, but it doth suck in sand. I was thinking about taking a Maxxis Desert IT next time maybe. I have an SE 2.5" rear wheel...which this Baja 990 ought to have come with imho.
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Old 12-10-2012, 01:53 PM   #29
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Obviously the D908 . How else would I know it sux?

Bridgestone ED78 is great but doesn't last long. Honestly for durability the D908 is tops, but it doth suck in sand. I was thinking about taking a Maxxis Desert IT next time maybe. I have an SE 2.5" rear wheel...which this Baja 990 ought to have come with imho.
Funny that the 908 is the predominate tire choice for the Dakar rally, not that there is much sand there.

I think what sux more is the 500 lb bike in the sand. You are asking a lot of any knobby because of that.
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Old 12-10-2012, 03:51 PM   #30
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From http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...dventure-baja/

"KTM has been committed to growing the Travel Adventure segment over the past decade starting with its 950 Adventure and leaping into the 990 Adventure generations. For 2013, the 990 Adventure Baja will push the limit of where a 1000cc twin-powered motorcycle can bring riders. This limited edition model has been built specifically for the North American market. It is a tribute to Baja, the land of the famous SCORE/Baja 1000 but also of multiple travel adventure rides and rallies.

The new model includes white bodywork with limited edition Baja graphics and an orange powder-coated frame. It also includes Dunlop 908 RR tires, orange crash guards, LED auxiliary lights, suede-style seat, aluminum radiators guard, GPS base mount and SuperSprox aluminum steel sprocket. In addition, the Baja unit comes standard with a tank bag and rear waterproof luggage bag as well as fully adjustable front and rear WP suspension. This is truly the bike that can take you on any adventure."
I think a truly accurate Baja 1000 "tribute" would have included an S suspension and more fuel capacity.

The "limited edition" graphics, "suede-style" seat, and powder coat without functional features like the above threaten to turn it into a kind of KTM "Z71 Offroad" edition.

No wonder it's only for the American market.
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