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Old 02-05-2013, 11:36 PM   #1
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990 Dakar 2011 or 2013 990 Baja edition?

Bit of a difference in price yes, worth it?

I do like the Baja!




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Old 02-06-2013, 08:27 AM   #2
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My vote is for the Baja, mine is on order. My girlfriend already named it just from the picture - The Beast (she actually hates how it looks, but I sure don't).
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Old 02-06-2013, 10:01 AM   #3
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I would think there's a pretty big difference in price between to two. I'd go for the '11 Dakar and use the saving to buy your own luggage system, a bash plate, side stand relocator and hand guards. You'd probably still be $2000 ahead.
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:17 PM   #4
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'11 Dakar is essentially "R" height suspension but with ABS and some "limited edition exclusivity" as well, right?
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Old 02-06-2013, 02:30 PM   #5
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'11 Dakar is essentially "R" height suspension but with ABS and some "limited edition exclusivity" as well, right?
From what I've read, it's the same height as the standard Adventure. It has a different seat, comes with a tank bag and tail bag, has a GPS mount, knobbie tires and a different rear sprocket, and a limited Baja sticker.
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Old 02-06-2013, 04:05 PM   #6
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From what I've read, it's the same height as the standard Adventure. It has a different seat, comes with a tank bag and tail bag, has a GPS mount, knobbie tires and a different rear sprocket, and a limited Baja sticker.
It, being the Baja, not the 11 Dakar - as you stated, and also auxiliary driving lights, a larger rear rack, aluminum radiator protector, and no ABS.

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Old 02-06-2013, 05:57 PM   #7
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Baja

What kind of prices are out there?
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:00 PM   #8
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The Baja is in the catagory "if you gotta ask, you can't afford it" because the stealership has no price listed for it.
I'm assuming $15,xxx ish

The Dakkar is $13,xxx for a 2011 hold over with lackluster engine performance when compared to the other flagship adventure bikes seems a bit steep.


Besides the additional bolt on goodies for the Baja, what is the differences? Does the Baja have the same engine mapping and rev limiters as the 2011 Dakkar? Same suspension?

I was trying to find a good source to really compare the bikes, I may need to take a ride to the dealership as they have both versions in stock.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:12 PM   #9
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The Dakar is $13,xxx for a 2011 hold over with lackluster engine performance when compared to the other flagship adventure bikes seems a bit steep..
I've never heard the 990 performance called lackluster. Just wondering, have you ever ridden one?
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:20 PM   #10
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The Dakar is $13,xxx for a 2011 hold over with lackluster engine performance when compared to the other flagship adventure bikes seems a bit steep..


I've never heard the 990 performance called lackluster. Just wondering, have you ever ridden one?

He's a troller.
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Old 02-06-2013, 08:24 PM   #11
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The Baja is in the catagory "if you gotta ask, you can't afford it" because the stealership has no price listed for it.
I'm assuming $15,xxx ish

The Dakkar is $13,xxx for a 2011 hold over with lackluster engine performance when compared to the other flagship adventure bikes seems a bit steep.


Besides the additional bolt on goodies for the Baja, what is the differences? Does the Baja have the same engine mapping and rev limiters as the 2011 Dakkar? Same suspension?

I was trying to find a good source to really compare the bikes, I may need to take a ride to the dealership as they have both versions in stock.

What bolt on goodies are you talking about? Do you know what your talking about?

Good luck.

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Old 02-06-2013, 08:49 PM   #12
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I say used 2011 Dakar for 10,500-11,000 ish, then 3-4000 for add ons if desired. The only "lack luster" performer on my Dakar is ME! The bike flat hauls a$$!
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Old 02-07-2013, 12:39 AM   #13
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I'm new to all this I just picked up a new '10 back in November .

I just saw the Baja at the Progressive bike show . I had to do the deal I did to get on my 990 .
If I could of waited I sure would do the Baja .

Sorry for the crap cell pic on the spec sheet .....MSRP $ 14,999

I'm thinking side stand , skid plate $359. your good to go ? But like I said I'm a newbie !!!

OH and the seat is FRIKIN awsome !!!!!!!!!!!!!
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Old 02-07-2013, 02:58 PM   #14
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I am into the same thing, buy left over or current. Here is what I found.

2011- 3 models - R with long travel and 117hp , Standard with standard travel and regular 100hp, then the Dakar with standard travel, 117hp, hand guards and crash bars.

2012- 2 models - R with long travel and 117hp, Standard with standard travel, 117hp, hand guards and crash bars. (blue or white)

2013 - baja- standard travel, 117hp, hand guards, crash bars, dirt tires and bags.

The best deal, I think, would be an 11' standard. If you want more hp get it the FI mapped to R spec. Then buy what you want for guards and bags. Then again, the blue is very cool.

Shit, forgot about ABS - not on the R, not sure about the Baja, on all the others.
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Old 02-07-2013, 03:14 PM   #15
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How tall are you

I'm 6'2" I like the taller bike. I say go with long travel if your tall and spend what you save on farkles.
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