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Old 03-07-2013, 11:27 AM   #16
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This has a lot of potential to increase their sales but if it comes out as a scooter quality bike, it can do more harm than good to them.
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Old 03-07-2013, 05:26 PM   #17
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Interviews with riders in India say that the KTMs built by Bajaj are built on their own assembly line - with quality quite a bit above local Bajaj scooters and Yamaha 150's. I'm only worried about down-graded suspension, etc. to meet a target price point.
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:29 AM   #18
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The duke is almost out so I assume the enduro is getting worked on behind closed doors

http://www.aegindia.org/2013/04/ktms...s/2121998.html
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Old 04-24-2013, 02:42 AM   #19
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A KTM 200 lists for over $7k. My 2012 690R was over $10k. Their exc's and racebikes are in the nines. KTM is never going to sell a budget model in the US.
They all look like budget prices to me , Check out the prices for the exact same bikes in Australia ( 14k for a 690 ) . Not to mention we ( currently ) have a stronger dollar .
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Old 04-24-2013, 03:09 AM   #20
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Even worse then that, a 13 690 is $15+ on road

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They all look like budget prices to me , Check out the prices for the exact same bikes in Australia ( 14k for a 690 ) . Not to mention we ( currently ) have a stronger dollar .
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Old 04-29-2013, 02:28 PM   #21
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KTM 390 adventure R 2014

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Old 04-29-2013, 03:12 PM   #22
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A KTM 200 lists for over $7k. My 2012 690R was over $10k. Their exc's and racebikes are in the nines. KTM is never going to sell a budget model in the US.
Funny that.

Here I can buy a Duke 200 for $4700 MAX.

Mind you, it's Cambodia and there's a suspicion that the people who own the dealership are laundering money.
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Old 04-29-2013, 03:33 PM   #23
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How about a link or brand? Looks like a great bike if the price is right.
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Old 04-29-2013, 04:49 PM   #24
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I have been really waiting for smaller version of KTM 690R and this sounds like it will finally happen. Budget adventure version would be fun as well if its anything like that pic above. I have checked some Bajaj made KTM's like Duke 125 in Europe and quality seems to be almost as good as Austrian KTM's, regardless of some cheaper components. Cant wait to see how this turns out, this could be perfect small bore value adventurer.
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Old 04-29-2013, 06:16 PM   #25
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Even worse then that, a 13 690 is $15+ on road
I'm really happy I bought my 690 for 1/3 of that pricing. Yes is is used, yes I have put $ into it to keep it running, and yes it puts a smile on my face. I certainly wouldbe interested in a smaller ADV bike, 44HP under 300lbs loaded.
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Old 04-30-2013, 05:00 PM   #26
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How about a link or brand? Looks like a great bike if the price is right.
Photo-shop of a KTM Freeride 350 with tank, fairing, front fender and single left exhaust. Not bad, as free art goes. Not from KTM, though.
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Old 04-30-2013, 08:01 PM   #27
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A TE610 is listed at 308 lb dry. Mine was 335 lb with as much gas as I could get in the tank and all other fluids full. And it has 8 more hp. Would be sweet if we could just go back to a better-built future.
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Old 05-01-2013, 08:16 AM   #28
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I used to have a ex Lafferty works bike, a 450 destroked to 400 that I used as a trail bike, but the cost of keeping it up in both time and money made me sell it. It was an awesome bike, perfect chassis and dynoed at 74 rwhp, topped out at well over 100, but..........

I am not into the maintenance aspects of a bike. I want to spend what little time I get to ride on the pegs. I also like light weight and have gone through a few bikes since that one, a KLX 300, A couple of DRZ's and a 650L. I am thinking of buying a KLX 250S and putting a big bore kit on it now. I liked the three hundred but have a bad knee and need electric start.

I thought about buying a blown up KTM and adapting a more mundane motor to it so I could have the best of both worlds, but that is a lot of work. The bike you have envisioned sounds great if they could keep the weight under 300 pounds, that being my cutoff weight for the mix of riding I do.

An EXC with a dependable ride it and forget it motor under 300 pounds, now that would be worth a new bike payment.

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74 rear wheel horsepower from a 400 4 stroke.

Dang Lafferty really has some strong motors,I can see where maintenance would be a nightmare with a little engine putting out more hp then a full blown 690 Dakar engine from the old days.
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Old 05-01-2013, 03:45 PM   #29
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74 rear wheel horsepower from a 400 4 stroke.

Dang Lafferty really has some strong motors,I can see where maintenance would be a nightmare with a little engine putting out more hp then a full blown 690 Dakar engine from the old days.
74hp, yeah right. There is a sucker born every day!
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Old 06-05-2013, 01:03 PM   #30
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New article out talking about the 390 Duke. At the very end of the article it says that KTM plans on making the same 125 200 and 390 versions in a full street bike crotch rocket version, and THEN they will make those engine sizes in Dual-sport trim!!!!!!

There you have it. According to the article, America will finally get a KTM 390 Dual sport in maybe two years. Who is excited!!

http://www.cyclenews.com/344/21559/R...-390-Duke.aspx
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