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Old 05-09-2013, 06:31 PM   #121
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Does anyone know if there are plans to bring it to America?
I sent off the question to CCM and got the following response;

"We are currently looking into finding a suitable distributor in the US, it may be that we do it ourselves in early 2014."

There is hope but not sure how many would be sold in the world of more is better.
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Old 05-09-2013, 07:37 PM   #122
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I sent off the question to CCM and got the following response;

"We are currently looking into finding a suitable distributor in the US, it may be that we do it ourselves in early 2014."

There is hope but not sure how many would be sold in the world of more is better.
Darn!!!
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Old 05-10-2013, 04:21 PM   #123
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My 690 is a tad over 330 with 2 1/2 gallons of fuel, pannier racks BUT no boxes mounted on them. I'm thinking this will feel significantly lighter if set up the same way and with the same amount of gas.
Don't go boxes on that bike. Get soft bags. Will save you weight and legs if you crash. I recommend the Magadan bags from Adventure Spec. Check them out.

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Old 05-11-2013, 06:56 AM   #124
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im told i should have delivery in august this year

the e versions seem to be on the lines of the x challenge and x country

id be guessing they would be in around 115kgms

130 will do for me its 65 kgms lighter than my currant bikes


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Old 05-11-2013, 03:22 PM   #125
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im told i should have delivery in august this year

I can not wait!!! I have never been so excited about a new model as this before. (I can forgive the 5-speed)

Come on August....
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Old 05-11-2013, 10:47 PM   #126
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You mightn't if it is the same close ratio box as the GX450 used.
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Old 05-12-2013, 12:55 AM   #127
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This one might be nice
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Old 05-12-2013, 07:47 AM   #128
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Do we have tranny specs on this yet?
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Old 05-12-2013, 10:00 AM   #129
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I haven't seen anything different than the standard BMW 450 gears in the 5-speed transmission.
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Old 05-14-2013, 08:19 AM   #130
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This bike is what many in Spain looking for a light trail with the right power and little maintenance.
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Old 05-14-2013, 12:52 PM   #131
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European riding areas are so much smaller than our territory here in the USA. Manufacturers need to think more like "Africa" and "Asia". I'm sorry, but a narrow 5-speed transmission is DEAD-ON-ARRIVAL here.

Stop already and get a clue. Don't tell me that the 6th gear makes them all too narrow (e.g. fragile) in the gear box. Don't make excuses. Just build it.
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Old 05-14-2013, 02:55 PM   #132
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This bike is what many in Spain looking for a light trail with the right power and little maintenance.
What makes this "little maintenance"?
Did they change something?

I was under the impression that the BMW 450 motor is pretty close to all the other 450 enduro/racer motors as far as maintenance goes.

10 hrs between oil changes, 20 hrs between valve checks, 70 hrs overhaul.
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Old 05-14-2013, 06:12 PM   #133
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I heard somewhere they added more oil capacity so that helps.
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Old 05-14-2013, 11:40 PM   #134
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I heard somewhere they added more oil capacity so that helps.
Its in the brochure: External oil reservoir - increased volume
Service Intervals: 8000km / 6000miles

Engine setup seems to be the same as in the BMW.
41HP and a plug for full power.
BMW gave full warranty for the 41HP version.
If you 'plug' it to full power you lose warranty on the engine parts.
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Old 05-15-2013, 06:35 AM   #135
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I did not notice that in the sales brochure, thanks
OK, I get the added oil capacity bumping the oil change interval.

Does anyone know what did they did to get the valve adjustment intervals up and assuming overhaul intervals as well?
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