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Old 05-24-2015, 06:30 PM   #1
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Wink KTM950 Super Enduro - Two Wheeled Drive

Looks like it could be a bit of fun.


http://www.bikesales.com.au/content/...r-Enduro-51350
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:08 PM   #2
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I gotta ask, Why?
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:15 PM   #3
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I thought you were banned from surfing bikesales Nev?

That just looks ugly and as above why?
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:26 PM   #4
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I have seen a much nicer looking 950 two wheel drive.
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:38 PM   #5
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I have seen a much nicer looking 950 two wheel drive.
How comes along the one being built up there?
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Old 05-24-2015, 08:57 PM   #6
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I gotta ask, Why?
So you can spend as much money on front tyres as you would on rears
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Old 05-24-2015, 09:32 PM   #7
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How comes along the one being built up there?
I reckon it might come along a bit in the next month
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Old 05-24-2015, 10:03 PM   #8
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There's a full build thread over in the OC - 950/990s
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Old 05-24-2015, 11:54 PM   #9
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Looks like it could be a bit of fun.


http://www.bikesales.com.au/content/...r-Enduro-51350
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I gotta ask, Why?
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So you can spend as much money on front tyres as you would on rears
When the only way to counteract excessive rear wheelspin. is to compensate with a dose of unexpected front wheelspin...

Twice the excitement with double the cylinders and grunt (of a single cyl. 2WD 450cc machine).


While mountains are there to be conquered, some bikes are built - just because they can.

I am always in awe of the technical ingenuity of folks that create these type of things... even when the practical applications fall in the shadow of the engineering achievement itself...

The mere fact that they can build a 2WD SuperEnduro is awesome... what you would use one for is the puzzling bit.
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Old 05-25-2015, 01:44 AM   #10
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Too many hits with the ugly stick IMHO.
http://www.gizmag.com/revit-two-whee...588/pictures#2
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Too many hits with the ugly stick IMHO.
http://www.gizmag.com/revit-two-whee...588/pictures#2

too many trendy machiatto's down at the Deus showroom with the minimalist/retro crowd...

I'd have been inclined to fork out more money for the original (pristine condition) SE 950 (with the FMF cans on ) that they started the project with... that the 2WD creation it ended up as...

... but to each their own i s'pose? It's a trick bit of machining/fabrication and engineering from the build point of view, in either case.
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:51 AM   #12
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There's a full build thread over in the OC - 950/990s
I know, was just being lazy.

I'm with you troy, a waste of a good bike. Probably started as a adv anyway, once it's been hacked all same same. Or is the se frame different? (Always thought it was same frame same engine different crap bolted to it - se v adv that is)
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Old 05-25-2015, 03:55 AM   #13
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I'm with you troy, a waste of a good bike. Probably started as a adv anyway, once it's been hacked all same same. Or is the se frame different? (Always thought it was same frame same engine different crap bolted to it - se v adv that is)
According to the gizmag link article that DR-DRZ posted above in the thread...

This;



started life as this very bike;

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Old 05-25-2015, 04:08 AM   #14
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What a shame

To turn such a nice bike into a ratty shit heap.......
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Old 05-25-2015, 04:46 AM   #15
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^^^^^^^what he said^^^^^^
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