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Old 03-03-2007, 04:27 PM   #31
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This longtime Ducnut finds that thing to be seriously tasty.
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Old 03-03-2007, 04:35 PM   #32
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You can tell them to add my name to the list I will take one also.

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Old 03-03-2007, 08:40 PM   #33
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Straight from the source

Here ya go guys, an email I recieved today (quoted with permission)



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Dave,

Thanks for introducing the Terra Mostro to ADVrider. I appreciate all
the responses, and I will pay close attention to them.

We are in the middle of setting up our European and Austrailian
outlets, and in about a month we will be ready to release all the
details.

In the mean time, if anybody is inclined to speak with us directly, we
can be reached at :

dehmlow@gmail.com

We are very intersted in hearing what you all think.

Sincerely,

Blaine Dehmlow
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Old 03-03-2007, 11:26 PM   #34
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Man I would love to see a pic of the exhaust pipe side. I've owned two Monsters (including my current S2R 1000) and because the pipes are normally routed from the heads under the frame I've scraped even on speedbumps. I won't talk about chasing my friends V-strom 1000 on a dirt road by Craters of the Moon park in Idaho

Very cool concept.
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Old 03-04-2007, 02:41 AM   #35
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Keep it comin' guys, love the part about the Australian outlet

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Old 03-04-2007, 04:04 AM   #36
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Australia......you mentioned a hot specialty, fun adventure bike that we normally drool over and I definitely read Australia!!! Beauty mate, keep it comin'

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Old 03-04-2007, 05:22 AM   #37
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:55 AM   #38
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Outstanding....what many of us have been waiting for...a modern replacement for the Transalp...everybody's waiting for the next bit of news !
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Old 03-04-2007, 11:35 AM   #39
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As for some of the specifics, I wouldn't be intrested without luggage potential. If you can't carry gear it's not an adventurebike IMO. While there are no current plans to manufacture luggage, there are model specific options availble that bolt on, and I'm sure it wouldn't take much to adapt others products as well.
I'd think the biggest issues would be stability and dealing with the high side exhaust. Racks like Five-Stars' for the low-exhaust Monsters have mounting points around the seat and below (on or around the exhaust bracket). Luggage would have to be asymmetrical and the brackets would need to connect below somewhere.

It might be a good idea for Overland to look at some of the various SW-Motec applications on different high-exhaust "sporty" bikes like the Honda 599. They use only three attachment points. If Overland can match the points on even one application (and SW-Motec has dozens of different ones), it gives potential owners the ability to mount Givi, H&B, Krauser, etc. bags simply by buying the adapter hardware.

I'm also assuming that Overland is eliminating the rear pegs entirely as the rear seat on a Monster is suitable only for children and little people.
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Old 03-04-2007, 05:25 PM   #40
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I'd think the biggest issues would be stability and dealing
I'm also assuming that Overland is eliminating the rear pegs entirely as the rear seat on a Monster is suitable only for children and little people.
The rear seat on my Monster is barely suitable for the seat cowl

The bike is pretty fat too for any serious business but I truly love the concept especially being the Duc fan that I am.
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Old 03-04-2007, 06:00 PM   #41
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Dave,
Can you post a picture of the bike with a person sitting on it?
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Old 03-04-2007, 07:29 PM   #42
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Dave,
Can you post a picture of the bike with a person sitting on it?
Yes please. I would like a brunette with dark skin and blue eyes.

Clothing optional.


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Old 03-04-2007, 07:53 PM   #43
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Outstanding....what many of us have been waiting for...a modern replacement for the Transalp Cagiva Elefant.
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Old 03-05-2007, 01:37 AM   #44
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I wrote to the e-mail address Dave listed and received a prompt reply:

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Thanks for the input and the info. From the beginning we intended

this bike to be a light weight explorer. It will have luggage options
and wind screen options for sure.

I don't think it is well suited for heavy duty steel paniers, but
certainly will carry reasonable medium sized hard bags or soft bags.

I'll look into what you have mentioned here, and rest assured - it
will be made to carry luggage. Also, the tank on this bike can
accomodate virtually any size tank bag and has great mounting points.

Thanks again for the suggestions, and I hope you will pass on that we
heard you and will not proceed to market without a luggage strategy!!!
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Old 03-05-2007, 11:30 AM   #45
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Wow! I love my DR, but I'm really tempted...

Is this based on the new '07 Monster 695? If so, the base Monster 695 weighs in at 370lb (battery not included). It looks like the forks have been replaced... no longer USD, also spoked wheels (larger front), and you've ditched one of the front disks/calipers? Monster 695 has a wet clutch, air-cooled, 10.5 compression ratio, and fuel injection. This adds plenty of clearance, bottom protection, and seat height. I presume it isn't going to have any of that CA emissions crap so those of us in the rest of the U.S. can continue to do our part for global warming and extend the riding season? (you're welcome)

Here's a comparison between the stock DR, the new BMW X challange and Monster 695 (presuming that's what's being used as a base)

DR650: power = 43 hp @ 6400 rpm torque = 54 Nm @ 4600 rpm
BMW X: power = 53 hp @ 7000 rpm torque = 59 Nm @ 5250 rpm
Monster 695: power = 73 hp @ 8500 rpm torque = 61 Nm @ 6750 rpm

Compared to my DR, higher revs, much more power (70%), a bit more torque (11%), and weight (15%). Oh, and a spare cylinder .

Motorcycle Mojo magazine
tested the '07 monster 695 as getting 60mpg, so a 3.6gal tank isn't horrible... about the same range as my modded DR getting 45mpg with a 4.9gal IMS tank, or my wife's F650GS. Certainly better than the new BMW X-thumper (2.5gal).

Monster 695 lists at $7500 for reference.

Registration / titling / insurance is a big question, actually... how will that work? Also, it strikes me that the Monster engine is designed for the road (higher revs, air-cooled only, prioritizing power over torque, 6-speed (sweet!) transmission)... any concerns about grinding it on dirt at slow speeds for hours on end? Heat? Reliability?

Very, very cool. I'll be following this thread closely.
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