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Old 04-10-2007, 06:16 AM   #76
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are you kidding me ???

must be two years ago I suggested doing this very project. and NOBODY thought it was a good idea...what a unimaginative group we are.. Ya had to see a picture to understand what I was talking about.

Great job on the bike. much better than i would have done.
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Old 04-10-2007, 06:29 AM   #77
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I think this bike is the only one that could pry my Uly out of my garage....[shudder] Did I really say that???
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Old 04-13-2007, 10:54 AM   #78
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We Need Info!

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As I've only ridden an earlier prototype on the street I can't give a full ride impression yet. Even after riding with me an seeing the way I treat my bikes , I've still been invited to give it a full test in the dirt soon .

More to come............

Info, we need info man!
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Old 04-15-2007, 04:25 AM   #79
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I believe Overland will be posting a website soon...pretty cool stuff.
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Old 04-17-2007, 05:09 PM   #80
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Yip, I'd like one too. Been seriously going through the process of obtaining an ADV bike, and haven't really been 'sold' on anything yet, for various reasons... But, this bike seems to be 'it'.
Please have it ready in the next few months
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:30 AM   #81
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Googled "terra mostro"

Got this as the first hit.
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Old 04-25-2007, 01:16 PM   #82
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kinda like an elefant w/o the fairing or fuel capacity.
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Old 04-25-2007, 07:36 PM   #83
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kinda like an elefant w/o the fairing or fuel capacity.
I'm willing to bet it undercuts the weight of the Elefants significantly.
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Old 04-25-2007, 08:36 PM   #84
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I'm willing to bet it undercuts the weight of the Elefants significantly.
And where will this significant weight savings come from?
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Old 04-25-2007, 09:09 PM   #85
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I believe the donor (695 Monster) bike for the Terra Mostro weighs 370 lbs and puts out 73 hp. We have to assume they shaved a few pounds off...BikeZ says the Elefant weighs 407 lbs dry and puts out 68hp.
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Old 04-26-2007, 12:21 AM   #86
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And where will this significant weight savings come from?
As flan8tive wrote, the donor bike starts out weighing a lot less. I would be surprised if the wheels and fenders were not lighter than stock. Also, moving to a single exhaust and single disc front brake probably saves some weight. Let's say it has a modest weight reduction of 10 lbs. from stock. That would be a pretty big gap -- close to 50 lbs.
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Old 04-26-2007, 08:02 AM   #87
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It is like an Elefant like an XR650R is like a 1980s XR500L.
The connection is there, but...
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Old 04-26-2007, 01:35 PM   #88
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It is like an Elefant like an XR650R is like a 1980s XR500L.
The connection is there, but...
point taken, but the duc is a little more unique than all the japanese clone bikes. i was mostly commenting that although the elefant has gone away, someone is bringing back the off road duc.
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Old 04-26-2007, 03:50 PM   #89
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It is like an Elefant like an XR650R is like a 1980s XR500L.
The connection is there, but...
The Monster (even the 600) came out in 1993 which means they were in development at nearly the same time as the final edition Elefant. Comparing the Terra Mostro to the Elefant or even the Gran Canyon is perfectly valid.

If the mission of the Terra Mostro is to be a Ducati-engined adventure bike then there are certain criterion it has to or should meet.

To say the Elefant was needlessly overweight implies that there were places to trim weight from the design (ie: it was over-engineered for the intended job).

Again: where did all of the weight savings come from and are those acceptable trade-offs?
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Old 04-26-2007, 04:09 PM   #90
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+1 to Donkey and 2spot....the Terra has massive front forks and I am guessing a longer swingarm, so net-net it cannot be that much lighter. It also will have to have a pretty good bash plate. The Terra has big shoes to fill.

I've only ridden a Fant once, and not for enough time to get into the bike's groove, but the geometry instantly presented itself.

Mine loads up Tuesday.....
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