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Old 04-26-2007, 04:42 PM   #91
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i am certainly not trying to make any comparisons, but for the record, the elefant has always been in my mind one of the most ahead of its time and underrated bikes ever.

the terra mostro is a very cool concept indeed, i feel it is taking up where the elefant was dropped off, as cool as the fant is, chassis parts arent getting easier to find. if the terra mostro is anything close to the fants overall performance and handling it will be a winner for sure, and being built on the very popular and easy to get parts monster is only fuel for the fire. thumbs up


p.s. i put my fant on a landscape scale, the drive-on kind for rocks and such and in its everyday trim it weighs a youthful 418lbs, pretty dang good for what it is i think.
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Old 04-28-2007, 11:56 PM   #92
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The forward mounted Axel reduces trail by about 1 1/2". Unless the triple clamp offset or the steering head angle is changed it seems like it would be really twitchy, especially in sand or mud where the tire sinking into the surface reduces trail even more. It's a great concept but I would sure want to ride one first.
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Old 04-29-2007, 09:58 AM   #93
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The forward mounted Axel reduces trail by about 1 1/2". Unless the triple clamp offset or the steering head angle is changed it seems like it would be really twitchy, especially in sand or mud where the tire sinking into the surface reduces trail even more. It's a great concept but I would sure want to ride one first.
correct, however there are some other things to take into account as well:

larger diameter front wheels (21 vs 17), all else being equal, will increase trail. throw some head angle change into the mix, and the trail numbers might get even fuzzier.

on a related note, how come so few of these people who convert dirt bikes to supermoto use complain about how the bikes end up with hardly any trail compared to their stock 18/21 configuration? some of the ones i've ridden get real squirrely braking hard into turns on pavement...
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Old 05-20-2007, 01:56 PM   #94
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Will Chaka Khan have a hit song before we get news on this bike?

I have had my eye off the ball, as I am meeting my Elefant in three weeks.

We're all still dreaming. Bump.
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Old 05-30-2007, 07:16 AM   #95
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I just got some info from Overland...I see major garage and ebay selling in my future...

Here are some of the specs that were sent to me:

(I have no affilliation with these guys)

Engine
Type L twin cylinder, 2 valve per cylinder Desmodromic, air cooled
Displacement 695 cc
Bore x Stroke 88 x 57.2 mm
Compression Ratio 10.5:1
Power 53.7 kW - 73 HP @ 8500 rpm
Torque 61 Nm - 6,2 Kgm @ 6750 rpm
Fuel injection Marelli electronic fuel injection, 45 mm throttle body
Exhaust 2 into 1US Forest Service Approved Spark Arrestor


Transmission
Gearbox 6-speed
Ratio 1st 32/13, 2nd 30/18, 3rd 28/21, 4th 26/23, 5th 22/22, 6th 24/26
Primary drive Straight cut gears; Ratio 1.85
Final drive Chain
Clutch APTC wet multiplate with hydraulic control

Chassis
Frame Tubular steel trellis frame
Wheelbase 61.5 inches
Rake 26°
Front suspension - conventional cartridge fully adjustable
Front wheel travel - 8.12 inches
Front Wheel - 21 inch
Rear wheel travel - 8.12 inches
Rear wheel - 18 inch
Front brake Brembo 300 mm disc, 2-piston caliper
Rear brakeBrembo 245 mm disc, 2-piston caliper

Fuel tank capacity 14 l (of which 3 l reserve) / 3.6 US gal (of which
0.8 US gal reserve)

Estimated fuel mileage - 50 mpg
Wet weight of 395 lbs

They start taking deposits on May 28th. For more info, email Blaine: dehmlow (at) gmail (dot) com.


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Old 06-04-2007, 06:26 AM   #96
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Any indication of MSRP?
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Old 06-04-2007, 07:45 AM   #97
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Any indication of MSRP?
The price was kindly left out of the specs above by flan8tive. The price is $16,390 PLUS options! That I is for a new bike (695).
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Old 06-04-2007, 03:26 PM   #98
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Met Blaine and his buddy at a hamburger joint in Bridgeport on 395, Sunday. He was riding a test mule 750 Monster checking the fork set up. That bike looked the part of a serious dual sport. Lots of ground clearance, monster forks yet with a seat height substantially less than the KTM 950 sitting next to it.
Told me that there should be some major magazine coverage on the 695 shortly and confirms the $16,000 price.
Camera in my pocket and didn't think to take a picture, so maybe it didn't happen .

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Old 06-04-2007, 06:47 PM   #99
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This bike needs to come with a Spousal Persuasion Course. I can talk a good game maybe up to 9K, but then I need assistance.

But I will have one of these.
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Old 06-10-2007, 07:22 PM   #100
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Thumb Terra Mostro ground clearance and seat height

I have been following this thread with much interest. Can anyone fill in these missing numbers for me?
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Old 06-23-2007, 12:33 AM   #101
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a few new measurements

Here I am new to the list and answering my own question. Actually Blaine emailed me of list after I clarified that I wanted to know the seat height and ground clearance of the Terra Mostro.

Here was his reply: "Thanks for your interest. The seat height is 33.75 -34.75 inches,depending on seat option, and the ground clearance is 11.25".

Now I am i confess somewhat vertically challenged (29 inch inseam) so this makes me wonder if some lowering links might be possible, They were just the ticket with my V-Strom 1000?!
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Old 06-23-2007, 11:15 AM   #102
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I hear there may be a road tour and demo coinciding with Biketoberfest here in the SE...would anyone be interested in getting a demo ride between Daytona and Asheville, NC in October?
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Old 08-07-2007, 06:52 AM   #103
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man...
I like it...
I wonder how it compares to the HP2 off road. I need a test fix, er, test ride...
Nice job guys.
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Old 08-07-2007, 11:32 AM   #104
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Not mine, but this is the photo Overland released.
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Old 08-07-2007, 01:52 PM   #105
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