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Old 10-09-2013, 06:00 AM   #2821
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:02 AM   #2822
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looks like the engine is based on an EXC motor!
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:39 AM   #2823
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whats the cable for on the right hand side near the throttle?under the ICO controls
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Decompressor?
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Then why should it have a decompressor? If it is, it could be only if you have a river fall and the engine is full of water...
Don't rule out the decompressor theory...

Even on a (single cylinder fourstroke) engine without a kickstarter, there is an application for a manual decompressor.

For example KTM's 505 SX motor (electric start) has a manual decomp/warm start lever on the left side.



It lifts the valves a fraction of a millimeter, and allows the start motor to crank over the engine easily when warm/stalled and there is a gut full of fuel in the cylinder. Quite handy for those hasty mid-moto stalls... or (I would imagine) getting a hot engine to light up again after a topple/stall in the dunes?
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Old 10-09-2013, 06:59 AM   #2824
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Nothing to see in there.....


Gotta say they haven't pulled off the clear fairing look as well as Honda.
I reckon its better than the Honda,the Honda looks unfinished ,like something else needs to be there ,the screen just finishes and the radiator shroud doesn't meet the screen !
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Old 10-09-2013, 07:06 AM   #2825
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I reckon its better than the Honda,the Honda looks unfinished ,like something else needs to be there ,the screen just finishes and the radiator shroud doesn't meet the screen !
That's why it's nice. It leaves your imagination to do the rest
I agree with Michael, I like more this Darth Vader look with the oil cooler protector
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:19 AM   #2826
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F5 heating up!

These new rally bikes are very cool but it sure seems like they are getting to be "F1" like super high tech light and skinny runway-model sprint bikes, with riders and bikes getting pampering massages and a dozen crew assigned to each one for full rejuvenation after each day. I could be wrong.

This year will be the Battle Of The EFI Systems (BOTEFIS)!
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:23 AM   #2827
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I reckon its better than the Honda,the Honda looks unfinished ,like something else needs to be there ,the screen just finishes and the radiator shroud doesn't meet the screen !
not a fan of the plexiglas farings
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:28 AM   #2828
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You can actually see through the fairing, to check if anything is loose or if the whole tower is likely to drop off during a high speed run
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:32 AM   #2829
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You can actually see through the fairing, to check if anything is loose or if the whole tower is likely to drop off during a high speed run

In the Honda you can actually put your arm in there and fix it
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:33 AM   #2830
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Here's the higher-res shot. To me, the tower pretty clearly looks like a CF piece so no battering that back into place after a crash although it looks like they account for at least a little battering with aluminum mounts on either side?

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Old 10-09-2013, 08:38 AM   #2831
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not a fan of the plexiglas farings
I would think the additional visibility would be welcome. Personally, I think new HRC fairing is the best looking "clear" fairing. Love the JVO Yamaha fairing.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:47 AM   #2832
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Here's the higher-res shot. To me, the tower pretty clearly looks like a CF piece so no battering that back into place after a crash although it looks like they account for at least a little battering with aluminum mounts on either side?
Aluminium mounts seem larger in this model compared to the previous years. If it is not a special CF reinforced with aluminium honeycomb (BikeMike40 is inclined to place a bet in the Rally nav bracket photo thread ), then I doubt it will survive as good as the aluminium the impacts. As Pete640 also mentioned, the depth of cutouts will resist sideways forces. This thing will be far more rigid than the AL parts previously found in the KTM's.
To me, after seeing trillions of photos of broken and completely destroyed roadbook holders, I still cannot understand with they choose to make things more rigid... I am still puzzled over the back plate... It looks to thick to be composite but I may be wrong.
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Old 10-09-2013, 08:49 AM   #2833
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Here's a link to a very hi-res shot of the current 450RR for a side to side comparison. Entirely new frame? Which was expected to rid the bike of the legacy 690 frame.

http://doyle.smugmug.com/photos/i-Fg.../i-Fgf5MVr.jpg
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Old 10-09-2013, 09:39 AM   #2834
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Old 10-09-2013, 10:08 AM   #2835
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Sam Sunderland should insist on the twin attachment point for the exhaust support ;) The threads are there on the tank. Just sayin...
This is the 2nd time I have read this here in the last couple weeks. Is the cat out of the bag regarding the cause of Sam's injury from testing last year?

(or is this still a secret?)
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