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Old 02-18-2015, 05:02 PM   #1
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Your 200hp bike does not belong on the street.






I didn't say it, KTM's CEO did!

I do agree with him, although I also believe that people should be able to throw their money in any direction they please. On a side note, what an exciting time to be a pumpkin jockey!

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Old 02-18-2015, 05:56 PM   #2
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What he doesnt know is Im a fat fuck and I need that power to get up hills
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:01 PM   #3
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What he doesnt know is Im a fat fuck and I need that power to get up hills
Now that shit is fucking funny!!
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Old 02-18-2015, 06:02 PM   #4
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Is this admission that they can't keep up in the hp wars?
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Is this admission that they can't keep up in the hp wars?
Very astute observation. Yep, when I think of KTM, I definitely think "can't keep up with the hp wars..."

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Old 02-18-2015, 06:55 PM   #7
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Who needs to keep up in the HP wars? KTM did for the big single what Ducati did for V twins. Tons of character and fun. IMO, no KTM's should have more than 1 cylinder.

That being said, he's wrong. My 200hp literbike is a pussy cat on the street. It doesn't hurt nobody.
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Old 02-18-2015, 07:36 PM   #8
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What he doesnt know is Im a fat fuck and I need that power to get up hills
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Very astute observation. Yep, when I think of KTM, I definitely think "can't keep up with the hp wars..."

Their bike is only 175hp, isn't it?

Not keeping up.
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Their bike is only 175hp, isn't it?

Not keeping up.

It's only 50 hp!! Definitely not keeping up.

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Old 02-18-2015, 08:03 PM   #11
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What he doesnt know is Im a fat fuck and I need that power to get up hills
Never, not once, heard a better reason (excuse) for more power!

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Old 02-18-2015, 08:35 PM   #12
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Their bike is only 175hp, isn't it?

Not keeping up.
Yep,and with a healthy dose of torque, is totally ok to ride on the street. Just, you know, don't goose the throttle with all the nannies off. Something bad might happen...

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Old 02-18-2015, 08:44 PM   #13
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What he doesnt know is Im a fat fuck and I need that power to get up hills
hehe, unfortunately that's true in my case as well
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:45 PM   #14
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I find it interesting that at least one industry executive is coming out and saying "what is the point" with that much horsepower when you have to outfit every kind of rider aid just to keep average consumers from killing themselves. It just becomes a waste of valuable R&D in my opinion, for every day street use machines.

But the race continues. Personally I'm just fine with a nice 130 hp, they can keep the traction control/ wheelie retardant, and put that value into my suspension, please.

Edit: not saying I would kick that 1290 out of my garage or anything...
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Old 02-18-2015, 08:54 PM   #15
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That again proves that someone can be technically competent and intelligent but have a huge lack in wisdom.
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