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Old 03-07-2013, 08:45 PM   #3136
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Great pic of the Tigger.
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Old 03-07-2013, 08:56 PM   #3137
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Old 03-07-2013, 09:31 PM   #3138
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I Lust over a new CB1100, But I will in all likeley hood keep my 1k V Strom for the time being.. warts, moles & all.
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Old 03-07-2013, 11:33 PM   #3139
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is this bike?
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Old 03-08-2013, 02:25 AM   #3140
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Been thinking about this one since I did a test ride a few months ago. Pretty sure it's in my future....in 3 years time:


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Old 03-08-2013, 10:13 AM   #3141
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Pardon my ignorance, but what is this bike?
Bike in picture is TM 660 SMX It is (or was) for sale over on supermotojunkie.com
http://www.tmracing.it/

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It all started way back in 1976 with two friends who had two greatest love in common: motorcycles and racing.
Thanks to the excellent quality and high performance of their motorcycles, that small Pesaro enterprise
became in just a few years a force to be reckoned with. The pioneers of TM, Claudio Flenghi and Francesco
Battistelli (or rather "Mr Engine" and "Mr Frame") are two childhood friends of the same age who have spent a
large part of their lives in direct contact with the world of motorcycles.

In 1977 the two friends left their respective occupations and founded their motorcycle making enterprise
which was registered under the name of TM (from the initials of the names of the sons of Flenghi and
Battistelli - Thomas and Mirko). Still in 1977, a bike was entrusted to Gastone Serafini, a young rider from
Pesaro, who was to be a determining figure in helping Battistelli in developing the bike and who would go
on to achieve competition results of the highest level.

At the 1977 Milan Motorcycle Show TM was to attain unexpected success that would urge it to move its
premises from Flenghi's small workshop to a new and more well equipped factory located in the Pesaro
industrial zone. It was in exactly this period that the Serafini family stepped in to became part of the
organisation and in so doing the production figure of 200 moto cross bikes was reached in 1978.
In 1979 TM expanded its racing team adding Tommaso Lolli alongside Gastone Serafini, the bike continued
to develop and it was in this year too that the first TM enduros were built. In 1982 Battistelli decided to leave
TM and his place was taken over by Gastone Serafini who, having reached the end of his professional racing
career, decided to join Flenghi full time in running the company. The following years saw a succession of
different riders at the controls of TM motorcycles achieving excellent results both nationally and
internationally, with equally excellent results in the Kart sector, where TM and its bikes soon became a leader. The philosophy that has always distinguished TM is without doubt the choice of materials, which must always be of the highest quality, and the workmanship, even defined by some as "obsessive", not to mention the high performance of the engines used on the standard bikes, in many cases far superior to those of the most prestigious competitors.
This justifies the prices of these jewels of engineering that appeal to a niche market made up of very
demanding customers. They can in fact purchase a standard product with which to race in high level competition.
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Old 03-08-2013, 11:29 AM   #3142
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There is a thread in Thumpers that can give more detail on the 70* head Husabergs.

http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=639366

The 70˚ cylinder moves the gyroscopic forces of the crankshaft as close as possible to the center of gravity and lays the cylinder almost flat, thereby eliminating the tendency to upright itself under power. These bikes are probably some of the best handling bikes ever made. KTM has since killed off these engines and now just goes with their own powerplants. Husabergs are now nothing more than blue KTMs. I've wanted one of these supermotos since they came out and even more so since they no longer make them. I believe that the FS 570 was only offered in 2010 and 2011, with the 2011 being street legal. I also like that it is the last of the breed, just like my Husky TE 630.

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Haven't been keeping up with such things in a while, but damn, that engine looks strange! Almost a horizontal cylinder, and the gearbox mounted under the crank? I wonder what the high crank position and rotating mass does to handling... Are there any real advantages to such an unorthodox engine layout (other than the straight shot downdraft intake tract), or is it just different for the sake of being different?

It actually looks like the cylinder is reversed and the engine is flipped and rotated almost 90*...



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Old 03-08-2013, 03:50 PM   #3143
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I am very picky when it comes to how I like a chopper to look and when I saw this bike my only thought was "SWEET!"

Vincent Black Shadow Chopper
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Old 03-08-2013, 04:01 PM   #3144
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Old 03-08-2013, 05:36 PM   #3145
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I am very picky when it comes to how I like a chopper to look and when I saw this bike my only thought was "SWEET!"

Vincent Black Shadow Chopper
That is cool. I'm normally immune to blinded out choopers, but as long as the subject came up:

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Old 03-08-2013, 06:02 PM   #3146
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SUPERDUKE!! I want this bike today because I moved to Denver from Phx and the bike is still in Phx. Picking it up in a month and riding it up.


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Old 03-08-2013, 09:18 PM   #3147
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Seeing how I might end up in FL within a year - F6B. So expensive though...

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Old 03-09-2013, 04:49 PM   #3148
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OMFG!

Whoever did this to a Shadow should be killed with extreme prejudice!
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Old 03-09-2013, 05:18 PM   #3149
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OMFG!

Whoever did this to a Shadow should be killed with extreme prejudice!
Yep. Unless they had an engine sitting around from a crashed out bike or something.

I recoiled in horror anyway. Not my cup o tea.
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Old 03-09-2013, 06:26 PM   #3150
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Been having fantasies about a trumpet scrambler lately. I currently have a 1200GS and obviously its an extremely capable motorcycle. Only problem is, it's not cool. It has zero cool factor. Oh well, the grass is always greener.
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