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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #60 on: August 14, 2013, 10:37:32 am »
Lets just hope with KTM's influence we will see a TE in the 690 direction and less like the 650 Terra.
I was about to say that given the fact that the 690 already exists, might mean the demise of the 610/630 altogether. But that might be wrong; KTM has all sorts of enduro bikes and this certainly hasn't prevented Husqvarna from producing their own, so I truly hope that they offer us a Husqvarna version of the pumpkin bike 690!!

Oh and the Terra was not a great seller, so reproducing that wont easily happen on Pierer's watch
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We have already seen the demise of the 610/630 it is highly unlikely that it will resurrected.
All depends what the future for Husqvarna will hold, some said cheap models made in India others that it will replace Husaberg and be enduro bikes only ? Let's hope there is some DS bikes planned for the future.

KTM are already building some of their bikes in India.
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #61 on: August 14, 2013, 10:39:14 am »
Lets just hope with KTM's influence we will see a TE in the 690 direction and less like the 650 Terra.
I was about to say that given the fact that the 690 already exists, might mean the demise of the 610/630 altogether. But that might be wrong; KTM has all sorts of enduro bikes and this certainly hasn't prevented Husqvarna from producing their own, so I truly hope that they offer us a Husqvarna version of the pumpkin bike 690!!

Oh and the Terra was not a great seller, so reproducing that wont easily happen on Pierer's watch
 :thumleft:

We have already seen the demise of the 610/630 it is highly unlikely that it will resurrected.
All depends what the future for Husqvarna will hold, some said cheap models made in India others that it will replace Husaberg and be enduro bikes only ? Let's hope there is some DS bikes planned for the future.

KTM are already building some of their bikes in India.
As in KTM's or Huskies ?
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #62 on: August 14, 2013, 10:44:49 am »
Lets just hope with KTM's influence we will see a TE in the 690 direction and less like the 650 Terra.
I was about to say that given the fact that the 690 already exists, might mean the demise of the 610/630 altogether. But that might be wrong; KTM has all sorts of enduro bikes and this certainly hasn't prevented Husqvarna from producing their own, so I truly hope that they offer us a Husqvarna version of the pumpkin bike 690!!

Oh and the Terra was not a great seller, so reproducing that wont easily happen on Pierer's watch
 :thumleft:

We have already seen the demise of the 610/630 it is highly unlikely that it will resurrected.
All depends what the future for Husqvarna will hold, some said cheap models made in India others that it will replace Husaberg and be enduro bikes only ? Let's hope there is some DS bikes planned for the future.

KTM are already building some of their bikes in India.
As in KTM's or Huskies ?

I understand the new KTM 390 is built in India.
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #63 on: August 18, 2013, 09:54:37 am »
Seems like I'm the only one who will have to defend 630's honour here. So it is screwed :imaposer:.

Anyway, here is some footage of what 630 is capable of in the hands of overweight, talentless Eastern European lost in Lesotho.

Lesotho 2012 YT

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #64 on: August 18, 2013, 10:18:33 am »
No need to be defensive  :biggrin:  Great footage. Lesotho is definitely natural habitat for the TE's. I have been there a couple of times now on mine - we go every year pre-Roof plotting different routes there and through Lesotho. Do you have that route in a form you can post - looks just like our cup of tea!  :thumleft:
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #65 on: August 18, 2013, 05:16:24 pm »
Nice one XP ---- Lestho is still by far one of the best places to ride imho ---- ;) I simply love it and the natural rugged beauty of the place --
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #66 on: August 18, 2013, 05:49:59 pm »
Thanks

@BD: The track is actually on the Tracks4Africa. It is the shortest connection between Mantsonyane (village over Mokhoabong pass from Thaba Tseka on the main road between Thaba Tseka and Maseru) and Semonkong. If you have T4A you should be able to get it - I'm not tech savvy enough to be able to rip it out of T4A.

The whole connection is about 60-70 km over pretty rough terrain (the video captures the toughest valley crossing, however there is more rocks before the pass) so start early.
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #67 on: August 18, 2013, 06:54:45 pm »
Ah - got it. Ja have ridden this one. We always stay at Ramabanta so we have ridden most routes in and around there  :thumleft:
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #68 on: August 18, 2013, 07:13:50 pm »
Seems like I'm the only one who will have to defend 630's honour here. So it is screwed :imaposer:.

Anyway, here is some footage of what 630 is capable of in the hands of overweight, talentless Eastern European lost in Lesotho.

Lesotho 2012 YT

Great video!

Love those sorts of roads, it got quite gnarly in places  :biggrin:  Well done for tackling that sort of stuff all on your own.  I looked up the track, its now on my to-do list.  How long did it take you to get from one village to the other?


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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #69 on: August 18, 2013, 07:18:46 pm »
Nice one Xpat.
Sidetrack, we need to do a Lesotho loop too!

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #70 on: August 18, 2013, 07:39:18 pm »
Seems like I'm the only one who will have to defend 630's honour here. So it is screwed :imaposer:.

Anyway, here is some footage of what 630 is capable of in the hands of overweight, talentless Eastern European lost in Lesotho.

Lesotho 2012 YT
Cool ride  :thumleft:
« Last Edit: August 18, 2013, 07:39:49 pm by sidetrack »
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #71 on: August 19, 2013, 10:00:21 am »

Great video!

Love those sorts of roads, it got quite gnarly in places  :biggrin:  Well done for tackling that sort of stuff all on your own.  I looked up the track, its now on my to-do list.  How long did it take you to get from one village to the other?


Nothing wrong with the 630  :thumleft:

I wasn't  alone - by the time I was in the middle of the hill half of the village caught up with me  ;D.

Don't remember how long it took me village to village, but I think I started from Thaba Tseka at about 9:00am and was at Semonkong roughly about 4:00pm (it was still light, that much I know).

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #72 on: August 20, 2013, 07:12:51 am »
All right, here is the next instalment of the '630 does Africa' series. This one is a ride between Epupa Falls and Swartbortsdrift along the Kunene river track in Kaokoland.

http://youtu.be/8A91M4uqiqY
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #73 on: August 20, 2013, 07:59:16 am »
Two thumbs up as old Roger Ebert would say  :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #74 on: September 08, 2013, 11:36:43 pm »
Another 630 video - this time riding in Kaokoland from Purros to Sesfontein via Huarusib river bed.

Namibia - Kaokoland - Huarusib river
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #75 on: September 09, 2013, 08:35:21 pm »
Hey Xpat......you sure know how to piss on a guys battery with your video clips. You're such a punk showing these awesome trips.........why????? :pot:
Anyway, absolutely friggin awesome. Would like to the track from you. :ricky:
 

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #76 on: September 09, 2013, 08:55:48 pm »
Stayed in that same camp site at Puros and rode down the same River bed  :thumleft:

Namibia, and especially the Koakaveld is just such a special place!

You saw quite a few elephants  :thumleft:  I rode past two without seeing them in that river bed - going too fast (was told about them later by my mates in 4x4's who came along much later) - but to be honest I'm glad I didn't see them at the time. 

I was quite nervous about the combination of thick sand (which I was still getting used to) and elephants.  If I kept moving at a reasonable speed I was quite happy, but had no confidence in doing drastic maneuvers right in front of an elephant!  Plus the GPS warnings of "danger aggressive elephants" didn't help.

But next time, I'm going to go much slower, stop more often and take a lot more photo's!  Its just stupid to blast through such a beautiful part of the world!
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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #77 on: September 10, 2013, 01:03:03 pm »
@TK: Glad to be of service  ;D. Not sure what "to the track from you" is - I assume to get the track You can actually find it on the Tracks4Africa, which is what I was following.

@AlanB: Oh yeah, I'm scared of elephants all right. However I found that stretch of river relatively easy as it is mostly wide so you can see far and anticipate any trouble. There are much hairier sections coming in the riverbeds from Orupembe to Purros, where you are zig-zaging between bushes, with a lot of elephant tracks tracks. I was always ready to open up and bugger off there.

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #78 on: October 21, 2013, 10:46:13 pm »
Two more 630 videos from Kaokoland - this time riding from Epupa Falls through Van Zyl's pass to Otjihungwa in Marienfluss. Part 1 is getting to Van Zyl, part 2 riding over the pass.


Part 1
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/w-RwRPP5N2A" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/w-RwRPP5N2A</a>

Part 2
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/v/vqMQXPKc_9I" target="_blank" class="new_win">http://www.youtube.com/v/vqMQXPKc_9I</a>
« Last Edit: October 21, 2013, 11:50:36 pm by Xpat »
 

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Re: 630 in SA ?
« Reply #79 on: October 22, 2013, 12:57:21 pm »
Van Zyl's Pass solo well done  :thumleft:
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