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Re: 690 vs Husky 610
« Reply #20 on: October 02, 2015, 04:26:10 pm »
There is a guy in the UK who builds the ultimate adventure bike. He starts off with a 690 Rallye replica (the ones that raced in the Dakar when it still ended in Dakar). He then fits 450 Rallye tanks, which make the bike much more streamlined without losing capacity. He then toughens everything up and fits the strongest wheels known to man, he fits pannier racks, electrical connections, removes the road book etc etc.

Only problem is the base bike costs anywhere from Euro 15,000.00 and then depending on what you want you can add up to another Euro 30,000.00.

I would give my left testicle for one of these bikes  :drif:



http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/new-sibirsky-extreme-bike-build.1083263/



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Re: 690 vs Husky 610
« Reply #21 on: October 02, 2015, 04:34:12 pm »
This is his personal bike "BASIL"

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Re: 690 vs Husky 610
« Reply #22 on: October 02, 2015, 04:58:55 pm »
Isn't that just silly, given that they don't even race 690's anymore?
Or am i missing something?
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Re: 690 vs Husky 610
« Reply #23 on: October 02, 2015, 05:06:23 pm »
That is what I'm after - ideally for less moola.

That bike is new Walter Colebatch'es bike of the Sibirski Extreme fame (http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/sibirsky-extreme-2012-the-toughest-ride-of-them-all.834987/, http://www.sibirskyextreme.com) replacing his heavily modified X-Challenge he used till now.

And I think it was designed by Lyndon Poskitt, Dakar finisher who is now on the quest to go around the world on one - with a twist - he rides to Races all around the world like Mongolia rally and then takes part in those (maybe somebody should let him know about Amageza): http://advrider.com/index.php?threads/races-to-places-taking-an-adventure-ride-to-the-next-level.958364/.

The kit itself is I think this one (made by KTM Basel - hence the Basil name): http://ktmbasel.ch/ktm-basel-690-quest-the-ultimate-ultralight-travel-bike.html

And to me, this local one, doesn't seem to be too far off and much cheaper (though still bloody expensive of course):

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?action=dlattach;topic=106243.0;attach=375008;image

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Re: 690 vs Husky 610
« Reply #24 on: October 02, 2015, 05:08:35 pm »
Here is the link to the Races to Places video channel, with tons of professionally done videos and commentary on differentces between  690  and 690RR

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=utXZKuo8iws&list=PLebjQbsuu9jDfukT2wZK8c2X6Uz_U4VJe

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Re: 690 vs Husky 610
« Reply #25 on: October 02, 2015, 05:33:10 pm »
I did invite Lyndon. Maybe next year?

This thread highlights a gap....

I wish KTM would wake the fuck up and do a medium twin. Something good enough, that with little effort can be raced.

Light, 700 parallel twin with long travel excellent suspension, good power, meaty torque, fuel efficient and great handling and carrying capacity.

If they redid the 640 model with all this, it would cause a big split in the market; many riders who are forced to stick with the 950/990 or regretfully move up to the 1190's because there's nothing for them left, would come down to what they really want. Many of the 600/650 class would move up to the better handling and power.

I wonder where that road goes? And that, has usually made all the difference. Appologies to Mr Frost

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Re: 690 vs Husky 610
« Reply #26 on: October 02, 2015, 05:42:00 pm »
I did invite Lyndon. Maybe next year?

This thread highlights a gap....

I wish KTM would wake the fuck up and do a medium twin. Something good enough, that with little effort can be raced.

Light, 700 parallel twin with long travel excellent suspension, good power, meaty torque, fuel efficient and great handling and carrying capacity.

If they redid the 640 model with all this, it would cause a big split in the market; many riders who are forced to stick with the 950/990 or regretfully move up to the 1190's because there's nothing for them left, would come down to what they really want. Many of the 600/650 class would move up to the better handling and power.


I for one would be happy with 690 with wider ratio gearbox. I don't necessarily need more power or smoother engine and I think additional weight may not be worth it. But then I cannot ride big bike through sand at the speed you can.

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Re: 690 vs Husky 610
« Reply #27 on: October 02, 2015, 07:41:49 pm »
The bikes Lyndon Poskitt modify are 690 rfr bikes. The factory racing bikes. They already contain all the fuel tanks one would require. The racing bikes are then turned into more adventure styled bikes. All to the clients requirements. But most certainly not cheap to get there but oh so nice
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