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APJ PR7
« on: November 18, 2015, 09:24:18 am »
I've been keeping tabs on the outcome of this bike. Hope it does well as good effort has been put in to it's design.


Production Version of New AJP PR7 600cc Dual Sport Unveiled

 AJP releases photos and detailed specs of their long-awaited dual sport.


Published on 11.14.2015


  




 
AJP has now finalized the production version of their rally raid inspired dual sport. The Portuguese manufacturer is displaying the PR7 at EICMA this week.

After one year of development, AJP is now ready to show the final version of the Portuguese off-road manufacturer’s most anticipated model — the PR7. The prototype was shown over a year ago and now AJP has announced the final version of the PR7, which includes some key changes. The new model will be launched at next week’s EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

AJP has designed the PR7 for the off-road enthusiasts in the Adventure Touring motorcycle segment. Adventure Motorcycles have been one of the the fastest growing segments in the industry for some time now, but manufacturers have focused most of their attention on producing larger models oriented towards highway use. AJP is, and always has been, a brand with dirt in its veins and this newest model stays true to its roots.

AJP PR7

The PR7 is an off-road bike at its core — light, compact, agile, but also comfortable, capable of good mileage and designed to carry luggage. AJP utilized the same hybrid aluminum and steel frame from their first prototype, now even lighter, more compact and rigid, with twin spars bolted to the steering head that second as an oil reservoir.

The AJP PR7 is equipped with top-shelf suspension components, sporting a massive inverted front fork with full adjustability, stout 48mm internal tubes and a generous 11.8 inches (300mm) of travel. On the rear, the cast aluminum swing arm is a trademark of the brand and the progressive linkage takes full advantage of the fully-adjustable piggyback rear shock, which offers 11.0 inches (280mm) of travel. Brakes are well appointed with a single 300mm front disc operated by a two piston caliper, and a 240mm rear rotor.

Overall dimensions are compact and provide good ergonomics for stand up riding. An under seat tank keeps mass centralized and the bike maintains a narrow profile, while still offering 4.5 gallons (17 liters) of fuel capacity. A change from the first prototype is the location of the fuel cap, now conveniently placed in front of the seat.

AJP pr7 front fuel cap
The prototype’s under seat fuel cap has now been relocated in front of the seat.

The weight of the new PR7 with a full tank of fuel and all fluids included is 364 pounds (165kg). The bike rides on traditional off-road wheel sizes (90/90-21 and 140/80-18 tires, front and rear respectively), built with heavy-duty spokes, rims and hubs.

ENGINE

The biggest change from the first prototype is a new 600cc single-cylinder engine produced by Italian manufacturer SWM (the same 600cc single cylinder used in the Husqvarna TE630 until 2013). This is a compact, light and modern unit, a perfect fit for the philosophy of the model, but also a great option for an Adventure Touring bike if you consider that it is equipped with a balance shaft (to reduce vibration) and a six-speed gearbox, allowing for full use of the strong but smooth power produced by the dual overhead cam, four-valve, liquid-cooled single.

AJP PR7 600cc Engine built by SWM
The AJP PR7 is now powered by a 600cc SWM unit rather than the 660cc Yamaha based unit in the prototype.

The bore and stroke ratio is conventional, producing good torque in the low to middle RPMs, fed by a modern fuel injection system with a 45mm throttle body. Experienced off-road riders will appreciate the torquey single and smaller chassis in the dirt, but the PR7 is also versatile enough to travel comfortably on the highway at speed.

We look forward to learning more about the AJP PR7 after its introduction at EICMA next week. The new bike is expected to be available for sale in September 2016. No word yet on when AJP plans to import the bike to North America. For more information about the AJP PR7 go to the AJP website.

AJP PR7 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type: Single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valve, liquid cooled, DOHC
Bore X Stroke: 100 x 76.4 mm
Displacement: 600cc
Compression Ratio: 12.4:1
Lubrication: Wet sump
Fuel System: EFI 45mm throtle body
Starter: Electric
Clutch: Oil bath, multidisc
Transmission: 6 Speed
Frame: Composite – aluminum / steel
Seat Height: 36.2 in. (920mm)
Wheelbase: 60.6 in. (1540mm)
Ground Clearance: 12.6 in. (320mm)
Fuel Tank: 4.5 gallons (17 L)
Front Tires: 90/90 – 21”
Rear Tires: 140/80 – 18”
Front Suspension: Fully-adjustable upside-down telescopic fork 48mm
Rear Suspension: Fully-adjustable AJP progressive linkage, Sachs Piggyback shock
Suspension Travel: 11.8 in. (300mm) Front / 11.0 in. (280mm) Rear
Front Brake: 300mm Single Floating Disc with 2 piston caliper
Rear Brake: 240mm Single Disc with single piston caliper
Wet Weight: 364 lbs. (165 Kg)

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Re: APJ PR7
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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #3 on: November 18, 2015, 09:31:08 am »
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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #4 on: November 18, 2015, 09:35:29 am »
Looks really good and decent specs too especially the weight ....or lack of it ;D. Suspect this is really for one up touring. The missing pillion footpegs is a bit of a give away.
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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #5 on: November 18, 2015, 09:44:53 am »
With the te630 motor/6 speed gearbox instead of the minarelli 660xt motor/5 speed bearbox.
 

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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #6 on: November 18, 2015, 09:52:54 am »
Although I don't really like the look of the bike, I'd buy this in a heart beat. It's perfect for my needs. I really think that ever since the KTM 640 went out of production, there has been a void in the market. I'm sure there are lots of guys like me out there who want a light and agile "Rallye"-type middle class bike.

I wonder what forks they will use if the bike makes it into production, now that Mazzochi is out of business.

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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #7 on: November 18, 2015, 09:53:48 am »
Sorry. Marzocchi.
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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #8 on: November 18, 2015, 09:56:15 am »
Looks really good...

???

IMHO it looks like a kitchen appliance designed by Philippe Starck :-\

The specs sound about right, The pic above is a poor job (side view with rear brake rotor and sprocket not lining up)
Low exhaust rubbish
No rear sub frame MX type tail. Not even hooks to tie a tog bag onto :(

I am worried about this bike to land on our shores costing R200k+ (if it lands here at all) and coming with patchy dealer support (if any) :-\
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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #9 on: November 18, 2015, 10:22:01 am »
I am always nervous with high compression ratio engines. They produce the horsepower
but I doubt the longevity I prize above all.
Compression Ratio: 12.4:1  of  the 600 motor

Compression ratio 10.0 : 1  on the 660 motor
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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #10 on: November 18, 2015, 10:27:06 am »
 

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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #11 on: November 18, 2015, 10:32:17 am »
definitely a photoshop job... probably not what the final product will look like. but those specs are really tantalising though....   :patch:

on the other hand.... subframe just well hidden perhaps?



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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #12 on: November 18, 2015, 02:22:47 pm »
Decent weight, decent suspension travel, decent fuel capacity, wonder if Cayenne will bring them in?
Was wondering what to replace my Husky 610 with when the time comes. Let's see if it has a decent price!
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« Reply #13 on: November 18, 2015, 02:54:29 pm »
Hmm - I like - I hope it comes to SA, and at a decent price.....
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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #14 on: November 18, 2015, 03:44:09 pm »
I think it could be a great bike for those of us who prefer minimalist travel and light bikes. Apart from the looks, I really dont like the way it looks.
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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #15 on: November 18, 2015, 06:50:15 pm »
This bike has a place in the dual sport/adv market. And at least with a host of proven equipment which should make interested guys look twice. I like it. And if it's anything like my te610 it will do well.



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« Reply #16 on: November 18, 2015, 10:32:08 pm »
This bike doesn't just have a place on the market - it is exactly the bike that is sorely missing IMO. By relatively few admittedly, but given how saturated other market segments are, especially the hippo 1000 and upwards market, it may do even better sales-wise than some of the weird offerings in the hippo segment like Crosstourer or that Triumph whale. That may not be enough for a big company, but can be viable for small focused company like APJ.

That is at least what I dearly hope for - that it will do well and make big manufacturers realise the potential of this segment.

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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #17 on: November 19, 2015, 05:40:59 am »
Bike looks nice. Any idea on price (Euros?)?
I think there is a void if you look at the number of 690's that are converted to Rallies, but still think it is a niche void.
 

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« Reply #18 on: November 19, 2015, 06:50:44 am »
This bike doesn't just have a place on the market - it is exactly the bike that is sorely missing IMO. By relatively few admittedly, but given how saturated other market segments are, especially the hippo 1000 and upwards market, it may do even better sales-wise than some of the weird offerings in the hippo segment like Crosstourer or that Triumph whale. That may not be enough for a big company, but can be viable for small focused company like APJ.

That is at least what I dearly hope for - that it will do well and make big manufacturers realise the potential of this segment.

Exactly - I have a GSA called Lump for obvious reasons, and it's great for 2-up touring on most reasonably good surfaces, but it aint the right weapon for where I really want to be, so a 100kg lighter, this could be my answer! Don't need the rally tower, but hey, at least it looks cool! I hope it comes in at 690 money, that's all.....
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Re: APJ PR7
« Reply #19 on: November 19, 2015, 07:10:06 am »
Ok so it is a 600 single made to look like a rally bike. Why would you buy this over a 690?? It is not really a dual sport bike is it?
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