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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #80 on: November 23, 2017, 09:41:14 pm »
Just don’t ride in dusty conditions :lol8:
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #81 on: November 23, 2017, 09:42:36 pm »
I would hate to see the 690 single pot replaced by this...do you think it will happen? Maybe KTM drops the 690 & Husky keeps the 701?

The 701 is husky’s baby now. You won’t likely see a single pot like the 690 in KTM’s arsenal any time soon. Which is ok, the 701 is awesome.
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #82 on: November 23, 2017, 09:46:26 pm »
To be fair - The CRF1k does handle REALLY well and it’s a proper bike!!! I’ve given it horns a couple times and was impressed!

But that’s off topic.

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #83 on: November 23, 2017, 10:02:58 pm »
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #84 on: November 24, 2017, 07:28:30 am »
How ironic

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #85 on: November 24, 2017, 07:35:08 am »
Meanwhile back at KTM...
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #86 on: November 24, 2017, 07:38:47 am »
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #87 on: November 24, 2017, 07:41:14 am »
Meanwhile back at KTM...

Stop it :drif:
Step away from the bike and no one gets hurt...
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #88 on: November 24, 2017, 08:22:08 am »
This 790 is like the 950SE reincarnated.

Not a tourer, in the majority's definition of a tourer, and not a tech ride, in the majority's definition of a technically-able bike.

KTM is handing over the mantle for technically-able bikes to their subsidiary, Husqvarna, and they are going after BMW for sales with these porky's. :xxbah:
 

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #89 on: November 24, 2017, 08:23:36 am »
So after all the brand bashing and pissing contests, I'll through in a handbag or two...  :biggrin:

I sold my 950 AdvS to get something smaller and lighter. The Husky TE610 is great in the dirt and very capable in technical sections, but lacks (ever so slightly) in the top end (maybe I'm just too fat?) and comfort departments, making it good, but not great for traveling longer distances, unless they're very technical routes or unless you're shorter than 1.85m and weigh less than 95kg. When cruizing, I end up sitting right on the rear (hard) part of the seat. I get that you're supposed to be sitting more forward and "attacking" the corners, but this mostly only happens when playing in the bush.

Don't get me wrong, I love the Huky, but I might see something like this in my near future.  ::)

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #90 on: November 24, 2017, 08:35:46 am »
I do believe the AT1000 rattled a few cages.

In truth I don’t think KTM even pay any attention to the  CRF1k, it’s an average bike, but a good kind of average nevertheless ...

Why did KTM build the 1090 then?
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #91 on: November 24, 2017, 08:38:03 am »
I should probably just leave it, just now he runs to a mod again for hurting his feelings, but I can’t resist :pot:

He’s a Honda rider. They don’t have any feeling left. They are dead inside. :biggrin:
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« Reply #92 on: November 24, 2017, 08:39:11 am »
So the 790 is growing on me...

At first, that "praying mantis head" for a headlight put me off big time.  So now I'm wondering, that headspace is most likely for a roadbook or that's what it looks like to me. Thus when the production model does come out, what will be there?  Having the whole rally navigation setup for the average rider/commuter is serious overkill. (Please note that this is my personal opinion, so don't go getting all sensitive about it.) Even if you going to do longer trips, you're never in need of knowing every bloody turn...
Anyway I digress, what do you guys think will most likely be there?

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #93 on: November 24, 2017, 08:42:40 am »
This 790 is like the 950SE reincarnated.

Not a tourer, in the majority's definition of a tourer, and not a tech ride, in the majority's definition of a technically-able bike.

KTM is handing over the mantle for technically-able bikes to their subsidiary, Husqvarna, and they are going after BMW for sales with these porky's. :xxbah:

Hau Merrem, so you’re saying all this because KTM gave Husky the 690? A bit of a leap...

You must have a secret hotline to Mr Pierrer like some members have to their gods :lol8:

There is a possibility that KTM will bring out a big single again with a new platform - Just made sense to sell to 690 to Husky to make some space for Husky to enter in the DS scene and for KTM to focus on “MAKING THR BEST BIKE EVER IN THE ENTIRE WORLD” :lol8:

Once that one is ticked off they might dabble again...
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #94 on: November 24, 2017, 08:43:38 am »
I should probably just leave it, just now he runs to a mod again for hurting his feelings, but I can’t resist :pot:

He’s a Honda rider. They don’t have any feeling left. They are dead inside. :biggrin:

I just canned myself :lol8:
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #95 on: November 24, 2017, 08:45:29 am »
So the 790 is growing on me...

At first, that "praying mantis head" for a headlight put me off big time.  So now I'm wondering, that headspace is most likely for a roadbook or that's what it looks like to me. Thus when the production model does come out, what will be there?  Having the whole rally navigation setup for the average rider/commuter is serious overkill. (Please note that this is my personal opinion, so don't go getting all sensitive about it.) Even if you going to do longer trips, you're never in need of knowing every bloody turn...
Anyway I digress, what do you guys think will most likely be there?

 :thumleft:

The TFT 1290SAR screen goodness will be going there!
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #96 on: November 24, 2017, 08:48:12 am »
I had a 690R.  Also had 300mm suspension.  Even so, the belly was pretty low, I always had to wind my stands lower to lift the bike.  Now, this looks even lower.  So, I'm guessing 250mm suspension travel at most.
 

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #97 on: November 24, 2017, 08:49:12 am »
I was supposed to stay away from this thread, it’s WAY too soon to be going “full-retard” on the 790 with a full year to go!

It sucked me in :ricky:
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #98 on: November 24, 2017, 08:50:11 am »
So the 790 is growing on me...

At first, that "praying mantis head" for a headlight put me off big time.  So now I'm wondering, that headspace is most likely for a roadbook or that's what it looks like to me. Thus when the production model does come out, what will be there?  Having the whole rally navigation setup for the average rider/commuter is serious overkill. (Please note that this is my personal opinion, so don't go getting all sensitive about it.) Even if you going to do longer trips, you're never in need of knowing every bloody turn...
Anyway I digress, what do you guys think will most likely be there?

 :thumleft:

I believe there is going to be nothing there - which is a good thing because of weight saving. They will probably put the TFT display which - this being a KTM - will last until the first rain and then croak. My 690 instrument cluster died at about 3k km and now at about 15k km I already forgotten why anybody needs instrument cluster.

I sincerely do hope that this is going to be new SE with better and more consistent fuel consumption and therefore much improved range. Let's face it - what of the top long distance adv riding in Southern AFrica cannot be done comfortably on SE? Namaqualand, Richtersveld, Kaokoland, Damaraland, Bots cutlines - it is almost perfect tool for all of it. Yes, Road to Hell will be a bitch, but it is what - 3 km long and doable IMO even on this (assuming it is new SE with reasonably low weight - it may still turn out to be overweight pig).

For more focused technical trips, be it weekend dash to DeWildt or getting a heart attack on Lesotho cattle tracks I will always have something like KTM 500.

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #99 on: November 24, 2017, 08:51:58 am »
I had a 690R.  Also had 300mm suspension.  Even so, the belly was pretty low, I always had to wind my stands lower to lift the bike.  Now, this looks even lower.  So, I'm guessing 250mm suspension travel at most.

Don’t go saying stuff like that!

I would not be surprised to see 250mm though, they have to make it accessible to the shorties. Would be a shame to tame such a “specific rider” bike like that.
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