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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #40 on: November 10, 2017, 12:01:20 pm »
Yes Brett, the shaft on that rear shock should last a 1000kms at least! :thumleft:

If the tanks are that low, and I know that these plastic tanks are tough, ask Kamanya who has been riding his low-tank 990 for ages, coupled to the flat-sump engine, this bike would
handle like a dream.

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« Reply #41 on: November 10, 2017, 12:01:25 pm »
I think it looks nice. But, the marketing kills me.
This sentence "Say Hello to the Trail-Shredding KTM 790 Adventure". Who are they kidding?

Weights in at around 180kg, so calling it a "trail shredder" is a bit rich. Sell if for what it is, a really capable adventure bike and not an enduro dirtbike.

The Ktm 450 rally weighs just below 180kg.
So this can maybe be seen as trail shredder.
 

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #42 on: November 10, 2017, 12:08:58 pm »
If you want a trail shredder, buy a 690/701. This is a tourer.
 

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #43 on: November 10, 2017, 12:22:16 pm »
Anybody knows the fuel capacity?
 

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« Reply #44 on: November 10, 2017, 12:59:49 pm »


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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #45 on: November 10, 2017, 01:01:10 pm »
The third ugliest bike after the HP2 and the 640. Looks like the illegitimate groupie/orgy hate child between a praying mantis, grasshopper and Kymco gomoto bigboy whatnot. Can they not get the Italians involved, just not the guy responsible for the Ducati 999 please.
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« Reply #46 on: November 10, 2017, 02:31:15 pm »
The third ugliest bike after the HP2 and the 640. Looks like the illegitimate groupie/orgy hate child between a praying mantis, grasshopper and Kymco gomoto bigboy whatnot. Can they not get the Italians involved, just not the guy responsible for the Ducati 999 please.

And terrible suspension! 0/10

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« Reply #47 on: November 10, 2017, 03:07:57 pm »


Option

 

Offline MiniDan

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« Reply #48 on: November 10, 2017, 04:11:25 pm »
The third ugliest bike after the HP2 and the 640. Looks like the illegitimate groupie/orgy hate child between a praying mantis, grasshopper and Kymco gomoto bigboy whatnot. Can they not get the Italians involved, just not the guy responsible for the Ducati 999 please.

And terrible suspension! 0/10



Yes, yes!
It is very important not to forget about that zero rating on the suspension... Thanks Omnonorn... :thumleft:
« Last Edit: November 10, 2017, 04:11:52 pm by MiniDan »
 

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #49 on: November 10, 2017, 06:44:03 pm »
Could all have bought a XR650L for R50K new - thrown R15K mods on it - deleted 14Kg of weight and arrive at the best DualSport bike in the world that will fuck up any 690 any day where it matters most.
Oh FUCK! this is 2017 now already. I never realised till now. No this new orange 790 thing will be fine. I want one - when it eventually gets here in 2019. Till then i'm making contingency plans.
 

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« Reply #50 on: November 10, 2017, 06:52:49 pm »
"rediscover true adventure" - How original !!!  ::) ::) ::)
Guess the AT really rocked KTM's boat a huge bit ...  :imaposer:
 

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #51 on: November 23, 2017, 11:16:02 am »
The third ugliest bike after the HP2 and the 640. Looks like the illegitimate groupie/orgy hate child between a praying mantis, grasshopper and Kymco gomoto bigboy whatnot. Can they not get the Italians involved, just not the guy responsible for the Ducati 999 please.

Just shows, taste is very personal.

I think it's fucking gorgeous!

... but I agree with you on the 640. The HP2 is another story, I like it.

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

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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #52 on: November 23, 2017, 11:23:29 am »


Quote from: Fransw on November 10, 2017, 12:22:16 pm
Anybody knows the fuel capacity?
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Time will tell if the fuel tank bulges get in the way on a rocky trail but we can be sure with fuel carried down low, the KTM 790 Adventure will have a lower center of gravity. Its parallel-twin engine will also help centralize mass (compared to a V-Twin) giving the bike a more compact and lighter feel. Both features should provide good slow-speed stability.
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #53 on: November 23, 2017, 11:41:15 am »
"rediscover true adventure" - How original !!!  ::) ::) ::)
Guess the AT really rocked KTM's boat a huge bit ...  :imaposer:

 :laughing4:  Which planet do you reside in, is it at least in our Galaxy?
So you’re saying KTM stole the terrm “True Adventure” from Honda, what exactly does that prove? That KTM isn’t original :lol8:


Please explain in detail how the AT rocked KTM’s boat. Has it sold more units for a given year? Is it lighter? Is it more powerful? Does it have a better power-to-weight? Has it been proven to be more reliable? Does it have superior suspension? Is it a “cooler” bike? Does it have better quality instrumentation and dashboards? Is the switchgear better quality? Does it have a catalogue of Honda powerparts to choose from?

And lastly how much time have you spent on an AT and 1190R/1290R to come to that conclusion - And I’m not talking about commuting ???

« Last Edit: November 23, 2017, 11:47:38 am by Renrew »
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #54 on: November 23, 2017, 11:44:38 am »
"rediscover true adventure" - How original !!!  ::) ::) ::)
Guess the AT really rocked KTM's boat a huge bit ...  :imaposer:

 :laughing4:Which planet do you reside in, is it at least in our Galaxy?
So you’re saying KTM stole the terrm “True Adventure” from Honda, what exactly does that prove? That KTM isn’t original :lol8:


Please explain in detail how the AT rocked KTM’s boat. Has it sold more units for a given year? Is it lighter? Is it more powerful? Does it have a better power-to-weight? Has it been proven to be more reliable? Does it have superior suspension? Is it a “cooler” bike? Does it have better quality instrumentation and dashboards? Is the switchgear better quality? Does it have a catalogue of Honda powerparts to choose from?

And lastly how much time have you spent on an AT and 1190R/1290R to come to that conclusion - And I’m not talking about commuting ???



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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #55 on: November 23, 2017, 11:45:02 am »
I think this 790 and the 1290R are gorgeous... clearly taste is personal as Kamanya says as some would have us a believe is Big Red Pig is a better option  :imaposer:

And lets be fair this comes with the pedigree of 15 years straight Dakar wins, so good luck with that Honda and your superior heritage in performance Rally / Adv Bike’s - Sit Down
« Last Edit: November 23, 2017, 11:52:36 am by jpcussen »
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #56 on: November 23, 2017, 12:09:47 pm »
I think this 790 and the 1290R are gorgeous... clearly taste is personal as Kamanya says as some would have us a believe is Big Red Pig is a better option  :imaposer:

And lets be fair this comes with the pedigree of 15 years straight Dakar wins, so good luck with that Honda and your superior heritage in performance Rally / Adv Bike’s - Sit Down

Absolutely, and yeah I mean we aren’t even mentioning the pedigree. Total delusion.

Perhaps his standards are just really low...
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #57 on: November 23, 2017, 12:14:30 pm »
if you ride a KTM, you will be more likely to think the 790 is 'gorgeous'
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #58 on: November 23, 2017, 12:15:40 pm »
if you ride a KTM, you will be more likely to think the 790 is 'gorgeous'

Fair statement :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 790 ADVENTURE
« Reply #59 on: November 23, 2017, 01:04:45 pm »
The third ugliest bike after the HP2 and the 640. Looks like the illegitimate groupie/orgy hate child between a praying mantis, grasshopper and Kymco gomoto bigboy whatnot. Can they not get the Italians involved, just not the guy responsible for the Ducati 999 please.

The 999 was designed by Terblanche, the SA designer that worked for Ducati as far as I recall.... Yes I also didnt really like it but love the other Dukes.
But having said that i think this 790 is very sexy!
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