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Re: R1200GS to Husqvarna 701
« Reply #60 on: April 04, 2018, 03:04:44 pm »
Congrats, great choice  :thumleft:
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Re: R1200GS to Husqvarna 701
« Reply #61 on: April 04, 2018, 04:01:51 pm »
Took the 701 home today. Very sad to ride 160km tar from dealership to my home (Time constraint due to work)

Had some time on the highway to get a feel for the bike on tar. Here are some findings:
Very little vibration, I was pleasantly surprised.
Bags of power, even just running it in you can feel this monster wants to run  :ricky:
The acrapovic sounds amazing
Bike feels planted, no speed wobbles or weaving, yet it feels very nimble/nippy.
I need a small 690 type windscreen to take some wind off the torso.
Seat is actually not uncomfortable for me (I am used to a carbon bicycle seat, so this feels like a sofa)
I need to get used to riding without a rev counter, but the acra tone gives a good indication of what is happening.

Awesome first ride, can not wait to take it off road.

Huge grin on my face :biggrin:

Congrats man!  :thumleft:
Wait till you can really twist the ear...you will be grinning even wider.  :biggrin:
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Re: R1200GS to Husqvarna 701
« Reply #62 on: April 04, 2018, 04:10:36 pm »
Took the 701 home today. Very sad to ride 160km tar from dealership to my home (Time constraint due to work)

Had some time on the highway to get a feel for the bike on tar. Here are some findings:
Very little vibration, I was pleasantly surprised.
Bags of power, even just running it in you can feel this monster wants to run  :ricky:
The acrapovic sounds amazing
Bike feels planted, no speed wobbles or weaving, yet it feels very nimble/nippy.
I need a small 690 type windscreen to take some wind off the torso.
Seat is actually not uncomfortable for me (I am used to a carbon bicycle seat, so this feels like a sofa)
I need to get used to riding without a rev counter, but the acra tone gives a good indication of what is happening.

Awesome first ride, can not wait to take it off road.

Huge grin on my face :biggrin:

I have a 690 with the KTM screen and a 701 without the screen, honestly I prefer it without the screen. If screens were better they would fit them to the new F1 cars  8)

When you hit the rev limiter its time to change to the next gear  :biggrin:
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 04:19:51 pm by Rough Rider »
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Re: R1200GS to Husqvarna 701
« Reply #63 on: April 04, 2018, 04:16:44 pm »
The new 701 still doesn't have a rev counter etc hey? Wanted to compare some RPM figures but seems that's going to be difficult.

The 2017 and up 701 has a different engine to the 690 with a completely different character, you cannot compare RPM figures, it will like comparing apples to oranges.
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 04:17:31 pm by Rough Rider »
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Re: R1200GS to Husqvarna 701
« Reply #64 on: April 04, 2018, 04:31:39 pm »
Took the 701 home today. Very sad to ride 160km tar from dealership to my home (Time constraint due to work)

Had some time on the highway to get a feel for the bike on tar. Here are some findings:
Very little vibration, I was pleasantly surprised.
Bags of power, even just running it in you can feel this monster wants to run  :ricky:
The acrapovic sounds amazing
Bike feels planted, no speed wobbles or weaving, yet it feels very nimble/nippy.
I need a small 690 type windscreen to take some wind off the torso.
Seat is actually not uncomfortable for me (I am used to a carbon bicycle seat, so this feels like a sofa)
I need to get used to riding without a rev counter, but the acra tone gives a good indication of what is happening.

Awesome first ride, can not wait to take it off road.

Huge grin on my face :biggrin:

I have a 690 with the KTM screen and a 701 without the screen, honestly I prefer it without the screen. If screens were better they would fit them to the new F1 cars  8)

When you hit the rev limiter its time to change to the next gear  :biggrin:


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Re: R1200GS to Husqvarna 701
« Reply #65 on: April 04, 2018, 05:22:08 pm »
My 2016 model 701 has done almost 20 000kms and not a hiccup.

It also just as fast, pullaway and top gear roll-on, as the 2017 which has on paper a 1000rpm more and 5 ponies added. :ricky:

The 2017 vibrates less, for sure, but the 2016 does not vibrate much to start off with, so I believe that the extra 5 ponies is actually eaten by the extra counter-balancer. :imaposer:
 

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Re: R1200GS to Husqvarna 701
« Reply #66 on: April 04, 2018, 05:43:03 pm »
it has taken me about 10 years to find nirvana
the 701 is that for me
started on 1200gs...then 1200adv...then 990...then 990R....
the 701 just gives me so many options
this past weekend i went from muddy dongas, ploughed fields, slippery D roads to tar.....it was fantastic
i have installed rade garage screen...it does work although some buffeting....it moves the dash up and allows plenty of space for gps....lights are 1000 times better than original
rade aux tank also gives about an extra 125 k's
wings zorst gets rid of the aga stove zorst
just a beautiful thing
« Last Edit: April 04, 2018, 05:48:35 pm by Crop Sprang »
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Re: R1200GS to Husqvarna 701
« Reply #67 on: April 05, 2018, 07:30:08 am »
Geluk w@nted. Jy gaan die husky geniet.
Jy ken daai gevoel van n nuwe bike wat jy enige rede soek om n draai te gaan ry?
Met die 701 gaan daai gevoel nooit weg nie.
 
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Re: R1200GS to Husqvarna 701
« Reply #68 on: April 05, 2018, 08:43:32 am »
So this happened today  :biggrin: :ricky:

I see they have finally fixed the seat decal issue. They have had a lot of drama with the design of the seat on this bike.
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Re: R1200GS to Husqvarna 701
« Reply #69 on: April 05, 2018, 08:49:20 am »
Thank you everyone  :biggrin:

Twisted the bike's ear a bit yesterday on my way home from work...Awesome  :ricky:

Still need to get used to the lack of bike weight, feels like a bicycle.

Yes the seat has been re designed on the 2018 model with a grippier surface on and no decal at the back. As far as I have read on other forums, it qualifies as a warrantee replacement if your "old seat" loses the decal  :deal:

It does not look like the stock tkc70 tires will last very long though.
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