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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #300 on: November 06, 2018, 09:55:33 pm »


For damn sure.

But wait canít talk now have to go pack for Nam
 

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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #301 on: November 07, 2018, 04:49:56 am »
enjoy  :ricky:
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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #302 on: November 15, 2018, 06:05:43 pm »
So I took a run up to Elands today on the new AJP, (my first real ride on it) I normally ride a KTM 950 Adventure S , I found the following, there is no shortage of power on this bike, it is far more responsive down low in the rev range than I expected and has plenty of power, it handles fairly well on the dirt but I however I would change the factory fitted tyres for more enduro type tires, but best of all the bike is so light that its like a toy , and you can throw it around at will, I also did see 150 km/h on the speedo at one time and it felt very capable of riding at this speed, but was more comfortable at 90 to 120 Km/h

well done AJP and Dirtbike Africa, I think you have a winner
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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #303 on: November 16, 2018, 09:49:50 am »
..... and it felt very capable of riding at this speed, but was more comfortable at 90 to 120 Km/h

I'm as willing as the next guy to "gooi mielies", but on a trip that is the speed  I am comfortable with - as in "enjoyable", "see the country side",  "chilled".

A bigger bike gives more speed, but unless I am concientiously winding it, I find myself riding at that speed regardless, and thus the potential of a bigger bike is wasted on me.

This bike ticks quite a few boxes


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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #304 on: November 16, 2018, 10:03:01 am »
Having spent the past weekend on my Husky 610 in the Amatola Mountains, including the Katberg Pass and Devils Bellows etc, I was once again struck by how great this engine and  basic platform is. I know the AJP is the later 630 engine but much the same and similar characteristics. The 6th gear that some poo-poo is actually amazing on my bike and I could cruise some passes without changing down (yes admittedly it has freeflow airbox, decat, power up and JT tuner) and chug technical stuff in the other gears brilliantly. I really think this bike if given a chance, fair pricing, and good dealer support (this was an issue with the red Husky's and drastically affected sales here despite popularity abroad) will gain popularity and a niche market of those in the know.
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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #305 on: November 17, 2018, 01:35:26 pm »
I would change the factory fitted tyres for more enduro type tires,
What was not said here is that the tyres are Twinduro TKC80 ( probably more suited to larger bikes - debatable ) and the ride was on a sandy road. The TKC 80's are perfect for the hard pack roads and do very well on these surfaces.
« Last Edit: November 17, 2018, 04:02:10 pm by Slasher »
2018 AJP PR7
 

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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #306 on: November 17, 2018, 04:42:48 pm »
I would change the factory fitted tyres for more enduro type tires,
What was not said here is that the tyres are Twinduro TKC80 ( probably more suited to larger bikes - debatable ) and the ride was on a sandy road. The TKC 80's are perfect for the hard pack roads and do very well on these surfaces.

the tyres on the bike from the factory do not work on the sand ,  my personnel preference would be more of an enduro tyre on the front and I have had very good experience with maxxis IT on a DRZ and think this would work better on this bike as it is about the same weight as the DRZ , however the maxis IT will not last if you ride on the tar. This is after all a dirt Adventure bike.
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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #307 on: November 17, 2018, 05:05:52 pm »
BTW - 701's came out with TKC 80's
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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #308 on: November 19, 2018, 08:13:01 am »
Saw this one all loaded up on FB. If I can remember they were on an African tour coming down from Portugal. Bike has performing great.
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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #309 on: January 06, 2019, 04:02:34 pm »
Just a quick pic of the bike to bump it
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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #310 on: January 06, 2019, 04:44:58 pm »
so how many are available now for sale, I have it on good authority that there are 2 available now .is this correct.
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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #311 on: January 13, 2019, 08:50:36 pm »
Took a PR7 for a short spin today and was pleasantly surprised how great it was. Having a 701 to compair to I found the only thing that was lacking was power. I wasn't disappointed but if they put the 701 motor into the PR7 it would be (in my opinion) the abselute best Adv bike ever. I found the PR7 comfortable to ride and handled very well on the bit of tar that I rode. I'll be seriously looking at moving the 701 to get a PR7.

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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #312 on: January 14, 2019, 11:38:09 am »
What would be your main reason to switch from the 701?
 

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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #313 on: January 14, 2019, 11:50:56 am »
What would be your main reason to switch from the 701?

I was about to ask the same question  ???
 

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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #314 on: January 14, 2019, 12:12:55 pm »
Mainly suspension, the Husky's suspension sucks.... and the bike is really uncomfortable over long distance. Apart from the huge amount of power that the Husky has there is nothing really going for it. I have had to spend extra money on the Husky hoping to make it more confortable to ride over long distance and so far not happy with the results. The AJP seems to have ticked all the boxes so I'm really interested in it. For around 10k more than a new Husky you get all the extras already on the PR7. It had fuel, descent screen, better suspension, built in navigation and sounds great stock. That equates to around another 50k(tank, pipe, screen, and suspension mods) to get the Husky to around the same spec.
I really like the power of the Husky but that's it.

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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #315 on: January 15, 2019, 07:59:14 am »
Power is overrated compared to other attributes such as suspension - fuel range and comfort.
Riders did not complain about power on the ktm 640 - it made less than the AJP.
On a light 650 power between 50 and 60 hp is plenty.
For me the ready to race thing on dual sport bikes is a bit lame.
 

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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #316 on: January 15, 2019, 08:10:40 am »
Power is overrated compared to other attributes such as suspension - fuel range and comfort.
Riders did not complain about power on the ktm 640 - it made less than the AJP.
On a light 650 power between 50 and 60 hp is plenty.
For me the ready to race thing on dual sport bikes is a bit lame.

Was about to comment along the same lines - the 690/701 is very dirt orientated and all that makes it good at that, sucks when travelling - the seat and seating position etc. etc.
If you are prepared to live with that, or if your travelling is more offroad biased, there is a whole thread on adventurizing the 500EXC, which IMHO is even better at that.

Rode StrokeHer's and another XT Tenere (that to me looks more or less the same as the AJP  :P ), and for a lightweight traveler, would go this route.
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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #317 on: January 15, 2019, 08:51:19 am »
Problem is that the 660z is many things but light it is not.
Light 650 class = 140 to 155kg dry
 

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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #318 on: January 15, 2019, 03:13:21 pm »
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Re: AJP model PR7 - coming to SA
« Reply #319 on: January 15, 2019, 03:36:57 pm »
Power is overrated compared to other attributes such as suspension - fuel range and comfort.
Riders did not complain about power on the ktm 640 - it made less than the AJP.
On a light 650 power between 50 and 60 hp is plenty.
For me the ready to race thing on dual sport bikes is a bit lame.
That is why I'm considering the PR7. Power is great for having a bit of fun now and again but it comes at a price ie. fuel consumption and reliability. This is exactly why the PR7 is looking to be the best bike for the type of riding I want to do.

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