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Offline Dwerg

WP XPLOR PRO
« on: April 15, 2019, 10:25:12 am »
For those who complained about travel on the 790R, KTM will have XPLOR PRO as an option upping travel to 270mm. Soon available for the 1x90 as well

https://www.advpulse.com/adv-products/wp-xplor-pro-suspension/
Current: KTM 690R
Previous: KTM 790ADV, 640ADV, 950ADV, 250XCW BMW F650GS Single, F650GS Twin, F800GS, G450X, R50/2 Honda CRF450X, CRF230 x 2, VFR400 NC30, Z50 Mini Trail Yamaha BWS100 x 2, LB80 Chappy
 

Offline MonkeyNot

Re: WP XPLOR PRO
« Reply #1 on: April 15, 2019, 10:51:16 am »
That's massive travel with a price tag to go along with it
Current: KTM 790 Adv R,  KTM 500 XCW-F
Previous: KTM 950 Super Enduro R, KTM 990 Adv x2, BMW G650 X-Challenge x4,  Yamaha XT 660R,  Honda XR650L, BMW R1200GS
 

Offline Dwerg

Re: WP XPLOR PRO
« Reply #2 on: April 15, 2019, 10:57:24 am »
That's massive travel with a price tag to go along with it

Yes very pricey! Hopefully someone buys it so I can get a set of second hand xplor forks cheap cheap  :biggrin:
Current: KTM 690R
Previous: KTM 790ADV, 640ADV, 950ADV, 250XCW BMW F650GS Single, F650GS Twin, F800GS, G450X, R50/2 Honda CRF450X, CRF230 x 2, VFR400 NC30, Z50 Mini Trail Yamaha BWS100 x 2, LB80 Chappy
 

Offline Rossdog

Re: WP XPLOR PRO
« Reply #3 on: April 15, 2019, 02:19:16 pm »
I bought a 2014 KTM with a brand new pair of Xplor forks. The previous owner had WP Cone Valve forks which he transferred over to his new TPI. I got Plush Suspensions in CT to re-spring them for my weight, and I also did the Dal Soggio valve upgrade. What an awesome set up.

Out of interest, I also got a Trax rear shock as part of the deal. Plush suspensions did a complete overhaul for me for less than a G if my memory serves me correctly. Bargain!
'69 Model.
 

Offline intothewild

Re: WP XPLOR PRO
« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2019, 04:55:42 pm »
That's massive travel with a price tag to go along with it
some guys will pay alot for an extra inch or 2"   :imaposer:
 

Offline MonkeyNot

Re: WP XPLOR PRO
« Reply #5 on: April 15, 2019, 04:59:27 pm »
That's massive travel with a price tag to go along with it
some guys will pay alot for an extra inch or 2"   :imaposer:
Ha!

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Current: KTM 790 Adv R,  KTM 500 XCW-F
Previous: KTM 950 Super Enduro R, KTM 990 Adv x2, BMW G650 X-Challenge x4,  Yamaha XT 660R,  Honda XR650L, BMW R1200GS
 

Offline Kortbroek

Re: WP XPLOR PRO
« Reply #6 on: April 15, 2019, 05:12:54 pm »
Adding 50mm of aftermarket suspension travel to a bike with a 190kg dry weight. I don't see the benefit if you consider what these bikes will be used for. Purely because of weight you won't be attempting nearly the same routes/trails as you would on your 690/701.

In my mind these are in a similar class to the BMW800. A lighter weight gravel road and 2 spoor touring bike. I do think it is great for that segment which in any case is likely by far the largest section of the adv market in my opinion.
- you reckon that thing will pop a wheelie? We're about to find out, SLAP that pig!
 

Offline volroom

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Re: WP XPLOR PRO
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2019, 06:32:57 am »
Adding 50mm of aftermarket suspension travel to a bike with a 190kg dry weight. I don't see the benefit if you consider what these bikes will be used for. Purely because of weight you won't be attempting nearly the same routes/trails as you would on your 690/701.

In my mind these are in a similar class to the BMW800. A lighter weight gravel road and 2 spoor touring bike. I do think it is great for that segment which in any case is likely by far the largest section of the adv market in my opinion.

I think there might be something behind the hype : a game changer - just look at how people are able to ride this on dunes - not something you'd attempt on a BMW800 perhaps. In the right hands I can see this doing whatever a 701 can do
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Offline Kortbroek

Re: WP XPLOR PRO
« Reply #8 on: April 16, 2019, 09:48:54 am »
Adding 50mm of aftermarket suspension travel to a bike with a 190kg dry weight. I don't see the benefit if you consider what these bikes will be used for. Purely because of weight you won't be attempting nearly the same routes/trails as you would on your 690/701.

In my mind these are in a similar class to the BMW800. A lighter weight gravel road and 2 spoor touring bike. I do think it is great for that segment which in any case is likely by far the largest section of the adv market in my opinion.

I think there might be something behind the hype : a game changer - just look at how people are able to ride this on dunes - not something you'd attempt on a BMW800 perhaps. In the right hands I can see this doing whatever a 701 can do

In the right hands... That is like saying Chris Birch can do anything on a 1190 hence it is a dirtbike. Proper offroad the 790 might be better than others in it's class but it won't compare to the 650 class bikes like the 690/701. It is just waaaay too heavy.
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Offline volroom

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Re: WP XPLOR PRO
« Reply #9 on: April 16, 2019, 10:00:26 am »
Adding 50mm of aftermarket suspension travel to a bike with a 190kg dry weight. I don't see the benefit if you consider what these bikes will be used for. Purely because of weight you won't be attempting nearly the same routes/trails as you would on your 690/701.

In my mind these are in a similar class to the BMW800. A lighter weight gravel road and 2 spoor touring bike. I do think it is great for that segment which in any case is likely by far the largest section of the adv market in my opinion.

I think there might be something behind the hype : a game changer - just look at how people are able to ride this on dunes - not something you'd attempt on a BMW800 perhaps. In the right hands I can see this doing whatever a 701 can do

In the right hands... That is like saying Chris Birch can do anything on a 1190 hence it is a dirtbike. Proper offroad the 790 might be better than others in it's class but it won't compare to the 650 class bikes like the 690/701. It is just waaaay too heavy.

sure.. but there must be a reason they are calling it a game changer - its not a compromise, built up from a dirtbike to an adventure bike. first time that has happened, also low center of gravity. end of the day, proof is in the pudding, so lets wait and see what WDs say
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