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Re: 690/701/PR7 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #180 on: June 13, 2019, 07:38:18 pm »
I parked my Husqvarna 701 SM the other day and have been thumping around on my KTM 690 Enduro R.
I don't know what it is, but I think I prefer the older style engine without the balancer shaft in my 690.
Thumpers are supposed to vibrate a bit and should have lots of bottom end grunt and should not be wanabee twins which want to rev.

I also prefer the '16 701 over the later engine. More feel.
 

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Re: 690/701/PR7 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #181 on: June 13, 2019, 08:32:44 pm »
Also remembered that I had to set the screen to permanently on. This added to the overheating.
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« Reply #182 on: September 19, 2019, 09:59:16 am »




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Re: 690/701/PR7 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #183 on: September 19, 2019, 10:05:49 am »

And in other news the 2020 DR650 will come with all new graphics. no other changes since 1996
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« Reply #184 on: September 19, 2019, 10:21:26 am »


Thanks for posting this. Yes, this is the ultimate adventure/ds bike on the planet! :thumleft:
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« Reply #185 on: September 19, 2019, 11:11:06 am »


Thanks for posting this. Yes, this is the ultimate adventure/ds bike on the planet! :thumleft:

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Re: 690/701/PR7 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #186 on: September 19, 2019, 08:35:18 pm »
The white one actually. 😎
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« Reply #187 on: September 19, 2019, 08:36:55 pm »
 
Capische. 😎

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« Reply #188 on: September 25, 2019, 11:41:29 pm »
holy shit that guy can ride
 

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« Reply #189 on: September 26, 2019, 07:39:15 am »
holy shit that guy can ride


No shit Sherlock!
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« Reply #190 on: September 27, 2019, 07:00:58 am »
holy shit that guy can ride


No shit Sherlock!

Thought I heard myself say that to the same post ... wait, that was when I posted it on the 701 facebook  page  ???
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« Reply #191 on: September 27, 2019, 07:27:40 am »
holy shit that guy can ride


No shit Sherlock!

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« Reply #192 on: June 15, 2021, 09:48:48 am »
An entertaining review of the PR7

 

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« Reply #193 on: June 15, 2021, 10:51:47 am »
Must say, I like his presenting style.  :sip: :biggrin:
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« Reply #194 on: June 15, 2021, 11:16:36 am »
Great bikes - just need convincing dealer network.
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Re: 690/701/PR7 - The best adventure/DS bike on the planet!!
« Reply #195 on: June 15, 2021, 11:55:13 am »
Problem nowadays is almost everyone has got twin mania. If you have ridden a modern twin almost everyone will shy away from a single unless they are into technical riding which is few. Sad but true.
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« Reply #196 on: June 15, 2021, 12:06:57 pm »
Problem nowadays is almost everyone has got twin mania. If you have ridden a modern twin almost everyone will shy away from a single unless they are into technical riding which is few. Sad but true.

True and a single is lighter and creates better low down torque but yes everyone wants snowflake smooth twins - in reality modern singles like my 701 are pretty damn smooth and no longer the thumpers of old.
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« Reply #197 on: June 15, 2021, 08:16:22 pm »
Problem nowadays is almost everyone has got twin mania. If you have ridden a modern twin almost everyone will shy away from a single unless they are into technical riding which is few. Sad but true.

True and a single is lighter and creates better low down torque but yes everyone wants snowflake smooth twins - in reality modern singles like my 701 are pretty damn smooth and no longer the thumpers of old.

I doubt whether a 701 will have better low-down torque than the T7, for instance.
 

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« Reply #198 on: June 16, 2021, 10:13:05 am »
Good review
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« Reply #199 on: June 16, 2021, 11:10:26 am »
50 000 mile review of the PR7.. I love this Bike!(dealer "support'' or not..) :thumleft:

https://www.madornomad.com/ajp-pr7-motorcycle-review/