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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #20 on: November 08, 2019, 03:11:55 pm »
Look at versys 300.

I had one. 30 km per litre, will run 160 km per hour an lekker to commute with.

A lil gutless but brilliant tool for this application. I was commuting around 120 km per day
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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #21 on: November 08, 2019, 03:18:27 pm »
Im not sure what Eisbein means when he says his XT660R is in Dakar range. My average consumption on my Dakar over the last 65000km has been 29.2km/l
Granted, its not a fun bike, but I found its cheap to run.
 

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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #22 on: November 08, 2019, 03:21:58 pm »
Im not sure what Eisbein means when he says his XT660R is in Dakar range. My average consumption on my Dakar over the last 65000km has been 29.2km/l
Granted, its not a fun bike, but I found its cheap to run.

I have two friends who's Dakar's give them about 25km/l average
They may just be a bit more heavy handed than you are
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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #23 on: November 08, 2019, 03:31:58 pm »
Im not sure what Eisbein means when he says his XT660R is in Dakar range. My average consumption on my Dakar over the last 65000km has been 29.2km/l
Granted, its not a fun bike, but I found its cheap to run.

I have two friends who's Dakar's give them about 25km/l average
They may just be a bit more heavy handed than you are
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Over the 120 000km+ km that I had my Dakar it gave 23km/l like clockwork

Only ever dropped under 20km/l when the one HT coil died on the primary spark plug

Only ever went to 29km/l+ when I was doing like 60kph hour in and hour out.

Make your sums - if you want another bike then buy another bike but how many km can you do on the KTM with that money?

If you do your own maintenance on the KTM then it is not that expensive to run - if you have to take it in for basic routine services then yes it will make you poor quick quick
 

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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #24 on: November 08, 2019, 03:35:57 pm »
Look at versys 300.

I had one. 30 km per litre, will run 160 km per hour an lekker to commute with.

A lil gutless but brilliant tool for this application. I was commuting around 120 km per day

A 300cc running at 160km/h .. that must be flat taps down a mine shaft
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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #25 on: November 08, 2019, 03:37:45 pm »
Look at versys 300.

I had one. 30 km per litre, will run 160 km per hour an lekker to commute with.

A lil gutless but brilliant tool for this application. I was commuting around 120 km per day

A 300cc running at 160km/h .. that must be flat taps down a mine shaft

Ja look that is flat out but has the same sort of top speeds as the 650 class thumpers. Excl ktm range. 
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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #26 on: November 08, 2019, 04:12:11 pm »
Don't overlook a BMW F650/700GS twin. They are not the first choice of the F800GS clan, but actually an excellent commuter. They go well, engines run well over 100,000km, they are proven, and cheap to upkeep, and can be quite economical. They go like clappers and are much more fun than an NC...
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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #27 on: November 08, 2019, 04:31:50 pm »
Look at versys 300.

I had one. 30 km per litre, will run 160 km per hour an lekker to commute with.

A lil gutless but brilliant tool for this application. I was commuting around 120 km per day

A 300cc running at 160km/h .. that must be flat taps down a mine shaft

The 401 (370 something cc) will also do that.
 

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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #28 on: November 08, 2019, 04:53:37 pm »
Another vote for the 650 Versys, plenty of bang for the buck.
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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #29 on: November 08, 2019, 05:23:45 pm »
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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #30 on: November 08, 2019, 06:13:40 pm »
Jy hou die 990 vir grond?
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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #31 on: November 09, 2019, 06:06:29 pm »
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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #32 on: November 11, 2019, 07:30:17 am »
Don't overlook a BMW F650/700GS twin. They are not the first choice of the F800GS clan, but actually an excellent commuter. They go well, engines run well over 100,000km, they are proven, and cheap to upkeep, and can be quite economical. They go like clappers and are much more fun than an NC...

Pffft, I sold my F800Adv (young bike, flawless) because it was gutless, and "Wheelie" was a village in rural China for it!
Nice bike yeah but lacks character as well as performance, and a F700 must be less of that.
The 701 Enduro does everything waayy better, except for touring longer distances.
Hence my decision to sell it the day I rode my 701 home!
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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #33 on: November 11, 2019, 07:42:34 am »
Someone talk me out of getting a 690 SMC / 701 SMC ;)


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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #34 on: November 11, 2019, 08:43:28 am »
Look at versys 300.

I had one. 30 km per litre, will run 160 km per hour an lekker to commute with.

A lil gutless but brilliant tool for this application. I was commuting around 120 km per day

A 300cc running at 160km/h .. that must be flat taps down a mine shaft

30 years ago, 250cc bikes could do that. Why not today?
 

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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #35 on: November 11, 2019, 09:00:59 am »
Look at versys 300.

I had one. 30 km per litre, will run 160 km per hour an lekker to commute with.

A lil gutless but brilliant tool for this application. I was commuting around 120 km per day

A 300cc running at 160km/h .. that must be flat taps down a mine shaft

30 years ago, 250cc bikes could do that. Why not today?

Those days you would get 4 cylinder and 2 cylinder 250cc

These days in the price, economy and profit wars everything tends to singles.

Singles are just not that fast.
 

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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #36 on: November 11, 2019, 12:17:47 pm »
Look at versys 300.

I had one. 30 km per litre, will run 160 km per hour an lekker to commute with.

A lil gutless but brilliant tool for this application. I was commuting around 120 km per day

A 300cc running at 160km/h .. that must be flat taps down a mine shaft

30 years ago, 250cc bikes could do that. Why not today?

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Re: Economical But Fun Bike
« Reply #37 on: November 11, 2019, 12:22:49 pm »
Look at versys 300.

I had one. 30 km per litre, will run 160 km per hour an lekker to commute with.

A lil gutless but brilliant tool for this application. I was commuting around 120 km per day

A 300cc running at 160km/h .. that must be flat taps down a mine shaft

30 years ago, 250cc bikes could do that. Why not today?

Those were 2 Stroke twins Danie.  :thumleft:

So you're telling me a 2019 300cc 4stroke twin cannot compare to a 30 year-old 2stroke twin? :peepwall: :peepwall: :pot:

Just playing, I know they cannot. :biggrin: