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790 single-track video.
« on: February 08, 2020, 11:12:09 am »
This is the 1st video that made me think about replacing my 990s.

I like the bash plate too.




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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #1 on: February 08, 2020, 08:49:47 pm »
That is impressive.
 

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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #2 on: February 08, 2020, 10:32:23 pm »
Yes, maybe, but it is the wrong bike to do that. You gonna pay. He certainly rides that bike quicker than I could on my 950. These days I wouldn't even bother going there on my bike.

But that is an age-related, conscious, decision. In my previous life I'd be there, giving it horns. Now? Well, time of life says take the right bike and have fun.

Do that kind of riding on any big KTM and your spares guy is on speed dial. On a plastic it's just a good morning's ride, not so?

Nice vid though ...................  :thumleft:
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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #3 on: February 08, 2020, 10:38:06 pm »
Yes, maybe, but it is the wrong bike to do that. You gonna pay. He certainly rides that bike quicker than I could on my 950. These days I wouldn't even bother going there on my bike.

But that is an age-related, conscious, decision. In my previous life I'd be there, giving it horns. Now? Well, time of life says take the right bike and have fun.

Do that kind of riding on any big KTM and your spares guy is on speed dial. On a plastic it's just a good morning's ride, not so?

Nice vid though ...................  :thumleft:

I agree, judging from the video, that terrain would not even make my 300 realise it's off tar, but still good going for a junior tanker.
 

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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #4 on: February 09, 2020, 09:26:06 am »
Yes, maybe, but it is the wrong bike to do that. You gonna pay. He certainly rides that bike quicker than I could on my 950. These days I wouldn't even bother going there on my bike.

But that is an age-related, conscious, decision. In my previous life I'd be there, giving it horns. Now? Well, time of life says take the right bike and have fun.

Do that kind of riding on any big KTM and your spares guy is on speed dial. On a plastic it's just a good morning's ride, not so?

Nice vid though ...................  :thumleft:

I agree, judging from the video, that terrain would not even make my 300 realise it's off tar, but still good going for a junior tanker.

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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #5 on: February 09, 2020, 09:40:42 am »
Impressive ... but that sowing machine sound all day would drive me crazy  >:D
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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #6 on: February 09, 2020, 10:21:48 am »
Impressive ... but that sowing machine sound all day would drive me crazy  >:D


A R1500 Decat  will sort that problem. A nice aftermarket exhaust sounds mental!
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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #7 on: February 09, 2020, 10:51:56 am »
Impressive ... but that sowing machine sound all day would drive me crazy  >:D


A R1500 Decat  will sort that problem. A nice aftermarket exhaust sounds mental!

That noise is the clutch slipping. :pot:
 

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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #8 on: February 09, 2020, 11:30:49 am »
Impressive ... but that sowing machine sound all day would drive me crazy  >:D


A R1500 Decat  will sort that problem. A nice aftermarket exhaust sounds mental!

Ja - yours sounds good. :thumleft:
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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #9 on: February 10, 2020, 09:36:22 am »
I was impressed when riding a 790 admittedly for a short stretch, I found the throttle response in normal mode (full power) very abrupt but I guess you get used to it. I would ride it in low power mode in the tech stuff.   
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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #10 on: February 10, 2020, 09:47:57 am »
I was impressed when riding a 790 admittedly for a short stretch, I found the throttle response in normal mode (full power) very abrupt but I guess you get used to it. I would ride it in low power mode in the tech stuff.

The problem facing a heavier bike is that all technical work has to be undertaken with more momentum. The heavier, the more the momentum needed to carry.

This compounds issues such as ground clearance and direction changes.

Often, once stopped on an climb, these heavier machines cannot get going on their own again, hence the 3-man pushing team in the video.
 

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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #11 on: February 10, 2020, 09:50:14 am »
I was impressed when riding a 790 admittedly for a short stretch, I found the throttle response in normal mode (full power) very abrupt but I guess you get used to it. I would ride it in low power mode in the tech stuff.

Throttle response is very jerky in Rally mode. I find it great for riding sand and fast jeep or single track. In technical stuff, it makes the bike almost unrideable.  I keep the bike in Rally riding mode, but switch throttle response over to Street mode for most terrain. Offroad throttle response is just too slow for my liking.....
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Re: 790 single-track video.
« Reply #12 on: February 10, 2020, 09:53:30 am »
I was impressed when riding a 790 admittedly for a short stretch, I found the throttle response in normal mode (full power) very abrupt but I guess you get used to it. I would ride it in low power mode in the tech stuff.

Throttle response is very jerky in Rally mode. I find it great for riding sand and fast jeep or single track. In technical stuff, it makes the bike almost unrideable.  I keep the bike in Rally riding mode, but switch throttle response over to Street mode for most terrain. Offroad throttle response is just too slow for my liking.....
Yes felt like a 600/650 power wise or such in offroad mode
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