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Offline Tiger8

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New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« on: July 10, 2020, 09:08:10 am »
Saw this earlier from my riding WA group, interesting, seems we will be getting smaller and hopefully lighter Adv bikes as many riders have been asking for.

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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #1 on: July 10, 2020, 09:14:35 am »
If it looks like this, then hell yeah!!
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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #2 on: July 10, 2020, 09:21:20 am »
Don't know how excited I am about a low capacity p-twin as a DS platform
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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #3 on: July 10, 2020, 09:26:19 am »
I, for one, is kark excited!!!
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« Reply #4 on: July 10, 2020, 09:28:50 am »
I just don't see benefits over a single. It's probably going to be heavier and have less low grunt. It's unlikely to be cheaper either
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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #5 on: July 10, 2020, 09:32:48 am »
A twin is by nature very much smoother and hence far more comfortable on the open road....obviously with a weight penalty though
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« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2020, 09:47:04 am »
Probably only for 2022 YM
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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #7 on: July 10, 2020, 09:50:06 am »
I just don't see benefits over a single. It's probably going to be heavier and have less low grunt. It's unlikely to be cheaper either

Absolutely! More weight and less low-down torque.  And low-end torque is exactly why I love smaller, light singles.

Now you have a twin with less low-down torque, yet ti still cannot cruise nowhere near as well as a big bike.

Lose-lose.
 

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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #8 on: July 10, 2020, 10:08:42 am »
I just don't see benefits over a single. It's probably going to be heavier and have less low grunt. It's unlikely to be cheaper either

Absolutely! More weight and less low-down torque.  And low-end torque is exactly why I love smaller, light singles.

Now you have a twin with less low-down torque, yet ti still cannot cruise nowhere near as well as a big bike.

Lose-lose.

Exactly. Take the Honda CB500X as an example. A 690 will run circles around it power wise. The latest 690 will run with (probably outrun) a 800GS everywhere except top end and it's actually quite a fair bit smoother.

But you never know, maybe they pull another belter out, maybe another one for the indian market. We'll have to wait and see.
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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #9 on: July 10, 2020, 12:16:20 pm »
Modern 500cc twin will surely be smoother on open sections vs a single but I too would prefer a single for the tighter off road stuff. Honda 500cc Rally with 45hp would be my ideal bike.
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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #10 on: July 10, 2020, 12:21:11 pm »
Is dit hoekom my stok ou XR 600R so goed is?  :peepwall:
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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #11 on: July 10, 2020, 12:22:52 pm »
I just don't see benefits over a single. It's probably going to be heavier and have less low grunt. It's unlikely to be cheaper either

Absolutely! More weight and less low-down torque.  And low-end torque is exactly why I love smaller, light singles.

Now you have a twin with less low-down torque, yet ti still cannot cruise nowhere near as well as a big bike.

Lose-lose.
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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #12 on: July 10, 2020, 12:33:10 pm »
I just don't see benefits over a single. It's probably going to be heavier and have less low grunt. It's unlikely to be cheaper either

Absolutely! More weight and less low-down torque.  And low-end torque is exactly why I love smaller, light singles.

Now you have a twin with less low-down torque, yet ti still cannot cruise nowhere near as well as a big bike.

Lose-lose.
The Kawasaki KLE 500 was a lekke twin in that size Danie. OK no racer but good reliable engine.
Ja but quite pap torque wise, I had one. Think it revved past 10 000rpm
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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #13 on: July 10, 2020, 12:34:49 pm »
Ktm is not stupid, its only their bikes that break

Im sure they'll adapt whatever to have low down torque
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« Reply #14 on: July 10, 2020, 12:41:23 pm »
That 390 single in the current KTM is a very nice motor but they should have offered it with spoke wheels (21/18) and updated the suspension travel.
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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #15 on: July 10, 2020, 12:53:42 pm »
That 390 single in the current KTM is a very nice motor but they should have offered it with spoke wheels (21/18) and updated the suspension travel.
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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #16 on: July 10, 2020, 01:35:39 pm »
Probably only for 2022 YM

That may be so but it will still be here before the T7 >:D
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« Reply #17 on: July 10, 2020, 01:37:32 pm »
A change in government will also before a T7 reach these shores
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« Reply #18 on: July 10, 2020, 04:06:09 pm »
A change in government will also before a T7 reach these shores

One instance where I'll happily wait longer for the T7.
 

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Re: New KTM 490 Adventure and Husky 501
« Reply #19 on: July 10, 2020, 06:34:07 pm »
That 390 single in the current KTM is a very nice motor but they should have offered it with spoke wheels (21/18) and updated the suspension travel.

Had they done that, that bike would be standing in my garage....  even just spoked wheels. But I get where KTM is going whith the 390 Adventure. Good for them.