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Offline krazy-eyes

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« on: September 08, 2006, 09:57:55 am »
word on the street is that this will replace the 640. it is styled to look more like its big brother the 950.

















nice  :twisted:




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« Reply #1 on: September 08, 2006, 10:05:33 am »
Dammit that is one ugly piece of work!

Wouldn't mind having one tho.
Look at the long range tanks and ground clearance..
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« Reply #2 on: September 08, 2006, 10:08:51 am »
i personally like it a lot!

the long range tanks are awesome, but i doubt they will make it into production.
 

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« Reply #3 on: September 08, 2006, 10:23:38 am »
Very, very nice,

Wonder if they will put any balancers in the production ones?

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« Reply #4 on: September 08, 2006, 10:58:47 am »
Yeah baby! Radical styling. Hopefully it'll be lighter than a 650GS.
 

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« Reply #5 on: September 08, 2006, 05:33:07 pm »
The question BEGS asking! Will one be able to buy spares for it???????????? :D  :D  :D  :D
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« Reply #6 on: September 08, 2006, 07:00:31 pm »
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The question BEGS asking! Will one be able to buy spares for it???????????? :D  :D  :D  :D


So how is your House Bond?

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« Reply #7 on: September 10, 2006, 12:47:50 am »
THose are some sweet pics.  Great looking bike.  :D
 

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« Reply #8 on: September 10, 2006, 12:05:20 pm »
yep, the top ones look like a rally bike, and were used in the Tunisia rally.
but the the three pics in the middle look much closer to a production model with the way the graphics are.
i'm sure they are paving the way for the production model by putting graphics like these on a rally bike.
you'll probably find the rear tanks wont make the final cut, but the front end will. it looks like the 950, but different, as you'll see car manufacturers are doing by having a "family resemblance" throughout the model line-up.
 

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« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2006, 10:19:42 am »
Some thing more to dream about, or maybe.....cars nearly paid, can get a second bond on the house, work longer hours......ah stick to the dreams.
 

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« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2006, 05:17:45 pm »
That bike looks awesome! I hope it will not be priced the same as this one below. The '06 Cyril Depres 660 Adventure @ R220 000  :shock:



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« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2006, 06:38:13 pm »
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That bike looks awesome! I hope it will not be priced the same as this one below. The '06 Cyril Depres 660 Adventure @ R220 000  :shock:





Habe, that is a steep price  :shock:
 

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« Reply #12 on: September 11, 2006, 06:42:30 pm »
Me likes it plenty!! What I don't get is why they call it a 690 when it's a 650?
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« Reply #13 on: October 26, 2006, 01:25:46 pm »
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Me likes it plenty!! What I don't get is why they call it a 690 when it's a 650?


The mysterious world of the marketing? :?  Don't get it either.

KTM is launching the new 654cc (Called 690 :roll: ).

Most powerfull production single.

2007 will see it launched in the new KTM Supermoto with eventual release into Enduro and Adventure as well.

Some info:

 - 3kg less than the LC4
 - New clutch resulting in 1/3 less effort at the lever
 - Massive increase in mid-range power
 - Fewer vibrations
 - Longer service intervals.


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« Reply #14 on: October 26, 2006, 03:14:02 pm »
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Quote from: "Lootch67"
Me likes it plenty!! What I don't get is why they call it a 690 when it's a 650?


The mysterious world of the marketing? :?  Don't get it either.

KTM is launching the new 654cc (Called 690 :roll: ).

Most powerfull production single.

2007 will see it launched in the new KTM Supermoto with eventual release into Enduro and Adventure as well.

Some info:

 - 3kg less than the LC4
 - New clutch resulting in 1/3 less effort at the lever
 - Massive increase in mid-range power
 - Fewer vibrations
 - Longer service intervals.


Source: topBike


AND 44,7 KW's of power (claimed) now we are talking :twisted:
 

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« Reply #15 on: October 26, 2006, 03:19:48 pm »
Eish! I've always liked the 640. This new one will be something to experience!

No where can I get a genie to make me taller? And some extra bucks will also be much appreciated. :(
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« Reply #16 on: October 26, 2006, 04:15:43 pm »
Correct me if I'm wrong, but isn't the KTM 990 a 950cc engine, just added fuel injection?
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« Reply #17 on: August 19, 2009, 01:42:25 pm »
No it s a 999 cc engine in the 990
 

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« Reply #18 on: August 19, 2009, 01:45:27 pm »
thanks Franswest  :thumleft:

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« Reply #19 on: August 19, 2009, 01:54:22 pm »
You funny guy! Go weld your bike!