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What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« on: September 11, 2021, 07:34:43 pm »
Browsing around.

What new Adv type scramblers are available today, except for the following ones that I have seen??

Around 600cc, as light as possibbe (for what it is), say around 140/150 kg?? And Road Legal??

1) The KTM 390 Thingie
2) The Honda CRF 300
3) Honda CRF 450 L
4) KTM 690 ?? Roadworthy Bike thingie
5) Tenere 700

Of all the above (that Ive seen) the 450 L looks nice, but its seat height sounds WAY too high. And service intervals (but ja, I guess one could get around that in a way).
That 390 KT also looks good on paper, but I just cant get over the "hairdresser" look. But I think a good buy. But not 4 me.
Maybe also the CRF 300.....maybe. But I like the Rally more (not available yet though), and I dunno - at a couple G's more I think that 450 is a better buy (think so)
That 690 KT Roadworthy Enduro thingie - also nice I think. Havent checked Price though. But looks like a nice Adv bike thingie.
The T 700 also GREAT, maar R 240 000 vir 'n bike vir MY gebruik is pure spilsgeit - om op te som. I'll never EVER use it to its full "potential" - I've got very medium riding skills.
I havent checked out BMW yet.....I guess the 800GS is also a GREAT bike. But heavy.

..........or look for a MINT bike like a Husky Terra??

Just browsing......but ja, also sort of "surprised" that gone are the days when you can go buy a new XT 660/XR 650/Husky/BMW 650 - stuff like that.
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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #1 on: September 11, 2021, 08:41:09 pm »
At 140/150kg, you can remove that porky T7  from your list :lol8:

Been adv riding thes class of bikes for a while now and the most important thing has been gear ratios.

If you can get a CRF450L with power up kit, it would be a good choice.
Nothing matches a KTM 450/500 for light weight and long gear ratios though.

Look for rtwpaul on YouTube. A guy travelling the globe on a 500.
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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #2 on: September 11, 2021, 08:45:36 pm »
At 140/150kg, you can remove that porky T7  from your list :lol8:

Been adv riding thes class of bikes for a while now and the most important thing has been gear ratios.

If you can get a CRF450L with power up kit, it would be a good choice.
Nothing matches a KTM 450/500 for light weight and long gear ratios though.

Look for trwpaul on YouTube. A guy travelling the globe on a 500.


Gear ratios are a mind thing. What does gear ratios have to do with adventure touring??  You adapt to what ratios your machine has.

You make it sound like only once the 6th gear was added, did adventure riding begin. :imaposer:

That is part reason why KTM clutches kak so much, they have to deal with too high a torque transfer due to overgearing. Idiots don't learn.

Build a weak clutch, then overload it. :ricky:
 

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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #3 on: September 11, 2021, 08:47:08 pm »
Browsing around.

What new Adv type scramblers are available today, except for the following ones that I have seen??

Around 600cc, as light as possibbe (for what it is), say around 140/150 kg?? And Road Legal??

1) The KTM 390 Thingie - JUNK
2) The Honda CRF 300 - You'll be to old when it arrives
3) Honda CRF 450 L - nice (don't know much about it but nice)
4) KTM 690 ?? Roadworthy Bike thingie - cool, needs long range fuel tank though to call it an "adventure bike"
5) Tenere 700 - too big



What about Husky 701?  Technically its 693cc  :biggrin: (you said 600cc-ish)
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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #4 on: September 11, 2021, 08:55:26 pm »
Speak for yourself of course.
I would bet that most folks would not enjoy sitting above 6k rpm at 120km/h.

Adventure is just that: adventure. This means that you don't always know what's coming and being able to cover distance when needed and not revving the tits off the motor, helps.

Tjom, leer nou mooi: die 6/7/890 het kak clutches. Hul weeg ook meer as 140kg.
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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2021, 08:58:32 pm »
Speak for yourself of course.
I would bet that most folks would not enjoy sitting above 6k rpm at 120km/h.

Adventure is just that: adventure. This means that you don't always know what's coming and being able to cover distance when needed and not revving the tits off the motor, helps.

Tjom, leer nou mooi: die 6/7/890 het kak clutches. Hul weeg ook meer as 140kg.
Dus nie van toepassing hier nie.



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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #6 on: September 11, 2021, 09:04:40 pm »
Speak for yourself of course.
I would bet that most folks would not enjoy sitting above 6k rpm at 120km/h.

Adventure is just that: adventure. This means that you don't always know what's coming and being able to cover distance when needed and not revving the tits off the motor, helps.

Tjom, leer nou mooi: die 6/7/890 het kak clutches. Hul weeg ook meer as 140kg.
Dus nie van toepassing hier nie.



 :eek7: A confession to KTM's kak clutches by a active fanboy??? :peepwall: :pot:

Goudvis ??
Mos nou die dag mooi vir jou vertel dat die ware KTM word met die hand gebou in Oostenryk.
Die modelle wat jou gramophone so laat vas haak op al die oranje threads is in my oŽ nie die KTM naam werd nie.
 

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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #7 on: September 11, 2021, 09:12:11 pm »
Speak for yourself of course.
I would bet that most folks would not enjoy sitting above 6k rpm at 120km/h.

Adventure is just that: adventure. This means that you don't always know what's coming and being able to cover distance when needed and not revving the tits off the motor, helps.

Tjom, leer nou mooi: die 6/7/890 het kak clutches. Hul weeg ook meer as 140kg.
Dus nie van toepassing hier nie.



 :eek7: A confession to KTM's kak clutches by a active fanboy??? :peepwall: :pot:

Goudvis ??
Mos nou die dag mooi vir jou vertel dat die ware KTM word met die hand gebou in Oostenryk.
Die modelle wat jou gramophone so laat vas haak op al die oranje threads is in my oŽ nie die KTM naam werd nie.


Daar stem ek met jou saam. Die paar jaar van Indiese oorname deur Bajaj het KTM se kwaliteit geskaad. Hulle was kak, nou's hulle strond.
 

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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #8 on: September 11, 2021, 09:16:24 pm »
Kan ons asb nie weer hierdie thread ook ontwrig met irrelevante stront oor die 7/890 se onbetroubaarheid nie?


"Husqvarna To Add Norden 501, 401 & 250 To Its Adventure Line Up - ADV Pulse" https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/husqvarna-norden-501-adventure-bike/
 

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What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #9 on: September 11, 2021, 09:27:03 pm »
KTM500, DRZ400 or Tornado 250


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KTM990, DRZ400E

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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #10 on: September 11, 2021, 09:30:30 pm »
Ook, 140kg is dalk bietjie min...

250L weeg 146kg. Dus meeste weeg meer as 140kg
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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #11 on: September 11, 2021, 10:01:55 pm »
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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #12 on: September 12, 2021, 01:38:28 pm »
Don't think you will be able to find a new 450L anymore unfortunately.

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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #13 on: September 12, 2021, 01:40:44 pm »
AJP PR7?

Lyk dood eenvoudig om te onderhou. Baie "generic" parts wat mens kan gebruik. Die ding lyk so basic, dink nie dealer support is seker nodig nie?  :eek7: Een review wat ek gekyk het het die ou genoem dat jy omtrent enige plek generiese parte kan kry as iets breek.

Daar is paar te koop blykbaar in Saldanha?
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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #14 on: September 12, 2021, 01:53:38 pm »
AJP PR7?

Lyk dood eenvoudig om te onderhou. Baie "generic" parts wat mens kan gebruik. Die ding lyk so basic, dink nie dealer support is seker nodig nie?  :eek7: Een review wat ek gekyk het het die ou genoem dat jy omtrent enige plek generiese parte kan kry as iets breek.

Daar is paar te koop blykbaar in Saldanha?
Die is 'n cool bike.

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Re: What new Adventure Bike, less than 600cc??
« Reply #15 on: September 12, 2021, 05:48:21 pm »
@petri oosthuizen
ek sien op FB Marketplace daar is 'n 2019 CRF450L te koop in die Vrystaat met baie lae kms vir R89k  :deal:
 

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