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Just what the hell was Charlie thinking!!!
« on: February 12, 2006, 10:43:49 pm »
Any ideas?
 
 

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« Reply #1 on: February 12, 2006, 10:52:53 pm »
Damn it is a long way to fall off this stage

OR

I must look like a BIG GIRL sitting side saddle on this beautiful machine

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« Reply #2 on: February 12, 2006, 11:15:51 pm »
Yeah Mich

It actually looks like it. well spotted.
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Just what the hell was Charlie thinking!!!
« Reply #3 on: February 13, 2006, 02:23:05 am »
Maybe he connected his dangly bits on the pannier trying to swing his leg over!! :D
 

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« Reply #4 on: February 13, 2006, 10:28:09 am »
actually looks like RiverRat looking on as well, who is a big supporter of Charlie.


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Just what the hell was Charlie thinking!!!
« Reply #5 on: February 13, 2006, 10:29:18 am »
Wonder if sitting on this tough bike makes me look less like a girl?
 

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« Reply #6 on: February 13, 2006, 10:36:02 am »
"I wonder if I can stuff all my pink fluffy bunnies in them panniers...?"
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« Reply #7 on: February 13, 2006, 11:17:35 am »
OK boys. I'll come clean. I like this bike. Even if everyone takes the piss out of it. I am torn between 2 bikes... this one, and the KTM 950 SuperEnduro (see post in Bike section).
 
On a serious note then, and this is why I posted this here in "General" and not "Funnies", What bike would you have out of the 2, and why?
 
For me, I am swaying between the 2. My heart says KTM, my head says BMW.
My usage:
Higher alpine passes
Pottering about the small back roads - mainly tarred, but a lot are in bad condition
Some commuting, 100km over small twisty roads
 
Fuel range is not a problem. There are loads of petrol stations in Europe! :)
 
I am a big bugger, so I like tall big bikes. I tried the Buell Ulysess, and I make it look like a 50cc!! The GS 1200, and KTM950 adventure fit me well. I think the GS ADV will fit me even better.
 
One worry about the KTM: With the new 990 EFI engine, will the SuperEnduro and 950 Adventure be replaced by the 990? There are only 30 of these SuperEnduros scheduled for France this year, and getting one will be tough. The 2 my local dealer are getting are already sold and paid for in cash - at almost €13000! Dayam!
 
My other option: Get a BMW GS650 Dakar for running about on, and see what happens with KTM, and if BMW will introduce a GS800 based on their new twin Rotax motor.
 
Woe is me. What do I do?
 
In the mean time, we can still take the piss outa Charlie!! Lucky bugger will probably get one of these as a present from BMW! Git!  :)
 

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2006, 11:55:14 am »
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"I wonder if I can stuff all my pink fluffy bunnies in them panniers...?"



I dont think you will be able to get into the pannier, in order to stuff those pink fluffy bunnies.

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« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2006, 12:15:31 pm »
Hey Kev

Personally I would go for the 1200GS Adv . If the 1150 adv could take all the punishment it did in their trip, the 1200 is the option I would go for, same robust machine with more power, lighter in weight and better looking than the 1150 (my opinion), great service intervals (not sure about KTM)....

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« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2006, 12:30:24 pm »
"If only I'd remembered about my fly I might've been able to swing my leg over."
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« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2006, 12:49:49 pm »
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Hey Kev

Personally I would go for the 1200GS Adv . If the 1150 adv could take all the punishment it did in their trip, the 1200 is the option I would go for, same robust machine with more power, lighter in weight and better looking than the 1150 (my opinion), great service intervals (not sure about KTM)....

ChrisB


unfortunately ChrisB, I might disagree there. The 1200 is not as robust as the 1150GS Adv. Theres quite a few things that are verrrry different on the bikes, and the old ADV is certainly more built for adventuring than the 1200.

I would say however that if you dont care for petrol stations, and you like to gooi in the dirt, then that 950 SE looks great. It certainly will give you more smiles per ride if you like your grin factor than almost any other bike, particularly offroad. Its so light! And with that power, you will be laughing.  Service intervals suck on the KTM, its every 7500 kays....

A lot of the guys who hang out on OC the biggest 950 gathering of internet doods on the planet, sound a resounding gong that they will stay with 950 carbs, they love it. I also love it, and theres always the hassles with first year bikes. Ktm sure had their bit of that...

ANyway, do what your heart says, I was in this exact dillema just a while back, head says Bimmer, heart says KTM, and I couldnt be happier. Okay, I could, but then I would need 2x KTM's  :D
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« Reply #12 on: February 13, 2006, 12:57:26 pm »
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unfortunately ChrisB, I might disagree there. The 1200 is not as robust as the 1150GS Adv. Theres quite a few things that are verrrry different on the bikes, and the old ADV is certainly more built for adventuring than the 1200


You might have a point there, I guess the 1200 ADV is a bit new and have to prove it self like the 1150 ADV... how much does the KTM weigh? I hear that BMW has added roughly 60kg's of xtra weight on the 1200 ADV with accesories and stuff!!!
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« Reply #13 on: February 13, 2006, 01:01:01 pm »
The above enduro is 185 kg's plus minus, ready to race.

Which is awesome!

The 950KTM is 198kgs unfueled, which I believe is similar to 1200GS

The old GS ADV is around 253 kg's = 90% fueled.

I believe the new one isnt far off!  :shock:

I can say that the old GS ADV has the best weight carrying ability around which is around 460kg, excellent.

The new one doesnt equal or better that, thats for sho.
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« Reply #14 on: February 14, 2006, 05:15:21 pm »
Quote from: "Kev (AlpineAdventure)"
OK boys. I'll come clean. I like this bike. Even if everyone takes the piss out of it. I am torn between 2 bikes... this one, and the KTM 950 SuperEnduro (see post in Bike section).
 
On a serious note then, and this is why I posted this here in "General" and not "Funnies", What bike would you have out of the 2, and why?
 
For me, I am swaying between the 2. My heart says KTM, my head says BMW.
My usage:
Higher alpine passes
Pottering about the small back roads - mainly tarred, but a lot are in bad condition
Some commuting, 100km over small twisty roads
 
Fuel range is not a problem. There are loads of petrol stations in Europe! :)
 
I am a big bugger, so I like tall big bikes. I tried the Buell Ulysess, and I make it look like a 50cc!! The GS 1200, and KTM950 adventure fit me well. I think the GS ADV will fit me even better.
 
One worry about the KTM: With the new 990 EFI engine, will the SuperEnduro and 950 Adventure be replaced by the 990? There are only 30 of these SuperEnduros scheduled for France this year, and getting one will be tough. The 2 my local dealer are getting are already sold and paid for in cash - at almost ?13000! Dayam!
 
My other option: Get a BMW GS650 Dakar for running about on, and see what happens with KTM, and if BMW will introduce a GS800 based on their new twin Rotax motor.
 
Woe is me. What do I do?
 
In the mean time, we can still take the piss outa Charlie!! Lucky bugger will probably get one of these as a present from BMW! Git!  :)


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