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Old 07-19-2005, 09:36 AM   #11
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Polaris got out of watercraft. But upgrading the Polaris ATV/snowmobile engines would be nice.
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Old 07-19-2005, 09:44 AM   #12
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Better than Buell? Bite-th thy tongue!
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Old 07-19-2005, 09:48 AM   #13
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Shows how much I know. I thought they where still making them.
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:19 AM   #14
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Ouch!
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:20 AM   #15
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Apparently polaris invested 80 million samolians in ktm.I had read that harley was perhaps interested,but got beat out.IMAGINE A KTM WITH LOWER SEAT HEIGHT FOR US SEAM IMPAIRED PEEPS!
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:37 AM   #16
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I hope this means more exciting bikes coming out of Polaris.



As for KTM as a company, they may make cool bikes, but since they have never bothered to show up at the Cycle World International Motorcycle show here in Minneapolis, I won't bother to stop in and see their bikes at their sparsely placed so called dealer network.
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Old 07-19-2005, 10:47 AM   #17
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Crazy stuff indeed. KTM seems to be on top of the dual-sport-dirt world at the moment. Remember, it all started with John Penton. Who woulda thought. Let's hope KTM doesn't take big gas. I don't see too many Vic's out here on the left coast.



Hey, I just completed a hybrid project myself, maiting a Kroozer bicycle with an 80cc "Kings Motorscooter" motor.



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http://www.kingsmotorbikes.com/index.html



I'll send you a pic later. The dang bike must go 40 mph. Even has a real clutch. Call me Pee Wee.
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Old 07-19-2005, 11:05 AM   #18
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Great; an unreliable, expensive to maintain, orange cruiser! Just what the market needed!
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Old 07-19-2005, 11:29 AM   #19
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Harley wanted KTM for a minute, remember? Makes great sense to me. KTM builds quality equipment. Polaris builds ATVs that are rock solid. That is pure business mechanics. If KTM develops Duke and SM bikes as planned by 07 there will be a Victory sportbike to compete with Buell. Watercooled at that. Oh, no one said technology was cheap. You don't see cheap KTM's rolling around do you? Expect the prices of all the machines to stay status quo. Which also means parts will still be high, too. Just easier to locate.
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Old 07-19-2005, 11:52 AM   #20
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Another nail in Harley's coffin ... Imagine a Buell powered by the Superduke 990 lump?
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