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Old 11-10-2009, 04:21 PM   #1
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Old 11-10-2009, 08:11 PM   #2
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70 horses with only 690cc's?! This thing is sweet!! I wonder what kind of MPG this thing will get.

I only hope the powers that be at MO test ride this bike before this next summer (for us northern hemisphere MOFOs).
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Old 11-11-2009, 07:27 AM   #3
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Well the standard 690 duke is $10k... wonder how much this will sell for... $12.5k? $15k?

About the engine, isnt it the same Rotax thats in the BWM 650 singles?
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Old 11-11-2009, 11:38 AM   #4
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Goofy graphics aside, this is one of the best-looking bikes around. And it seems like a hoot. I could love one of these...if I could justify the price.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:07 PM   #5
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"Hello officer, I'm assuming you pulled me over to get a closer look at my new KTM..."

I need one of these like a hole in my head.
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Old 11-11-2009, 12:34 PM   #6
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That's a whopping big thumper. Hope they used a lot of Locktite Red. I wonder what the power delivery is like... We need a review on this beast for sure.
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Closet KTM dealer didn't know what I was talking about. He did show me some very nice 2007 SuperMoto's and an ADV thing. Ooooo orange and black.
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Closet KTM dealer didn't know what I was talking about. He did show me some very nice 2007 SuperMoto's and an ADV thing. Ooooo orange and black.
Sounds like it's time for him to come OUT of the Closet, if he's got that kind of hardware sittin' on his salesfloor...............
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