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Old 02-09-2005, 03:09 AM   #11
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Default Re: Dirt Revivalism: Yossef On The New XT660

The throught of a super moto/street legal Aprillia 450 V-Twin makes my tummy tickle!



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Old 02-09-2005, 03:38 AM   #12
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Default Re: Dirt Revivalism: Yossef On The New XT660

Not what I'd buy, but if I were in the market for a KLR650, I'd definitely give it a look.



Just wish it weren't so heavy.. 380 dry, I think that's even more than a KLR wet.



What I would buy doesn't exist, but it would be something like a new version of Hondas XR-L series. The motor and frame from the XR650R, e-start, overdrive 6 speed, w/ wet weight of 315. It could be Hondas answer to the DRZ-S.
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Old 02-09-2005, 04:02 AM   #13
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Default Aprilia 450 V-Twin

I'd buy two... a standard 450 Supermoto and a 450/RS250 conversion canyon/roadracer... both sound like the bee's knees. -Sean
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Old 02-09-2005, 04:08 AM   #14
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As a KLR owner who's thinking of finally replacing it after 9 years of service, I'm sorry to see this bike being 43 lbs heavier, and no bash plate! That definitely elliminates it for me (if it were available here), there aren't a lot of choices of bikes that can handle 400 mile days and really rough dirt roads and single track these days.
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Old 02-09-2005, 04:27 AM   #15
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Seems to me like thats a deceased market. People here in the USA are either going to go for a more off-road specific bike (wr450, drz400, xr650r) or they are going to go for a bigger adventure bike (KTM Adv 950, V-strom, R1150GS), that has better touring capabilities. Thats my 2 cents.

It would be nice to see a direct comparo between the XLR650 and the XT660.
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Old 02-09-2005, 04:29 AM   #16
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Oh yea, just so I dont irate the kawasaki nuts, lets include the KLR650 in the comparo.
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Old 02-09-2005, 04:42 AM   #17
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Default HELL NO, BEYATCH!

I DON'T KNOW WHY ANYBODY WOULD WANT TO RIDE IN DA DIRT, WHERE THERE ARE NO GIRLZ IN CARZ TO SEE YOU PULL YOUR WHEELIEZ, AND 48 HP? IS THAT A TYPO? MY GSXR1000'Z STARTER MOTOR MAKEZ MORE POWA' THAN THAT!



ANYWAY, KTM MAKEZ A STREET-LEGAL MOTARD FOR CALI, THE 625 SMC. THERE'Z HUSKY AND HUZABERG TOO.
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:00 AM   #18
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You're right dd. 380 llbs. dry is rldiculously heavy for a single, (especially one that pretends to have dirt aspirations) in this day and age where 1000cc sport bikes have lower claimed dry weights. That and the lack of traditional low end pulling power makes you wonder what Yamaha was thinking. VWW
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:16 AM   #19
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I think the 450 vtwin in the RS250 frame would put a hurt on alot of sport bikes in the curvy stuf.

I'd probably be happy with a supermoto version, but both would be nice.
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Old 02-09-2005, 05:25 AM   #20
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Cool bike, won't be sold in the USA, probably wouldn't sell to well anyway. The US market is more focused on a specific use (it seems). Sportbikes, Cruisers, Dirt Bikes, most people don't like the compromises you make with dual purpose bikes.
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