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Old 06-25-2005, 12:19 PM   #1
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It looks just like a trail bike...



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Old 06-25-2005, 02:29 PM   #2
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I want one - supermoto Lite. I predict sales will be significant large - as will the price. It looks perfect for the canyons where anything over 50 mph is deer-me. X-treme games look what's coming at you.

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Old 06-25-2005, 02:47 PM   #3
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That's because it is, or at least a GenY version of one.
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Old 06-25-2005, 03:12 PM   #4
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The Yamaha tricker concept has been around for a couple of years now. The idea of a light stunt bike is as old as the idea of observed trials itself. Light is great, but a decent seat, a gas tank with adequate range, and the requisite hardware to meet DOT standards would certainly up the avoirdupois to at least 250 pounds dry. VWW
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Old 06-25-2005, 04:03 PM   #5
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Even at 250 pounds (with lights, tank, seat, etc - I agree), that would be a fun ride! I have absolutely no interest in the "stunting" side of it. I just love the concept of simplicity and light weight.



I'll really interested in Supermoto bikes because of this, but to me, they all look very strange - lots of dirt plastic on a street bike? Ugly IMO.



KTMs look nice, but they're all big bikes. Why not make a good looking 250 and 450 supermoto?



I've got an SV now, and I love the bike, but I remember riding my old Nighthawk 250 a few weeks after getting the SV. To my surprise, I had a lot of fun throwing it around the road. No thanks to the awful engine, suspension, and brakes (they're just for show) - it's all in the weight of the bike.



My current "dream bike" for general riding would have to be a 450cc bike making ~50 hp and weighing around 275 pounds, street legal, good design, and a minimum range of 125 miles. Think it's impossible? Look at the Honda CRF450F - makes 55hp, weighs 218 dry (claimed).
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Old 06-26-2005, 02:31 AM   #6
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The new Aprilia V-twin supermoto will do exactly that.
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Old 06-26-2005, 01:22 PM   #7
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Build it! I don't get it. It's easy enough to register a KTM in most places, and they already make a 450 SM, although with no lights.



The range might be a problem, though.



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Old 06-26-2005, 01:22 PM   #8
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Build it! I don't get it. It's easy enough to register a KTM in most places, and they already make a 450 SM, although with no lights.



The range might be a problem, though.



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Old 06-26-2005, 02:13 PM   #9
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I checked out some things on the web about that bike. It is going to be freakin' sweet. Do you know when it is going to become available to the public? What kind of price are we talking also? I know aprilia like to make expensive bikes.



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