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post #1 of 10 Old 12-08-2019, 02:22 PM Thread Starter
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Looking at the KTM790 adventure

Looks like a nice bike. Anyone rode one?

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post #2 of 10 Old 12-08-2019, 04:32 PM
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Not yet. I'm waiting/hoping someone brings one over for servicing soon. 700 Tenere too.... It'll be an interesting comparison of the 790 to the older SuperEnduro which was about 15yrs ahead of the market place.
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post #3 of 10 Old 12-08-2019, 07:41 PM
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I am seriously leaning toward replacing the R1200RT with a Triumph Tiger triple, the XRX or XRT. I had originally planned on the Tiger 800 and it was a slam-dunk. Triumph have come out with the new Tiger 900, though, which was announced this week. The 900 has some seriously interesting shit going on, not the least of which is a semi-big-bang motor.

They are using a T-Plane crank with journals at 0, 90, and 180 degrees (rather than the traditional 120-degree crankpin angle) with a 1-3-2 firing order. Thus it goes bang-bang--bang--bang-bang--bang--bang-bang. Triumph have some experience with this T-Plane crank, as I believe the Daytona was a true big-bang, firing 1-2-3 on a T-Plane. The new 900 makes the same peak power as the 800 but is much stronger in mid-range. There are several other significant changes as well, but the motor is quite intriguing. This motor is supposed to act like a twin at lower RPM and a triple at higher RPM.

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post #4 of 10 Old 12-09-2019, 11:14 AM
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Not yet. I'm waiting/hoping someone brings one over for servicing soon. 700 Tenere too.... It'll be an interesting comparison of the 790 to the older SuperEnduro which was about 15yrs ahead of the market place.
I'm waiting for someone to compare the 790 to the 700 Tenere......I have an idea of what to expect but we'll see......both still just a bit heavier than I'd like though.

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I'm waiting for someone to compare the 790 to the 700 Tenere......I have an idea of what to expect but we'll see......both still just a bit heavier than I'd like though.

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Yeah, both a bit too heavy for my likes/preferences now a days as well. I really liked the Husky 701 I got to spend some time on but its too dirt oriented. Must be nice to be so picky huh? As we've talked about in the past...410lbs max (I've upped my weight by 10lbs lol), 50rwhp, long travel, small fairing and a real subframe and I'll whip out my check book. AJP and SWM are getting close...
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post #6 of 10 Old 12-09-2019, 04:12 PM
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Will be too heavy for Dave and Chuck, girley men, but Husqvarna just announced the Norden 901 Adventure Bike. Interesting to see how it compares to the Triumph 900. I know that I have just cursed myself when it comes to having help picking my bike off me. Here's hoping that there is a third riding with me next time I go out with Dave or Chuck. I also know that I will have to ride or push my bike out of the next gnarly technical section too. Should have thought this through maybe a little more.
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post #7 of 10 Old 12-09-2019, 05:37 PM
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post #8 of 10 Old 12-09-2019, 07:08 PM
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Must be nice to be so picky huh? As we've talked about in the past...410lbs max (I've upped my weight by 10lbs lol),
Wait a minute?
Your weight is up by 10lbs, so its ok if your bikes also gain 10 lbs?
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post #9 of 10 Old 12-09-2019, 11:04 PM
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Wait a minute?
Your weight is up by 10lbs, so its ok if your bikes also gain 10 lbs?
You have no idea just how true your words are...I might be up a bit more than 10lbs lol. I have a surgery coming up very soon, as in this wednesday. If successful my mobility will greatly improve and hopefully along with that the constant pain will be greatly diminished or maybe gone. While I've lived with it for a while now it really takes its toll. I threw the towel in a few months ago on dealing with it on a daily basis when it got significantly worse. It began effecting those around me.

It would be nice to drop the 15lbs and get back to my old 'race' weight but frankly, I just want to be able to wake up somewhat pain free and able to last the entire day on two feet.
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post #10 of 10 Old 12-11-2019, 05:35 PM
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I was with my nephew on Saturday to pick his 790r up. Very cool bike.
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