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KTM replacement????

How about these gents?

More power, better spec, 30kg lighter....

If the reliability is there who'll be riding a KTM this time next year?


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Looks good however I can't seem to see a price anywhere.
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85 BHP at 6,000 rpm out of 650cc? doesn't necessessarily produce the reliability required for distance travel. I prefer a less highly tuned lump, more likely to cope with poor petrol, less stressed etc. The KTM service intervals are close enough anyway (3,000 miles?)
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It's a 950, not a 650, so 85 hp isn't too impressive (unless it's made by Harley-Davidson our "very special" motor company!).
Looks good to me,
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Then again, what's with that pipe under the swingarm? Looks pretty smashable.
Does an LC8 really have less than 85 h.p.? I got a chance to ride a fairly stock 2005 model recently and I would have guessed it had more than that.
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The KTM LC8 has 98 bhp, well, the first non-injected ones did, I guess the latest injected ones have at least that. I used to have an LC8 - a very early one, but had such problems with it (head gasket blew twice etc), that I wouldn't touch another KTM in any shape or form.
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I was looking at the Highland a bit too. As far as I've read, this is quite a buzzer in the sense of VIBRATION in the Folan engine. Also, there has been reports of it being quite on-and-off on the throttle - either full gaz or nothing at all. A hard core super enduro/supersupermotard - not an overlander, IMHO. A great wheelie machine, though...
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