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Id like one of each of...

I really like the tan gas model. I'd also like the EU model. Ill try the address and link . To bad uncle sam has got them tied up for themselfs.
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A xt 600 painted like so would look good !
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What do you think ? I get all bothered sitting and looking ,wanting. I don't care for the production model. But Id rather not join up and ride in the desert being shot at.
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2 stroke

I've always thought that 2 stroke diesel technology would be the way to go in a motorcycle application. It just makes more sense.
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Seems this diesel bike has been underdevelopment for ages (ten years !), how can it take so long to basically put a diesel top end onto a Kawasaki KLR650 crank-case and frame ? Larger battery (due to higher compresion engine) and what looks like a 25 litre + fuel tank is going to make it a pretty big and heavy bike.
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I think you can buy them.

I'll bet mine rides a lot better too.

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172kg is a big lump, Im sure the KLR650 never weighed that much and as for the tanks, thats the biggest 19 litre tank I've seen. I would love to know how much they do charge for what is basically a Jap trail bike with a paint job and 10 years of diesel 'research' .
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They had one on display at Brands Hatch last year I think. It sounded like an old Benford dumper. I was expecting to see a cranking-handle sticking out the side
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These bikes will be available when windows 2029 is released bug free.
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Arrow

Here is a alternative and with two wheel drive option
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Nice on maneuverers perhaps? On runs from HQ out to the canteen and back.

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That's what Im talk'n about

Mollydog , your the man. Thats what I like and have been wanting to do. To blank with metalic red,blue,yellow orange, etc etc . You have got the look there. Now if they made the usa model (tan) with the diesel motor that would be what I'd like to try for a few years or until which ever of the two (biker or bike) gave it in. I really like your bike it and the gas model usa HDT HAVE THE LOOK that I have wanted. Yeah HDT hope they survive and continue thier developments and uncle sam won't be thier controlers and be the end of them . Once agin Thanks for the photo's NICE BIKE !
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