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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 11-16-2012, 08:15 PM Thread Starter
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Check this lovely out!!!

http://www.gizmag.com/ktm-unveils-12...m_medium=email



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That is a crazy aggressive looking bike! Badazzz!

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Looks kinda like a monkey humping a football IMO! A fast monkeythough!

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between 180-200 hp? i barely get the chance to use my 130 to its full capacity!

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between 180-200 hp? i barely get the chance to use my 130 to its full capacity!
Its because you don't have it to use....



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Its because you don't have it to use....

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It looks good other than the front fairing/headlight area. It also has no gauges, so that will need to be changed. Unfortunately, I have little faith that they will actually make it with a hopped up RC8R motor. Most likely they will just put something a little hotter than the standard superduke motor in there. The bored out to 1290 rc8 engine, but "tuned for torque" is something most likely to happen. And unless the price is sky high, I doubt those gas charged forks are making it to the showroom floor.




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What's with the manky two colour wheels ffs? But would I like to take it for an afternoon? f***in' "A" I would

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good luck keeping the from wheel down too, it must go through rear tyres like a mofo!

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Rode my friends RC8R a few weeks ago.
Loved the engine. Pulls like a tractor in every gear.
The engine is very smooth and the bike handles very well.

Two of the worst items on the bike are the mirror placement, and the instrument panel.
The mirrors are placed very low on the upper cowl to where you constantly hit them with each hand. Not very good ergonomic design at all.

The instrument panel has all sorts of readouts and such.
Unfortunately all the whiz-bang info takes up display real estate, so the numbers and characters are small and hard to read.

It's made even worse due to insufficient reflective backing on the panel.
So even in broad daylight, it's hard to read the panel.
I was shifting gears and often had no idea what RPM I was turning.
Maybe it's better at night.
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