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    Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

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    Two new bikes recently launched, both look really good! Too bad the Yamaha isn't expected till 2021 here, and both are over 200kg wet weight.




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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    What does it take for the industry to deliver an ADV bike that weighs less than 200 lbs?
    And has 200 hp.
    And can go 800 kms on a single tank.
    And has 20,000 km service intervals.

    Hm....

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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    It'll be interesting to see if that dirtbike front fender on the KTM stays on the production bike.

    If they switch it out for a street front hugger that gets gummed up with mud the minute you take it somewhere gnarly, then you know they were never serious about offering a true dual sport.

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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightcycle View Post
    It'll be interesting to see if that dirtbike front fender on the KTM stays on the production bike.

    If they switch it out for a street front hugger that gets gummed up with mud the minute you take it somewhere gnarly, then you know they were never serious about offering a true dual sport.
    The 790 Adventure has the hugger front fender, lower grade suspension, and lower 2-piece seat. The 790 Adventure R gets the high off-road fender, beefier fully adjustable suspension with more travel, tires slanted more for off-road use, and a slightly taller single-piece seat. It's now on the KTM website.
    https://www.ktm.com/ca-en/travel/790-adventure-r/
    https://www.ktm.com/ca-en/travel/790-adventure/

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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightcycle View Post
    It'll be interesting to see if that dirtbike front fender on the KTM stays on the production bike.

    If they switch it out for a street front hugger that gets gummed up with mud the minute you take it somewhere gnarly, then you know they were never serious about offering a true dual sport.
    Trials bikes have low front fenders :I they do gnarly pretty good.
    Don't tell anybody but you can win an event just by keeping your tires clean between the sections and there are ways to do that, it's called first tracks
    which can also work well 'in' the mud sections.

    imho ... a tall seat sounds pretty useless in mud.
    Last edited by Trials; 11-07-2018 at 12:36 PM.

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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    ugh 2021 for the T7 ... that's a bummer.

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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    Haven't you heard, by 2021 we should all be shopping for electrics.
    Those bikes look like they would be a blast, in the desert.

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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    Ah ... so they'll have a robust charging network that gives me 200kms range in 5-10 minutes! I'm in.

    If I could carry an in-town bike and an on-tour bike, than sure, I'd look at LiveWires etc.

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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    ya, I think they figure we are all suppose to change our lifestyle.

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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    Both are nice bikes, but I'm still not sure that they're anything other than street bikes that look like dirt bikes. For playing around off road lighter is better so for a dual sport I'd still go for the 690 or the Honda 450. (I know they aren't as light as a trials bike etc.)

    What I don't get is Yamaha not releasing it for another 2 years. I can see trying to create a buzz but who knows if the ADV segment will still be as popular in 2 years. In 2021 we may be debating the attributes of electric bikes. They may miss the peak of the market if they wait.

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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    Botn great bikes - no doubt, however i think the KTM definitely takes the market for 2019...
    4 new awesome bikes to rip!
    2 790's + 2 new 690's


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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    A couple of Honda concepts, revealed at EICMA, for you adventure types.

    Honda CB125X:



    http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/ho...-bike-concept/


    Honda CRF450L Rally:



    http://www.advpulse.com/adv-bikes/me...rally-concept/
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    Re: Yamaha T700 and KTM 790 Adventure

    Quote Originally Posted by Lightcycle View Post
    What does it take for the industry to deliver an ADV bike that weighs less than 200 lbs?
    And has 200 hp.
    And can go 800 kms on a single tank.
    And has 20,000 km service intervals.

    Hm....
    Breaking the laws of physics?

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