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« on: August 28, 2013, 05:51:13 PM »

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Re: new ktm trail bike
« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 06:57:33 PM »
not quite ready to trade my 300exce on one of those, maybe for my 50th birthday in 6 years...
At 92 Kgs it would be a nice lite ride though
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« Reply #2 on: August 28, 2013, 08:31:42 PM »

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« Reply #3 on: August 28, 2013, 08:35:33 PM »
A very neat little bit of kit that there is a market for, though I can't help but think the 7l tank will severely affect the marketability toward the weekend warrior. I can't see this thing getting anymore than 70-80 k out of a full tank at best and that's prob just a tad shy of what most would be comfortable with  :-\
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2013, 10:37:54 PM »
Isn't it great how they bought this out after I'd bought the 350!!!!!!!!! :'(
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« Reply #5 on: August 30, 2013, 10:32:05 PM »
sherco also do a two banger it got a lower seat and less weight based on there trials bike

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« Reply #6 on: September 03, 2013, 07:56:50 PM »

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Re: new ktm trail bike
« Reply #7 on: September 03, 2013, 08:13:21 PM »
I'd love to try one. Lighter than the 350 and possibly a bit more power.

The test suggests a better trials or extreme type bike than the 350 but the 350 may be the better trail bike.
The 350 is a very planted bike especially in rocky terrain but still extremely agile. Sounds like a contradiction I know

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« Reply #8 on: September 03, 2013, 08:31:30 PM »
"Well Written test"   FMD    what does this mean "But soon a shocking detail, we must put on the 50th to catch the gear selector, the latter being positioned a bit far but also a little high. You can not change its position, failing to abut against the frame damage."
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« Reply #9 on: September 28, 2013, 10:18:42 AM »
I like the oil fuel ratio 80 : 1 who would have thought back in the day!!!
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« Reply #10 on: September 28, 2013, 10:49:44 AM »
I'm sure it can run on 80:1, i reckon it would be better at 50:1. The 80:1 business is to keep the greenies at bay. Typical political bullshit.
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Re: new ktm trail bike
« Reply #11 on: September 28, 2013, 02:32:18 PM »
Interesting, short comparo between the two Freerides.

http://www.bikepoint.com.au/reviews/2013/dirt/ktm/freeride-250r/launch-2014-ktm-freeride-250-r-38607

I can vouch for the 350 and although I haven't ridden the 250 it sounds like what I would expect. A livelier, more competition orientated bike.
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