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post #21 of 42 Old 04-11-2014, 12:49 PM
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Looks like KTM has a Duke 390 based Adventure model in the cards. Preliminary info has it utilizing a more rugged suspension with longer travel, dual sport tires and a larger fuel tank. Most components should be re purposed from Duke 390 and styling should be similar to the Adventure 990...

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I saw a great pic of something like this on the XBHP forum - complete with dirt tires. Unfortunately I didn't book mark it and it will be impossible to find again.
would this be the one?

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i saw 1 duke with knobby tyres also in some website with VIN from India and he was riding as it was in he Dhakar ... COOL ... same .. cant find it after i view it sometimes ago ..

i was thinking to mod into adventure too .. but with a broken ligament .. i doubt i can handle the bumps ... duh ... back to staring at pictures ... depression me ....

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would this be the one?

Personally I think it looks ugly...
I think its that front mudguard

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Personally I think it looks ugly...
I think its that front mudguard

It looks purposeful. Personally I think the front suspension travel is too short for serious offroad but those tyres and guard would be perfect for muddy or gravelled roads or even the beach.
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post #26 of 42 Old 04-15-2014, 11:20 PM
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Personally I think it looks ugly...
I think its that front mudguard

I wonder where the front mudguard comes from? A specific bike or a 3rd party?
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post #27 of 42 Old 04-15-2014, 11:53 PM
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I reckon that looks great and being a short a**e myself I don't like huge suspension travel and high seats. Seems stupid to buy an adventure bike and then have it lowered ... although I am considering doing just that !
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post #28 of 42 Old 04-16-2014, 06:20 AM
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What I want them to make is something like this Zongshen RX3 - A 250cc Adventure Tourer

Small, light(ish), low, adventure "styled", 16 litre tank, ideal commuter, capable tourer and good enough for the odd dirt/gravel road on the way to a camp site. Stick the 390 engine in there and it's "Hello Mr KTM Dealer. Please take my money. Again"
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post #29 of 42 Old 04-16-2014, 06:34 PM
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Totally with you on small, light, adventure-styled tourer with gravel road and dirt trail pretensions, but I was hoping for something a bit more like the CCM GP450 (pic below). Then re-tune the engine for a touch more low and mid-range torque (even if that means less power at the top). Job's a good 'un.


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Yep that CCM gets great reviews. But it is GBP 7,995. That's NZD $ 16k even at our current awesome exhange rate and that's before options. Seat height is 890mm as standard so no good for my stumpy 5' 4" chassis (can drop it 100mm with a suspension kit mind)
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