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What a KTM???

Discussion in 'Bike Reviews, Questions and Suggestions' at netrider.net.au started by FALCON-LORD, Jul 21, 2006.

  1. I was having a look at MCNews for some pics of bikes (looking at Daytona 600 and 650) then thought I'd go have a look at some pics of some KTM motards (There is part of me that is leaning this way instead of a street sports)

    Any way I was looking at some of the KTM Pics when I came accross this... And all i could think was WTF??? :shock: :eek: :shock:

    [img:1024:768:11a305673c]http://www.mcnews.com.au/Wallpaper/KTM/2004/RC8_990/KTM_RC8_RHS_1024.jpg[/img:11a305673c]


     
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  2. This is a prototype of a bike that has been around for about 3 years. It is going to be KTM's push into WSBK and motoGP.

    The bikes look actually came from VOR in San Diego back in 2001. VOR USA converted a 530MX bike into a race bike and the fairing was IDENTICAL. This was then found, 12 months later, as the prototype for the KTM, I think they called it VENOM.
     
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  3. :shock: :shock: Either someone really likes triangles or they didn't want this thing to show up on radar !!!!

    I did hear talk of this bike the other day and had no idea what it looked like, hmm I think I like !! :grin:
     
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  4. I like it I like it a lot. It must be bloody hard to make bikes that work functionally but also stand out a bit from the crowd.

    Well done to KTM
     
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  5. No, well done VOR USA. It is their design.
     
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  6. Spy shots of prototypes (on the road) are already showing up on some European websites, so it may not be very long before it is released.
    and KTM are apparently not planning to change it very much, styling wise, for production.
    They also let some journalists know that they intend to aim for somewhere around 160bhp, although exactly how they are going to do that with a litre twin is going to be interesting.
     
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  7. Here is a Venom pic... looks like a nakid equivilent

    [img:1024:768:7704e3e013]http://www.motorcyclespecs.co.za/Gallery/KTM%20RC8%20VENOM.jpg[/img:7704e3e013]
     
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  8. :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: :shock: che ??
     
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  9. OOWW Baby !!!, it looks sssoooo much better in not orange !!! Is there any indication of price where you are getting these pics ?? Im guessing KTM pricing prevails, but Im not going to be upgrading for a year !!!
     
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  10. That tank looks like a bit of a nad crogger.
     
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  11. on the subject of new ktm models...

    looks like we might be getting a nice new 690 sm

    [img:736:722:b872fccb33]http://www.raptorsandrockets.com/images/2007_KTM_690_SM_001r.jpg[/img:b872fccb33]

    ...and a new for 07 superduke...

    [img:668:750:b872fccb33]http://www.raptorsandrockets.com/images/KTM_Dealers7rr.jpg[/img:b872fccb33]
    [img:588:538:b872fccb33]http://www.raptorsandrockets.com/images/KTM_Dealers1rr.jpg[/img:b872fccb33]

    more details can be found here if anyones interested:
    http://www.superduke.net/forum/viewtopic.php?t=219&start=0
     
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  12. Sorry J. I thought this was sufficeintly generic to be under general, thanks for moving instead of deleating it
     
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  13. And while we have concept bikes on teh Agenda...

    [img:410:274:237d30c857]http://motorcycle-web.com/kavasaki/zzr-x_2004/Kawasaki-2004-ZZR-Xa.jpg[/img:237d30c857]
     
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  15. According to a Two Wheels Only mag I found at my local coffee shop (thanks), KTM insiders are referring to the bike as an RC8 1150 - that being 1150cc (in line with the WSK upgrade to 1200cc)

    Cheers,
    and yes I want one! :grin:
     
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  16. According to a Two Wheels Only mag I found at my local coffee shop (thanks), KTM insiders are referring to the bike as an RC8 1150 - that being 1150cc (in line with the WSK upgrade to 1200cc)

    Cheers,
    and yes I want one! :grin:
     
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  17. It is the ZZR-X concept bike.
     
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  18. Haha... I am now referring to this as the technical term for this sort of thing.
     
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