Michigan Upper Peninsula 1200 mile DS ride

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Re: Michigan Upper Peninsula 1200 mile DS ride

Post by Rut Row » Fri Jul 10, 2020 6:06 am

timely article

Pierer Confirms 500cc Adventure Bikes for KTM & Husqvarna Coming
 KTM CEO reveals 490 Adventure and Husqvarna Norden 501 coming in 2022.

https://www.advpulse.com/adv-news/piere ... na-coming/
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Re: Michigan Upper Peninsula 1200 mile DS ride

Post by Firebolter » Fri Jul 10, 2020 7:20 am

Interesting article. Parallel Twin 490 ADV bike? That could be very cool. Also interesting was the part about GG

"As for GasGas, which has also seen an uptick in sales under Pierer’s magic touch, it will be held true to its off-road roots. Pierer says he’s applying the same successful strategy he used for Husqvarna, creating brand new GasGas models that use existing KTM engine platforms, though in this case of GasGas, models will be limited to enduro and motocross applications."
Lots of cool bikes---

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Re: Michigan Upper Peninsula 1200 mile DS ride

Post by smdub » Fri Jul 10, 2020 8:53 am

Agreed, neat article but I don't hold out much hope for what I'd be interested in. It will prob be an up-scaled 390 Adv which is already at 380#+ wet. (Which is already more than the 690 enduro R.) No thanks. No doubt it will still sell well though.
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Re: Michigan Upper Peninsula 1200 mile DS ride

Post by Jtrobb » Fri Jul 10, 2020 10:20 am

The freeride light in the info graphic is interesting though. Could this be the basis of a future Gas Gas electric trials bike?

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Re: Michigan Upper Peninsula 1200 mile DS ride

Post by smdub » Fri Jul 10, 2020 11:49 am

Yeah, I noticed that too. I've also found it interesting that KTM is brand-labeling StayCycs which is now owned by Harley.
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Re: Michigan Upper Peninsula 1200 mile DS ride

Post by kos1 » Fri Jul 17, 2020 9:52 am

This looks like a fun trip. Dodging moose, wolves, and bears should spice things up too!

Count me in whenever we get a crew together.
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