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    That’s a real sexy dual sport, amazing list of features and uh, how much does it Weigh?

    I have an LC4 and it weighs just over 320#, it’s terrible on frwys but an amazing dirt bike with too much power.
    I also have the 1190 and it weighs over 500#s, it’s terrible in the dirt but an amazing street bike with waaay too much power.
    Really like this new 790 And hope it can bridge the dirt-street gap.

    The 1190 has all the MTC ABS voodoo going on and they are really amazing. Mash the brakes and it just stops OMG fast, with no feeling of ABS No pulsing or chattering, The traction control is noticeable, you can hear and feel the bog when you break traction and it holds wheelies down to a foot.
    I didn’t think “I “ would like or need these “gimmicks” but after turning them off it showed me how much they were actually there in the background.

    The electronics are amazing but complex and heavy.
    I tried to help a won’t start KTM 990 up in Glacier (getting cold and dark) but with EFI and PC’s we couldn’t beat it into running. We all lived happily ever after but wonder who’s next?

    This is why I really like the TW, carefree basic bike without too much power
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    Quote Originally Posted by grewen View Post
    wow, i'm impressed. finally a bike built for people!! what would you spend that extra 1/3 of your money on, if the bike comes all ready to your liking? oh ya, more beer for after a good ride

    JJ drinks Guinness so he'll have even less $$$ after his potential purchase of this Star Wars machine and buying libations.
    So much for "I got this next round".

    Now, "I left my wallet in the tent".
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    My 701 is ride by wire with ABS front and rear with traction control. It's saved my life on the road when a deer jumped a guard rail in front of me. It does take a bit of getting used to off road but you eventually learn the technique. The 790 is around 440 pounds iirc with about 100hp +/- if I converted newtons correctly and my 701 is 340 pounds dry with 83hp after mods and I ride that like a mx bike no problem, several here can vouch, but it's too light for long highway rides, 80 - 100 miles is ok but if it's windy it's not as planted as I'd like. It does love jumps and 50/60mph whoops so there is that as a trade off. This 790 should be perfect and it being a twin it will keep the vibes down and the torque up for road comfort. I'm sure it will be great off road. I ride with guys that are on big boy bmw's and they smoke 450's in the dirt regularly (they are pros though). It's all about the rider and not so much the weight of the bike unless your talking tight single Enduro trails or hard core MX. Although they take those beasts on the single whooped out stuff. It blows me away every time. Something tells me that this particular bike will be the do all, at least 90% do all. It will never be a beta or tw. TW's are so unique you simply can't fill there shoes. I will alway own one or two TWs and it will likely be my last bike. End of day I always wanted an adventure bike that could travel but yet turn down any trail and I think this is that animal.
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    Well I got my next bike:

    I went smaller, not bigger, 2 Stroke, not 4 Stroke, Light, Not Heavy, Injected, not Carburated... With Electric and Kickstart.. AND.... Plates... YES this is the dream bike.

    Oh yea, and it is getting a Recluse put in it, heavier spring as well Tubliss front and rear..

    Mike's just too fast for me, even on the 701 (forget about Rick I never even saw him on the last ride), I had to do it. It's their fault.

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    Yamaha XT225 - 1999 Serow
    Yamaha TW200Z - 2010
    Yamaha BW200 Electric Start! - 1986
    Yamaha TTR225R - 2003
    Husqvarna 701 Enduro - 2017
    Kawasaki Prairie 650 - 2002

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyJeeper View Post
    Well I got my next bike:

    I went smaller, not bigger, 2 Stroke, not 4 Stroke, Light, Not Heavy, Injected, not Carburated... With Electric and Kickstart.. AND.... Plates... YES this is the dream bike.

    Oh yea, and it is getting a Recluse put in it, heavier spring as well Tubliss front and rear..

    Mike's just too fast for me, even on the 701 (forget about Rick I never even saw him on the last ride), I had to do it. It's their fault.

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    Not a Husky, but if I were rich, I would grab this baby. But I am not. Anyhow, I dig this bike A LOT. 2019 KTM 300 XC-W TPI https://www.ebay.com/itm/2019-KTM-300-TPI/173852697258
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    Way too many past bikes and builds to list. I won't bore you. Questions? Just ask.
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    Picking her up tomorrow...

    How to shoot a great video: (example).. great drone work, forget about the riding. How do you do that... wow.

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    Wow, nice bike. And did you write that it is plated, as in street legal?

    Also, great video, but no bike on Earth could help me enough to ride like that.
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    Maiden voyage today. Solo ride. It's like riding a chain saw with a huge piston, lots of torque and top end.

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    Yamaha TW200Z - 2010
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    WOW, WOW, WOW, very nice. And it's a 2-Stroke, wow.
    How was it and will you have it further dialed-in for a ride next Saturday... Easter Egg Hunt in The Pines (I gotta post this ride).

    More pictures please.
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    1991 Honda XR250L (Kick Start Only)
    1986 Yamaha BW200ES (Elec & Kick Start)
    1969 BMW r60/2, US Model (Kick Start Only)

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    Quote Originally Posted by JerseyJeeper View Post
    Maiden voyage today. Solo ride. It's like riding a chain saw with a huge piston, lots of torque and top end.

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    Very nice,

    And now I suppose that you are going tell us that it has an electric starter and 6 speeds also !

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