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990 done... well... different...

Postby RichUK » Thu Mar 14, 2019 7:56 pm

All you riders that moved on to the 1290 you obviously didn't consider simply making the 990 into a cafe racer.... :shock:


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Re: 990 done... well... different...

Postby Sarasota_Steve » Thu Mar 14, 2019 9:38 pm

And I'm glad I didn't.

That is really not my ice cream flavor. :shock:
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Re: 990 done... well... different...

Postby RichUK » Fri Mar 15, 2019 8:05 am

Yup. They normally churn out some pretty cool looking bikes but when I saw this one I was dumbstruck....
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Re: 990 done... well... different...

Postby fatbob » Fri Mar 15, 2019 3:43 pm

yeah they shou;d have stuck with the standard bike :shock: :shock:

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Re: 990 done... well... different...

Postby jmann » Mon Mar 18, 2019 8:28 pm

Umm comrades: That's a very nice technical execution but as far as I'm concerned it looks like crap. In fact, it looks like like somebody got a panbrake for Christmas and just folded a whole lot of aluminium just to see what it could do... Yuk.

In the past many of us, perhaps the traditionalists, have admired the "Spirit of the Seventies" concept, but this new bike it awful. I hope it doesn't belong to Dutch.

Here's the link to the SOS concept for those that haven't seen it:

https://derestricted.com/ktm-lc8-spirit ... seventies/

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Re: 990 done... well... different...

Postby slfishf1 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 12:47 am

the SOS bike is nice. Reminds me of the Husq Villipen.

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Re: 990 done... well... different...

Postby superxsive » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:05 pm

The belly pan is cool in concept with the exhaust being integrated. The rest of it is too boring and and ugly to not be painted. I pretty sure I could do better.
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Re: 990 done... well... different...

Postby No. 47 » Mon Mar 25, 2019 5:39 pm

I agree - wanted to do something similar to RC8/1290 concept bike for some time now - will be contacting them to see if/how much to do similar using Replicast race belly pan as a starter.
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