KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

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KTM 125 Concept and Duke 125/200/350

Postby jaame » 02 Mar 2010, 21:00

Possibly the coolest bike I've ever seen.
100kg
18bhp
$419,000

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Re: KTM 125 Concept

Postby Ducked » 04 Mar 2010, 15:06

Looks better than most sportsbikes, but it still looks like a bag o'chisels. Suppose all those sharp angles are "aggressive" and therefore "macho", huh? (yawn)

Anyway, it ses "concept" = "doesn't really exist" No?

This is probably the nicest looking motorcycle I've seen, used to be a few around The City when I worked in London. Practical apart from the exposed chain


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I understand "real bikers" sneered and it didn't sell. Well knock me dahn wiv a fevva.

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Re: KTM 125 Concept

Postby sulavaca » 04 Mar 2010, 15:59

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Re: KTM 125 Concept

Postby sandman » 04 Mar 2010, 16:10

So the Austrians are doing fugly wee crotch rockets too now? What a horrible looking bike!
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Re: KTM 125 Concept

Postby sulavaca » 04 Mar 2010, 16:21

sandman wrote:So the Austrians are doing fugly wee crotch rockets too now? What a horrible looking bike!


I like it so obviously you're wrong. Its nice. Not fussy and over the top macho. If it were a car it would be a Suzuki Cappuccino.

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Re: KTM 125 Concept

Postby Ducked » 04 Mar 2010, 18:07

sulavaca wrote:
sandman wrote:So the Austrians are doing fugly wee crotch rockets too now? What a horrible looking bike!


I like it so obviously you're wrong. Its nice. Not fussy and over the top macho. If it were a car it would be a Suzuki Cappuccino.

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Nope. It'd be an X-bow, which of course isn't a coincidence. (compare and contrast, as above)

The Aprillia, OTOH, looks like it could make a cappuccino, and then serve it to Sophia Loren, in her designer bathtub.

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Re: KTM 125 Concept

Postby sulavaca » 04 Mar 2010, 20:31

Ducked wrote: It'd be an X-bow, which of course isn't a coincidence. (compare and contrast, as above)


And of course the X-bow according to many is just a dressed up car that doesn't go as well as many others with less pimped out body kits. Its all show! :raspberry:

I liked the Cappuccino. It had a greater power to weight ratio than an M3 of the same generation. It would sneak up looking like the runt of the class and then in de-restricted form turn an M3 into a Bankok Rolex.
If an M3 was a tacky Rolex knockoff then a Cappucino was a Casio. It just kept on out performing the most expensive, was twice the fun and cost a fraction of the price.

Right. Now lets see a better metaphor than that.

X-Bow. Plagh! Its a body kit with wheels! Produced for the erm...repressed homosexual. A cappuccino is for the hairy chested man who's perfectly in touch with his ladyness and doesn't mind admitting it. He wears a pink shirt to football matches and shrugs off bear cans to the back of the head just as well as the insults he took as a child.
He's the same man who buys a Moto motorcycle. And if I had enough money and reason for Moto, I would be straight down to Ralph Lauren and purchase the silkiest pink shirt off the rack!

In fact I already have it picked out so there!
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Now where in Taiwan can I buy a Moto? I'm going to race edithglow in it and shame her into submition! :D
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Re: KTM 125 Concept

Postby smellybumlove » 04 Mar 2010, 21:00

I just sat in a carbon x-bow last night, silly little machine it is...... but seriously cool.
dissapointed they only got 240bhp out of the TSI motor, i checked the turbo and its only a KO3, hmm wonder if the KO4 swap is possible.

Oh and i will never ever buy another aprillia in my life, though they look great.
14bhp is just shite for a 125 though, mine had 33bhp and that was too slow.
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Re: KTM 125 Concept

Postby sulavaca » 04 Mar 2010, 21:41

I would have the:

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or the

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and then blow the knickers off an X-bow.
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Re: KTM 125 Concept

Postby Ducked » 04 Mar 2010, 21:52

sulavaca wrote:
If an M3 was a tacky Rolex knockoff then a Cappucino was a Casio. It just kept on out performing the most expensive, was twice the fun and cost a fraction of the price.

Right. Now lets see a better metaphor than that.

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