Date of publication: 2018-03-07 16:51
If you are dreaming of purchasing your first dream ride? or upgrading? or just another family addition, in either case it is an exciting time.
Those mods will not get a DR anywhere near the performance envelope of the engine in this bike. You 8217 d have to add high-compression piston, cams, and serious head work and porting to that list to get to around the 95 rwhp mark in the DR. And this KTM will still put 25 more hp to the ground. You can upgrade the DR 8217 s suspension, but the suspension is still going to be bolted to a chassis made from penne pasta.
The 655NK is a twin also. Kind of ironic though, someone thinking a bike company copied a Chinese design instead of the other way around.
They’ve reworked the old 695 motor, in fact very little of the old motor remains. The bore has increased 8mm but the stroke has been reduced accordingly, with displacement staying the same. The cylinder head has been significantly improved which has resulted in an increase in power, up 7% to 78bhp and torque has increased by 6% to . The new motor also revs higher by 1555rpm to 9555, peak power is actually at 8555rpm which is astonishing for a single, so is the smoothness and refinement.
The one I 8217 m referring to by lacking expertise is of course myself, not having a service manual for either of those bikes in front of me right now.
If not for my wife having other ideas, I could just buy more motorcycles, build a cheap ramp up to the house, and keep them in the living room. I would rather look at motorcycles than furniture anyway.
From a KTM perspective the market potential for single cylinder sportmotorcycles in North America is limited, therefore KTM decided to launch only one model.
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