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is looking very smart. I do like the look of those.
and at only 150kg not such a brute to manouvre in and out the garage.
Mavis the MV doesn't feel too put out I did speak to her and she is fine and is looking forward to long winter chats in the garage along with Thomas
I love the KTM
is it the 690.......? it looks better balanced than the 390 in my eyes.......and if... "katy"...is a KTM..."Mavis" is an MV.........is "Thomas"......a "Challenger 2"......wouldn't mind one of them in my arsenal.....TBH....
Katy is the 690
Mavis is the F3 and Thomas is a TDM .
Thomas isn't mine he's Mr B's touring tank
The KTM has a seat height of 835 I think which is surprising as I'm nearly flat footed so the narrow tank and upright riding position makes the difference between tip toes and flat footed.
I am a Short arse and it makes a big difference when the bike is narrow and the seat height is high....I'm hoping the new Yamaha MT09 fits me as I haven't seen one in the flesh yet........ Reckon it's a bit like the 690 Katy crossed with a Speed Triple.............Hope it's good
New bike in the stable ? Nice ! .....But when you go to reach for keys will it be the MV or the KTM you grab?
not sure Kam
I think what we are going to do is for Paul to sell his MV so we share mine and then we both have another bike for different times.
I will never ride either to it's full capabilities but Paul will do what I can't on the MV and that way all 3 bikes will get good use.
I'll let you know though
I clicked on this thinking
Katy was going to be another battery hen or a rescued donkey
Very nice indeed. Think Katy needs a visit to Durham, them tyres look too round
Have to say
Katy is one lovely looking bike, and it's mostly white anorl.
that's the plan before the end of the year all being well.
Bob, I'm afraid I too am an avid white person, MV is white also and Bongo is whitish if you cleaned the mud off
spill the beans
we know who katy is,thomas&mavis but who is bongo?
I am guessing it's a camper type mode of transport, bit like a VW camper only smaller.
good plan. I will make up the spare bed.....for katy
Then i thought I could show her the sights while you get handy in my kitchen
Tis very pretty indeed and I'm sure it's a lovely ride.
I have been having strange urges to visit Katoom dealers myself, but have managed to control them to date, mainly due to a lack cash rather than anything else.
I have entered into a bike share deal with Mr BB to get it, but I'm not quite sure whos getting the best deal
CJ, If i make it I want you to have been in the kitchen for days before preparing for a royalty visit
That (Sorry, SHE...)
... is beautiful......
**thanks Stunty **
I saw her a few weeks ago and was looking for something a little less full on when all you want to do is get on a bike and just ride merrily away rather than than having total concentration and full on focus when riding the MV.
It was just an alternative for slower days and less wrist ache. I'm not sure how the MV share is quite going to work yet and I'm not sure who will get the lions share of the MV
Mr BB will however be able to ride Mavis a lot closer to her capabilities than I will and then hopefully next year we will trade her in for the new MV 800.
We are led to believe that the new one is exactly the same cosmetically so all added bits can just be swapped over, well in theory anyway
is that the air box under the seat?....I know you like the MV's, but you know there's only one bike that all the testers want to ride and own.
Kindle not a fire that you cannot extinguish.
I see what your saying Oldish
and Trump was a possibility but the MV won in the looks dept I think it wins that one hands down.
I think a lot of people will be put off the MV from the reviews but once the updated maps have been done and a bit of a play with the custom mapping it smooths everything out so much more.and is a great piece oif kit.
The only thing that isn't very good on the road but a lot better on track is the quick shifter, needs more work.
So the problems the F3 has had apparently has been totally eradicated on the 800 so as it looks identical it's a distinct possibility next year
I saw the 800 in Paris and the only thing I'm not keen on are the colours, so we could have a few heated discussions about that one
It just seemed non sensical to have his and hers and a couple of bimblers to scratch around on so reducing all the costs especially servicing, tyres etc