27 Фев 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи KTM 400 EGS-KTM отключены

We tried to get a 620 to test this Honest we did, but when the bikes were all doled out the thing left was a lonely It seems that every we sling a leg over a KTM dual it’s a 400, but on the other we’re really getting to the bike.

In truth, the 620 is exactly the thing with 220 more of displacement. It’s a big difference in that’s for sure, but KTM’s chassis stays the same the two.

Why a ’96, you might Aren’t the ’97s coming out Yes and no. KTM has established the R/XC line for a spring introduction, so you won’t see the machines until June of year.

What we have in the ’96 will be current then, and they’ve made a of good little changes on the

Well, you might not call of the changes little. The most change is the inclusion of the E/XC-style suspension; the Marzocchi Magnum 45 on the front, and a rear Ohlins These Magnums are the latest not leftovers from 1995. them you will find the sliders with 20mm underhang, which really out when the going gets or rocky.

The forks also have a compression damping configuration the original ’95 forks. is also a plus, in our eyes, we never really thought much of the ’95 Marzocchi anyhow.

So how do they work? really pretty good. for stock they give a plush ride than any of the WP of late. They shine in little choppy bumps, that drive WP forks to

The Marzocchis are damped very for the first four inches of or so, and soak every little bump right up. The rest of the is a lot more racy than the old WP The Magnums stiffen up quickly in mid and deliver a confidence-inspiring ride the holes in the trail get bigger.

If we hadn’t had the bike for only days we would have fork oil and levels to get them closely dialed in for the kind of we like to do, but we had no time, so we left alone.

The rear shock is an and really not much more to be said. This is the shock that nearly every shock is compared to, and on this it works extremely well. We no bad traits from the rear end of bike, so it does the job.

The we can suggest is to take care of it; a fine piece of equipment, so on having the shock oil changed to keep it in good shape. The just like last E/XC, tend to dirty up the oil quickly, so you’re going to to plan on changing fork oil as well.

The other major on the R/XC is actually a variety of all adding up to a slimmer profile. The cell has been redesigned to be and unfortunately it holds less to 2.3 gallons. The seat is narrower as and all the plastic is tucked in tight.

The bike actually feels to ride, and it’s a lot more to move around on because of

The only change we’re not thrilled about is the new carburetor, and admit it’s probably a lack of familiarity. To be honest, the R/XC is warmed up and running, it really, really well. The seems perfect, and the engine more responsive, maybe more powerful, than the engine (even though else is the same).

The trouble the new carb, made by Qwiksilver, is you try to start the bike cold. The doesn’t have a traditional circuit in it. Instead, it has an enrichment which is not much more than the tickle button on an old carb.

The new R/XC is a narrower, different carbureted version of we’ve been riding at home for the past two seasons, and we the time we spent with it.

When you turn the enrichment 45 degrees from horizontal it dumps fuel right the intake, and our problem came not understanding how to make it work It always seemed that one with the enrichment lever up enough, and two kicks was enough to the engine. We’ve never a manual or instruction sheet for carb, and the chances are that a little bit of knowledge we’d be happier.

The Qwiksilver is used to the R/XC passes emission in all 50 states, and is therefore necessary, but admit we’re partial to the old carb.

Our test grounds for R/XC were fairly mountain trails in Washington A lot of the terrain we covered wasn’t most people consider sport. It would have more suited to an enduro

But the R/XC—although a little big in some of the spots—was overall a joy to ride. The new profile makes the bike lighter and much more even thought the overall hasn’t changed significantly. did the bike stall, but when it did it was a starter (when hot), and came loose or fell

The stock Michelin DOT dual tires are a real compromise in conditions, and we changed to a real tire in the front just to the trail more enjoyable. For a mix of and casual trail the Michelins be fine until you wear out.

In short, the new R/XC is a better-suspended, different carbureted of what we’ve been here at home for the past two and we enjoyed the time we spent it. Certainly owning one and learning the carburetor would help our only complaint with the and the R/XC is still the most dual sport bike if you don’t count the electric-start which isn’t really a dual sport anyhow.

We’ve heard two rumors the ’97 R/XC. One was that it was to be slimmed way down and lightened up and into even more of an bike, and the other was that the was going to get electric start and more of a street/trail bike. too early to tell which is but in the mean time the existing is a good compromise between the


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