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post #51 of 52 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 01:58 PM
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The RC390 looks a lot like dropping the 390 engine in the RC125.
I wonder if the chassis can take the 690 without major modifications.
I would like the toy should they make it at a manageable price.
A WERA Racer in the US has done it and told me it's not huge project - frame mounts needed to be changed along with some other adjustments but overall in his opinion KTM could make that bike a reality with next to no R&D expense and using only products already in use on various bikes.
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The RC390 looks a lot like dropping the 390 engine in the RC125.
I wonder if the chassis can take the 690 without major modifications.
I would like the toy should they make it at a manageable price.
That would be too much bike... KTM dropped big engine sport bikes because they are too dangerous for the street, I think the 690 engine on a sport bike falls in that category of "too dangerous for streets".

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