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2020 AJP PR7- Wow!


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Beautiful bike. This is the bike that KTM should have built with their 690 engine. Why they didn't? Probably to avoid cannibalization to their bigger and more profitable models: 160kgs, +60Hp, it would have been a blast. And they used to run Dakar with them until engine size was limited to 450cc, ~2011.

 

I'm wondering how the AJP bike would look/behave on a more travel friendly configuration with top box, panniers, etc. As it stands now is a Rally bike more than an adventure. Why do they called 650 if 'only' 600?

Still it looks awesome!

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2 minutes ago, Phaedrus said:

Beautiful bike. This is the bike that KTM should have built with their 690 engine. Why they didn't? Probably to avoid cannibalization to their bigger and more profitable models: 160kgs, +60Hp, it would have been a blast. And they used to run Dakar with them until engine size was limited to 450cc, ~2011.

 

I'm wondering how the AJP bike would look/behave on a more travel friendly configuration with top box, panniers, etc. As it stands now is a Rally bike more than an adventure. Why do they called 650 if 'only' 600?

Still it looks awesome!

Skinny dirtbikes aren't good for long road use.  Knobby tires, skinny seats, and skinny bikes get squirrely with top boxes and a bunch of crap hooked up to em. ADV guys would cry and complain all the way to Starbucks. 

 

Dirt guys that just wanna ride from home to the trail or from work to the trail sing this bikes praises. 

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Similar situation here. I was waiting a long time for the release of the AJP PR7. I followed their news feed, read every report and was very very sure, this would be my next adventure travel bike.

 

But suddenly they changed from the reliable Yamaha/Minarelli 660 ccm engine, as also used in the XT660Z/X/R, to the old Husqvarna engine, which is produced in China meanwhile. And this are two words, which do not go aline with a reliable travel bike, sorry.

 

Other killer point is, that only a restricted version is plated, the open version can not be plated. This said, I am actually very happy with the new Tenere 700 performance, on and off road. Regarding reliability, this is a no brainer.

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A Good Video sways; but Price, reliably and real world considerations win. It is a different category and price point really. 

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I started looking at these last year and was very keen with its specs upgrading to what Suzuki should have done by now with the DRZ but from what i was reading reliability and customer satisfaction is a real issue with them, maybe the 2020 models will be an improvement.

 

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Just sold my T7 and pulled the trigger on a 2021 AJP PR7. They did many updates on the bike, and listened to the customers what they had to say. Its amazing how the bike evolved into a "in my opinion" truely insane ADV bike🧐

 

@hombacher The engine is build by SWM, an Italian manufacturer👨‍🔧 Very reliable engine by the way, saw reviews of folks who have driven more than 34`000km with no issues whatsoever and still keep going👍

 

Credit for the picture goes to AJP🕺

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