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New range of Kato's

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2 years 5 months ago #172331 by Murph the surf
Had a bit of a look at the new KTM range heading our way soon.
I am thinking of updating my 500 but was horrified to see no kick starter. :pinch:
What the hell are they thinking.
I, for one won't buy a bike without a kicker
Have seen quite a few rides where the ride was cut short or the rider had to borrow a battery or just leave the crew.

Heard a rumour that they can retro fit a kicker?
Does anybody know if this true and what extra cost does it come in at?
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Murph

82 DT175 new, 82 IT465, 84 IT490, 85 TT600 new, GPZ1100 the first EFI model, TT250, DR600, 04 KTM525 new, 07 KTM 525 new, 012 KTM500 new.

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2 years 5 months ago #172332 by white rocket
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they look nice hay murph
they lost a bit of weight spose that is some of it

to old to fat to slow but still out there and talking shit

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2 years 5 months ago #172333 by axel
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Seems like it's a discussion raging across the internet. Lot's of theories. There would be many that don't care of course, likening the kick starter to the crank early cars used to have. "What?! A car without a crank for a backup? What would the Vicar say seeing us have to push start the Ford darling"

I've held my kick starter recently - it aint heavy....

I'd say it's an "Apple" thing. Kickers are old school. Left overs from a bygone era.

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2 years 5 months ago #172334 by TB
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Murph I am informed you can get a kicker kit


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2 years 5 months ago #172361 by BellingenEv
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I cant believe they would do this either. I was tossing up between ktm 350 or sherco SEFr 300 for the last 18 months. I was leaning towards sherco for the lesser weight but after seeing Mals starter motor break it scared me off. its too risky especially if you ride alone . I would have been stranded in the bush a dozen times without a kickstarter its not hard to flatten a battery it happens all the time.So i got the ktm and my wr went straight to the wreckers.

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