My new dual sport - Page 2 - Kawasaki Forum ::
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #16 of 16 Old 07-28-2009, 07:17 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Kapp555's Avatar
Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Buckeye, Az.
Posts: 108
Originally Posted by VinnieZX12R View Post
Looks like a lot of fun! Is it really a lot smoother (less vibey, I think is the words you would use) than the KTM?

I pulled my KTM 625 SMC out last weekend and rode around a little last weekend - bike is a blast as long as your wide open on the throttle! Otherwise, it really is an uncomfortable "vibey" commuter bike. Just not real smooth.

Have fun with the new toy!
You can see from my avatar that i had essentially the same bike as a 625, the lc4 uses the same engine in both the 625 and the 640.

Vinnie it is a huge difference in comfort of ride and my 640 was running really well when i sold it. I liked the lc4 for most of my riding, but I have never owned a bike that made my hands go numb like the lc4 did when on the street. The seat on my atk isnt great and right now Im using my airhawk, but I will try and rebuild the seat on the atk myself.

The other issue between the ATK and the KTM is as you say you have to be into the rpms of the ktm to make it fly. That is fine for racing but not for dual sport riding. The ATK is much like an XR650R and makes a lot of low rpm torque which suits my riding style better than the KTM did.
Kapp555 is offline  
Sponsored Links

  Kawasaki Forum :: > Kawasaki World > Off Road

Quick Reply

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Kawasaki Forum :: forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.

Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Looking to get a used dual sport bike bldragon KLR KLX 0 09-25-2009 07:51 PM
2009 Kawasaki Dual Sport at the Cycle World motorcycle show Lash KLR KLX 3 05-14-2009 10:30 PM
Ping Adventure/Dual Sport Riders big-ron KLR KLX 34 04-23-2008 05:17 AM
Roketa Dual Sport 200cc VOZ Off Road 3 05-14-2007 02:43 PM
Dual Sport dilemma tslewisz Off Road 5 01-19-2007 05:17 AM

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome