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I think I'm getting a KTM
« on: Yesterday at 01:10:26 PM »
I think I might have found the bike I'm going to get.

I didn't do a lot of shopping, but when I saw the KTM Macina Chacana LFC, I figure that this will tick all sorts of boxes.

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The key features that stood out to me were
- battery range (100 km on "Tour" mode)
- quick drop seat
- full fenders with integrated lights
- front/rear disc brakes
- luggage racks on the fender
- KTM, of course!

It is tricky to chose "one" bike, considering I need something that can keep up with Dan when he's on his road bike, or keep up with him when he's on his mountain bike, or just keep up if (when!) we do an overnight tour. I really want to ride along some of the canals in France.

Anyway, if I pull the trigger, it'll be this Saturday. I'll report back!
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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #1 on: Yesterday at 01:12:36 PM »
Nice!!!  I see a seatpost mounted luggage rack (have 2 of them) with a fold out solar panel to charge the battery as you ride.  Just sayin'.
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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #2 on: Yesterday at 01:38:42 PM »
Cool!

Front & rear suspension--nice!

Does the battery recharge when you pedal or coast downhill? That, and if Vulcanbill wasn't joking about the solar panel, would maybe completely eliminate being dependent on finding a charging outlet.

Oh, and based on the pic, it appears that pedals are selected separately.  I haven't bought an adult bike in appx. 30 years.  Do you know whether this is a universally new thing, just Europe, or just KTM?

Looks like fun!
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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #3 on: Yesterday at 01:51:09 PM »
Front & rear suspension--nice!
For those smooth Swiss roads  8)

Does the battery recharge when you pedal or coast downhill? That, and if Vulcanbill wasn't joking about the solar panel, would maybe completely eliminate being dependent on finding a charging outlet.
No regenerative charging, unfortunately. But still, I think that 100km is probably more than my butt will be able to handle, and then it needs 4 1/2 hour recharge (option to plug directly to the bike, or remove the battery for charging elsewhere)

Oh, and based on the pic, it appears that pedals are selected separately.  I haven't bought an adult bike in appx. 30 years.  Do you know whether this is a universally new thing, just Europe, or just KTM?
:lol:  I have no idea! I bought my current commuter bike about 10 years ago and it came with pedals (US). The sales guy today DID mention that the bike came as equipped on the floor, including pedals and side stand. But I have no idea which of your options is correct  :o
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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #4 on: Yesterday at 02:10:33 PM »
Pedals are usually a personal choice nowadays, depending on the cleats you use on your shoes.
Ebikes generally use platform pedals and can be (inexpensively) included.
I've ridden that Bosch motor, and with the newest update, it's VERY powerful and smooth.
Dan may need a new road bike just to keep you in sight...
(Ok, Dan?)
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« Reply #5 on: Yesterday at 02:11:04 PM »
Oh, and based on the pic, it appears that pedals are selected separately.  I haven't bought an adult bike in appx. 30 years.  Do you know whether this is a universally new thing, just Europe, or just KTM?



Universal.  New, as in maybe 25 years ago.
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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #6 on: Yesterday at 02:11:38 PM »
Dan may need a new road bike just to keep you in sight...
(Ok, Dan?)
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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #7 on: Yesterday at 02:15:39 PM »
I approve of all things two-wheeled. :bigok:
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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #8 on: Yesterday at 02:20:21 PM »
I've ridden that Bosch motor, and with the newest update, it's VERY powerful and smooth.
My very short test ride gave me a great impression  :thumbsup:


Dan may need a new road bike just to keep you in sight...
(Ok, Dan?)
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That's pretty much what the dealer said  :lol:
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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #9 on: Yesterday at 03:40:08 PM »
I approve of all things two-wheeled. :bigok:

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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #10 on: Yesterday at 06:35:11 PM »
Oh, and based on the pic, it appears that pedals are selected separately.  I haven't bought an adult bike in appx. 30 years.  Do you know whether this is a universally new thing, just Europe, or just KTM?



Universal.  New, as in maybe 25 years ago.

I'm still annoyed that I had to buy a kickstand separately and add that as a farkel to my bike 30-ish years ago.  My teenage Schwinn 10-speed came with a kickstand.  I guess it's like luggage and meal fees being added to airline tickets.   >:(
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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #11 on: Yesterday at 06:50:00 PM »

I'm still annoyed that I had to buy a kickstand separately and add that as a farkel to my bike 30-ish years ago.  My teenage Schwinn 10-speed came with a kickstand.  I guess it's like luggage and meal fees being added to airline tickets.   >:(
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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #12 on: Yesterday at 07:25:37 PM »
I always thought my next bike would be a Niner Rip9. Turns out there’s now an E version. Wow.

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Re: I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #13 on: Yesterday at 07:41:32 PM »
Oh, and based on the pic, it appears that pedals are selected separately.  I haven't bought an adult bike in appx. 30 years.  Do you know whether this is a universally new thing, just Europe, or just KTM?



Universal.  New, as in maybe 25 years ago.

I'm still annoyed that I had to buy a kickstand separately and add that as a farkel to my bike 30-ish years ago.  My teenage Schwinn 10-speed came with a kickstand. 

And they were welded on.

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I think I'm getting a KTM
« Reply #14 on: Yesterday at 09:15:03 PM »
That's cool.    :banana:   You should get it!   

I love how bicycles are sorta becoming, well, motorcycles.    They are like a modern version of the 1915  Flying Merkel, except a lot quieter and faster.

As far as pedals go, I know I'm a freak, but I hate those pedals with the clips.  After a couple of efforts I went back to old school toe clips.   :gerg:


Also, there was some sort of industrial accident at the KTM factory and the orange paint looks like yellow now!   ;) :bigsmile:
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