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  1. ged93

    Another red italian dirtbike ???

    Your opinion oviusly , I can tell that your assumption than TM is better is false , we can stay here all night and day ... if you like it , good for you ! Just see at numbers once again : Beta : 20 000 bikes sold TM : 1500 bikes sold Sherco : anybody knows ? HDR , I know that sounds strange , but this is what has happened , same with Fiat and Chrysler , or BMW and Rolls Royce
  2. ged93

    Another red italian dirtbike ???

    Wow derailed again , let me clarify somethings anyway : 1) Torrot is a company which manufactures electric bikes , and they are full of money , so they needed to find a way to spend some in order to don't pay too much taxes , a GG were the solution , so they bought them and also received extra money from spanish governement . 2) It's clear that Torrot is not interested to make GG grow up : no 2s efi AT ALL , no 4 strokes , old concept bikes ( look at Sherco , they are a small company but they are growing fast with great riders like Young and Roman ) .Consider that KTM was interested to buy GG but only for trials bike . 3) Swm is another company which is growing , with chinese money , but they already have MX 2s prototypes ready and showed at eicma last year . They sold 3000 bikes in 2017 if I remember right and still growing - TM is on market since 80-90's and they sell only 1500 bikes per year . 4) TM has made an ALL IN with the new 2s efi with es , ev , counter balance and so on , but they should have made this step 4-5 years ago to make a big change , this year Beta and Sherco are going with efi so , why choose a TM when you can buy Beta , Ktm , Husqy , Sherco which are clearly superior bikes ? Again TM looks beautiful from outside , but when you look in detail ... ( for example : look at their new ev mechanism for 250-300 2s 2019 , probably the engineer who designed that solution was drunked for sure ) . 5) Maybe ktm should make a come back with Husaberg , just to shake the market with something new .
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    new arrival Cycle Tech 200RR

    Yes , my fault ...
  4. It's seems DUCATI is going back to mx/offroad after years and years ! Maybe ... Take a look ( use google translate ) : https://www.google.com/amp/www.corsedimoto.com/in-pista/fuoristrada/motocross-ducati-pronta-per-una-450-da-cross/amp/
  5. ged93

    new arrival Cycle Tech 200RR

    Mmm...open borders... it sounds you got the same problem of us here in Italy , but with a difference : if during the night I wake up because someone is trying to steal my bike from my garage , and I shoot him ( even with a non-letal shot ) , or I punch him , I will be automatically considered the 'bad guy' and I will pass at least 8-10 years in and out from courts and probably I will pay some money to the thief ( payed 22% of taxes/vat on my new Beta and that's what I got back ) . Well we ( you ) were talking about bikes and now we are talking about thiefs...
  6. ged93

    new arrival Cycle Tech 200RR

    Wait , 4 thefts in 1 year ? I was convinced that in US there wasn't this kind of problem ( maybe because you got 'easy' guns ) than us here in Europe . Expecially here in Italy a real war has started , all kind of bike dealers are under attack : Beta , KTM , Sherco , BMW , Ducati , Husqy ... and also carbon fiber bicycles shops . Take a look to my local newspaper , oviusly it's italian but pictures are pretty clear : https://messaggeroveneto.gelocal.it/udine/cronaca/2017/09/11/news/pradamano-sfondano-la-vetrina-e-rubano-tre-moto-1.15838327 https://messaggeroveneto.gelocal.it/udine/cronaca/2017/06/16/news/colpo-nella-concessionaria-sparite-tre-moto-1.15496462?refresh_ce Bikes are sold in Romania , Moldova , Poland ... for less then 50% of stock price . Same with luxury cars .
  7. ged93

    Beta bendix question

    Normally I lay over the bike as showed in this video but using the handle bar on my bike lifter and not tripple clamps as this guy has done : Then I can work very easily , I open the case and I use a syringe to take out used oil , when the inside looks empty I put new oil in just up to edge limit of the case so it won't flow out , then I put also some fresh oil directly on gears teeth , last step gasket and case back in position . Lift the bike on and job done , clean and easy , 10 minutes . Sometimes I leave that used oil in a small glass bottle for a couple of days so I can see if some water has entered in the ignition case , but I've protected ignition electric cable hole on the case with some silicone so no water .
  8. ged93

    Beta bendix question

    Hey everyone , I've heard about this problem from a couple of guys who own a Beta . My dealer says that it's pretty important to put some fresh gearbox oil inside the bendix case every 15 hours ( just a bit enough to create a small oil puddle which keeps the system lubricated continuously - normally I use motorex for oil change so I put 950cc inside gear box and 50cc for bendix ) . He says that no one does this little maintanance , and it's good for him as a new bendix costs 100 euros - oil won't cause any damage . I don't remember if Beta owner manual says something specific about that .
  9. ged93

    Italy tour via moto?

    Ok now I understand , so take a local bike is the only way . Normally there are not security problems here ( this is Italy at the end , not Russia or Romania ) , oviusly in big cities there are a lot of tourists so it means a lot of thieves , scammers ... same happens in Paris or Berlin . From the north to the middle there are not problems of security , just keep your eyes open because you are a tourist - south is a different thing and I don't recommend you to travel there alone with a bike , unless you have a guide and a couple of friends with you . Rome at the moment is a real disaster , full of rubbish around the streets , rats , everything is dirty , cars everywhere , not a good place at all .
  10. ged93

    Italy tour via moto?

    Mmmm , so you mean you want to rent a bike here and then ride around ? This could be an option but you shouldn't rent it in big cities like Rome , you will pay a big amount of money just because you are a tourist , it would be better to ride with your personal machine , if you got . Places like Rome , Venice , Milan , Florence ... are always full of tourists , I mean completely FULL of tourists , so you won't enjoy your travel and you will spend a lot . I don't suggest you to travel alone in South ( Naples , Sicily and so on ) . On the other hand I can tell you that I got a friend who rides a lot with his BMW GS 1200 around Italy , he says that Tuscany and Sardinia are the best for bike travels : great roads , beautiful places and good food , he says also that you should travel with a couple of friends because it's safer in case you got little problems and always book hotels before starting your travel , keep always a GPS with you . My father says the same about Tuscany , simply beautiful . And yes , nobody speaks english here ...if you have other questions , just ask .
  11. ged93

    dirt bike for old man

    ' Riders don't leave dirtbikes because they get old , riders get old because they leave dirtbikes ! ' I got this from CROSS TRAINING Youtube channel , and it's true : my father still keeps it wide open and rides extreme enduro with me ! He is an old school enduro rider and comes from offroad-2 stroke golden age ... So don't consider yourself old . I can tell you this : 1) Buy a 2 stroke : simple , cheap , powerfull , light - expecially for low speed hard trails inside forests , with rocks , rivers , hill climbing ... 2) 2 stroke doesn't mean that you have to buy a beast like YZ 250 , CR 250 , SX 250 and so on , I suggest an easy bike like Beta Xtrainer , or a standard Beta RR 250/300 , or a KTM Freeride 250 , even a GASGAS would be a good choice . 3) if you like to ride in closed tracks or cross country trails , a 4 stroke would be a better option , probably a 250 or a 350 . Leave the idea to buy a very old bike , you will waste your money and your time . I suppose you will find something better for 3000-4000 dollars ...
  12. ged93

    Italy tour via moto?

    Hi , I'm italian and probably I could help you . Which parts if Italy are you interested to visit ?
  13. ged93

    2019 TM Motorcycles: what's new?

    Which TM do you own ?
  14. ged93

    2019 TM Motorcycles: what's new?

    EFI for Europe , carb and just a couple of bikes with fuel injection for US , on request probably . Finally electric start has arrived , but the servo motor case is just ridiculous , Sherco has the same system but half the size . My question is : why a customer should buy an injected TM and not a TPI Ktm/Husqy ? Probably they hope to improve their sells with a brand new bike but in 2020 Beta and Sherco will arrive with efi too , so nothing will change : tons of KTMs/Husqys , Betas and Sherco sold and just a couple of TMs around , unless ... their system is better and more reliable compared to others , who knows ... Showed at Eicma 2018 in Milan ?
  15. ged93

    Did you read about.....

    Hey dirtbird , I was reading the italian TM forum yesterday , there are some official news from Pesaro : 250/300 2s EN bikes will use efi , oil mixing system , electronic ev ( it seems with a brand new mechanism ) , 6 speed gear box , electric start , probably fuel tank will be placed in the back like 4 strokes en models , not sure about a counter balance shaft like KTM , same hgs exhaust , kyb forks , available in february 2019 , still carburetor available for US . Price for Italy 8990 euro taxes excluded . No one knows if they have already passed emissions tests . I've said a lot of times which is the problem : until now manufacturers had the possibility to make some tricks in order to pass Euro 4 ( blocked carb , fake exhaust , small air filter and so on ) , consider that the same happens with Tpi : bikes comes with a fake exhaust and a fake ecu program then the dealer makes some changes with a ktm program and job is done ( seen a couple of unboxings online ). So with efi you can still make some kind of tricks and pass Euro 5 , it doesn't exist a bike which can pass those tests without cheating ( Japanese street bikes are 4s direct injected but they don't pass 'officially' ) . So , unless Beta and Sherco find an alternative way to pass Euro 5 tests , there are only 2 ways : efi or manufacturing only XC carbed models which don't require any emission test because they are not street legal , I think GG will go with the 2nd . Thanks European Union... UK has made the biggest deal ever leaving you . A BMW M5 2019 with 625 HP gasoline twin turbo engine can pass easily but my Beta doesn't !!! COME ON ARE YOU SERIOUS ???!!!
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