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ADV BikesProduction Version of New AJP PR7 600cc Dual Sport Unveiled

Production Version of New AJP PR7 600cc Dual Sport Unveiled

 AJP releases photos and detailed specs of their long-awaited dual sport.

Published on 11.14.2015
AJP has now finalized the production version of their rally raid inspired dual sport. The Portuguese manufacturer is displaying the PR7 at EICMA this week.

After one year of development, AJP is now ready to show the final version of the Portuguese off-road manufacturer’s most anticipated model — the PR7. The prototype was shown over a year ago and now AJP has announced the final version of the PR7, which includes some key changes. The new model will be launched at next week’s EICMA show in Milan, Italy.

AJP has designed the PR7 for the off-road enthusiasts in the Adventure Touring motorcycle segment. Adventure Motorcycles have been one of the the fastest growing segments in the industry for some time now, but manufacturers have focused most of their attention on producing larger models oriented towards highway use. AJP is, and always has been, a brand with dirt in its veins and this newest model stays true to its roots.

AJP PR7


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The PR7 is an off-road bike at its core — light, compact, agile, but also comfortable, capable of good mileage and designed to carry luggage. AJP utilized the same hybrid aluminum and steel frame from their first prototype, now even lighter, more compact and rigid, with twin spars bolted to the steering head that second as an oil reservoir.

The AJP PR7 is equipped with top-shelf suspension components, sporting a massive inverted front fork with full adjustability, stout 48mm internal tubes and a generous 11.8 inches (300mm) of travel. On the rear, the cast aluminum swing arm is a trademark of the brand and the progressive linkage takes full advantage of the fully-adjustable piggyback rear shock, which offers 11.0 inches (280mm) of travel. Brakes are well appointed with a single 300mm front disc operated by a two piston caliper, and a 240mm rear rotor.

Overall dimensions are compact and provide good ergonomics for stand up riding. An under seat tank keeps mass centralized and the bike maintains a narrow profile, while still offering 4.5 gallons (17 liters) of fuel capacity. A change from the first prototype is the location of the fuel cap, now conveniently placed in front of the seat.

AJP pr7 front fuel cap
The prototype’s under seat fuel cap has now been relocated in front of the seat.

The weight of the new PR7 with a full tank of fuel and all fluids included is 364 pounds (165kg). The bike rides on traditional off-road wheel sizes (90/90-21 and 140/80-18 tires, front and rear respectively), built with heavy-duty spokes, rims and hubs.

ENGINE

The biggest change from the first prototype is a new 600cc single-cylinder engine produced by Italian manufacturer SWM (the same 600cc single cylinder used in the Husqvarna TE630 until 2013). This is a compact, light and modern unit, a perfect fit for the philosophy of the model, but also a great option for an Adventure Touring bike if you consider that it is equipped with a balance shaft (to reduce vibration) and a six-speed gearbox, allowing for full use of the strong but smooth power produced by the dual overhead cam, four-valve, liquid-cooled single.

AJP PR7 600cc Engine built by SWM
The AJP PR7 is now powered by a 600cc SWM unit rather than the 660cc Yamaha based unit in the prototype.

The bore and stroke ratio is conventional, producing good torque in the low to middle RPMs, fed by a modern fuel injection system with a 45mm throttle body. Experienced off-road riders will appreciate the torquey single and smaller chassis in the dirt, but the PR7 is also versatile enough to travel comfortably on the highway at speed.

News Update 11/30/2015: According to AJP, the new bike is expected to be available for sale in Europe starting September 2016, and in the US later in the Fall. Pricing information will be announced closer to the release date. For more information about the AJP PR7 go to the AJP website.

AJP PR7 TECHNICAL SPECIFICATIONS

Type:Single cylinder, 4 stroke, 4 valve, liquid cooled, DOHC
Bore X Stroke:100 x 76.4 mm
Displacement:600cc
Compression Ratio:12.4:1
Lubrication:Wet sump
Fuel System:EFI 45mm throtle body
Starter:Electric
Clutch:Oil bath, multidisc
Transmission:6 Speed
Frame:Composite – aluminum / steel
Seat Height:36.2 in. (920mm)
Wheelbase:60.6 in. (1540mm)
Ground Clearance:12.6 in. (320mm)
Fuel Tank:4.5 gallons (17 L)
Front Tires:90/90 – 21”
Rear Tires:140/80 – 18”
Front Suspension:Fully-adjustable upside-down telescopic fork 48mm
Rear Suspension:Fully-adjustable AJP progressive linkage, Sachs Piggyback shock
Suspension Travel:11.8 in. (300mm) Front / 11.0 in. (280mm) Rear
Front Brake:300mm Single Floating Disc with 2 piston caliper
Rear Brake:240mm Single Disc with single piston caliper
Wet Weight:364 lbs. (165 Kg)

Photo Gallery

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Author: Rob Dabney
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8 thoughts on “Production Version of New AJP PR7 600cc Dual Sport Unveiled

  1. Will be interesting to see if they keep the engine in it’s original configuration, because in the te 610 the service intervall (including valve check) was only 5000km! Not really up to date any longer!

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  3. Great idea…..now if they would pull that seat down out of the clouds, the average human might be able to get their feet, or at least their toes on the ground! You don’t need motocross suspension on a Dual Sport…..

  4. Any word yet on North America, I would love for an alternative to a KLR as a solid adventure bike that isn’t a 550 lb. $20,000 rig, apart from that being huge off road I literally cannot afford it.

  5. The article says the bike is designed to carry luggage. How does that work? I don’t see anything to attach any kind of luggage. Is the flat panel (where a road book would go) just a blank to mount anything you want?

    • Hi Dave. What that refers to is the rear subframe is designed to handle the load of luggage. Many enduro style bikes were never designed to carry luggage and the rear subframe can easily crack from the load. AJP hasn’t shown any luggage solutions yet for the bike or even a rear luggage rack, but a set of soft panniers could be mounted to the bike by attaching to the rear fender and the frame or foot peg mounts.

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