790 Duke Goes Head-To-Head Against Tuono, S1000R, Supersport S, And Turismo Veloce - 2018 KTM 790 Duke Forum
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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-07-2019, 06:43 PM Thread Starter
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790 Duke Goes Head-To-Head Against Tuono, S1000R, Supersport S, And Turismo Veloce

Motorcycle.com's annual trip to Laguna Seca WSBK featured a wide variety of bikes, each chosen by the editor that rode them. Naturally, I chose the 790 Duke – because I'm nuts. I think it held its own with bikes that cost a minimum of $5,000 more than it. The other contestants were: Aprilia Tuono 1100 Factory, BMW S1000R, Ducati Supersport S, and MV Agusta Turismo Veloce Lusso SCS.

Take a read and tell me what you think.

https://www.motorcycle.com/shoot-out...uring-showdown

Or you can watch the other guys tease me here:

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 08-08-2019, 12:23 AM
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Wow! What an amazing experience. Those mountain roads looked like such a blast. Seemed like everyone stuck wt their original choices. That one fella gave it to ya for sure, lolz. How do you all compare as riders?

I’ll get to reading, as I recently watched the whole video.

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Of course, everyone stuck with their choice. Pride was involved.

We need for people from this forum to go vote for the 790at the end of the story to show my horsepower blinded coworkers the power of the 790 Duke’s following.
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Of course, everyone stuck with their choice. Pride was involved.

We need for people from this forum to go vote for the 790at the end of the story to show my horsepower blinded coworkers the power of the 790 Duke’s following.
You prolly noticed, but I linked up the story on two facebook groups, hoping to garner some votes.

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Great content Evans. Only problem is that all but one are mistaken. The Duke is the best

JD, have you watched the race today? New avatar...

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You did vote, didn’t you?

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I did. we are not looking good, though...

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I did. we are not looking good, though...
I’d be happy with third if it were a stronger third.
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Great content Evans. Only problem is that all but one are mistaken. The Duke is the best

JD, have you watched the race today? New avatar...

Not yet!

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Watch it!

BTW, what about opening a MotoGP thread? I thought about it but did not know in which section.

I think we need a call to vote, as well!
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