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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 11-14-2019, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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I am 5'10", tall enough for the 790D?

Hey guys, I have my eyes on Duke 790. Being it a new bike there is not many of them at dealers to try in person. Hence, I figured, before I decide for sure that I want to look for this bike, I would ask riders of similar (5'10" or 177 cm) or shorter height if you feel comfortable on 790 and if you can fully place your feet down flat or have to be on your toes?
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I'm 6'2" so I can't really comment on whether it would be too tall for you but I know KTM has a lowering kit for the 790. Also a lower Ergo seat.

https://www.ktm-parts.com/64112955044.html

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I'm five nine and get feet down fine
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I'm only just over 5'7" (171cm) and manage just fine too - its an awesome bike, you will be fine on one @SFBayArea .
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I'm 5'6'' and I have lowered the bike with the kit (which if worse comes to worst you can also do) but I don't think you'll need to. I also know of someone who is 5'5'' on this bike, which replaced his shokes to the fully adjustable WP that can't be lowered. The one complian that I have is that there are no fully adjustable shokes that can be lowered for this bike.


I will just add that I rode on the bike for two months with the stock shokes until the lowering kit arrived.
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Thank you guys. I thought I should be fine, but wanted to be sure.
Now just need to find a dealer nearby to try it for myself.
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Thank you guys. I thought I should be fine, but wanted to be sure.
Now just need to find a dealer nearby to try it for myself.
Welcome to our Group..!

You will definitely be fine.

A friend of mine in SF has one, she is 5'3" with zero issues.

Why don't you go to the Moto show in Cali, coming up in a week or two, and sit on one?

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Welcome to our Group..!

You will definitely be fine.

A friend of mine in SF has one, she is 5'3" with zero issues.

Why don't you go to the Moto show in Cali, coming up in a week or two, and sit on one?
I'd love to!!! Can you send me or post more info about the motoshow? Where it happening and when?

Thank you!
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I'd love to!!! Can you send me or post more info about the motoshow? Where it happening and when?

Thank you!
Here ya go..

https://www.790dukeforum.com/forum/1...ycle-show.html

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O yeah, I saw that, Long Beach is only 6 hours away from me ;-). I thought there is something going on in Bay Area :-).
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