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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 01:55 PM Thread Starter
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At the dealership now signing for the 790, can't wait! It'll take a few days as it's still in the crate.
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Welcome to the Forum! Stoked that you're getting a new 790D, you will love it!!!

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 08-16-2019, 03:44 PM Thread Starter
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Hey everyone,

Just finished trading in my '18 690 Enduro for a '19 790 Duke! My sons insisted on orange, so being a good father I obliged


The bike is still in the crate so they need a few days to get everything ready, it's going to be a long weekend without riding...boo.
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The black looks better... Just saying.

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LMAO! I have to admit I agree with QCS!

Congrats and welcome. Always awesome to have another duker on the site. The scalpel does not disappoint!
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The duke has arrived! It was ready one day earlier than expected which is always nice. I debated black vs orange, but my son said a ktm had to be orange (he loved the orange frame on my 690) 😉

This bike has fantastic power delivery! I've had 1,000cc sport bikes and naked bikes so I thought long and hard about a slightly used '17 1290 superduke instead. After going to the 690 enduro I had forgotten the power delivery of a street focused bike, this 790 is going to be perfect.

Others have said it, as have professional reviewers...the stock exhaust is surprisingly sweet sounding. Too bad it's so darn ugly....but it underscores that all you likely need is a slip-on.
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Others have said it, as have professional reviewers...the stock exhaust is surprisingly sweet sounding. Too bad it's so darn ugly....but it underscores that all you likely need is a slip-on.
I actually don't think the OEM exhaust looks so bad. It's big and heavy but its lines work well with the bike. I have looked at a lot of aftermarket slip-ons and have yet to find one that really looks good to me. Maybe the arrow, or something similar. Most slip-ons are just too big. Noise regulations, I guess...
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the stock exhaust is surprisingly sweet sounding. Too bad it's so darn ugly....but it underscores that all you likely need is a slip-on.
The only thing I didn't like about the stock exhaust was the abundance of stainless steel! Easily solved with $15 worth of wrap from Canadian Tire! Love the way it looks now.
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That is nice! Details please.

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Itís common knowledge the black ones are waaaaaay faster

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