KTM 790 vs Ducati Monster 821 - 2018 KTM 790 Duke Forum
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post #1 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-28-2018, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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KTM 790 vs Ducati Monster 821

I really wanted to buy the Monster 821 after selling my SMR450, but now that would be a mistake, since for the same price I can buy a better engine, better electronics and more agile motorcicle.

I love the safety options (ABS and TCS), the personalized track mode, the supermoto mode, and especially the quick shifter.

Even if Monster looks better and that look will never fade by time, I canít ignore the 20kg lighter 790 with all the tech available as standard.

Great package and great price...I donít know what color to get.
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post #2 of 23 (permalink) Old 08-28-2018, 04:20 PM
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hi
look at the bikes in a shop before deciding
the plastic is coloured and not painted
the orange in particular looks translucent
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post #3 of 23 (permalink) Old 09-07-2018, 01:37 PM
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Unless you're dead set on something with a Ducati badge, I think there are much better value bikes to found and the 790 is a great example. Color choices are pretty limited obviously, buy you could always look to aftermarket for a more unique look.
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Even Honda and Yamaha might be worth looking at. Yamaha especially due to the powertrains and segments they're already competing it. Africa Twin already help set the stage for Honda going forward.
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I really wanted to buy the Monster 821 after selling my SMR450, but now that would be a mistake, since for the same price I can buy a better engine, better electronics and more agile motorcicle.

I love the safety options (ABS and TCS), the personalized track mode, the supermoto mode, and especially the quick shifter.

Even if Monster looks better and that look will never fade by time, I canít ignore the 20kg lighter 790 with all the tech available as standard.

Great package and great price...I donít know what color to get.
So Kevo what have you decided to get?

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So Kevo what have you decided to get?
Yes, I will get a new KTM 790 Duke in black.

I tested the Yamaha MT-09 and itís insane!

I also ridden the Ducati Monster 821 and I really like it, except the extreme heat under my right leg, and the extra weight (25kg that you feel in the traffic).

I sold my SMR and I donít know if I should buy now or wait for the winter, when I have bigger chances of negociating for a discount.

I will need some PowerParts, Akrapovic, end bar mirrors, and crash pads.

Price is 7200Ä without VAT (Iíll import it, to avoid paying the VAT).
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I would like to get the orange one, only if later down the road, weíll have some kit to make it look like the prototype (under the seat exhaust).

Otherwise, I always liked black better.
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I would like to get the orange one, only if later down the road, weíll have some kit to make it look like the prototype (under the seat exhaust).

Otherwise, I always liked black better.
Hi the graphics kit looks good on black

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This is what I was hoping to get some information on when I joined here today. I own a 2016 Monster 821 and love the bike, however, I'd like something that's a little more all day ride friendly and the 790 Duke is a good fit. Has anyone made the move from an 821 Monster to the 790 Duke that could shed some light on the two bikes back-to-back?

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post #10 of 23 (permalink) Old 11-24-2018, 11:26 AM
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A lot depends upon your riding style and your favoured roads
do you ride for 30mins or 8hours, town, city, open roads, cruise or race,

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