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post #21 of 25 (permalink) Old 02-06-2020, 09:21 PM
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We got a KTM sponsored track day in March (no date set yet) i hope the new 2020 1290RR and 890RR are here in time, they usually bring 6-8 bikes along for demo's.
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....What did you think of the new Pankl gearbox compared to the previous model?....

^^^ yes, curious as well. (didn't even realize they made transmissions.) that was always one of the bigger complaints about the previous generation.


also, @evans, i'm sure most of us here are curious to know: setting money aside, if you could only have one, which bike would you prefer to own, the 790 or the 1290?
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The Pankl gearbox was impressive. The shift throw was short and positive, and it worked well with the Quickshifter +.

As far as which bike I would buy is concerned, I’ve already bought it. While I always have tons of fun testing large displacement bikes, I’ve always been a middleweight fan at heart. Just to weasel a bit, if I rode on a high-speed track like Portimao frequently, I might feel a little differently, but for the riding I typically do in my spare time, I’m crazy in love with my 790 Duke.

Now for a little fun: At new bike intros, the manufacturers typically give us a little gift for attending. Consequently, I have received enough branded baseball caps and backpacks to last several lifetimes. When KTM gave me what was labeled as an indoor bike cover, I was pretty stoked at the practical nature of the gift, but when I opened it, I laughed harder than I have for a long time. I hope my Scalpel doesn’t mind being called a Beast. Maybe it’s a mini-Beast.
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I hope my Scalpel doesnít mind being called a Beast. Maybe itís a mini-Beast.
Well maybe if it gets a bit of rest it will grow!

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The Pankl gearbox was impressive. The shift throw was short and positive, and it worked well with the Quickshifter +.

As far as which bike I would buy is concerned, I’ve already bought it. While I always have tons of fun testing large displacement bikes, I’ve always been a middleweight fan at heart. Just to weasel a bit, if I rode on a high-speed track like Portimao frequently, I might feel a little differently, but for the riding I typically do in my spare time, I’m crazy in love with my 790 Duke.

Now for a little fun: At new bike intros, the manufacturers typically give us a little gift for attending. Consequently, I have received enough branded baseball caps and backpacks to last several lifetimes. When KTM gave me what was labeled as an indoor bike cover, I was pretty stoked at the practical nature of the gift, but when I opened it, I laughed harder than I have for a long time. I hope my Scalpel doesn’t mind being called a Beast. Maybe it’s a mini-Beast.



Thanks for the feedback - good to know I don't have to run out and buy a new bike.



Kidding, of course, though I was shopping them both at about this time last year. There was always that devil on my shoulder saying "go for the crazy horsepower and torque", but I really couldn't be happier that I finally decided to buy the 790. I've owned a lot of different bikes in my lifetime, and I really don't think there's one that I've enjoyed riding more than the 790 Duke.
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