Herman from Holland. - 2018 KTM 790 Duke Forum
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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-21-2018, 04:16 PM Thread Starter
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Herman from Holland.

Hello everbody,

ordered yesterday a 790 Duke, black.
Delivery date, August 8th.

Can't wait.
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-23-2018, 06:24 AM
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Welcome aboard HDG, is this your first KTM?

Observation is the greatest source of wisdom.
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-30-2018, 03:53 PM
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Another owner of a brilliant bike - welcome 👍
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post #4 of 9 (permalink) Old 07-31-2018, 02:40 PM Thread Starter
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Yes, my first KTM.
My current bike is a 2015 BMW S1000R.
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post #5 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-01-2018, 01:22 PM
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Welcome to the forum! I'm sure next week cant come soon enough. You plan on holding onto that 1000?
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post #6 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-01-2018, 06:28 PM
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Congrats on getting a 790.
What other bikes were you looking into before deciding to get the 790? Can't help but notice how many bikes in this CC range are coming to market these days!
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post #7 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 02:54 PM Thread Starter
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To LC8, no I sold it to the shop where I bought the KTM.

To KTMfan, I had 2 small accidents on my last holliday in the Alps (Italy), there was that much damage that it was financially attractive to buy another one. The S1000R is a great bike but is a big overkill for the busy Dutch roads. So I wanted something smaller, choice was between a Street Triple RS or the KTM. I like the looks better of the KTM., and there are allready a lot of Street Triples so I wanted something different.
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post #8 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-02-2018, 11:36 PM
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Hi HDG. I too just sold a S1000R and bought a 790.

Wanted a smaller fun bike that was less powerful. S1000R was an extremely capable and powerful machine but I just couldnít do it justice on roads I ride. Little bit sanitised too.

My first KTM also. I rode other similar category bikes b4 making decision. The Duke was my favourite by far. Bought it even though it meant a 250 mile round trip to dealer. All other bikes I tested were available locally. The Street Triple was my least fav. Well made but I donít like how it looks and it was just really boring.

Plus orange is my fav colour.
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post #9 of 9 (permalink) Old 08-12-2018, 10:39 AM
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well I prefer the 790 to my speed triple and 1290
I would go as far as saying the best standard mid sized bike
added 20mm extra comfort seat I can now do 6 hours ride outs and walk smoothly to the gents :-)
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