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post #81 of 83 (permalink) Old 11-17-2019, 07:29 PM
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I wouldnt get too excited and rush to buy an 890, you have to remember its 890 because of Euro 5 regs so the motor will be pretty much strangled so bigger engine to compensate for pretty much the same performance.

I would be waiting to see if there are flat spots and holes in the power band. Also with all the WP bits and Brembos it will be considerably more expensive than the current 790.

Not sure about other countries but here in Oz KTM have been doing lots of discounting so maybe not selling too many 790s - I've only ever seen one other 790 in the 18 mths Ive owned my bike
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I wouldnt get too excited and rush to buy an 890, you have to remember its 890 because of Euro 5 regs so the motor will be pretty much strangled so bigger engine to compensate for pretty much the same performance.

I would be waiting to see if there are flat spots and holes in the power band. Also with all the WP bits and Brembos it will be considerably more expensive than the current 790.

Not sure about other countries but here in Oz KTM have been doing lots of discounting so maybe not selling too many 790s - I've only ever seen one other 790 in the 18 mths Ive owned my bike

For sure there may be issues with fueling, and other fun hiccups, but this new 890R forum is to explore various aspects of the new bike.

It's only natural, (for many of us), to feel a bit jaded towards KTM for coming out with, (only a model year later), a more expensive, better equipped Duke, but that's the situation.

Let's keep this forum area, just for the 890R.

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Ok that vid sold me! Me likey more than mine!
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