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Apart from the paint are there any other changes?
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I鈥檇 be curious of any small electro-mechanical improvements that were made.
 

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Morning guys. Just joined as my 2020 gets delivered on Saturday.
FYI KTM have just launched a new offer so the 2020 is now 7500 brand new. I just got 500 cashback yesterday as I鈥檇 smashed em down from 9k!!(I know) to 8000.
cheers. Stu.
 

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Morning guys. Just joined as my 2020 gets delivered on Saturday.
FYI KTM have just launched a new offer so the 2020 is now 7500 brand new. I just got 500 cashback yesterday as I鈥檇 smashed em down from 9k!!(I know) to 8000.
cheers. Stu.
Hi Stu and welcome!

Yeah I saw that offer which was the reason for this thread. But probably not worth me updating from my 2018 just for the paint!

Good luck for Saturday and have fun running in!
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Hi Stu and welcome!

Yeah I saw that offer which was the reason for this thread. But probably not worth me updating from my 2018 just for the paint!

Good luck for Saturday and have fun running in!
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Ah thanks mate!! I鈥檓 proper excited for the first time in years after the test ride last week. What a riot!!! Come from a bloody vfr800! Haha what a swap!
Definitely not worth the extra for the swap IMO. I wanted th 2019 but they sold it before I got there! So did me a deal. SMC Sheffield have been brilliant.
YES! Running in advice please.
is it generally rev it out but with light power?
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I don't think you can rev it out before 1st service as there is a limiter activated.
 

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I don't think you can rev it out before 1st service as there is a limiter activated.
Yes there is a rev limiter and the limit is increased usually on the first service. But you鈥檒l have plenty to play with and running in is about progressively increasing the load on not only
the engine but the brakes, chassis, and tyres. It鈥檚 a good way of getting acquainted!
 

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Yes there is a rev limiter and the limit is increased usually on the first service. But you鈥檒l have plenty to play with and running in is about progressively increasing the load on not only
the engine but the brakes, chassis, and tyres. It鈥檚 a good way of getting acquainted!
Correct me if I鈥檓 wrong, but I thought it kicked in automatically, being mileage dependent, around 620 miles?
 

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Correct me if I鈥檓 wrong, but I thought it kicked in automatically, being mileage dependent, around 620 miles?
Correct - it isn't an actual limit - you can go as high as you want but the dash display rises from 6500rpm to 9000rpm automatically - not from a service update.
 

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Correct me if I鈥檓 wrong, but I thought it kicked in automatically, being mileage dependent, around 620 miles?

Yes you are absolutely right! Of course that鈥檚 usually after the 600mile service has been done.
 

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Correct - it isn't an actual limit - you can go as high as you want but the dash display rises from 6500rpm to 9000rpm automatically - not from a service update.
Yet another thing I didn鈥檛 know! So you can actually rev the nuts off it from day one if your heart so desires?!!!
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According to the EU forum, there are some minor differences in the cylinder head and coolant connection (old was oval and new is round). Open the thread in Chrome and put the Google translator to work

 

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Ah thanks mate!! I鈥檓 proper excited for the first time in years after the test ride last week. What a riot!!! Come from a bloody vfr800! Haha what a swap!
Definitely not worth the extra for the swap IMO. I wanted th 2019 but they sold it before I got there! So did me a deal. SMC Sheffield have been brilliant.
YES! Running in advice please.
is it generally rev it out but with light power?
cheers.
Running in is a grey area. Ive heard of people putting brand new bikes on the dyno, as in full power runs, tunes whatever and the bikes fine.
How much they've been bench run will vary from manufacturer.

I would try to stick with what KTM suggest, dont use full throttle, stay under 6500 rpm.
Try to load it up, avoid traffic lights. See if you can trailer it home. Do a couple of short rides first maybe. The first couple hundred kms are most important.
By the 800km mark your starting to accidentally go past 6500rpm.
Its probably not even that important tbh.
 

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Hope you guys realise that small ktms will continue to be made in India, mid size 790s (890?) will from June be made by CFMoto in China, (apparently to increased tolerances) and big Vtwins will continue to be in Austria.
Thats why I bought a 2018 made in Austria bike.
Two reasons, quality is one, second is I want to minimise anything I buy from China, I know that will be difficult but every purchase counts.
 

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If worth, I purchased a "2020" 790 duke last week, with the new black & oange wheels color scheme (loving it BTW). To me, is exactly the same bike (riden a 2018 from a friend) . And I put the year between quotes because my bike was manufactured in Austria October 2019.. so.. not truly a 2020 (although they sold it to me as a year 2020 model :( )
 

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If worth, I purchased a "2020" 790 duke last week, with the new black & oange wheels color scheme (loving it BTW). To me, is exactly the same bike (riden a 2018 from a friend) . And I put the year between quotes because my bike was manufactured in Austria October 2019.. so.. not truly a 2020 (although they sold it to me as a year 2020 model :( )
Actually the model year for your bike is correct even if it was manufactured before the actual year even started! The MY refers to the actual specific specifications that the bike is built to and all manufacturers start producing these new models well in advance in order to meet anticipated demand. It also usually gives them plenty of time to try and off load last years model!
Anyway just enjoy those orange wheels!
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Actually the model year for your bike is correct even if it was manufactured before the actual year even started! The MY refers to the actual specific specifications that the bike is built to and all manufacturers start producing these new models well in advance in order to meet anticipated demand. It also usually gives them plenty of time to try and off load last years model!
Anyway just enjoy those orange wheels!
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Good point! Thanks for the feedback.
 
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