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Hello! I am waiting for the pandemic to pass for picking up my full spec 890R (full akra w/map, adjustable rearsets, forged orange triple clamps and track electronic package). But the dealer offered me for the same price I have paid an unregistered 2019 1290 SDR with the track pak.
And I think it is for the beeing at home boredom that got me thinking about it.
What are your thoughs? Should I stay with the 890 or go beast mode? Never rode an SDR.
 

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Stay with the 890.

SDR is a great bike but big changes between the 2019 and 2020 model,so maybe not the bargain it's being made out to be.

Plus the SDR is mega overkill for the road.
 

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1290 for the same price, **** yeah, they are insane fun on the road, and they can tour. I had a 1290 for 2 years then got the 1290GT, the 2019 has some great electronics to go with it. If your a small guy go with the 890, if your tall or large get the 1290R and grin from ear to ear.
 

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Personal preference here, i'm over the giant liter bikers myself and would stick with the 890. You should at least go sit on one as they are a LOT bigger then the 790/890s. I bought my 790 because of how small and light it felt. In the end it is up to you what you want, either bike is a great bike for the right rider.
 

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Personal preference here, i'm over the giant liter bikers myself and would stick with the 890. You should at least go sit on one as they are a LOT bigger then the 790/890s. I bought my 790 because of how small and light it felt. In the end it is up to you what you want, either bike is a great bike for the right rider.
Exactly the same for me! I love the small and light feeling of my 790.
 
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