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So just got back from the dealer here in Gothenburg and i am now the owner of a black 790 Duke.
Got a really good deal on it and ordered some powerparts like brake discs, rear seat cover, tpms sensors, mirrors etc.

Also lengthened the warranty from 2 to 5 years for roughly 250 dollars which was a no-brainer.
It came with the Akrapovic damper but will sell it and buy a Austin Racing slip-on because it looks and sound better in my opinion.

Only other mod i will do is get a fender eliminator from new rage cycles whenever they release a kit for the 790.

Hoping for a short winter so i can go out and ride the thing next season!

 

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So just got back from the dealer here in Gothenburg and i am now the owner of a black 790 Duke.
Got a really good deal on it and ordered some powerparts like brake discs, rear seat cover, tpms sensors, mirrors etc.

Also lengthened the warranty from 2 to 5 years for roughly 250 dollars which was a no-brainer.
It came with the Akrapovic damper but will sell it and buy a Austin Racing slip-on because it looks and sound better in my opinion.

Only other mod i will do is get a fender eliminator from new rage cycles whenever they release a kit for the 790.

Hoping for a short winter so i can go out and ride the thing next season!

Before you dump out your akro I would remove baffle and listen
If you want even more music decat
this combo is awesome but loud

Good deal for extended warranty

hopefully you can run it in before the really bad weather arrives
 

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Yea i'll definitely have a real world listen before changing slip-on, just that from videos ive seen the akra just sounds bland compared to the AR slip-on.
De-cat is out of the question unless i want to be murdered by one of my neighbors as i come home really late sometimes and go to work in the early mornings.

Think AR slip-on without baffle might be the perfect setup for me but we'll see.
 

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if you are worried about the locals the AR slip on is a little louder than the Akro with baffle removed but not a big difference


I compared my 790 which is decat and akro with no baffle to another 790 fitted with full AR with decat, both very loud, again I would say ar slightly louder

if you do not want to loud
1/ try akro no baffle
2/ standard or akro with baffle with decat
3/ akro no baffle with decat so loud after 3 hours my ears were ringing

currently running my akro with baffle with decat which is as loud as I want
 

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So just got back from the dealer here in Gothenburg and i am now the owner of a black 790 Duke.
Got a really good deal on it and ordered some powerparts like brake discs, rear seat cover, tpms sensors, mirrors etc.

Also lengthened the warranty from 2 to 5 years for roughly 250 dollars which was a no-brainer.
It came with the Akrapovic damper but will sell it and buy a Austin Racing slip-on because it looks and sound better in my opinion.

Only other mod i will do is get a fender eliminator from new rage cycles whenever they release a kit for the 790.

Hoping for a short winter so i can go out and ride the thing next season!

Hello and welcome!:smile:
How where you able to get an extended warranty? I was told it is impossible to get one in the northern countries:surprise:.
 

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Hello and welcome!:smile:
How where you able to get an extended warranty? I was told it is impossible to get one in the northern countries:surprise:.
Thank you! :)

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Basically BIKE sells all new BMW´s with 5 year warranty. 2 years BMW, 3 years BIKE.
I ask about 5 year warranty and he hands me a flyer behind his chair and tells me that adds three years of warranty for 250 bucks to which i immediately bake into the price of the bike.
So my theory is that im getting the same identical warranty extension as they sell with every BMW but i have to ask for it myself.

Its really meant to increase the resale price of the bike as i will probably move on to a Tuono Factory in 2-3 years time so having 2 more years of warranty is going to be an excellent selling point i think.
 

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Thank you! :)

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Basically BIKE sells all new BMW´s with 5 year warranty. 2 years BMW, 3 years BIKE.
I ask about 5 year warranty and he hands me a flyer behind his chair and tells me that adds three years of warranty for 250 bucks to which i immediately bake into the price of the bike.
So my theory is that im getting the same identical warranty extension as they sell with every BMW but i have to ask for it myself.

Its really meant to increase the resale price of the bike as i will probably move on to a Tuono Factory in 2-3 years time so having 2 more years of warranty is going to be an excellent selling point i think.
Wow, great info!
It looks like they have service in Finland aswell.
Thank you a bunch!:smile_big:
 

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to continue to comply with tighter emissions we are going to see engines running leaner which means hotter
so expect to see larger rads and also bigger heavier cats.
hybrid or battery bikes hmm shudder the thought
 

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to continue to comply with tighter emissions we are going to see engines running leaner which means hotter
so expect to see larger rads and also bigger heavier cats.
hybrid or battery bikes hmm shudder the thought
Do yourself a favour and get a demo of one of the zero bikes, I think it will surprise you.

The low end power delivery is incredible, instant on demand. Only issues for me and the reason I decided against one in the end is range and cost. It's perfect for city commuting, or offroad track, but not much else at the moment.

Oh and also their customer service and resellers seem a bit w**k too, which seems surprising for a newish startup company.
 

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to continue to comply with tighter emissions we are going to see engines running leaner which means hotter
so expect to see larger rads and also bigger heavier cats.
hybrid or battery bikes hmm shudder the thought
Do yourself a favour and get a demo of one of the zero bikes, I think it will surprise you.

The low end power delivery is incredible, instant on demand. Only issues for me and the reason I decided against one in the end is range and cost. It's perfect for city commuting, or offroad track, but not much else at the moment.

Oh and also their customer service and resellers seem a bit w**k too, which seems surprising for a newish startup company.
I would love myself an electrical bike for the track-> have had my eye on the ktm supermotoE. Unfortunately the zero bikes are to heavy.
Will definitely get an E-bike when I have a garage to store and load one in!
 

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Do yourself a favour and get a demo of one of the zero bikes, I think it will surprise you.

The low end power delivery is incredible, instant on demand. Only issues for me and the reason I decided against one in the end is range and cost. It's perfect for city commuting, or offroad track, but not much else at the moment.

Oh and also their customer service and resellers seem a bit w**k too, which seems surprising for a newish startup company.
I have tried an offroad electric bike and 3 electric cars

I realise these can be either superfast or very economical city commuter, however as a general bike these can be heavy with limited range. just not for me

The sound and feel are very important and an electric vehicle have none of this. souless

the tesla is a great car and can be super fast, but I will not own one, give me a V8 any day
 

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For dirt I’d say the best option at the moment is probably the alta’s over the zeros.

I do agree with aot, there’s not much better than the smell of burnt fuel and roar of an engine, but being able to going extremely fast is up there.

Not much comes close to the low end torque/acceleration of electric motors. Being able to instant on near on 100% power is something quite spectacular if done right.

The new roadster for example weighs in at 1.3 ton but is still capable of 0-60 in an astonishing 1.9 seconds.

But yes, enjoy the fossil fuels whilst we still can. There’s only enough to last another 5 decades or so the way things are going. Although I expect the average Joe will start having problems getting some far sooner than that. Hopefully by that time we will have some actual viable alternatives, if I’m still around that is.

How cheerful :grin:
 
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