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As above has anyone moved their bars to the front holes and what do you think,what does it do ?
 

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I have mine in the rear position and 20mm bar risers, but I don’t do track days. I can see an advantage in the forward position especially for high speeds if your a regular track rider.
 

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I put ROX risers on mine 2" rise and adjustable angles really nice for me and there were just minor cable re-routing.
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During the 1st service I had my bars moved to the front holes per KTM advice in case of track riding, but I've not had a session yet.
On the road it feels like it forces me to sit too close to the tank while the original position made me able to go a little bit back without losing control.
I will bring them back to the original position at the next service unless on the first track day I get some enlightenment.
 

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Moved mine forward last weekend. Only done a few hundred miles, but it suits my riding style. Sit forward for the twisties & sit back for more open curves or faster speeds on getting to the twisties :)

Did I mention how much fun this bike is ??!!
 

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I moved the bars forward, a few 1000miles back after I discovered the 2nd set of holes...😂
And tipped the bar angle slightly forward as well, and it works for me...😁
 

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First post and all that...

Same thing...6’2. The front position feels less cramped for my long arms. As far as any impact on the bike, can’t really tell any difference honestly, but that’s only up to about 90mph straight passing on the highway. Thinking about raising the seat. I really don’t feel that closed up, so I may leave it alone.
 

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First post and all that...

Same thing...6’2. The front position feels less cramped for my long arms. As far as any impact on the bike, can’t really tell any difference honestly, but that’s only up to about 90mph straight passing on the highway. Thinking about raising the seat. I really don’t feel that closed up, so I may leave it alone.
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I hear ya on this. I am really considering moving forward to front points but then again I am not feeling like I need to even though I am 6'4". I have a huge wing span but still feel like the bike handles great for me. I'm probably lazy which is why I haven't done this yet!
 

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I have eventually moved my bars to the front holes and it has made quite a difference to the bike,no more flappy bars at speed or over bumps. Didn’t alter the angle either, the steering feels more direct. Will be leaving it this way. 👌🏻
 

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Did anyone ever fit clipons? I was seeing that woodcraft has a nice set and I remember them feeling really good on my old ducati monster. The naked bikes seemed to feel comfy with clipons.
 

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I've been contemplating clip-ons for the 790. I had a pair of adjustable Apex clip-ons for my Ninja 1000 (Z1000-SX I believe for those on the other side of the pond) and it was a great improvement over the bars if you're more accustomed to sport bike style ergos. They have tons of adjustability from angle to sweep and height. The height itself can be adjusted relatively quickly if you're going from regular traffic where you want to be a bit higher to the twisties where you want them dropped down.

The only thing you need to watch is clearance to any surrounding bodywork for bikes that aren't designed with a clip-on style bar. The 790's headlight turns with the bars so it's not as tricky as some, but clearance to the sides of the headlight shroud for example could run interference with the controls once mounted on the clip-ons.

Here's a comparison of the Apex clip-ons vs. stock bars on the Ninja 1000
 

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I've been contemplating clip-ons for the 790. I had a pair of adjustable Apex clip-ons for my Ninja 1000 (Z1000-SX I believe for those on the other side of the pond) and it was a great improvement over the bars if you're more accustomed to sport bike style ergos. They have tons of adjustability from angle to sweep and height. The height itself can be adjusted relatively quickly if you're going from regular traffic where you want to be a bit higher to the twisties where you want them dropped down.

The only thing you need to watch is clearance to any surrounding bodywork for bikes that aren't designed with a clip-on style bar. The 790's headlight turns with the bars so it's not as tricky as some, but clearance to the sides of the headlight shroud for example could run interference with the controls once mounted on the clip-ons.

Here's a comparison of the Apex clip-ons vs. stock bars on the Ninja 1000
Good things to consider, woodcraft has two types from what I saw. One that mounts in the original bar mounts that is specific for the duke and another that mounts on the fork tubes. I would imagine the ones on the bar mounts give more clearance.
 
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