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Welcome! Seems like you've got an ideal stomping grounds for your Duke. Glad to hear you didn't come across any issues on your longer trip. Any modification plans for the bike?
 

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Awesome, how did you find it on the longer hauls. I’m definitely going to be planning a few trips around France/Spain next year!
 

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Welcome! Seems like you've got an ideal stomping grounds for your Duke. Glad to hear you didn't come across any issues on your longer trip. Any modification plans for the bike?
Thank you!

After 11.000 km I couldn't be happier with this bike. Any issues and any noticeable oil consumption.

Few modifications, I am waiting for the cover of the passenger seat and I have removed both footrests. I also changed the original mirrors for some of the givi brand that improve visibility.

The only important thing I would replace is the rear shock absorber with a higher quality one, but I'm selling my 790 in a few months so I don't really think it's worthy. I would also recommend changing the Maxxis tyres for your favourite ones; you may notice, as I did, a big improvement.
 

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Awesome, how did you find it on the longer hauls. I’m definitely going to be planning a few trips around France/Spain next year!
Hello owl. I found my Duke unexpectedly comfortable with lots of room for my legs considering its size. The seat allows to change your position and that really helps. I just missed a cruise control to give some rest to my right hand. You have to be careful when fixing a tail bag, it can get burnt with the hot exhaust gases. Mine was.

When coming to Spain, feel free to contact me, I can help you with some really good routes.

why are you selling if you enjoy it so much?
I rode for many years off road motorcycles when I was young, I didn't ride anything but a scooter for 15 years (family, childrens, etc...) and two years ago I bought my first street bike. Now I enjoy trying many different things (although I suspect that my bike, the bike, is something with a 1.301 cc engine inside...)

But the 790 is great. Wild but easy, nice combination. FUN, smile in yor face.
 

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Hello owl. I found my Duke unexpectedly comfortable with lots of room for my legs considering its size. The seat allows to change your position and that really helps. I just missed a cruise control to give some rest to my right hand. You have to be careful when fixing a tail bag, it can get burnt with the hot exhaust gases. Mine was.

When coming to Spain, feel free to contact me, I can help you with some really good routes.



I rode for many years off road motorcycles when I was young, I didn't ride anything but a scooter for 15 years (family, childrens, etc...) and two years ago I bought my first street bike. Now I enjoy trying many different things (although I suspect that my bike, the bike, is something with a 1.301 cc engine inside...)

But the 790 is great. Wild but easy, nice combination. FUN, smile in yor face.
Was a bit disappointed that it didn't have a cruise control either, but understandable at the price point.

There's a small plastic device, they go by a few names such as wrist rest, throttle clamp/paddle which you attach to the throttle that allows your palm to sit on the plastic so you don't have to hold the grip continuously. It's not quite as good as CC, but certainly helps on longer journeys for bikes without.

Thanks for the tail bag exhaust warning, I'm aware of the issue from ktm uk melting his blinkers haha

Will definitely message you for some routes, will probably be early next year at this rate though.

I too wanted the SD, but the insurance for my area being in city is just ridiculous, and to be honest the 790 actually makes more sense for my current situation, but one day, it will either be that or the tuono or the panigale hahahah
 

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Hi peewee,just seen your p[ictures.Brings back memories.looks very much like the Picos.We have done a similar trip for the last 2 years around the north of Spain,bloody fantastic.Great roads,great scenery and next to no traffic and friendly people.
Would recommend it to anyone.Was on my 990SMT and my partner was on her 690 Duke.
All the best.Ride Safe.:)
 

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Having the luxury an SD and 790 I can say both are fun

Riding in town and very tight twisty road the 790 is both easier and faster with hugely better fuel economy easy to get 70 plus MPG whilst riding it to the limit is manageable for most experienced riders, it is good for pillion riders too.
I would say a fantastic naked bike for all but the super speed freaks


The SD as it's called is a beast ver2.0 for good fast roads almost untouchable, but with so much power comes too much temptation, if ever there was justification in the stupid multipart riding tests these days this bike would be the reason.
you will be lucky to see 40MPG and with its relatively small tank at least means you have to stop often for your adrenaline levels to lower whilst being ripped off at the fuel pumps. Pillion is for the very brave.

in truth its a stupid bike for speed junkies that will either kill you or get you banned, I love it.
 
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