Welcome to the forum and KTM ownershipHello, i'm a 26 years old male who've for the most part ridden sports bikes in the past. (still got my old 600 srad gixxer with mx handlebar, yoshi slip-on, +3/-2 sprockets done etc.)
I've drooled after the 790 ever since seeing the scalpel prototype in late 2016, wasn't too deterred when they unveiled the finished product as the changes made sense for creating a road-legal bike.
Fast forward to November 2018 i made the last payment on my car and thought i'd pop by the dealership and try to make up my mind as owning one was suddenly a real option. After a test-ride and a bit of haggling i rolled out with a brand new black 18' 790 duke :grin:
Didn't get to ride it much before storing it away due to minus degrees and ice but after a few days of 4-8 degrees celsius out and low air humidity i've ripped it out from storage again and are currently using it for commuting.
So far i'm very happy, seating position is way less cramped than i'm used to, power delivery is way more predictable as well as readily availible, traction control have already saved me once riding on treacherous road-conditions, quickshifter works like a charm. Yeah you've gotta use the clutch quite a lot dealing with low speeds and dense traffic but if that was a major issue i would have gotten a scooter instead. :wink: No issues with seat either even after 2hr rides, feel as if it delivers the perfect amount of cushioning.
Plans for the bike is currently is graphics kit, proper protection, (bobbins, radiator guard etc.) slip on, bar end mirrors, fly screen, pillion cover, passenger pegs delete, and we'll see about suspension/brakes/rear set etc. upgrades when there are more options out there and i've gotten a better feel of the bike.
i agree a bit cold wet and icy, but find a nice day :smile:
Some good choices of options enjoy fitting them as you wait for the sun to shine