To LC8, no I sold it to the shop where I bought the KTM.
To KTMfan, I had 2 small accidents on my last holliday in the Alps (Italy), there was that much damage that it was financially attractive to buy another one. The S1000R is a great bike but is a big overkill for the busy Dutch roads. So I wanted something smaller, choice was between a Street Triple RS or the KTM. I like the looks better of the KTM., and there are allready a lot of Street Triples so I wanted something different.
Hi HDG. I too just sold a S1000R and bought a 790.
Wanted a smaller fun bike that was less powerful. S1000R was an extremely capable and powerful machine but I just couldn’t do it justice on roads I ride. Little bit sanitised too.
My first KTM also. I rode other similar category bikes b4 making decision. The Duke was my favourite by far. Bought it even though it meant a 250 mile round trip to dealer. All other bikes I tested were available locally. The Street Triple was my least fav. Well made but I don’t like how it looks and it was just really boring.
well I prefer the 790 to my speed triple and 1290
I would go as far as saying the best standard mid sized bike
added 20mm extra comfort seat I can now do 6 hours ride outs and walk smoothly to the gents
I just wanted to compile a small list of those of us in the NE USA for spring/summer/fall possible group rides.
Add your name to the thread, if I misplaced you. 😁
@GLantern, @Chic , @dj790duke , @Millgreem2 , @MOTORCYCLEiD , @chischa , @samuel kissil ...
Ever since selling the previous 690 i had some regrets. I bonded really well with that bike, we got along brilliantly and despite some quirks i felt it was absolutely spot on for me.
But then i jumped ship as the KTM 990 SuperdukeR which had been on my bucket list came up at a price and time...
I would have bought it myself but already bought a SW-Motech one instead (for more :crying: )