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
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 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 ...
I would have bought it myself but already bought a SW-Motech one instead (for more :crying: )
My 790D got stolen off the street just this past weekend. The 790D bike gets a lot of attention but sometimes that's not the best. Working with the NYPD to get video footage to help with the investigation. I'm not expecting the bike back, but here's to hoping. Can't imagine getting another bike...