Yep, that's what my dealer advised me fully loaded. That's $13.5 USD price ride away
Have done 3000 km so far and no issues at all. Feared it was leaking from the counter sprocket seal, but that was just factory grease from the chain the took forever to wear/clean off.For those of you with the 890, do you feel the 790's reliability issues have been addressed with this "revision", or is it too soon to tell?
I think the 890 checks all the boxes for me, and it's my top choice as my next bike. However, I've never owned a KTM before, and the reliability issues that Neevesy talks about are definitely top of mind for me.
I think Neeves has tested one motorcycle too many. He says you would not take an 890 to the track because you are going to get blasted off the track by 600s and 1000s. Really - the latest 600 super sports put out around 105 or so rwhp. I understand the 890 puts out around 115 and has miles more mid range and if anything, might be a bit lighter than a 600 (and better Suspension, albeit the 890 is not as track focussed).
Agree. I generally like him, too - but I don't know what he's talking about there. Not only are track days not races, but the participants are not racers (for the most part). Plenty of people show up on 1000s, but maybe a quarter of them are comfortable enough, and skilled enough, to use their full potential (and there's nothing wrong with that - again, it's a track day). I used to do track days on an Aprilia rs250, and sure, I'd usually get swallowed up on the straights, but it was a blast everywhere else - and that bike didn't have nearly the performance of a Duke 890r.I like Neeves but don't agree with a few of his comments. Really don't get his comment about not taking the 890 to a track day lol, that makes no sense at all as it's not a race...
I have Five motorcycles (everything from a Norton Commando to a full race bike) but am very happy with my ‘toy’ 790 as my everyday rider.I have done just shy of 800 miles on my 890 and I genuinely believe this guy's review is realistic.
40mph to 90mph is where the bike really shines, he's right there.
When he talks about it as a 'toy' he's clarifying the handling characteristics of the machine later in the video when he talks about how the KTM is built to go quickly and is somewhat jerky in low speeds. This bike really doesn't like to go under 30mph. It's made to go fast.
"....although it tolerates low speed riding it just wants to play all the time"
e.g. it's 'toylike'
This is the exact feeling I get from this bike. It's an insane experience riding over the twistier mountain highways around here. I own other bikes if I want to go touring or dirt riding or commuting. Could you do it on the dukes? yes. But it is not built for that. It's built for twisties and it does this exceptionally.