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Hey all, kinda new to KTM, (owned 2 Husky SMR’s). Looking to buy a 790 soonish..

Like many of you, I saw a shite ton of yt vids and written reviews, so we'll just have to see.. :grin:
 

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Welcome to the forum! If you're intrigued just by what you've read/saw online you should really get some seat time on one to seal the deal. Reach out to any local dealers yet?
 

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KTM corporate does demo rides like what Ducati has been doing for years already which beats out what most dealers let you do.
 

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KTM corporate does demo rides like what Ducati has been doing for years already which beats out what most dealers let you do.
Interesting comment! In NZ, dealers are pretty liberal about letting you take demonstrators out. For my last 3 bikes, all different dealers; I was simply told to go out, have fun and be back in about an hour. Mind you, in most of the developed world, having to pass a fairly comprehensive competence test before you can ride a big bike does give the dealer some confidence about the outcome of the ride :wink:
 

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Interesting comment! In NZ, dealers are pretty liberal about letting you take demonstrators out. For my last 3 bikes, all different dealers; I was simply told to go out, have fun and be back in about an hour. Mind you, in most of the developed world, having to pass a fairly comprehensive competence test before you can ride a big bike does give the dealer some confidence about the outcome of the ride :wink:
Guess you're not talking about NZ then Geoff. Only competency "test" I have ever done was when I was 15 and got my MC licence.
 

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Guess you're not talking about NZ then Geoff. Only competency "test" I have ever done was when I was 15 and got my MC licence.
Yep, including NZ. It was certainly less rigorous when we took ours but it's toughened up in recent years. I was really drawing the distinction with the US compared with much of the rest of the world where it's possible to get on large capacity bikes from the get go.
 
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