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so guys you have all been waiting for ages whist the rest of us talk of our bikes.so who gets the first 790?
have you all got a collect date?
 

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Dealers are saying sometime this month, but have yet to be given a hard delivery date. At least thanks to all your praises of the 790 we know that is going to be well worth the wait.
 

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so run in before Christmas and a very happy new year :) for the southern riders and I am sure a bit longer for all but the hardest of northern riders

I wonder how many have been pre ordered does anyone know?
 

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I've been told late this month as well, which is a bummer as there wont be much season left to enjoy. At least I haven't seen any salt trucks making their rounds as of yet.
 

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I've been told late this month as well, which is a bummer as there wont be much season left to enjoy. At least I haven't seen any salt trucks making their rounds as of yet.

well perhaps running in in winter makes some sense you will not be so tempted to rip the throttle open :devil:
 

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Received my 790 Duke yesterday.

Unfortunately I have a broke leg and cannot ride it. It has 0 miles. I think it is the first motorcycle or car I have ever bought that had 0 miles. Bad thing is I can't even unload it off the trailer I brought it home on. And will not be able to ride it for at least another month.
Bought at Griffith Cycle in Chattanooga TN. It is black. You guys who are waiting should be getting your bike soon. I made a down payment on mine back in March/April time frame.
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Unfortunately I have a broke leg and cannot ride it. It has 0 miles. I think it is the first motorcycle or car I have ever bought that had 0 miles. Bad thing is I can't even unload it off the trailer I brought it home on. And will not be able to ride it for at least another month.
Bought at Griffith Cycle in Chattanooga TN. It is black. You guys who are waiting should be getting your bike soon. I made a down payment on mine back in March/April time frame.
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what a Bu.......
mine's black fitted graphics kit to liven it up a bit
I wish you a superfast recovery and a merry christmas
 

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Awesome looking bike. Thanks
as you can see I added orange wheel reflective tape for £3
I did not use all the graphic kit
if you look carefully at the full graphics kit and compare to my bike you will see the differences
 

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For what it's worth bikes are arriving now in US stores, so far only black models. I know my dealership I'm #3 and the first 3 including mine are orange so someone else will be getting the black one first. Got a few PP ordered and really hoping to find a good indicator set that's not crappy as well as eliminator and exhaust, still undecided on exhaust.
 

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For what it's worth bikes are arriving now in US stores, so far only black models. I know my dealership I'm #3 and the first 3 including mine are orange so someone else will be getting the black one first. Got a few PP ordered and really hoping to find a good indicator set that's not crappy as well as eliminator and exhaust, still undecided on exhaust.
this is so close you must almost be able to taste it!
The standard indicators are not that bad and there are a new PP set available as shown.

exhaust well we all know the choices are huge i went for decat akra with baffle removed sounds great
 

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Great news, hopefully new rage cycles gets one in the shop so they can start selling their tail tidies for the 790.
The 790 throws a lot of road water and dirt up
if you are an all weather rider be careful, perhaps for some of you lucky people that live in state that is very dry it does not matter
 

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No issue for me as i will simply take the car during winter months or when it rains.
I can safely say you do not live in UK
as some years if you wait for a dry road you would never use your bike (perhaps i exaggerate little but only a little)
 

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No issue for me as i will simply take the car during winter months or when it rains.
I can safely say you do not live in UK
as some years if you wait for a dry road you would never use your bike (perhaps i exaggerate little but only a little)
Gothenburg, Sweden.
Colder than England but i think a slightly drier climate overall.
 

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Gothenburg, Sweden.
Colder than England but i think a slightly drier climate overall.
Yes drier and a lot colder brrrrrrrrrr..
only been to your country once but spent a lot of time in Finland, coldest place i have spent time in is Siberia in 6 weeks temp never go up above -40C with a low of -59C and some idiots were sat in the middle of the river fishing
did not dare use a bike but drove a lot
 
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