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So, last year I bought a 1290 SDR and sold it after 4 months due to issues with the keyless. I ride most days commuting so It has to be reliable.
After a fling with a 2017 V Strom 1000 I had the bug again and started to look at the 1290 Super Adventure now the dealer assured me the keyless issues have been sorted.
It was then I saw the 790 Duke and thought with a screen it could deal with the commute, what are your thoughts on this for those that already own the 790?
Would save me a wedge but would I get bored easily?
 

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So, last year I bought a 1290 SDR and sold it after 4 months due to issues with the keyless. I ride most days commuting so It has to be reliable.
After a fling with a 2017 V Strom 1000 I had the bug again and started to look at the 1290 Super Adventure now the dealer assured me the keyless issues have been sorted.
It was then I saw the 790 Duke and thought with a screen it could deal with the commute, what are your thoughts on this for those that already own the 790?
Would save me a wedge but would I get bored easily?
Bored... Hmmm. Can't see why... Depends what you want from a bike, if you want instant insane grunt, then maybe you will.... but the 790 is great fun and light weight, so IMO it's as good for the job as anything out there.

One of the main pluses for me is also one of the downsides, the electronics, but not in the way you'll expect. It removes some of the rider interaction, it takes it to a rev and go having the auto-blipper and the QS, you need to think less.... But that's also a massive compliment to it, it makes it really easy to ride as well.

Nakeds are never as 'nice' as faired versions... but that's not a bad thing as they keep you semi sensible. If i jump on a sports bike i'm seeing 3 figures ALL the time... If i jump on a naked, i'm seeing 3 figures rarely.... Mr Police man thinks that's good :)
 

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That’s a very good point, even on the V Strom is end up sitting around 100 with not much thought. I also felt a bit detached from the riding experience, sitting behind a massive screen. I don’t need the capability of the bigger adv style bike I just like how they do it all well.
My minds pretty much made up, I just need to find a decent used one to lessen the blow if I change my mind and sell it again
 

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That’s a very good point, even on the V Strom is end up sitting around 100 with not much thought. I also felt a bit detached from the riding experience, sitting behind a massive screen. I don’t need the capability of the bigger adv style bike I just like how they do it all well.
My minds pretty much made up, I just need to find a decent used one to lessen the blow if I change my mind and sell it again
there are a few around used and some very good deals.

it really depends upto what options if any you want

I swapped to naked bikes a few years ago to encourage me to keep the speeds down.

but if your all year round riding I can see why a screen might be helpful
 

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That’s a very good point, even on the V Strom is end up sitting around 100 with not much thought. I also felt a bit detached from the riding experience, sitting behind a massive screen. I don’t need the capability of the bigger adv style bike I just like how they do it all well.
My minds pretty much made up, I just need to find a decent used one to lessen the blow if I change my mind and sell it again
Well I’ve just replaced my, problem free but just too bloody fast for road use, 1290 SDR (2017) with a 600 mile old 790 Duke.
Absolutely no regrets. I know I’ve only had it for 10 days but the buzz of riding a bike you can redline on the road is way better in my opinion of a pub bragging monster BHP figure bike wins for me.
It’s unbelievably light, suspension seems fine, engine is a peach and buying used for £7K I feel I’ve made the right choice.
First photo upload. Don’t know why it’s rotated 90degrees:sad:
 

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Well I’ve just replaced my, problem free but just too bloody fast for road use, 1290 SDR (2017) with a 600 mile old 790 Duke.
Absolutely no regrets. I know I’ve only had it for 10 days but the buzz of riding a bike you can redline on the road is way better in my opinion of a pub bragging monster BHP figure bike wins for me.
It’s unbelievably light, suspension seems fine, engine is a peach and buying used for £7K I feel I’ve made the right choice.
First photo upload. Don’t know why it’s rotated 90degrees:sad:
I am pleased we have another 790 fan
as i have said in many ways the 790 is more fun than the 1290SDR
I own both
 
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