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Hi!

New member from southern part of Sweden here. I've got a black 790 wich I picked up in the beginning of July. I've ridden about 2500km so far and I've loved every single km :) No issues so far apart from the fenders starting to wear on the tank. Ordered mine with these extras:

* heated grips (installed at first 1000km service). Ugly control/button, I wish it was integreated in the standard switches.
* topbox (still out of stock)
* fly screen (still out of stock)

Yesterday I ordered a tail tidy kit and the exhaust hanger from Evotech. Will post pictures in the Mods thread when installed :)

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Welcome to the forum Swebiker

Black is Best!
Thank you and I agree :) The sticker set really makes the black version pop but I like being a bit subtle.

Congrats.

What other bikes were you looking into before deciding to get a 790?
I'm coming from a '97 Honda NX650 Dominator (still got it) so anything would be an upgrade for the type of street riding I wanted to do :)

Basically it came down to the FZ09, Street Triple RS (the regular was out of stock at my dealer) and the 790. Didn't like the "Transformers looks", suspension and jerky throttle on the FZ09. The Street Triple RS was really, really nice but it started at 12500 EUR with no extras. I'm not that skilled/experienced rider yet so I decided it wasn't worth the >3000 EUR price difference. The 790 is so easy to ride, has dead sharp handling and overall feels more modern compared to the other. I got mine for 9500 EUR with the extras so it ticked the right boxes.
 

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Thank you and I agree :) The sticker set really makes the black version pop but I like being a bit subtle.



I'm coming from a '97 Honda NX650 Dominator (still got it) so anything would be an upgrade for the type of street riding I wanted to do :)

Basically it came down to the FZ09, Street Triple RS (the regular was out of stock at my dealer) and the 790. Didn't like the "Transformers looks", suspension and jerky throttle on the FZ09. The Street Triple RS was really, really nice but it started at 12500 EUR with no extras. I'm not that skilled/experienced rider yet so I decided it wasn't worth the >3000 EUR price difference. The 790 is so easy to ride, has dead sharp handling and overall feels more modern compared to the other. I got mine for 9500 EUR with the extras so it ticked the right boxes.
I must say i thought the FZ09 was USA market only and the MT09 was the European version clearly i am wrong:plain:
style wise i too love the KTM Dukes :smile:
I think you are going to be tempted to spend some of the saved 3000 Euro on mods for your 790 be interesting to hear what you choose
 

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I must say i thought the FZ09 was USA market only and the MT09 was the European version clearly i am wrong:plain:
style wise i too love the KTM Dukes :smile:
I think you are going to be tempted to spend some of the saved 3000 Euro on mods for your 790 be interesting to hear what you choose
Haha, no you're right; FZ09 = USA, MT09 = Europe. I had a brain fart. I must've watched too many american reviews on YT so I'm used to FZ09 :)

Besides the tail tidy and exhaust hanger I think tires are next on the list. I've had one slip at the front wheel and it was on a trackday (aimed at road safety, not racing, 20°, sunny).

Edit: I forgot the mirrors. The mirrors are ugly. The designer should be fired :) The power parts one are nice but a bit expensive.
 

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Haha, no you're right; FZ09 = USA, MT09 = Europe. I had a brain fart. I must've watched too many american reviews on YT so I'm used to FZ09 :)

Besides the tail tidy and exhaust hanger I think tires are next on the list. I've had one slip at the front wheel and it was on a trackday (aimed at road safety, not racing, 20°, sunny).

Edit: I forgot the mirrors. The mirrors are ugly. The designer should be fired :) The power parts one are nice but a bit expensive.
search Ebay for Viper 2 for some good looking bar end mirrors at 1/4 price of PP mirrors
 

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Haha, no you're right; FZ09 = USA, MT09 = Europe. I had a brain fart. I must've watched too many american reviews on YT so I'm used to FZ09 :)

Besides the tail tidy and exhaust hanger I think tires are next on the list. I've had one slip at the front wheel and it was on a trackday (aimed at road safety, not racing, 20°, sunny).

Edit: I forgot the mirrors. The mirrors are ugly. The designer should be fired :) The power parts one are nice but a bit expensive.
:smile: well i am pleased my brain is still working

The standard mirrors look cheap and ugly and tend to vibrate, I tried some cheap Chinese bar end mirrors, but in the end went for PP bar end mirrors, look good and work very well but over priced i agree try and do a deal with your dealer you should get 15-20% off.
Tyres or for our USA Tires :smile_big: I have noticed a number of owners complain but i found them to be ok during this UK summer, but we did have a very warm summer. I replaced the rear with another OEM at 5000Km and will replace the set with Michelin RS next year at circa 10000Km. to reduce the warming up issues

I own and ride many different bikes all year round (but not in snow or ICE, these days my 4x4 with winter tyres wins 100%) I must say I simply adjust my riding style to suit the bike and the road conditions.
i find when warm the 790 OEM tyres are good, the trick is "when warm" which is not so easy at this time of year.

I must say in wet conditions i much prefer riding my smaller bikes sub 500cc
 

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search Ebay for Viper 2 for some good looking bar end mirrors at 1/4 price of PP mirrors
Looking good but I've heard some are getting vibrations from non-PP mirrors. Not sure if I'm willing to risk that. I've got a pair of Oxford Diamond mirrors lying around (from my nx650) so maybe I'll put those on instead. At least they don't have that ugly rubber :)

:smile: well i am pleased my brain is still working

The standard mirrors look cheap and ugly and tend to vibrate, I tried some cheap Chinese bar end mirrors, but in the end went for PP bar end mirrors, look good and work very well but over priced i agree try and do a deal with your dealer you should get 15-20% off.
Tyres or for our USA Tires :smile_big: I have noticed a number of owners complain but i found them to be ok during this UK summer, but we did have a very warm summer. I replaced the rear with another OEM at 5000Km and will replace the set with Michelin RS next year at circa 10000Km. to reduce the warming up issues

I own and ride many different bikes all year round (but not in snow or ICE, these days my 4x4 with winter tyres wins 100%) I must say I simply adjust my riding style to suit the bike and the road conditions.
i find when warm the 790 OEM tyres are good, the trick is "when warm" which is not so easy at this time of year.

I must say in wet conditions i much prefer riding my smaller bikes sub 500cc
Tyres, tires, color, colour, I'll never learn :)

I've only heard good things about the RS so I might give those a try when the times comes. As a new rider it's hard to know when warm is warm enough and how tyre:)smile_big:) pressure affects handling and grip etc.
 
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