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    Re: KTM midsize twins


    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    I will re-review chip's bike
    Cold, dead hands.

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    My only concern with this bike is whether it is all-day comfortable. My buddy and I regularly do 12-16 hour day rides, anywhere from 400-600 miles per day, so my biggest demand is all day comfortable ergos. The 790R seems considerably more cramped than a big ADV bike.

    Everything else checks the boxes, though.
    There will be seats, windscreens, bar risers, and lowering foot pegs for humans of all shapes and sizes before long, just like every other single bike manufactured since forever.
    I’m not huge, so I don’t find it cramped at all.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Just spent a week in Nova Scotia with a buddy, on his 2 week old 790r. No issues to report over 1500 miles (of 4500 miles of coastline). Only thing I've seen that's annoying is the fuel gauge starts a 1/2 tank. I heard the geometry of the tank makes it difficult to fit a full length float.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Damn, that must have been an awesome trip.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Yeah, weather like that happens only about 3 weeks out of a year in NS.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    We drove through the storm that destroyed Canaan valley, on the way up. Hydroplaning the whole way. Thankfully we were in the truck. Weather was perfect until about 2 hrs before we got back in the truck a week later.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    This seems like a very thorough review of the 790 ADV.



    I think I need would really like to own one.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    need is a strong word.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Saw the 790 Duke in action this weekend, it's a legit weapon that is particularly attractive for tall humans. Very high probability one of these ends up in my garage in the spring. Very little modification; suspension, brakes, some hard parts, and a belly pan and this might be the perfect bike to cover street and track day duties....then maybe take lightweight racing in a couple of years.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    I can't argue with that.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    I can't argue with that.
    Harlan did a 1:15.5 on it during GTL, pretty sure that’s not all we’ll see out of that bike.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Harlan did a 1:15.5 on it during GTL, pretty sure that’s not all we’ll see out of that bike.
    Yeah, I think it has everything required to do 13s at loudon.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Paul_E_D View Post
    Parallel twins just don't do anything well. They don't rev out like a 4, and they don't put the torque down like a V. ...and they buzz.
    Ever hear a old Norton? Second best sounding bike ever. Of course a old Ducati is #1.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    Harlan did a 1:15.5 on it during GTL, pretty sure that’s not all we’ll see out of that bike.
    He hit 14’s last weekend.

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    Quote Originally Posted by maxim_X View Post
    He hit 14’s last weekend.
    Wow. He gets faster on that bike every time he goes out...

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Almost like that’s the idea.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Yeah bud. We all have great ideas about race bikes.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    I typically don’t like what husqvarna does with lines on a motorcycle, but hot fucking damn does the Norden proto look rad.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Agreed

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