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    Re: KTM midsize twins


    Jeezus, 6600 for an essentially brand new 790. Good base for a racebike.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    That really is a great deal. That said, I think I’m fully in on the 890R at this point. Better geometry out of the box, doesn’t need a full cartridge kit and new shock.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Quote Originally Posted by MattR302 View Post
    If anyone is looking for a Duke 790, this seems to be a real good deal, even with a few hundred bucks on top for shipping
    https://advrider.com/f/threads/2020-...ville.1481164/
    Great deal, thank god that's outside my driving range, my Miata track car $$$$ is still safe....

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    New 2020 790’s for $8,699. Can do that+suspension from PL+ a set of rear sets for less than the MSRP of the 890R. I think I may have been swayed.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Quote Originally Posted by loudbeard View Post
    New 2020 790’s for $8,699. Can do that+suspension from PL+ a set of rear sets for less than the MSRP of the 890R. I think I may have been swayed.
    That's bonkers.

    They'll have to discount the 890R pretty heavily to keep people coming in for them. Just don't see how it's worth a $3k+ premium, before you add in the track pack add ons.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    790 will probably be obsoleted soon.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Quote Originally Posted by jimmycapp View Post
    790 will probably be obsoleted soon.
    Yes, most likely, or they will sell it as a down budget model. Apparently there is a lot of wiggle room on those prices.

    Logically, unless they had a ton of them already built or in the pipeline, they should of discontinued them already with the 890R coming out.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    https://youtu.be/1-LZqALGREc

    Here's what a basically stock 790 in the hands of a first weekend amateur rider can do to a field of 600s. This bike rips and the electronics on it are awesome.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Quote Originally Posted by tucktuvak View Post
    https://youtu.be/1-LZqALGREc

    Here's what a basically stock 790 in the hands of a first weekend amateur rider can do to a field of 600s. This bike rips and the electronics on it are awesome.
    The kid was flying this weekend. Good job!

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    great start and exiting out of the corners...but fading brakes?

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Quote Originally Posted by breakdirt916 View Post
    great start and exiting out of the corners...but fading brakes?
    Stock brake pads and fluids aren't designed for race use it turns out. I was getting a weird pulsing at the lever and pretty bad fade starting about halfway through all my races last weekend. Upgrading to Galfer race compound pads and motul fluid, we'll see if that fixes the problems. The duke 790 has 300mm brakes stock, which is also a bit small, some upgrade to 320mm with caliper spacers.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Quote Originally Posted by tucktuvak View Post
    Stock brake pads and fluids aren't designed for race use it turns out. I was getting a weird pulsing at the lever and pretty bad fade starting about halfway through all my races last weekend. Upgrading to Galfer race compound pads and motul fluid, we'll see if that fixes the problems. The duke 790 has 300mm brakes stock, which is also a bit small, some upgrade to 320mm with caliper spacers.
    There is a recall out for the front brake master cylinder piston/spring on the 790's. It has not really been announced in the media, but dealers should know about it at this point. You should really look into it if you feel anything weird in the front brake, some people have had their front brakes seize and dump them off.

    See this thread (towards the end for recall info):

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/790-a...eview.1469606/

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Quote Originally Posted by SRTie4k View Post
    There is a recall out for the front brake master cylinder piston/spring on the 790's. It has not really been announced in the media, but dealers should know about it at this point. You should really look into it if you feel anything weird in the front brake, some people have had their front brakes seize and dump them off.

    See this thread (towards the end for recall info):

    https://advrider.com/f/threads/790-a...eview.1469606/

    This is very god to know. The 790 adventure does have a different master cylinder part number than the duke though. If my brakes are still acting up after this weekend I'll switch to accossato and wave rotors and see if that fixes it.

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    890 Duke just jumped to the top of the list to replace my SV whenever the time comes...in 36,000 miles or so...

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    Re: KTM midsize twins

    Quote Originally Posted by tucktuvak View Post
    This is very god to know. The 790 adventure does have a different master cylinder part number than the duke though. If my brakes are still acting up after this weekend I'll switch to accossato and wave rotors and see if that fixes it.
    Oh sorry, didn't watch the video and thought you were on a Adventure. My bad!

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