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Old 10-26-2018, 06:45 AM   #31
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I'm not happy about KTM taking the adjustability out of their forks/shock.

they even did this on top of the line models like SDR
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:00 PM   #32
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I'm not happy about KTM taking the adjustability out of their forks/shock.

they even did this on top of the line models like SDR
Doesn't the SDR have semi-active suspension?

As for the 790, it's a bummer. But the bike is also 10k.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:05 PM   #33
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In 7000 miles I haven't turned a screw on my bikes Ohlins suspension since when I bought it new.
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Old 10-26-2018, 07:18 PM   #34
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I had my suspension set up a couple weeks ago. And while I didn't turn any screws in 6500 miles...the bike is so much better now. I'm very intrigued by the 790, but the lack of adjustability on the suspension and sub par brakes is a turn off.
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Old 10-27-2018, 07:54 AM   #35
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The 690 Duke was a bike I was really excited for right up until I actually test rode one. Hated the catchy throttle at very low speeds, it was work to make it not wheelie or stall. It was great at speed but any bike I use needs to be able to be a polite commute bike as well.

Would like to test this new one to see if the throttle is a bit less stupid low down.
Yeah pretty much my impression when I owned 690.
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Old 10-27-2018, 08:16 AM   #36
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The only bike I ever rode that would wheelie unexpectedly was my recent ride on a Monster 1200R. 690's are nice but they're pretty tame.
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Old 10-28-2018, 07:47 AM   #37
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90% chance I’m buying one and doing the same thing I did to the 1290 SD with it. Will probably set it up as a supermoto / rally style bike in the long run.
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Old 10-29-2018, 07:40 AM   #38
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Doesn't the SDR have semi-active suspension?
No. You're probably thinking of the Super Duke GT. The SDR doesn't have semi-active suspension. In fact, the suspension is does have is pretty mediocre...
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Old 10-29-2018, 11:19 AM   #39
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What boggles me is that the quickshifter and other AIDS are all included with the 790, but you still have to pay out the nose for them to electronically unlock them on the flagship SDR
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Old 10-29-2018, 02:49 PM   #41
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The review rider in the photo makes the 790 Duke looks rather small physically, like FZ07 sized.
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Old 10-30-2018, 12:31 PM   #42
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No. You're probably thinking of the Super Duke GT. The SDR doesn't have semi-active suspension. In fact, the suspension is does have is pretty mediocre...
I THINK you can get ohlins cartridges and rear shock for the SDR now

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I THINK you can get ohlins cartridges and rear shock for the SDR now
Yeah, great, $18k motorcycle that needs $2500 in suspension upgrades?

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Yeah, great, $18k motorcycle that needs $2500 in suspension upgrades?

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The XR needs upgrades as much as the SuperDuke does.

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I THINK you can get ohlins cartridges and rear shock for the SDR now
You can also get GP suspension carts, Mupo shocks, and a variety of others, as well as the factory upgrade WP parts.
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The XR needs upgrades as much as the SuperDuke does.
And that's why I wouldn't dare to buy either one of those bikes. For nearly 20k it better be perfection on two wheels.
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