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Old Feb 22nd 2013, 05:04 AM   #701
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I always used to tell my wife on my Porsche purchases (back in the day), "You can sleep in a car, but you can't drive a house". Word of advice, that doesn't really work so much
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Old Feb 22nd 2013, 05:06 AM   #702
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What's more important is the geometry and handling are way better. Power curve is also far smoother.

When I did a side by side ride at HPR with both my bikes, I only did one lap with my pani.
So the KTM in your opinion is more reliable, more fun to ride, performs better and you prefer it over the bike that this forum is about.

Interesting.
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Old Feb 22nd 2013, 05:13 AM   #703
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So the KTM in your opinion is more reliable, more fun to ride, performs better and you prefer it over the bike that this forum is about.

Interesting.
KTM needs to stick with what they are good at, Dirt bikes! Thats why hes here, KTM is too poor to have their own forum, or if there was a KTM sportbike forum, the 3 owners in the world might get tired of trying to organize KTM Sportbike meets that no one goes to.....

Just messing dude, hell i had a 150 scooter that I use to love riding around the neighborhood and I was a party of one and it was fun to
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KTM makes a hell of a dirt bike, IMO. I was close to buying a 450 SX, but I couldn't pull the trigger because of the logistics needed to enjoy it (trailer it an hour or two out of town, etc. just to ride it). I have a buddy with a Husaberg and that thing is really, really sick. If I lived in the sticks, I'd post my Pani in the classifieds and pick one up for sure, but we don't have anywhere decent around here to ride them.

I had a guy blow by me on 66 a couple months ago on a black RC8R.

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Old Feb 22nd 2013, 06:00 AM   #706
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So the KTM in your opinion is more reliable, more fun to ride, performs better and you prefer it over the bike that this forum is about.

Interesting.
I think it's a better racebike. The problems don't end on my 1199. I love it, but you definitely have to want it, because it's not a very durable product.

Some highlights are factory adjustable riding height, , rake, footpegs, clip-ons, AND swingarm geometry. My 1199 is a street bike, plain and simple. And the biggest thing is the feedback, you feel like you're in a cockpit. If you look at the seating position and tank/tail height, you'd know what I mean.

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I think it's a better racebike. The problems don't end on my 1199. I love it, but you definitely have to want it, because it's not a very durable product.

Some highlights are factory adjustable riding height, , rake, footpegs, clip-ons, AND swingarm geometry. My 1199 is a street bike, plain and simple.
They do make good stuff. Heck, when I pulled the radiator off my SF to fix it I was shocked to see KTM stamped in it. Even Ducati must realize they make good stuff since they put a KTM radiator on their bikes.
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They do make good stuff. Heck, when I pulled the radiator off my SF to fix it I was shocked to see KTM stamped in it. Even Ducati must realize they make good stuff since they put a KTM radiator on their bikes.
You can also reset your own service lights :O.

Insofar why do I not have a street legal RC8R?

The availability of parts and rarity of dealerships. Took me a year to get a fiberglass seat after I crashed...

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KTM makes a hell of a dirt bike, IMO. I was close to buying a 450 SX, but I couldn't pull the trigger because of the logistics needed to enjoy it (trailer it an hour or two out of town, etc. just to ride it). I have a buddy with a Husaberg and that thing is really, really sick. If I lived in the sticks, I'd post my Pani in the classifieds and pick one up for sure, but we don't have anywhere decent around here to ride them.

I had a guy blow by me on 66 a couple months ago on a black RC8R.
I just posted my dealership carries these along with Triumphs. They had a big sale on the 2012 250 for like $5K - I almost bought it ("just because I could" - ha)
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You can also reset your own service lights :O.
Nice! I know the guys over on the SF forum are salivating over the new Duke..

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