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    KTM 790 Duke

    There is a grey blur, and a green blur. I try to stay on the grey one. - Joey Dunlop

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    100 horses - pussy.

    I see the internet getting all wet over this bike - and to be sure the mug shots looks fine.



    Ducati streetfighter - Sorted.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cycle World
    the 1290 Super Duke R and 1190 Adventure are incredibly potent weapons in their respective categories. The thing is, they're also overkill for a lot of people.
    And what, exactly the fuck is wrong with overkill?
    Go soothingly on the grease mud, as there lurks the skid demon

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    100 horses - pussy.

    I see the internet getting all wet over this bike - and to be sure the mug shots looks fine.
    The adventure boys will be rubbing their hands with glee expecting a rally/adventure version. To be fair they've been wanting it for years.
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
    It's barking mad and if it doesn't turn you into a complete loon within half an hour of cocking a leg over the lofty 875mm seat height, I'll eat my Arai.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    The adventure boys will be rubbing their hands with glee expecting a rally/adventure version. To be fair they've been wanting it for years.
    Pretty sure a lot of 'em have been waiting for a V twin though.

    I'll be real interested to try whatever new parallel twin arrives first, though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ocean1 View Post
    Pretty sure a lot of 'em have been waiting for a V twin though.

    I'll be real interested to try whatever new parallel twin arrives first, though.
    Depending on the crank timing it may be a 0 degree V twin

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    Depending on the crank timing it may be a 0 degree V twin
    Correct. But why deviate from a configuration with which you've a bunch of experience, with known advantages over alternatives?

    Before now the answer to that question when parallel twins were involved often proved to be manufacturing cost. And given the likely savings it's not a performance indicator I'm really all that interested in.
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    Based on looks alone I like it.
    100hp on that frame would feel like a lot in the twisty bits. Im not sure I ask my bike to deliver much more than that very often anyway.
    Its the KTM I would be most likely to buy if I could aford another bike in the garage.
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    It is pretty horny looking. Less so after adding a number plate, turn signals, can't see a cat in the exhaust - the usual shit you need to make it road legal!

    Price ...... Just imagine how popular they would be if it was close to Yamaha 900's .... oh yeah.

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllanB View Post
    It is pretty horny looking. Less so after adding a number plate, turn signals, can't see a cat in the exhaust - the usual shit you need to make it road legal!

    Consider ..... How much trouble owners will get into riding this bad boy.
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    I cant imagine being responsible while riding one.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    The adventure boys will be rubbing their hands with glee expecting a rally/adventure version. To be fair they've been wanting it for years.
    Their wait may not have been in vain?
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    Believe it'll retail about 20k (friend has put down a deposit on one)

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    20K fuck that

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    price for the 790 was announced today 8499 GBP or $16,500 NZD at current exchange rate
    wonder what it will really cost once here?

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