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    KTM 750 Range to Debut Soon

    Made in China for a global market, KTM’s new 750 will plug a midrange hole.

    I wonder if these will come to NZ ? If the pricing were keen it'd sell OK I think.





    https://www.cycleworld.com/story/bik...to-debut-soon/
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    KTM is running the risk of having too many offerings. Supposedly a 500cc twin bike range is due out soon (using the 490 name) then they have the sister company Husqvarna, who have been regurgitating the 695cc single in the Svartpilen range, which is now morphing into a 790 twin.

    I guess if they can interchange common parts like motors and frames then the cost is not that much more, just cosmetic touches to differentiate the models.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    KTM is running the risk of having too many offerings. Supposedly a 500cc twin bike range is due out soon (using the 490 name) then they have the sister company Husqvarna, who have been regurgitating the 695cc single in the Svartpilen range, which is now morphing into a 790 twin.

    I guess if they can interchange common parts like motors and frames then the cost is not that much more, just cosmetic touches to differentiate the models.
    I agree. I still don't like the looks - That's a personal thing but a 750 twin. Really? Why? Is the 390/890 not enough?

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    I'm quite keen on the RC490 and Duke 490 range if the rumours are correct and they make around 60 hp. Once they've proven their reliability of course. By all accounts, the 390 range had all sorts of issues in the beginning.

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    I really wish they'd stop chopping and changing. The 1190-1050-1090 changes all occurred in a few years. Then the 790-890 within years, now back to a 750.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    I really wish they'd stop chopping and changing. The 1190-1050-1090 changes all occurred in a few years. Then the 790-890 within years, now back to a 750.
    Watching all these changes...will stick to my Busa and FJR for now
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    Quote Originally Posted by Gremlin View Post
    I really wish they'd stop chopping and changing. The 1190-1050-1090 changes all occurred in a few years. Then the 790-890 within years, now back to a 750.
    Agreed. It's a slap in the face to new buyers who pay for the latest model only to find it's become yesterday's old news.
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    Quote Originally Posted by caspernz View Post
    Watching all these changes...will stick to my Busa and FJR for now
    Did they ever change?
    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
    Did they ever change?
    Both have merely evolved.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    Agreed. It's a slap in the face to new buyers who pay for the latest model only to find it's become yesterday's old news.
    They've gone full retard circle, back to 990 in 2022 apparently.
    https://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/.../ktm-990-duke/
    Quote Originally Posted by Jane Omorogbe from UK MSN on the KTM990SM
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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    Agreed. It's a slap in the face to new buyers who pay for the latest model only to find it's become yesterday's old news.
    I mean, progress is progress right? Or they could just be still selling the 990 but with 'bold new graphics' I guess.

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    Quote Originally Posted by MD View Post
    Supposedly a 500cc twin bike range is due out soon (using the 490 name)
    A 500cc parallel twin in a 690SMCR chassis........

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    I've got my eye on the RC490 news. The rumours are around 170kg wet and 60hp, which is bang in the middle of the sweet spot for a road going bike for me - low enough power that you can use all of the engine on the street, but powerful enough to not feel like it's lacking.

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    Also looks like a new LC8c 990 is on the horizon

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