2019 KTM SDGT Photo's are Out

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Re: 2019 KTM SDGT Photo's are Out

Post by DaveNZ » Tue Nov 27, 2018 4:57 am

Himmm, im not a fan of those white side pannels and their shape, i also don't like the new headlight design, but id like the updated ecu information for the suspension.
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Re: 2019 KTM SDGT Photo's are Out

Post by mick shere » Fri Nov 30, 2018 11:23 am

It looks interesting, wonder if the panniers locking system has been improved?

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Re: 2019 KTM SDGT Photo's are Out

Post by Aussie Dave » Sun Dec 02, 2018 9:13 pm

G'day Mick...... i believe there is no change to the pannier system as the comment in the review I have just says that they are the only system that needs the key....... no mention of any redesign to the locking arm.

The panniers are made by 'Shad' for the GT so it would be a big deal to redesign them - I have fitted the SW Motech quick change rack to my rear end ( :lol: ) so I can easily swap between 30L oem bags or my old Givi 40Ltr Mc Wopper's...... so there is an option if the little panniers are not big enough or easy enough to pack full of stuff for two ;) with just a small increase to overall width & weight for a huge increase in capacity/robustness and the bonus of a quick access hatch. The downside is the cost of 2 new Givi's and the rack vs the lightweight oem cases......

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Re: 2019 KTM SDGT Photo's are Out

Post by RDKLL » Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:05 am

jjscsix wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:46 pm
I have both a SD GT and a 1600GT, my second 1600. Also, the guy I ride with every weekend has a H2 SX (along with a SD-R and FJR). So I have riden all three of your choices. BTW, you should know that Kawasaki dealers are allowed to put an H2 SX in demo service. If you want to travel to Houston I can hook you up with a dealer who has a demo. He is also the KTM dealer I bought my SD from.

If you have any questions about the bikes I let me know. Right now my time on the H2 is limited, but in the next few weeks I'll be putting 100 miles on my friends bike. But I can tell you what he thinks of it. Short answer is that he has bonded with it. BTW, I'm about to turn 66 and he is 69. We've both been riding a long time!
Thank you for that info. I am 56 and my wife is 37 and when we got the SDGT it was for 2 up twisties in the Mesa AZ area. I have been riding along time but on basically one type of bike. I rode a 1976 Goldwing for years and then for the last 20 I had a Honda Valkyrie so this was a HUGE difference. For us, the smoothness, which I enjoyed on the Honda, is just not getting it done after the torque of the Super Duke and I think it would be the issue with the H2SX. If I find myself in Houston I will give you a call. Is your KTM dealer a volume guy that makes deals for fly-in ride out customers? :)

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Re: 2019 KTM SDGT Photo's are Out

Post by jjscsix » Mon Dec 17, 2018 2:04 am

RDKLL wrote:
Sun Dec 16, 2018 12:05 am
jjscsix wrote:
Sat Nov 10, 2018 1:46 pm
I have both a SD GT and a 1600GT, my second 1600. Also, the guy I ride with every weekend has a H2 SX (along with a SD-R and FJR). So I have riden all three of your choices. BTW, you should know that Kawasaki dealers are allowed to put an H2 SX in demo service. If you want to travel to Houston I can hook you up with a dealer who has a demo. He is also the KTM dealer I bought my SD from.

If you have any questions about the bikes I let me know. Right now my time on the H2 is limited, but in the next few weeks I'll be putting 100 miles on my friends bike. But I can tell you what he thinks of it. Short answer is that he has bonded with it. BTW, I'm about to turn 66 and he is 69. We've both been riding a long time!
Thank you for that info. I am 56 and my wife is 37 and when we got the SDGT it was for 2 up twisties in the Mesa AZ area. I have been riding along time but on basically one type of bike. I rode a 1976 Goldwing for years and then for the last 20 I had a Honda Valkyrie so this was a HUGE difference. For us, the smoothness, which I enjoyed on the Honda, is just not getting it done after the torque of the Super Duke and I think it would be the issue with the H2SX. If I find myself in Houston I will give you a call. Is your KTM dealer a volume guy that makes deals for fly-in ride out customers? :)
Yes, my dealer is a volume dealer. The dealer is Mainland Cycle in Lamarque TX and Albert is THE guy to talk to.

I rode my friends SX about 30 miles today on some country roads. The bike is smooth as silk and fast as hell. Is so smooth that the speed is deceptive. I had it way over 100 a few times.

BTW, you have me beat. My wife is 13 years younger than me. And I'm 66 years old and will be retired two weeks from now!
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