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Tell me it is a bad idea..

Posted: Thu Nov 23, 2017 5:57 pm
by admin
So I've been resisting the 2017 690 Duke, and now have to try a little harder with the 790 2018 (US). Still bummed the 690 R version didn't make it here though. Love to hear from any owners on how you are finding it...

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Re: Tell me it is a bad idea..

Posted: Mon Nov 27, 2017 12:39 am
by RDKLL
I was pretty excited about my wife doing some soloing on the GT and I thought that of the bug really hit hard we could look at a 790 Duke for her...the bug does not seem to be biting as hard as I would like and with the rices falling on the GT, it would probably be a smarter buy to get another GT for her instead of the 790.

Re: Tell me it is a bad idea..

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 3:50 pm
by Bootworks
I'm looking forward to the introduction in the U.S. later in the year, I'll provably end up buying one. It promises to be another category buster, this time in the middleweight division. I'm even considering parting with my beloved SMT to make room for this lightweight wonder.

Re: Tell me it is a bad idea..

Posted: Fri Jan 26, 2018 7:00 pm
by admin
Any idea on timing of that intro to the US?

Re: Tell me it is a bad idea..

Posted: Sat Jan 27, 2018 2:34 am
by Bootworks
The motorags say last qtr of the year as a '19 model. Based on my experience buying my SMT & 1290r I would estimate early deliveries about a year from now.

Re: Tell me it is a bad idea..

Posted: Thu Mar 22, 2018 11:44 am
by RDKLL
I am hoping that I get my wife's confidence up to test ride one herself...but if not I will ride it and tell her it would be great for her. And watching/reading the reviews so far it really would be the perfect bike for her. The rags are saying this is a great starter bike all the way up to someone just wanting it for the hooliganism.

Re: Tell me it is a bad idea..

Posted: Sun Apr 08, 2018 11:47 am
by limeyduffa
The day I buy a parallel twin is the day I buy a Leadwing. Parallels got a bad rep with me in the 70's and 80's being gutless and soulless. KTM have really lost the plot.

Re: Tell me it is a bad idea..

Posted: Sat May 12, 2018 7:09 am
by kfc4unme
Hey guys, is anyone aware of threads on this forum or any forum on the 790? Can't seem to find any...

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