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post #11 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 09:19 AM
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I've never owned and adventure style bike. I was thinking duke, but adventure might be alright. My wife doesn't like the adventure, says it's ugly, that doesn't worry me though.
I think if you are going for a KTM street bike get a twin at least, single seems too close to
dirt IMHO.

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post #12 of 17 (permalink) Old 01-08-2017, 09:32 AM
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Thankfully the 1290 is a success. Makes that 990 a budget friendly step up.

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The usual.
  • Eat less
  • Get in better shape
  • Squeeze more out of 1290😁
  • Picked up a buddies 530 exc with super mortard setup. Trying that out
Also find more GA/NC mountain roads to ride
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I think if you are going for a KTM street bike get a twin at least, single seems too close to
dirt IMHO.
990 Superduke is definitely my first choice. I don't know what year models are better or worse. I am thinking around the 2010 mark. You are correct. The singles are a little close to a dirt bike in which would probably suit me better, however the 690 I would probably end up flogging the guts out of it, where as the 990 I would be a lot less likely to ride it at it's full.

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As with the 690, the superdukes pulled away from everyone in 2012 with looks
I could be wrong buy generally it was the same with components 2007-2011.

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I think you are correct the 990 SD's are generally same except for SD 990 R model. I had a 2007 SD and loved riding it. My buddy had a 2008 and only difference I could see was rear spring was different color.

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The usual.
I hear ya!

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Past Rides
'14 Honda NC700X
'11 Husaberg TE 300
'08 Husqvarna 610 TE
'06 Ducati 1000S Multistrada DS
'04 BMW 1150 RT
'03 KTM 450 EXC
'02 KTM 640 LC4e
'01 Honda XR650R
'00 KTM 520 EXC
'98 Honda XR600R
'95 KTM 620 RXC
'90 KTM 500 MX
'88 Yamaha TT600
'86 Yamaha XT 350
'84 Yamaha IT465 (STOLEN)
'83 Kawasaki KDX 450
'83 Honda CB1000 Custom
'82 Kawasaki KDX 400
'77 Yamaha DT200
'70 Honda CT70

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