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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 02-03-2017, 01:33 PM Thread Starter
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Looks like KTM is supporting Duke 690 and 360 racers in the USA:

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I've sent an email to see if a similar offer will be available in Canada. Not particularly hopeful, but would be happy with Canadian Tire money or Tim Horton's coupons....
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Did anyone else from the forum enter ktmcash?

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Checked the events list only USA listed...good luck guys bring home the cash

IF YOU FLY JETS LONG ENOUGH , THIS KIND OF THING HAPPENS

Current bikes:
690 Duke race bike
748 Ducati race bike

Previous bikes:
Triumph Bonneville cafe custom
1098S Ducati
749 Ducati
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Triumph Daytona 955
Triumph Daytona 600 race bike
Kawasaki ZX7/ZXR750
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I signed up as well, but being Canadian, I doubt they will do anything for regional races up north. My email to KTM canada has still not been returned.
Might be an excuse to drive down to Brainerd and give that track a try. Watched AMA in 1997 and 1999 and Turn 1 and Turn 2 scared me silly, even from the sidelines....
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Joe, saw a guy from MRA selling his 690 Duke on the WERA classified page. #917, I believe.
He is touting the new KTM contingency dollars as a reason to buy his bike and pick up some
easy cash.

He also mentions that he can run with the SV's and air-cooled Ducs. Did you have the same
experience? The reason I am asking is that my "upclass" in AHRMA would put me right in there
with a pack of those same bikes. Seems like wishful thinking to me, but I could be wrong.

Just want to know what I can expect. Thanks
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I think the competitiveness of the Duke vs. these bikes is relative to the rider and track. I didn't race last year, just did trackdays at Hastings, NE and my local. My lap times with what I considered my "streetbike" at the time made me realize the Duke would be fun, and somewhat competitive (and I missed racing). Mine has a PCV and an akra exhaust, but stock suspension. I'll be running with Alpha 13s to start the season, and then switch to slicks when I wear those out. I also scored a set of rains and a spare set of wheels for a good price. Aside from a fella on a cheater SV, and another SV guy I battled with when I had my ex650 superbike, I'll be in for a sniff at the podium (unless the Buell 1200 guy shows up!). If it rains, I think I'll be in good shape. Knowing what I know about watching at Brainerd and hearing from others who have raced there, the full course might be tough on the 690 with that LOOOOOOOONG front straight. The Donnybrook configuration would be more suited to the Duke.
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Also just noticed that the eligible bikes are 2015+ -- my ancient 2013 doesn't qualify.
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Joe, saw a guy from MRA selling his 690 Duke on the WERA classified page. #917, I believe.
He is touting the new KTM contingency dollars as a reason to buy his bike and pick up some
easy cash.

He also mentions that he can run with the SV's and air-cooled Ducs. Did you have the same
experience? The reason I am asking is that my "upclass" in AHRMA would put me right in there
with a pack of those same bikes. Seems like wishful thinking to me, but I could be wrong.

Just want to know what I can expect. Thanks
I can verify, he was my main competitor, we ran 1 - 2 in most races. We were racing completely stock, and we were a little better on the straights than the SV and ninja 650(partially because we can get better drive). We were better than the air cooled ducs in the corners, and they had a slight power advantage. We were within a second of a few lap records set by a former AMA racer on an SV superbike... and that's with completely stock 690s. It's competitive.

I'm astounded that his 690 hasn't sold yet. It's only been ridden for 2 weekends and he already bought a bunch of parts for it, I would buy it over my own in a heartbeat.

I might race AHRMA at Miller and Barber this year. It may be a little tougher with tracks that have really long straights

There's a video in my race thread of me drag racing an SV650 and Ninja 650 off the line before we both take off, if that helps any.

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