My wife surprised me last week by buying me a new 2016 KTM 1290 Super Duke. I had been shopping around for a new bike for street riding and was deciding between a Hypermotard SP or the Super Duke. My wife liked the Super Duke better so took maters in to her own hands. Anyway, I drove home from a project in Oklahoma City to find that I couldn't park in the garage because there was a new bike in the way!
Naturally the weather immediately turned to crap but I rode it anyway. I need to shop for winter gear.
One of the things I was looking for is a bike that would tolerate me doing dumb things like dirt roads or other adventures. It seems to do just fine but will need different tires:
I've already put on a fender eliminator
I think the bike looks a lot better without that huge piece of plastic hanging off its butt. I'm also please at how easy this bike is to work on. Installing the fender eliminator on the 848 was a major project. For this project I just had to pull 4 screws and disconnect the wiring harness. The Yoshimura kit is pretty nice and easy to assemble. My only complaint is the need to splice in a new connector, but no biggy. I also added Tech Spec tank grips which I've had on all of my bikes.
Finally I have the side bags and tail bag on the way.
The only other changes I plan are to add heated grips and I'd like to find brush guards like the Hypermotard has. I think they'd help with cold weather riding by keeping some of the wind off my hands. I might also do a skid plate because of the previously mentioned dumb things I plan to do with this bike.
So...does anybody know where I can find brush guards for the Duke?