Coming over from the Dark side...
I'm about to be a new to me KTM Super Duke owner. I have been riding mainly BMWs for year but have owned everything from Honda to Harley.
I just sold my 16 S1000XR and my HP2 Sport. I picked the XR up two years ago when I went in to look at a SDGT and there were some XR leftovers on the floor and the dealer made me an offer I could not refuse. THe XR was an amazing bike and could do pretty much everything well and quickly. However, having a toddler made long, multi-day trips not a realistic possibility.
I decided I was going to be a responsible dad and spend my weekends with my family--especially since we are planning #2. Besides, I did not have any local riding buddies and I was spending minimal time in the saddle. My 15 mile commute did not justify a Sport GT type of bike.
Less than a month later, I got the itch again. I thought that maybe I would just find something small to tool around on. However, I could not find anything that I felt happy with. Playing around in the classified section on ADVRider, I found a SD in immaculate condition with some nice farkles at just under 9k miles. The price was right and a couple k over a 10-year-old Yamaha. Having never owned a KTM and since I have been eyeing them and test riding them for a couple years, I went for it.
Bike is about 600 miles away so I am flying out this Friday and taking the long, twisty way home.
Not sure is anyone here know this bike or any comments and suggestions on what to check for on pick up.