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In March I had a minor fender bender 🤬 with another rider while out on a group ride. The other rider and my self were OK with only "minor' damage to the bikes and ripped protective gear as it was only a slow speed accident. Both bikes were totally ride able. His bike has since been written off which was all covered by my insurance. My bike was assessed by both the insurance company‘s assessor and the repairer. They both found only panel damage and various ancillaries needing repair or replacement on my bike. Due to COVID-19 and shipping the parts would not arrive until late July 🙄. I proceeded to continue to do regular rides, mini tours and commute every day while waiting on parts ……

Fast-forward 3 months to June...... The service light came up as expected at 53,000km. I booked in for the service and new chain and sprockets. Service day comes I drop off my GT and pick up a loan bike for the day. About 10AM I get a call from the service department telling me that I have a crack in the frame and the bike is completely UN-rideable. 🥺:
20210706_091733.jpg I returned to the service center after work on the loan bike. The service manager shows me the photos of the crack 😬.
A phone call to the insurance company lead to me catching a cab home and my bike been towed back to the repair’s yard again for reassessment and due to the fact KTM are not manufacturing replacement frames at the moment due to COVID-19 she had to be written off 😔.
Sorry sadds.jpeg We had 53,881 Kms of pure riding enjoyment though 😃
Fast-Forward to August I finally receive word that my new bike is ready to be picked up freshly out of her shipping crate and all🙌

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I have a new 2021 KTM 1290GT in white this time

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and she is taking pride of place in my garage at home 😀

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Photo Opp at Mount Glorious

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Photo Opp at Wivenhoe Dam 😊 Humm not much water there 😲

She is a beautiful machine ad defiantly worth the 2 month wait 🥳😃😎🏍🌄🏞


Akrapovic slip on Black


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