Hey, now. I'm a techie coder and only paid 11,000 out the door for my new 1090. I didn't pay way more than I should've to buy a bike in its first year of production, bought a leftover model from the previous year instead.The idea that a modern vehicle manufactured for the use of modern fuels is in some way picky about one brand of gasoline over another brand of gasoline is at the edge of ridiculous. I certainly do not mean this as a personal attack on your knowledge or experience with motorcycles or gasoline. Spending $19,000 on a new bike should mean, at the absolute least, it starts on the first time and not the fifth. Some moron recently said to me “KTMs don’t like the cold.” To which I replied, “That is the dumbest thing I’ve ever heard anyone say. It isn’t 1958 anymore. You push the button and it starts.” If a manufacture of vehicles can figure out how to get an engine to start reliably then they should get out of the business. I’m taking this thing back to the dealer I bought it from 1 week ago and they will fix it or they will give me another that does start. And if they can’t do that, I’ll file a fraud claim.
I do absolutely love this bike. Super comfortable. Gas mileage is solid. A joy to ride. But I’m not some techie coder guzzling Mountain Dew and Cool Ranch Doritos and riding around on a new motorcycle with matching jacket-helmet-boots-gloves and spending all day on Amazon trying to figure out which spine protector to buy. I work extremely long hours for the money I make and I didn’t bat an eye when I signed on the dotted line for a bike the dealer refused to negotiate on. I paid full MSRP. The button says “START” and that is what it will do. Anything else is an excuse. Don’t be a sucker.
We all work hard for our stuff, let's not assume things about people based on their occupation.
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