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Just some random musings regarding Brand Loyalty etc.

I've now owned... well.... lots

My first was a 990superduke, 2005 model.
I then bought a 950SMR
then a few other makes/manufacturers.
Then another 950SM,
990SD
950SMR
990SD
990SD
(In between the above were many many others)
Then we went to 690s, so i had a 2013
Then i bought a 2016
Then a 990SDR
Then a 950SM
then onto a 790 Scalpel
Then finally onto my current 19 690.

My next bike, well i'm hoping it will be a 690 Duke but with the revised gearbox of the 690SMC-R with autoblipper and quickshifter. But i'm not aware of them making it yet.
 

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This is my first KTM. KTMs were dirtbikes when I was young, and I never had or really rode anything I couldn't hang a plate on and use for transportation. When the RC8 came out, I was interested, especially since I have a friend with one who is 6'6" and he seems to be able to fold his frame on it more or less comfortably, but my interest wasn't really piqued until I test-rode an SDR in 2015. It definitely fit, ran like the hammers of hell and was quite manageable weight and handling-wise. I told the salesman who arranged the test ride, "Put some carrying capacity and wind protection on it and I'm there". When it came time to replace my ZX-14, which was equipped for distance riding and relaxed ergos, I looked for an SDGT with the lowest price nationwide and found my '16 300 miles away, an easy day ride.

I tend to keep vehicles a long time, rack a ton of miles, do my own maintenance and modify bikes to suit. Hopefully it'll last for 5-7 years at 12K + or - per season. We shall see.
 

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This is my first KTM. KTMs were dirtbikes when I was young, and I never had or really rode anything I couldn't hang a plate on and use for transportation. When the RC8 came out, I was interested, especially since I have a friend with one who is 6'6" and he seems to be able to fold his frame on it more or less comfortably, but my interest wasn't really piqued until I test-rode an SDR in 2015. It definitely fit, ran like the hammers of hell and was quite manageable weight and handling-wise. I told the salesman who arranged the test ride, "Put some carrying capacity and wind protection on it and I'm there". When it came time to replace my ZX-14, which was equipped for distance riding and relaxed ergos, I looked for an SDGT with the lowest price nationwide and found my '16 300 miles away, an easy day ride. Riding a friend's Tuono 1000 V-twin convinced me V-twins could be viable for my tastes.

I tend to keep vehicles a long time, rack a ton of miles, do my own maintenance and modify bikes to suit. Hopefully it'll last for 5-7 years at 12K + or - per season. We shall see.
 

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I've had few.....but maybe not as many as you @weeksy.
I suppose some people may not be as bigger bike sl-uts as us.
Without being a cheeky little sh-t I reckon I have a few years left to catch up though:p

Yes, my next bike, which is showing up tomorrow (a little excited, tail wagging and a bit of wee come out) will in fact be a ktm. I'm back on a ktm roady after the friday lemon fazer.
Hammers mentioned ktms use to be mostly chook chaser, but I gather we're counting them as well?
List as follows.
1996 ktm 380exc, 2002 ktm 525sx, 2004 ktm 525exc/supermoto, 2005 ktm 525exc, 2009 ktm 990 Superduke, 2012 ktm 300 exc.
The Fe570 in which technically speaking it is owned by ktm.
My current 2014 ktm 500exc, and tomorrow.........2013 ktm 990 smt.
 

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mentioned ktms use to be mostly chook chaser, but I gather we're counting them as well?
List as follows.
1996 ktm 380exc, 2002 ktm 525sx, 2004 ktm 525exc/supermoto, 2005 ktm 525exc, 2009 ktm 990 Superduke, 2012 ktm 300 exc.
The Fe570 in which technically speaking it is owned by ktm.
My current 2014 ktm 500exc, and tomorrow.........2013 ktm 990 smt.
Sure mate, them dirt things are equally valid :)
 

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Sure mate, them dirt things are equally valid :)
Don't tell him that ... we don't encourage such outbursts!

I've had few.....but maybe not as many as you @weeksy.
I suppose some people may not be as bigger bike sl-uts as us.
Nope, it's official you are a slut!
 

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I have paid for them, but my son has been the rider:
2004 KTM 50sx
2004 KTM 65sx
2007 KTM 65sx
2009 KTM 85sx
2011 KTM 85sx
2013 KTM 85sx
2012 KTM 125sx
2016 KTM 125sx

And no, he has never had any other make of MX bikes. KTM has always been considered the top of the Mini/Junior MX bikes and as I worked on them and got used to the KTM thinking and way to do things we stayed with KTM.

I have never had a KTM bike in my 50 years of riding. I raced Jawa solo speedway bikes (I had 3 of them) and I have had a bunch of different road bikes.

My boy has now cut down on his riding to complete High School, to work at a supermarket and to spend time with mates. We still have the 2016 125sx, but I am in the process of getting it ready for sale. Then the plan is to get a 150sx and use all the knowledge we have gathered to make it as competitive as possible and ride it in the MX2 class (as here in New Zealand you can not ride a 250sx in MX2, only in MX1). Once we get that far the bike will be his responsibility. I will still be here to help with repairs/upgrades. But I will not carry the cost.
 

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I have 4 KTM’s in my household
My wife rides
2011 250 XCF and 2016 690 enduro r
I ride a 2007 525exc and a 2014 690 enduro r
Next bikes will likely be KTM’s again unless truly good is on the market by then, but it will be a few more years. We tend to keep our vehicles for very long time.
still ride my 2001 BMW GS 1150 that I bought in 2002.
we don’t really commute on motos ( work from home) so these are weekend and 3-10 day Adv touring bikes.
 

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Realised I forgot two... I have added them below.

I forgot two! (marked --> below)
I have paid for them, but my son has been the rider:
--> 1999 aircooled 50
2004 KTM 50sx
2004 KTM 65sx
2007 KTM 65sx
--> 2011 KTM 65sx
2009 KTM 85sx
2011 KTM 85sx
2013 KTM 85sx
2012 KTM 125sx
2016 KTM 125sx
 

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Well lots, from 1992 KTM 300 XC 300 , to 2003 KTM 450’s ,to 2017 KTM 350 EXCF, and lots in between currently I’m still loving my 2016 Husqvarna FE501S.
Thinking of adding a 2020 KTM 790 R for more street/ dirt adventures.
 
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