Thread: KTM Value
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Old 01-20-2013, 06:50 PM   #20
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Originally Posted by Katoom72 View Post
Talking off the showroom floor here, the stock WP feels way better then the stock Showa off the 800xc IMO. Not saying Showa is bad, at all. On 450s the stock Showa feels better then stock WP's to me.
Yeah most of my experience comes from the 450's although i ride ktm's with wp's the showa's felt better until very recently (2010ish).

Id go with the stock KTM guards and bashplate off-road. The Triumph would be needing an upgrade for my peace of mind. It's very sub-par for off-road IMO.
Cool, I dont really think the stock ktm ones are bad ass but I'll take your word for the triumph stuff.

Fear not i still think the ktm is better than any of the other adventure bikes out there if you care about dirt performance at all. In the right conditions the 950 is amazing I've ridden around and past more than few small dirt bikes on forest roads and 2 track.
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