Originally Posted by 2 Dogs
Probably the wrong (or right) forum to be asking this question, but here goes.
History- been riding mostly street my whole life. Road motocross as a kid, but it's been forever. Bought a 2012 v-strom 650 last spring and have been spending more and more time off-road with it. Nothing crazy, but probably as much as my limited skills can do with it. I'm not the most mechanically inclined person in the world, although I can perform the basics without problem. I have Italian sportbikes so I'm used to some "quirks".
Sooooo.... I've caught the bug for the KTM 990. Looks freakin awesome and I know it would be much better off of the pavement. The bike I have is bullet proof and fine for tooling around town and the mild gravel roads.
Finally the question- is the KTM reliable (enough), do my skills justify it and should I pull the trigger?
Thanks in advance
Why do you ask 2 dogs? Great joke!
Great bike. Powerful. Some maintenance. Plenty of help with maintenance. Lots of aftermarket products to choose from. I say do it.