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Old 02-17-2013, 01:34 PM   #9
rcautox OP
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Joined: Feb 2013
Location: SE Texas
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Test road the KTM and the new Tiger Explorer back-to-back. She's never ridden and is 6' so I expected a struggle but both bikes accelerated great with us, no issues in turns, etc. The KTM was much better at blocking wind and felt like it had a smaller footprint/presence. The Tiger was nice. Never rode a shaft drive-uber smooth and opens a world of sexual innuendo on the ride lol. She was comfortable on both.

The KTM gave me some of those "warm & fuzzys" haha so I'm leaning that way. They have a Multi but ran out of time. Not sure the Multi is worth the extra $$ but I'll ride before dismissing.

Regarding pricing-I think I'll assume the dealer's prices are marked up at least $1k. Seems to be a trend because the same 2007 Tiger listed $5900 on Craiglist is now being sold by a (different) dealer for $8300!!!
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