Originally Posted by gearheadE30
KTMs in particular have a little bit of a stigma against them about being unreliable, due to some past models that had issues with the engine design. The new ones are much better, but I think people are still concerned, becuase KTMs can be pricey to fix. It's like comparing a Chevy to a BMW, with the KTM being the BMW I suppose.
But yet they will buy BMW'S with 60,000 miles knowing the final drive is going to break.
I have to disagree about the pricey to fix comment, KTM dealers or mechanics are not any more or any less then all the dealer rates. Parts are in the same price range as well. Most things can be done easily at home with normal tools.
Just dont get it I owned a 640 that was a awesome bike that was trouble free!
I also have a friend with a 950 with got be over 90,000 miles on it and he rides the piss out of it!!