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Old 01-17-2006, 12:07 PM   #1
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KTM dealers?

Anyone want to recommend a good KTM dealer in the NOVA area? By good, I mean decent (friendly, knowledgeable and not looking to retire off a single sale) sales staff, reasonable prices and mechanics that know what they're doing and if they don't, aren't afraid to get the correct answer from the factory or elsewhere. Specifically, I'm considering a 950 Adventure for right now.
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Old 01-17-2006, 01:40 PM   #2
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Hey Steve,
Don't want to name any names but I can tell you where not to go in Fredericksburg/Stafford. Its exactly what you are not looking for. You keeping the 1150?

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Old 01-17-2006, 01:53 PM   #3
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Thanks for the insight. Actually, after a couple of experiences there is why I'm posting the question here. It seems as though it might be a great bike, but I'm not interested enough to make an "adventure" out of the purchase/ownership experience.

Oh yeah, I'm keeping the 1150! I just thought I'd add something different to the garage. Plus after so many positive things said and written about the 950Adventure, I thought I should give it a try.

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Old 01-17-2006, 07:48 PM   #4
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I have noticed alot of used 950's forsale with low miles. Are you going to buy new or buy used and find a dealer for service and such. Not sure where the next closest KTM dealer is to Stafford. Somewhere in Maryland I think. Good luck with whatever you do. When I get my 1200Adventure we'll have to hit some fire trails near the moutains.(or take a ride to Colorado!!)

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Old 01-17-2006, 08:24 PM   #5
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So you're going for the new 1200. I butt tested the one at the show last week. Damn nice machine. The negative I could tell from the brief encounter, was that it may be a little taller than our 1150's. Tempting, but way expensive.

As to the KTM, I have noticed the used machines you mentioned and they seemed to be priced fairly. However, if there's no support readily available for parts or technical assistance, then it would be hard to justify th effort. I'm probably spoiled from too much BMW exposure.

But, I've noticed a lack of response to the question. Can I assume that the business entity I outlined in the initial question, doesn't exist in this immediate area?

Kevin we can go for a ride anytime, even on 1150's

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Old 01-18-2006, 04:59 AM   #6
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I can recommend Mike in sales at FMS. I got a rediculous price on a 2006 KTM 560 SMR I have on order. Mike's a good guy.

YMMV,
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Old 01-18-2006, 05:18 AM   #7
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What about their service and parts?

When do you get the new KTM?
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:16 AM   #8
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When do you get the new KTM?
February - ish is what I've heard. It's been ordered.

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Old 01-18-2006, 12:17 PM   #9
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Steve,

Check my reply to you over in Orange Crush.

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Old 01-18-2006, 05:37 PM   #10
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Rumor has it that there will be a bitchen' new KTM dealer in Charlottesville in Spring 2006. Stayed tuned for more details...
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:23 PM   #11
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Rumor has it that there will be a bitchen' new KTM dealer in Charlottesville in Spring 2006. Stayed tuned for more details...
I want to order a 560SM. Now. Why are you still sitting here reading this?

Tell me more Mr. Science...
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Old 01-18-2006, 07:28 PM   #12
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I want to order a 560SM. Now. Why are you still sitting here reading this?

Tell me more Mr. Science...

Oh you guys totally suck. I guess I'll have to get one too
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Old 01-18-2006, 08:20 PM   #13
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Barry, do you have a pic of that thing?!
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Old 01-19-2006, 02:08 AM   #14
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It's exactly a 525 SMR, with (I believe) a crank and cylinder that bump the displacement. I pulled 05/06 specs, IDENTICAL.

241 lbs baby !

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It's exactly a 525 SMR, with (I believe) a crank and cylinder that bump the displacement. I pulled 05/06 specs, IDENTICAL.

241 lbs baby !

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Good on ya Barry! That bike is awesome but be careful it likes to do things and go places that law enforcement folks don't like...

We should be able to get parts (for sure brake pads and tires!!) for you at the shop in Charlottesville. The shop is happening with a Grand Opening sometime in early spring.

More details on the shop, opening date, etc... will be posted here and in Vendor Forum when possible.

Now we need to get folks together and have some supermoto races.

Also- come on down to Dan's Farm on Jan 29th. We are doing a low key hare scrambles race. Timmy has set up a couple of good 7-8 mile loops. And you can get your riding pants back from Anton!

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