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Old 01-14-2010, 08:02 AM   #31
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I freakin' love this thing.



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Old 01-14-2010, 08:12 AM   #32
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Old 01-14-2010, 09:24 AM   #33
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Old 01-14-2010, 10:30 AM   #34
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Funny that you should post that. I've just about decided to go for a 0 mileage 2008 Megamoto with ABS (your OTHER bike)

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Great choice! More comfy than the T, but also a very different riding experience. Specs don't tell the story at all. As long as the roads twist and turn, only the pilot set the limit:-)

The engine is a peach! Has a real kick from 6-8k and a throttle response KTM riders would die for
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Old 01-14-2010, 01:33 PM   #35
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I freakin' love this thing.



wow ,how is it to live with.do you commute to work on the aprillia.
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Old 01-14-2010, 02:36 PM   #36
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duckman- I work from home, so no real commute, but the bike is an easy ride on a daily basis. I have other bikes to ride if I need to carry more than will fit in a small rucksack. I do track days on this bike as well. I'm sort of looking forward to a couple 1-2 day tours on this soon. This bike is absolutely addictive- maybe because it does so many things well. I would not hesitate commuting with this if I had to.
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Old 01-15-2010, 05:56 PM   #37
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some great deals still out there

If you can live with the looks (I rather like it). The BKing is a great nekked bike.
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Old 01-15-2010, 06:27 PM   #38
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I had no option to test ride the Tuono, Super Duke, or the MV so I settled on the Speed Triple. Turns out I doubt that I settled at all...



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Old 01-16-2010, 03:49 AM   #39
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Old 01-16-2010, 07:51 AM   #40
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:12 AM   #41
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If you can live with the looks (I rather like it). The BKing is a great nekked bike.
Wow.....what a difference an exhaust change makes! Nice bike!
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Old 01-16-2010, 08:25 AM   #42
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Yeah, well, if they sold the K1300R in the U.S., I'd be the first on line. I think that it's a fabulous bike.

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Old 01-16-2010, 09:01 AM   #43
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I'm 5' 2", but the salesman I was having a hamburger with INSISTED that I return to the shop (Tri Valley Moto) and ride the KTM Duke, and boy was it SUPER!

He rolled it next to a curb where I could climb up into the tall saddle from, and told me to have it back within the hour. I would normally return from test rides within 5-10 minutes, but I jus' HADDA ride and ride, AND RIDE this bike some mo'!

It is the ONLY bike I have ever ridden where the controls seemed perfectly placed for my t-Rex arms and 27" inseam. And "neautral", ohmygod there was no drama, no straining, no undue surprises, 'effortless' to ride!

I have my Bandit 1250 fully decked out in touring gear, Stage II sans CAT', upgraded suspension for my 240 pounds, bar risers, GPS, etc....... and I have the pink slip for it. The last year and 24,000 miles has been great aboard this thing, but it's tipping the scales in excess of 600 pounds, and in one short year, I've gotten shorter, am less agile, and a pulled hamstring, full tear rotator cuff, and detached bicep tendon is exposing me for what I am..... an aging 56 year old short fat white boy fighting a bike too big for me.

Ohhhhh, what I would give now for a KTM Super Duke, tank-bag, and heavily modified (internals lowered) suspension!

(Anybody on the left coast wanna buy a 120 hp, 90 ft.lb's Bandit 1250 sport touring machine?)
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Old 01-16-2010, 09:20 AM   #44
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I like my hyper Only downside is with the new cams, ecu, and exhaust; the range is somewhat limited. There is a high capacity tank available though. Stretches range to over 200mi.

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Old 01-16-2010, 07:19 PM   #45
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Me too, its a great bike. I've got DPECU, LV exhaust, and Ducshop stacks. With a little restraint, I can get 90 miles on a tank. I carry two 2L fuel cans in my tailpack for emergencies, plus there is usually a Harley tanker with us on weekenders.

BTW, I like the XBox, really cleans the bike up big time.

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