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Old 02-27-2014, 08:54 AM   #151
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ehhh quite an exaggeration, I had/have several bikes with immobilizers and not one ever caused a problem. What they did however is prevent me from having to install an alarm because of the insurancy policies and/or saved me loads of cash on insurance money.
No exaggeration at all.

I really don't want that stuff on my bike. I wish there was an option to delete it easily. Sorry to hear your insurance rates are high without an immobilizer on the bike, but that is a non issue for me. I'd rather know that if I put the key in and the bike won't start, I have a chance of fixing it and getting back on the road without spending thousands to get it fixed, towed,,etc.

I'm not a Luddite, I like the traction control and ABS. I just don't like to be stranded.
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Old 02-27-2014, 10:00 AM   #152
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Does anyone (like someone who knows the factory's plan ) know if the 1290 uses the same braking controller as the Adv. and, if so, whether it will be getting similar stability/braking software capability?
No it hasn't and no it won't.
The 1290 has different Bosch ABS version then the 1190 and can not be updated to the MSC
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:07 AM   #153
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I won't take anything I own to the local dealer now. No confidence in the service department at all.
Now if I can't fix it myself I really don't know where to take it, the next dealer is about 3 hours away
I'm fortunate to have a dealer VERY close to me that I trust.
Before they were here, I bought one of the first new 2000 Duke II in Florida from a dealer 90 miles south, and it never had to see that dealer again.
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:09 AM   #154
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Saw that the 1290 Superduke free bike winners were announced. All from Europe. Big snub to the rest of the world!
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:13 AM   #155
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And over in Sweden the long dark nights are taking their toll ........................

http://www.advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=958129
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:17 AM   #156
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Saw that the 1290 Superduke free bike winners were announced. All from Europe. Big snub to the rest of the world!
Well that does it - I'm going to protest this outrage by buying something else -


Wait -never mind.
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:20 AM   #157
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Saw that the 1290 Superduke free bike winners were announced. All from Europe. Big snub to the rest of the world!
They just added Australia to Europe???, cool, I'd love to go over there so I guess it's a lot closer now

I am happy it wasn't me, otherwise I would have to go through all the trouble of cancelling my order etc

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Old 02-28-2014, 10:40 AM   #158
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They just added Australia to Europe???, cool, I'd love to go over there so I guess it's a lot closer now

I am happy it wasn't me, otherwise I would have to go through all the trouble of cancelling my order etc
My mistake. I took AUS to be Austria!
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Old 02-28-2014, 10:58 AM   #159
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My mistake. I took AUS to be Austria!
No worries
It should have been us winning, I mean did you ever see one of those 4 posting here in this thread

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Old 02-28-2014, 01:21 PM   #160
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They just added Australia to Europe???, cool, I'd love to go over there so I guess it's a lot closer now

I am happy it wasn't me, otherwise I would have to go through all the trouble of cancelling my order etc
Well, I'm not so sure.

If you look up the list for 3 letter country abbreviations, AUS would be Australia, and AUT would be Austria.
BUT - GER should be DEU, so since they aren't following the abbreviation lists I saw, who knows.

Unless you saw more information than what is on the 1290superduker.com website - the jury is still out.
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Old 02-28-2014, 03:11 PM   #161
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Well, anyway it is not me! All the dealers probably sent a list to KTM of those with deposits down and said not to choose them!

Not to mention am old and not cool (never was!) so zero marketing value!
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:36 PM   #162
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My dealer has it listed at $16,999.00. Do KTM dealers add on extra fees like destination and dealer prep?
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Old 02-28-2014, 04:52 PM   #163
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My dealer has it listed at $16,999.00. Do KTM dealers add on extra fees like destination and dealer prep?
They can, but it all depends on the dealer.

You've already been there, so ask them !
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Old 02-28-2014, 09:04 PM   #164
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I will probably never have the skill/experience/confidence to truly ride one of these, but god damn I would sure love to try. By far one of the sexiest and most amazing bikes ever made. I'm going to have to drop the coin on a 690 Duke just so I can pretend.
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Old 03-01-2014, 02:29 PM   #165
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I will probably never have the skill/experience/confidence to truly ride one of these, but god damn I would sure love to try. By far one of the sexiest and most amazing bikes ever made. I'm going to have to drop the coin on a 690 Duke just so I can pretend.
You could leave it on the rain setting which is 100 HP until you gain experience and maybe take an advanced riding course which I plan to do on my smt. I myself am also far inexperienced. Maybe 3 years road riding experience. I may get one in a couple years when I have more coin.
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