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Old 11-16-2012, 12:56 AM   #48
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Originally Posted by LoneWolfRides View Post
One of the KTM service centre owners I know was telling me that the 125/200 Duke's actually are having much lesser warranty claims/issues reported post roll out from the factory on an average is much lower than the global KTM average figure.
I for one wouldn't be surprised.

People here seem to worship the KTM for some qualities that it
doesn't posses (reliability) from what I've seen, and living in EU, you
see a lot of them, and I'm working in the motorcycle business too and
speak to a lot of dealerships weekly about a lot of stuff.

I've met 4 people on 690s (2x duke, 1x SM, 1x SMC).
3 of the 4 had to rebuild the engine before 30.000 miles mark.

The SMC guy is a lunatic, so no surprise there, but the others
I follow around on a 300cc scooter.

There's no doubt there's a lot of performance in them and
some great quality parts, but that engine is high strung and I
wouldn't look at one if I was concerned about reliability.
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