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Old 11-18-2012, 06:57 AM   #50
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Location: Amsterdam
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I owned pretty much any type of bike you can think of and many brands, but never a Harley Davidson.
So as of January my KTM 690 Enduro R will have a buddy, a 2013 Sportster LX 1200 CA. All black.

I stopped with beemers after owning many over some 20 years as I decided I really don't want a one size fits all bike anymore. After the 1200GS and the HP2 Enduro I got me a KTM 690. Although the 690 is capable of doing both road and off road I pretty much only enjoy it in the mud. On the road it's too light and with knobbies it's really not a pretty ride. The HP2 I had was a great dual sport but too heavy off road, making me skip single tracks and other fun stuff.

Better get yourself 2 bikes (or whatever number suits you) that are build for a purpose and make you enjoy that space they sit in. I discovered over the years that the 'all purpose' bikes are also a bit boring when it comes down to it. OK, going really fast, comfortable and safe and all is great but I got fed up with that. The R1200GS(A) is really a great bike but I found it to be soulless after I switched to the HP2 Enduro... But I'm quite a moody person, always looking for the next best thing. My best...

The Harley is not fast, the brakes are truly sheit, the worst ones I ever encountered on any bike over 30 years.
I see some shocks and brakes upgrades ahead of me...

But the most important thing: the test ride gave me a big big smile! Just like the KTM did and still does!

This is my bike, in the flesh, in the wild so to say. Great, love it!

2014 KTM 450 EXC - 2013 Harley-Davidson XL 1200 C

b l a c k S P e c i a l s

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