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Old 12-02-2012, 04:54 AM   #75
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Ok, I get the KTM quality- that's why I'm looking at the 390 Duke.

But 690 SMC-R? or even 690 Duke if they brought it to the USA? Now you're talking $11,000 or the price of a Street Triple-R. I get that, too - power and quality, but it's NOT the same discussion.

The new Honda 500's and the revised 2012 EX-650R fall in the middle for price, and to the bottom for mid-to-low spec components - just like Navin's description of the new EX-300R.

It still leaves the Duke 390 potentially alone in the middle for power and hopefully, for quality of components, at a middle-ground price.
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