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Old 01-08-2013, 01:52 PM   #70
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So I've been comparing the Hyperstrada to the SMT990 'cause they fit the same roles. I can't imagine why anyone would want the SMT instead of the Hyper, on paper at least.

The Duc is/has:
>cheaper
>MUCH longer service intervals
>more fuel efficient (projected)
>larger dealer network in the US
>standard centerstand and bellypan
>single side swingarm (convenience; looks are subjective)
>more comprehensive electronics package
>slipper clutch

The KTM is/has:
>lighter
>better suspension (from what I hear)
>larger fuel tank
>???

Anything I am missing? The bike isn't even out yet, and we will get a better idea of what it's about when the reviews start coming in later this year, but so far it seems better in almost every way than the SMT. When I am in the market for a new bike, it's probably going to come down to these two, unless I had a adv bike epiphany.
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