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Old 01-09-2013, 08:08 AM   #4256
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Location: Western Mass
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LOL. It was pretty much all I could think about when I was at the Ducati/KTM dealership 2 weeks ago. My wife and I sat on a new Multistrada S, and a new KTM 990 SMT. FWIW - My wife found the SMT more comfortable for her in the passenger position. For me, the Mutli was beautiful, but the raw simplicity of the SMT drew me away from the Multi. The SMT still has a fuel pump, and ABS, and I do not like (or want) either. The Multi has all kinds of electronic wizardry. Seeing a wire bundle going into the top of one fork leg really just struck me as *wrong*. The $7k price difference was worth noting as well. If only the KTM had another 200cc's...
Street bikes for the street. Dirt bikes for the dirt. Let's keep it that way.
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