Originally Posted by eakins
I'd say that Motorcyclist Magazine (that's where they're from) is using this video to push KTM into keep the TR650 alive in the lineup; basically saying they would be stupid to kill it off.
hopefully sales numbers will support the Strada ... and Terra. If Pierer/KTM ignore sales results ... well, that would be stupid.
To me it also illustrates well that KTM have a lot of work to do in building a smooth, civilized ... and reliable street single. Sounds like the Terra/Strada are a nice step UP the evolutionary ladder ... about 10 steps above KTM. The Motorcyclist boys rang both bikes out ... and found the KTM wanting.
NO KTM Duke has ever sold very well in the USA. I owned TWO Dukes. This was a Euro bike concept that didn't quite translate this side of the pond.