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Old 11-11-2012, 10:44 AM   #16
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KTM wants a ton of money from dealers to carry the street line. Think they wanted $15K for the honor of selling RC8s.
Which is why there are none sold near me.

But then again, they wouldn't replace the water pump seals in my SD either. Swearing that they were not leaking when I knew they were. So maybe it's for the best.
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:03 AM   #17
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most harley dealers will rent you a bike for the day, and if you buy one they credit you the cost of the rental.

The harley demo fleet has 4 hour test rides first come first served for free, free gas even. Hell of a deal. You do a 4 hour on a road glide and you will NEVER look at a harley the same again. It is one fine ride. Very fine.

Link to the demo ride program

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...mo-events.html

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Old 11-11-2012, 11:18 AM   #18
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most harley dealers will rent you a bike for the day, and if you buy one they credit you the cost of the rental.

The harley demo fleet has 4 hour test rides first come first served for free, free gas even. Hell of a deal. You do a 4 hour on a road glide and you will NEVER look at a harley the same again. It is one fine ride. Very fine.

Link to the demo ride program

http://www.harley-davidson.com/en_US...mo-events.html

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I don't understand the relevance of this post to this thread. Harleys?
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Old 11-11-2012, 11:48 AM   #19
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yeah, I will buy a harley instead of a superduke

ktm street dealers are harder to find these days. I think they will bring the SD here. much better chance than one of those new <600cc thumper dukes.
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Old 11-11-2012, 12:17 PM   #20
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KTM street dealers are hard to find because there's not much point. Adventure, SMT and RC8 are it really. They throw the 690 enduro in as a street bike.
I've ridden a SD, pretty cool bike for a hooligan ride. The SMT is at least 90% the fun with a lot more comfort. Ill be surprised if it shows up. Looks like it'll be a 2014 when the new Adventure finally shows up.
If the new SD does make it here it'll likely be 15k plus and will set there until they have to give them away.
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Old 11-12-2012, 08:10 PM   #21
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I don't understand the relevance of this post to this thread. Harleys?

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Old 11-13-2012, 09:22 AM   #22
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Prototype so far. Jeez, can this picture be any larger??

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Old 11-13-2012, 10:48 AM   #23
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More pics here:

http://blog.derestricted.com/design/...e-r-prototype/

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Old 11-13-2012, 06:44 PM   #24
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Love it. I'll place a deposit the day the production version is announced for the US.
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:03 PM   #25
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My 990 Superduke is the most fun that I have ever had on a motorcycle, and this one looks like it could be better. It might just be the only thing that convinces me to trade in my ride!
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Old 11-13-2012, 07:47 PM   #26
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Um yeah...that is awesome!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:05 PM   #27
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My 990 Superduke is the most fun that I have ever had on a motorcycle, and this one looks like it could be better. It might just be the only thing that convinces me to trade in my ride!
My thoughts exactly. The new prototype blows my mind! Of course, some concessions will need to be made to make the proto street legal but if this is the path KTM is on I'm in. Also, saw the post saying there's no need for the SD because of the SMT. I've also ridden both bikes and while the SMT is a nice light touring bike it is in my opinion no where near the experience of the Super Duke!
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Old 11-13-2012, 08:28 PM   #28
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I hope the rear suspension has a linkage unlike the current SD.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:25 AM   #29
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I like it that way, kept the price down for me.

Ditto, the 1290 just makes the original that much cheaper.
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:43 AM   #30
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KTM wants a ton of money from dealers to carry the street line. Think they wanted $15K for the honor of selling RC8s.
Which is why there are none sold near me.
That's just a stupid hurdle to make dealers jump.

But, as stated, this should make the 990 even cheaper, which may be good for the brand.
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