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Old 03-14-2013, 02:02 PM   #4651
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The bike really does nothing for me, I did have high hopes for it but then when I saw its so ho hum
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Old 03-14-2013, 02:35 PM   #4652
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Other than that, KTM hasn't exactly been rock solid dependable. They don't call them katooms for nothing
Someone has never owned a 950/990 KTM....one of the most dependable and most enjoyable bikes I have ever owned and that has been quite a few....

I also do not care for the looks of the new KTM, bland ...Multi beats it in the looks department handsdown...
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Old 03-14-2013, 03:50 PM   #4653
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How about the new KTM 1190? 150HP, great on or off road, and should arrive here in the US this fall.

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I just asked at a big store in Denver. Next spring as a 2014.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:23 PM   #4654
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Well... it certainly has been quiet so I'll chime in.

I am currently in the market for a new bike and the Multi is on the top of my list. A dealer that I know should have a few in stock this week... but he needs to uncrate them and get them going before I can test drive it. I'm like a kid waiting for Christmas.

My only concern is the seat height (I'm 5 11... but a 29" inseam)... and the price.

If the multistrada doesn't work out... for some reason I have fallen for the Husqy Nuda 900 R... (probably because they sound so freakin cool)... but you can't get 'em in the US so...

S10 as a second choice? That would be like dating the "normal" looking sister of a super model (compared to the MTS I mean).
With big ankles.
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Old 03-14-2013, 05:36 PM   #4655
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With big ankles.
And narcolepsy.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:25 PM   #4656
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And narcolepsy.
LOL

True. Family gatherings would be awkward too. Who am I kidding, I want the Duc.
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Old 03-14-2013, 06:33 PM   #4657
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Well this isnt orange crush where everybody talks about all the problems with there bikes.
You got a point their.
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Old 03-14-2013, 08:44 PM   #4658
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It varies widely depending on where you are. I'm on the low end of the scale at $620. That was the 15k service last year on my previous 1200.
Hey Doug - say Hi to Dinsdale for me! ;-)

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Old 03-14-2013, 09:56 PM   #4659
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My only concern is the seat height (I'm 5 11... but a 29" inseam)... and the price.

You'll be fine at 5'11". That's all I've got and I can flatfoot the bike easily. The 29' inseam should not impede you either once you swing your leg over the bike. Though I may have a bit more inseam than you do, I'm not long legged for my height. It's quite narrow at the waist as you'll find out once you straddle it. I don't think you are all that different dimensionally from me, and I find this bike easy to noodle around on.

The money is another story though. They are proud of them, no doubt. You will need to work harder on reasons not to get one!
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:02 PM   #4660
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Exactly why I threw it in here. Both are derived from their superbikes and "retuned" for more low/mid-range performance. Add in the other goodies to make a comfy "all roads" bike, and here we are. IMO this is the only competitor to the MTS12 on the performance end of the adventure touring genre, so if the OP can't swing the $20k+ (US) cost of the MTS12, the KTM may be a good "second choice" if he's after sportbike-like performance. I'll leave the comments on aesthetics alone.....

And let's hope this is indeed a home run for KTM. Given their financial situation, they can't afford to have this bike be anything less, and I for one like having them in the marketplace. To say they are a "disruptive force" is a bit of an understatement.....

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Agreed. Though I have no KTM experience whatsoever I hope it works for them. I feel the same about the Caponord. Aprilia could stand to get on base with that bike as well, though it doesn't sound like it will disrupt the Multi's momentum based on the specs.
But for somebody looking to get a European bike with a lot of technojiz for not too much money, it could be a solid choice too.
I'm eager to see it, but then I like Aprilias and have since they arrived on these shores. I bought my first Aprilia in 2000 and have been rooting for them ever since.
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Old 03-14-2013, 10:52 PM   #4661
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How about a '12 Multistrada photo to get back on the subject.....

I recently bought this 2012 Multi - never thought I would pick buy one but after a test ride and what appeared a great deal due to clear a 2012 model Touring S this is now mine........

Not a great picture (from my Blackberry) but it sure is pretty in the flesh!

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Old 03-15-2013, 03:46 AM   #4662
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You'll be fine at 5'11". That's all I've got and I can flatfoot the bike easily. The 29' inseam should not impede you either once you swing your leg over the bike. Though I may have a bit more inseam than you do, I'm not long legged for my height. It's quite narrow at the waist as you'll find out once you straddle it. I don't think you are all that different dimensionally from me, and I find this bike easy to noodle around on.

The money is another story though. They are proud of them, no doubt. You will need to work harder on reasons not to get one!
Thanks! Yes, it is getting harder to find reasons not to buy one! Just need to ride one and if that goes well... get out the checkbook.
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Old 03-15-2013, 06:37 AM   #4663
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Hey Doug - say Hi to Dinsdale for me! ;-)

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Old 03-15-2013, 07:32 AM   #4664
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Just need to ride one and if that goes well... get out the checkbook.
Just take your checkbook to the test ride and save yourself a trip.

Seriously, once you ride one, you won't be able to write that check fast enough.

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Old 03-15-2013, 01:08 PM   #4665
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I got a little ride in last weekend.






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