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Old 04-06-2012, 08:38 AM   #226
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I was also told Customs have changed their rules for Australia thats what taking so long.
You mean Austria?
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:33 AM   #227
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You didn't hear that KTM offshored manufacturing to Australia?
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Old 04-06-2012, 09:45 AM   #228
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You didn't hear that KTM offshored manufacturing to Australia?
Really? that sucks, when I went to trade in my '09 SMT for a '12 my dealer told me the new one would be in in about 3 weeks time. I guess he was not aware of this change either.
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Old 04-10-2012, 02:54 AM   #229
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Old 04-10-2012, 05:20 PM   #230
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Got my new hugger, just need a bike to put it on.
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Old 04-10-2012, 08:12 PM   #231
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Got my new hugger, just need a bike to put it on.
Whose hugger is that? Skidmarx?
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Old 04-10-2012, 09:32 PM   #232
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Nice full length hugger..have a link?

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Old 04-11-2012, 06:16 AM   #233
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Got it from streetfighterbydesign .com it's for a 990 superduke. Will fit smt. Bought it on amazon. Shipping took awhile. Guess they had to import it. You can get black or carbon fiber. I paid $180 shipped. Looks good, gonna put a coat if lacquer on it to better protect it.
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Old 04-13-2012, 10:42 PM   #234
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Finally test rode one a few days ago. Chassis blew me away. So light and nimble. The 2 points i didn't like were the wind blast and, oddly enough, the motor, which felt "corked" for want of a better term.
I presume the touring screen helps with the former and how does the engine feel with a few thousand miles on it?
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:27 PM   #235
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Just got off the phone with my dealer and he told me the 2012 smt are at the main wear house in Ohio. They are shipping to dealers. He should have them in a few days. I can't wait.
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Old 04-19-2012, 05:30 PM   #236
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Just got off the phone with my dealer and he told me the 2012 smt are at the main wear house in Ohio. They are shipping to dealers. He should have them in a few days. I can't wait.
Nice! Thanks for the update. You're not alone - the wait is killing me!

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Old 04-29-2012, 09:09 AM   #237
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Finally test rode one a few days ago. Chassis blew me away. So light and nimble. The 2 points i didn't like were the wind blast and, oddly enough, the motor, which felt "corked" for want of a better term.
I presume the touring screen helps with the former and how does the engine feel with a few thousand miles on it?
I put the Givi touring screen on my 2011. It deals pretty well with wind blast. I have about 3K on mine, I haven't really noticed too much change in the engine during that time. Not sure what you mean by "corked" though. Akros or other pipes might help with that.

It's just a really great all-around FUN bike.
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Old 04-29-2012, 11:13 AM   #238
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Thanks for that. I think the test ride did spoil me. A few days later i rode the Honda XTourer and was disappointed with how unwieldy that bike is.
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Old 04-30-2012, 08:21 AM   #239
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Thanks for that. I think the test ride did spoil me. A few days later i rode the Honda XTourer and was disappointed with how unwieldy that bike is.
I feel like the motor loosened up a bit after a few thousand miles. The addition of some slip-ons which eliminated the CATs definitely helped loosen up the top end.

Beyond that, the motor just feels different than other twins to me. It just takes some getting used to if you're used to Ducatis...or BMWs or Guzzis. I think it's a fantastic motor.
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Old 04-30-2012, 01:06 PM   #240
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2012 smt in USA anyone?

Has anyone in the States gotten their 2012's yet? I only know of 1 guy in Ohio. I called a couple of dealers in Ohio and one said he can get 1 in a few days and the other said he has 1 in stock. I asked him about other States getting them and he said they should have them by now because he got his a few weeks ago, and they all ship at the same time.
I even called a few dealers in Pittsburg PA and they still dont have any. I wonder why they are the only ones who have them.
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