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Old 10-29-2014, 06:35 AM   #1
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Which would you buy? KTM 950SMR OR APRILIA DORSODURO 1200

I am biased and thus reaching out to the forum.
My friend won a few dollars on a scratch ticket (10k), he was all excited yesterday at my house.
His interests are the big supermoto's and can purchase a 2007 ktm 950smr for 7000k (bone stock bike with under 4k miles ) or he showed me the listing and we talked to the seller for a 2012 Aprilia Dorosoduro 1200 for 8200 (again bone stock and this bike has under 3k miles)

Which would you purchase and why?
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Old 10-29-2014, 06:39 AM   #2
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I am biased and thus reaching out to the forum.
My friend won a few dollars on a scratch ticket (10k), he was all excited yesterday at my house.
His interests are the big supermoto's and can purchase a 2007 ktm 950smr for 7000k (bone stock bike with under 4k miles ) or he showed me the listing and we talked to the seller for a 2012 Aprilia Dorosoduro 1200 for 8200 (again bone stock and this bike has under 3k miles)

Which would you purchase and why?
Neither. I'd buy my MegaMoto. (Shameless plug)


For that price, I'd look for a Hyper Motard.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:47 AM   #3
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990 SMR

aprilias have horrible resale value so make sure you'll keep it for a long time before taking the dive.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:52 AM   #4
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I am biased and thus reaching out to the forum.
My friend won a few dollars on a scratch ticket (10k), he was all excited yesterday at my house.
His interests are the big supermoto's and can purchase a 2007 ktm 950smr for 7000k (bone stock bike with under 4k miles ) or he showed me the listing and we talked to the seller for a 2012 Aprilia Dorosoduro 1200 for 8200 (again bone stock and this bike has under 3k miles)

Which would you purchase and why?
I would never, ever, ever again buy anything associated with Piaagio. Ever. They are a terrible company to deal with. Of course, YMMV, but I vote with my pocketbook.
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Old 10-29-2014, 08:59 AM   #5
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Ride both. My bet is he will buy the KTM after the test ride
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Old 10-29-2014, 11:39 AM   #6
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As the long-time owner of a 950 SM-R, I will "+1" the suggestion of a 990 SMR (if he can find one). I rode one at a Mid-Ohio track day and it's even more sporty and fun than my beloved 950. No experience with the Aprilia.
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Old 10-29-2014, 12:57 PM   #7
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I really enjoyed my 950SM as it was a great bike, but 7k seems kind of steep for that bike these days.
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Old Yesterday, 12:34 AM   #8
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The KTM because of the lack of range on the dorsoduro
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Old Yesterday, 08:50 AM   #9
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there is an SMR in the sale forum for < 10k.
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Old Yesterday, 11:51 AM   #10
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Forgive my ignorance but the KTM would be used correct?
Or do they still make this model?
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Old Yesterday, 05:27 PM   #11
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2013 was the last year for the 990 SMR so there might be a new/leftover hiding somewhere.
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Old Yesterday, 05:38 PM   #12
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The last real SMR (R engine, carbon fibre tinsel, etc) was made in 2010. Models after that were watered down parts bin leftovers with the R tag attached but no R engine.
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Old Yesterday, 07:34 PM   #13
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What about a Tuono V4R? I had the opportunity to ride one of those and let me tell ya.....BOOM!!!!! Brembo + Ohlins + Naked V4 = Lots of hooliganism. What a blast. Just a dumb amount of fun. Out of the ones mentioned I'd go for the Aprilia hands down.
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Old Yesterday, 07:52 PM   #14
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I hate to be THAT guy, but I would compare the KTM SMR to the Ducati Multi Strada. A 1200MTS is going to be a bit more than $10k, but it would be worth riding one to know.
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Old Today, 01:41 AM   #15
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Between the two bikes listed, the KTM.

Consider the Hypermotard too.
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