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Old 08-06-2013, 06:00 PM   #16
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This place is like a light to a moth.

And, yeah, tell her....I'll wait here while you set up your tent space in the garage.

I find the KTM to be a brilliant machine, not easy to come by after they made the dealers separate into road or off-road. I would love to look at it in the morning in my garage, that's for sure!
I just found a 2013 for about $17.000! That is a very good price!
Hmm....maybe I should call them tomorrow.....hmmm
Luckily I live in motorcycle heaven - I still have 4 dealers that sell the road bikes within 25 miles of my house.

$17.5K OTD is what I am paying for mine (still can't believe how cheap they are). Like I said, a real bargain for the bike that it is.
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Old 08-06-2013, 06:13 PM   #17
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$17.500 OTD is really great!

Seems like the closest road bike dealer is about 3 hours away
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Old 08-06-2013, 09:55 PM   #18
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I had a 2008 SuperDuke R as well... I had more problems with that one than the RC8... Leaking seemed to be a common problem, with the SDR I had: fuel leaking from the fuel pump (not fun), one oil leak, expanding tank (again), the wiring harness melting because it was routed too close to the front cylinder (essentially ALL new SDRs had this problem - mine started to go bananas within 100 miles of leaving the dealer, easy fix but how something like this escaped testing/QC is beyond me), the light bulb in the tail kept buzzing itself into failure, etc. And guess what, still loved the damn thing!

To be fair, I also had a 2007.5 KTM Adventure which was completely trouble free for over 20K miles, so not all bikes had issues.

I am hopeful the old problems have since been resolved.
I have a 07 Superduke990 and it has been flawless so far and i am at 17k, Not one problem
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:30 PM   #19
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I have a 07 Superduke990 and it has been flawless so far and i am at 17k, Not one problem
That's great! From what I hear with the SD that is the experience most people have - I was not lucky with mine but, like I said, even with the few headaches it was still totally worthwhile. KTMs just have something special about them, in my opinion...
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Old 08-06-2013, 10:47 PM   #20
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My partner (work, not life) had the RC8R...for 23 kilometers. Dude fell asleep after working midnight shift on the assembly line, then going golfing and having umpteen drinks. Fell asleep at the wheel and hit my partner head on. The good news is my partner is like Wolverine now, just titanium instead of Adamantium.
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Old 08-07-2013, 06:09 AM   #21
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My partner (work, not life) had the RC8R...for 23 kilometers. Dude fell asleep after working midnight shift on the assembly line, then going golfing and having umpteen drinks. Fell asleep at the wheel and hit my partner head on. The good news is my partner is like Wolverine now, just titanium instead of Adamantium.
Holy shit... he went golfing?!?! No wonder he fell asleep.

I am glad your partner is still with you, if in an "enhanced" form.
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Old 08-07-2013, 03:46 PM   #22
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That's great! From what I hear with the SD that is the experience most people have - I was not lucky with mine but, like I said, even with the few headaches it was still totally worthwhile. KTMs just have something special about them, in my opinion...
Yes, that's why this is now my 3rd LC8
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Old 08-07-2013, 04:03 PM   #23
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Yes, that's why this is now my 3rd LC8


So, the dealer just called - I am picking up the RC8R Saturday morning!

In the meantime, as I reminisce about my old KTM bikes, here is a pic of my SDR right after a track day back in 2009... she sure was fun on a really tight track.



And here is my original RC8 at around the same time:



Still so purty!
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Old 08-09-2013, 02:59 PM   #24
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I have a 2010 and my brother has a 2013
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Old 08-11-2013, 04:52 PM   #26
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Picker her up yesterday - I will post impressions tomorrow. For now I can just say that she looks AMAZING!





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Apessino your drive is full of wet dreams, carbon diavel ohhh baby.
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Apessino your drive is full of wet dreams, carbon diavel ohhh baby.


Yeah, the Diavel is totally awesome - best Ducati I've ever owned by a mile (and the only one I've ever kept ).
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Old 08-12-2013, 06:49 PM   #29
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Yeah, the Diavel is totally awesome - best Ducati I've ever owned by a mile (and the only one I've ever kept ).
Nice addition to a superb group of bikes......and autos...
especially the "family" Porsche!
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Old 08-12-2013, 08:23 PM   #30
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Picker her up yesterday - I will post impressions tomorrow. For now I can just say that she looks AMAZING!





It's 'tomorrow' already - where are those impressions ?
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