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Old 12-05-2012, 06:16 AM   #91
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A modern 390cc ADV bike would be fukin awesome and would be a bike I'd actually buy new (no DRZ )

I'd think they really sell. The Honda 250s and WR250s are ok, but we are in 'Merica and want a some more wooopowww when were scooting around. 44hp is good to me
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Old 12-07-2012, 07:05 AM   #92
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Old 12-07-2012, 10:03 AM   #93
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Naaah, too MotoGP..
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Old 12-07-2012, 11:46 AM   #94
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The top part of that fairing is a FAIL for the street! And those pegs are a loooong way back.

A little more RC8/8R adjustabiity, please.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:58 PM   #95
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The top part of that fairing is a FAIL for the street! And those pegs are a loooong way back.

A little more RC8/8R adjustabiity, please.
Dude, seriously? If that is the offering just STFU and run home with it before they come to their senses!

I don't see a single piece of recycled tuna can on that bike. I can glance at my Ninja 300 and actually FEEL IT RUSTING under the cheap and flakey paint! I'd far prefer to "civilize" that beauty than upscale another Kawasaki "Yugo 300".


Reality will bring a totally different SS 390, if it ever hatches and comes stateside but man, I know what they do and it should be the nicest bike under 600cc for sport/street styled bikes.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:17 PM   #96
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Naaah, too MotoGP..
That's the point.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:32 PM   #97
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Old 12-08-2012, 07:42 AM   #98
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On the subject of a '390' street bike the following is a quote from a UK magazine interview last month with KTM CEO Stefan Pierer :

'In one year KTM will have a Moto3 bike for the road. It looks totally the same as the race bike and it's named Moto3. First you will be able to get it with a 125cc or 200cc engine, but eventually with a 390cc engine delivering, I would say, 44 horsepower. At 138kg it's going to be fun, like riding was in the 1970's'
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:41 PM   #99
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Navin, I have a friend of a friend who is a master at working in Carbon Fiber - he builds and repairs body work on Porsche race cars.

It should only cost $1,500 to $2,000 to fix the top of the Moto3 fairing to enable reasonable ergos for the street. Otherwise, it will be like a Ducati 1198 - built for the track and painful (hurt me more!) on the street.
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Old 12-08-2012, 02:57 PM   #100
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At 138kg it's going to be fun, like riding was in the 1970's'
And if it is built in India it will be like riding in the 1970's in other ways as well.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:36 PM   #101
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Navin, I have a friend of a friend who is a master at working in Carbon Fiber - he builds and repairs body work on Porsche race cars.

It should only cost $1,500 to $2,000 to fix the top of the Moto3 fairing to enable reasonable ergos for the street. Otherwise, it will be like a Ducati 1198 - built for the track and painful (hurt me more!) on the street.
I bet it will be a little more relaxed by the time a production bike is released.

I'd expect pass pegs, seat and less yjan a full blown GP bike. Still, imagine that exact bike on the right roads. Might be worth the bit of torture.
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Old 12-08-2012, 03:43 PM   #102
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I really hope so, but I kind of doubt it. If KTM is committing to the GP Series, they will use the bike as a marketing tool. In which case, initial sales will be great, followed by a total collapse, except to those who want a dedicated track bike.

That still leaves the Duke and the ADV models. I live in the PNW, and I use a fairing in the RAIN 9 months of the year. Others in sunnier parts of the USA hate all of the "plastic" because they don't need it (and they drop their bikes!)

I'll buy the Duke if that's all there is, because I really want a high-spec sm/mid-sized bike. If it all falls through, my fall-back is a STR with a 1st Gen FZ-1 fairing replacing the "bug eyes" of the naked. It's just way more bike than I need or want, however. [Now, if Triumph actually made a Sprint 675, that would be a different story!]
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Old 12-12-2012, 09:12 AM   #103
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KTM website info

well the Duke 390 is up on the USA KTM website and it has specs and some info, but no pricing or availability date.
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Old 12-12-2012, 10:13 AM   #104
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Duke 690 is there for the US for 2013, too. At $8,999 for the new 690, the Street Triple R is still a threat / viable option. We'll see what we actually get; then I'll decide.
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Old 12-12-2012, 04:25 PM   #105
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well the Duke 390 is up on the USA KTM website and it has specs and some info, but no pricing or availability date.
Link? Looked, and found the 690, but not the 390...
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