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Old 02-16-2014, 06:16 AM   #76
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Great ride so far! Thanks for taking us along. Your report on Palenque really has me excited to get down there.

How would you compare the KTM to the BMW GS since you have had both?

Don't miss Pyramid of the Sun at Teotihuacan and the world's largest pyramid at Puebla.

The KTM has waaay better suspension! It has more of a agile, dirt bike feel to it. It weighs less and is much better for the Topes, pot holes and poor road conditions. Ana likes it better than the BMW. While I would have bought a different moto at an exceptional price when looking for this one, there was no question as to what I really wanted! This things puts a smile on my face that no other moto has ever matched! I guess I have drank the orange koolaid. However, I would not begin to suggest that KTMs, at this point, have the reliability and durability of the BMWs. But, I intend to find out!

The more I ride, especially south of the border, I drift toward the believe that "lighter is better". If I were touring solo, I would be on a single cylinder 650. I really like the Husqvarna TR650 Terra. Assuming I upgrade to a KTM 1190 in the future, my big decision will be whether to go with the Standard/19" front wheel or the R with the taller suspension and the 21" front wheel!
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Old 02-16-2014, 08:43 AM   #77
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I went out walking a couple of time during the morning and midday.



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I should have taken the picture above from a different angle showing that the two seats are made together and seem designed for intimate or personal conversations.
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