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Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by grunkster, Sep 11, 2012.
way to much fun to be concerned. It is the bike that scratches that itch for me.
What makes you say this?
Look, everything I've read about the Terra and Strada has been very positive, and I think you should buy one if you want one, but assuming parts will be available, "...for the next 10 years minimum no matter what." is naive. They might be, but they might not be. You don't know and neither does anybody else.
If there is some law requiring this, please post a reference to the statute. The only laws I am aware of regarding parts availability are that they have to be available during the warranty period and regarding emission systems.
I don't know. Pierer seems like a wiry rooster ego type to conspicuously not mention Strada and Terra. He probably does not know what to do to keep consumers buying them and at what point to say, "its too BMW'ish for me and even the great BMW makes mistakes." The testers for the 900 were just an excuse from what I read, and the 900 would compete fiercely with KTM's.
Even his top gun from Husky said his livelihood was threatened initially. So I would not trust a high maintenance motorcycle from this man. I like the Husky's bike the best, but they do what KTM wants and they do it right now! lol
I hope you are right. I think I have about 6 local dealers and Husky NA 30 miles away from me. I'll keep this saved link for sure, but it may take BMW's once a century Rotax bike (non-Chinese) introduction to pull me away from my 1997 F650 ST (est. around 2067 according to the 70 year financial market greed-fear cycle).
You got me--I'm a naive Pollyanna type . I just started searching for a law... can't find one. Got that figure from a buddy I trust... well used to trust
Seriously though, I had a Guzzi that they only imported a few hundred of. There was often a wait of a week or two, but I always got parts no matter who owned the company. You guys are right, there MAY not be parts available in a few years. But there also may be an apocalyptic event in that time, I sure hope not, but MAYBE. As long as it's profitable, someone will make us some parts.
I just don't see it being a reason not to buy a modern bike from an established company. We shall agree to disagree.
I did say buy one if you want one. If the one husky dealer I've been too since the buyout was selling the Strada for $1500 off like some have posted here, I might have bought one. I had my checkbook with me
But alas, they still want full list and at full list, I'm going to wait and see. Its all good.
Edit: BTW the parts availability which make me cautious are the fuel injection system and engine control electronics. Plastics could be a problem too, but there's always duct tape for that.
Ok, really, final post on this. I like you Mobiker, I think I need to buy you a beer next time you are in Western NC, and I think you make some very valid points.
I really am a bit of Pollyanna on this, and base my hope on previous experience and the positive feedback the bike is getting globally. I suppose the only reason I posted so much was that I don't want folks to be scared away from these bikes, and I have had a little too much free time this weekend. Back to work with me. We shall agree to AGREE .
You can DEFINITELY find Stradas for $1000 off right now, and I suspect you could get a little more off that if you worked it. I actually put in my down payment, heard about the discount and re-negotiated. I figure for $6000-$6500 on the Terra or the Strada it's the new bike deal of the year.
You're gonna be able to find them for a lot less than that. I don't know what KTM is gonna do with a BMW engined bike five years from now, but I sure wouldn't want to be the one holding the title.
Too bad. Nice bike, but it's future is bleak.
I just put down a refundable deposit to hold a Strada for a couple of weeks while I sort this out. It was $5,999 plus fees & tax. Bike looks really nice, my big concern is having a dealer able to reflash the ECU software in a few years.
Buying this as a first bike for my son to ride with me. For a 650 single looks pretty hard to beat.
Your link doesn't work.
I hope its a good pic and not more of this stupid debate about the future of the bike and parts availability.
This discussion is getting old. No matter what theories we come up with, we will have no affect on the outcome.
Let's just get over it, let fate play its course and put up some posts about people actually using this machine or working on it.
Picture works on my end running Chrome.
I've ridden Husky (and others) since 1983 and I ride one now. Does that count? You can save your sermon for someone else.
My rant wasn't directed at you, as I haven't seen any posts of yours debating the future of the bike. Pull out your reading glasses grandpa and get with the program.
Thank you for that!
Why would you care about a reflash in a few years? I understand the current flash is OK,
am I the first to get a used TR ? - I just picked one up at the very tender age of only 2 months old with a mere 310 miles
- it came with a skid plate, MSR handguards and heated grips all factory fitted.
I had to get it before KTM raised the price
now - for the first time - I have to wear in a new engine - but it's still fun
Finally something worth reading! You may be the first on here to get a used one. Do you know why they sold it?
If you want a good investment, don't buy a motorbike, if you do, don't buy an adv motorbike, if you do, don't buy the cheapest adv motorbike on the market, and if you do, don't ride it. On the other hand, this is advrider,com not tightarsemoneysaver.com. Since when has making a sound financial decision had any place in the reasoning behind a new motorbike purchase. Get out there and ride.
Sorry to disappoint - it was just a divorce and the guy needed to dump the bike. I felt bad for about 2 seconds but by the next stop sign I was good :)
^^^ This right here is some of the funniest shit I've read in a long time. Funny but true. This should be moved to the famous quotes thread.
I love divorce sales. I always feel bad for the poor schmuck selling his stuff, but the great prices make me get over it really quickly.