Superduke 1290R

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Qwik, Oct 18, 2013.

  1. Dauntless

    Dauntless Been here awhile

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    My dealer got an email yesterday from the KTM North American Sales Manager. In summary, the bikes shipped on May 8 but one third of the May order is delayed due to problems at the production level in Austria. No date was given for the shipment of the delayed bikes.
  2. Cos

    Cos Re-Greekified

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  3. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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  4. Tripped1

    Tripped1 Likely Lost.

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    They are life savers, my 675 has a steeply sloped seat AND a narrow ass tank, they are the only thing between the jewels and the back of the tank most of the time.
  5. onewheelwunder

    onewheelwunder are we there yet?

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    My dealer passed on the email his rep sent him today. It said his bike shipped today. Only black bikes available. He will not get any demos, he will not be getting orange bike (s) until June best case, but the rep said that this is unsure as well. He originally ordered 6 bikes. He's only getting 1 as of now. So sad

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  6. trapperj

    trapperj Been here awhile

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    Mainland in Texas has a black 1290...so they should start showing up now!

    About time!
  7. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    :huh :puke1 :cry

    Well, more time to sell the Hypermotard.
  8. JTucker

    JTucker Long timer

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    Looks like we have one on the way, the good looking black one. :lol3
  9. Florida Lime

    Florida Lime Long timer

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    Bugger off !



    :lol3
  10. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    What? Is their orange paint on back-order? Lame.
  11. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Hope I get the orange, but if black is the only choice, or wait until fall, then black it will be. I like orange better but don't care that much. Dealer said my bike has shipped but no mention of color.
  12. RiderGary

    RiderGary Adventurer

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    If you don't mind traveling the 250 miles down the 5 fwy, KTM Country in Eugene has an Orange SDR coming. Should arrive this week. You could do a fly and ride. By the time you got back to Seattle you would almost be ready for the first service. Also, if your dealer says the bike has shipped he should have the VIN and color info for you.
  13. Velociraptor

    Velociraptor TrackBum

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    Thanks for the info but I will stick with the local dealer. I am making an effort to develop ties to I90 Motorsports and hope against hope that they are a good KTM dealer.
  14. MintPaul

    MintPaul n00b

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    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WW36lv46-hU&feature=youtu.be
  15. MintPaul

    MintPaul n00b

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    I have had my my 1290 since feb and I have never thought the seat is uncomfortable.
  16. JTucker

    JTucker Long timer

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    They do exist!
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  17. Colorado_Rider

    Colorado_Rider Banned

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    Holy balls I take back what I said about the orange paint, that's a stunner. Plus you'll need the black for stealth factor.

    Looks like the new king of the hill to me.
  18. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    A SuperDuke in WV. Motorcycling life cannot get a lot better :lol3
  19. JTucker

    JTucker Long timer

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    Exactly. now if someone will drop a large bag of cash off to me I'll ride the wheels off it. :lol3
  20. wpbarlow

    wpbarlow Long timer

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    Details, details. You have 2 kidneys, dontcha? :lol3