790 Adventure R

Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by Cocker66, Oct 12, 2018.

  1. CanineCombatives

    CanineCombatives the sound of inevitability

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    Carolina KTM in Mooresville got their 790R on wednesday so they are here.
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  2. Motopumps

    Motopumps Long timer Super Supporter

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    Glad to see they are starting to arrive. Not a great sign that it appears they are only getting a single bike at a time. May be a long time waiting for them to trickle in...
  3. kevinA

    kevinA Been here awhile

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    "The theme is the 790 Adventure," said Pierer. "We want to sell 15,000 of them next year“
    https://www.rideapart.com/articles/297956/ktm-tips-hand-midsize-plans/

    I think the scarcity is largely intentional build up of anticipation
  4. CanineCombatives

    CanineCombatives the sound of inevitability

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  5. Motopumps

    Motopumps Long timer Super Supporter

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    Tell us more about that...
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    wpbarlow Long timer Supporter

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  7. CanineCombatives

    CanineCombatives the sound of inevitability

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    Thats the one at Carolina KTM. Still available as far as I know.
  8. grunkster

    grunkster Been here awhile

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    I'm looking to trade my 1090r for one if anyone knows of a dealer in the midwest that will do that.
  9. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    I can't imagine somebody didn't have a deposit on it. I put a deposit on my 790R in November before we even knew MSRP.
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  10. BronNowo

    BronNowo Been here awhile

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    well, not everybody is a gambler.
  11. kaertner

    kaertner Long timer

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    Agree. I never understand how/why people buy bikes before they test ride them. I usually negotiate a weekend test ride with a new bike before I even consider buying it. That gives me a chance to try it on highway, city, mountain roads, in the dark and hopefully in wet conditions.
  12. Barekat

    Barekat Looking to get dirty

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    I did the same thing with my SAT in Nov. 2014
  13. Allucaneat

    Allucaneat When do we stop to eat? Supporter

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    On their FB page they said that it was already sold, but would be on display for a few days. I'm surprised we're not hearing more reports of 790Rs showing up if they had one ready to go last Thursday.
  14. BDO

    BDO Been here awhile

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    Idaho dealer said they delivered their first one last week.
  15. BronNowo

    BronNowo Been here awhile

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    at my local dealer 790R was available on the floor since 2 months or so, nobody bought it so now it's a test bike.
    I will arrange a test ride soon there.
  16. SEK_Nick

    SEK_Nick Been here awhile

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    It may be a generational thing, as a late 30-something I'm used to ordering almost everything off the Internet sight unseen. There's even a car dealership like that now - you pick your car online (never seeing it or driving it) and they deliver it to your house.

    Seeing all of the hugely positive press, very few negative comments - mostly boiling down to "I just don't want this kind of bike" - and the fact that every person I personally know with a KTM loves their bike, I feel assured that I've ordered a quality machine that's going to perform as advertised.
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  17. kaertner

    kaertner Long timer

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    I'm also in my late 30s, buy lots off the internet but always research before I buy and try everything I can before hand. Nothing to do with 'generations', simply trying before I buy when it comes to high value purchases.
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  18. Migolito

    Migolito Prognosticator and MotoYogi

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    Thats funny! A "generational thing". A couple of generations ago, many folks got married without a test drive...sight unseen.
  19. Motopumps

    Motopumps Long timer Super Supporter

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    Those were the good old days...
  20. SASteve

    SASteve Been here awhile

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    Your lucky to be able to test ride bikes so easy, not so easy around here. If I only bought bikes I had a chance to test ride I sure wouldn't be on a KTM