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Discussion in 'Parallel World (790/890)' started by Cocker66, Oct 12, 2018.
Here’s the stateside non R
Tough to put into words. For street use I'd say the nicest feature of the 790R is the quick shifter which actually surprised me because I did not expect it to be of any real value on this type of bike. However the clutch action is not top shelf and the quick shifter works very well and smoothly on full throttle upshifts and closed throttle down shifts. The closed throttle down shifts were so completely seamless I found myself constantly using it on corner entry versus using the clutch.
Over 4000 rpm the motor pulls well and spins up quickly. It is a raw edged motor though. In no way is it similar to a Triumph triple.
Handling is light and quick. On road comfort takes a bit of a back seat to off road ergos.
In short. If you want an on road bike that can do a bit of mellow off pavement riding upon occasion I'd say there are other bikes designed to fit that role better.
The 790R is an offroad beast that out shines any other mid sized bike currently on the market IMHO. If that is the priority the 790R is the no brainer choice.
I just got The Call from my dealer, bike will arrive on Tuesday!
Thank you sir! I can handle a "raw" engine to a degree--I expect nothing will be as civilized as the Street Triple... I remember test riding a Superduke R 990 several times and "raw" was how I described it. When I got on the Street Triple, I remember being reminded of when my grandfather would microwave butter and sink his fork into it to start mashing it up to mix with molasses for his biscuits. So incredibly smooth... But yet I didn't enjoy the Tiger's 800cc triple.
Handling-wise, is there anything lacking when on pavement?
Nothing stood out as a problem. I didnt take it to 90+% though. Forks stayed up well on braking for a long travel suspension and I didn't experiance any wallow mid corner. Not a huge fan of the clutch action but that may be a matter of breaking it in and adapting to it.
Would be sweet if KTM has a program similar to the Beta BYOB program, so one could order the Pro suspension and save a few grand by not paying for the OEM suspension.
I imagine one could pick up some used KTM closed chamber forks and a talented tuner get them very close to the top of the line cone valve forks. So far the bike feels so good I'm happy to remain blissfully ignorant of what might be possible.
My bike being unpacked
Sure like those tires!
Can anyone who has owned a Super Enduro comment on the comparison between the two?!
21/18 are better off rd
That doesn't answer my question at all. Why does the 1290 non-R version have 19/17 cast wheels and the 790 non-R have 21/18 spoked wheels when it's supposed to be more road oriented than the R version, just like the 1290?
In an interview I posted a link to earlier, Pierer said they are going to make a few different bikes off the 790 platform, like a SMT etc so it would make sense to keep the adv bikes with off-road tires, and save the road tires for the SMT type
The 790 non-R comes with Avon Trail rider tyres which are primarily road tyres (that's according Cycleworld), so these should be on 19/17.
I think what he meant was that the model lineup for the 790 bikes will be like the 990 bikes, not the 1x90 bikes. Adv bikes with 21in from, supermoto supermoto touring, and the duke
Imo, a 19/17 setup is ideal for the way most adventure bikes are actually used by owners: preferably with spokes though.
Ik think jou dont neet 17/19 weels
The thing drives like An supermotard.
Ik know becouse i own one
Does anyone know of there will be another shipment of 790s this model year or will the next shipment be 2020 models?
I haven't heard one way or the other. I'll ask my dealer though.