New bike for 2021 :)

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Wolfplay, Mar 14, 2021.

  1. Wolfplay

    Wolfplay Hoonigan

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    Hello

    Thinking about swaping out my 701 this year and try someting new, but little unsure what i want :p
    Only demand is naked, reliabil and enough power for wheelies, here is some options thats in my budget, what do you think about them?

    2021 mt 09: not sure if this or the 890 is most fun, but hate the headlight.

    2021 ktm duke 890: ok look and great spec for the price

    2014 kawaski z1000 Heavy, old and low on power maby enough for easy wheelies, but love the look of it :)

    2016 bmw s1000r: fastes of the bikes but is a good wheelie maskin? Great looks

    2016 suzuki s1000 ok look, did only get 10 min on this one
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  2. FranknStein7

    FranknStein7 Been here awhile

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    The KTM 890 Duke sounds amazing. It's fairly lightweight compared to other bikes in its class. I just don't love the way it looks. Would like to see it in person (especially the black).
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  3. Wolfplay

    Wolfplay Hoonigan

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    And the best thing its brand new :)
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  4. rlkat

    rlkat Mine's a whisky

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    Two more options...

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  5. wellcraft

    wellcraft Long timer

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    I'd go with the KTM 890 over the other bikes you mentioned, I've read nothing but great things in regards to the 890 so if it's in your budget go for it. The S1000R is a great naked bike with plenty of power and if you can get a 2018 or newer Kawasaki Z1000 they are not bad bikes. It seems Suzuki might be a bit dated compared to the other bikes you're looking at but if they price is right and it floats your boat might not be a bad choice either.
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  6. MCGMB

    MCGMB Been here awhile Supporter

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    Among those choices, it'd be the MT-09 SP for sure:
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    Historically fun bike with upgrades all-around for '21, including Ohlins rear suspension.

    Sweet I3 engine, enlarged this year. Yamaha reliability of course.

    And it still lists for $1,000 less than the KTM new.

    Pretty clear choice IMO
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  7. SpeedyATL

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    I've never ridden anything more fun than my 2015 FZ (MT) -09. It is an absolute hoot around town. And if you buy used, you can get a nice one around $5k. And, they don't depreciate. I bought my 2015 brand new in Jan 2017 and paid $5,500 for it. It's worth a solid $5k today.
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  8. Wolfplay

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    I norway mt09 og 890 is almost same price new around 17 000 usd.
    Never tested the new mt09 and found few review on english.
    Likes better the look of the 890 but think the mt09 is more fun but need to test it first
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  9. OConnor

    OConnor Bad Juju

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    With that list of needs I'd buy the full power rr version of the BMW and strip it down.
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    Triumph Street Triple RS—because unlike the MT-09 or Duke 890, you won’t throw up in your mouth when you look at it.
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  11. FranknStein7

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    Not a bike I would call pretty either. Why are all these bikes so ugly? Making an attractive naked motorcycle shouldn't be this difficult. Hell, even the new Ducati monster is ugly. The MV Augusta's are too expensive. The Aprilia Tuono is lovely but is pushing the limits of the naked definition. I'm biased, but KTM needs to hand the reins over to the Husqvarna design team more often.
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    FranknStein7 Been here awhile

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    Nothing wrong with those choices! It's a shame it sounds like they're being discontinued.
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    FranknStein7 Been here awhile

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  14. Wolfplay

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    I have a 701 sm now and i love the bike, but i want someting lithle more tour friendly
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    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    Although I agree that the MT-09 is an absolute blast to ride (I love the character of the triple), The specs on the 890 look attractive. It has similar horsepower as the Yamaha, but weighs about 50 lbs less. :evil

    The other thing to consider is complication. KTMs sometimes have reliability bugs early on.

    If I lived near a KTM dealer that could handle any warranty work, I think I would go with the 890.

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  16. FranknStein7

    FranknStein7 Been here awhile

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    Are you sure you want another naked bike then? You might end up wanting better luggage accommodations and wind protection.
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    MCGMB Been here awhile Supporter

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    Where'd you see the 50 lb weight difference info?

    I don't think it's anywhere near that.
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  18. High Country Herb

    High Country Herb Adventure Connoiseur

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    I think you're right. I was mixing wet and dry weights.

    The MT-09 is 414 lbs (curb weight).
    https://www.ultimatespecs.com/motor...s Rear Brakes Dimensions, - 26 more rows

    The 890 Duke is 366 lbs (dry weight), and 408 lbs (curb weight)
    https://www.ultimatespecs.com/motor...TM 890 Duke R Specs Rear, - 26 more rows

    That makes it a tougher decision. I love the looks of the 890, but I did love how the Yamaha felt on the road. I liked it far more than the other offerings from Yamaha (FZ-07 and MT-10). I would have to get some seat time on the KTM and be won over.
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  19. Wolfplay

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    Sold my 701 and tested the new mt09 absolute loved riding it, but the look is not that great :/

    But i found a cheap 2019 mv agusta brutale rr same price as a new mt09.
    I love the look of it, never tested or seen a brutale before.
    Are the brutale good bikes?
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    The MT-09 SP on paper just sounds incredible, but dear lord it is ugly. I just don't think I could stomach looking at it in the garage everyday. It makes the KTM 890 look pretty, which is an amazing accomplishment.
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