Upcoming KTM 890 SMT

Discussion in 'Dakar champion (950/990)' started by onarock, Aug 28, 2019.

  1. onarock

    onarock Adventurer

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  2. Steinarsv

    Steinarsv Who cares about the destination?

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    Meh...
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  3. they

    they bewilderness

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    The SMC stuff is new. Rumors of an 890 Duke R have been out for a while. I'm glad to see it. I was going to build an on/off road bike out of an 890 Duke, but an SMC would already be half way there. That tiny little light weight 900 cc engine cries out for a dual sport chassis like a 501/701. My next bike!
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  4. vtbob

    vtbob wanderer

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    I think a 890 based sport tourer (not tall, gangly adventure styling) would be a great addition to the line. Hopefully a 450 lb full featured sport tourer, great suspension, low C of G, modest but functional fairing would certainly attract me. I'm looking for a replacement for my R1200RS with something of similar performance but lighter weight, even better suspension.
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