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Offline zei220

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its on the drive
« on: June 15, 2016, 03:10:14 PM »
Just back from collecting my S1000xr sport se from North Oxford BMW, what a wonderful machine, I like it so much more than the KTM already.

The ride back was mostly dry, but ran through a down pour around Birmingham...... that rev limit light is nice and bright isn't it. No missing that :-). 140 miles done.


Fantastic.

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Re: its on the drive
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2016, 05:35:30 PM »
*Originally Posted by zei220 [+]
Just back from collecting my S1000xr sport se from North Oxford BMW, what a wonderful machine, I like it so much more than the KTM already.

The ride back was mostly dry, but ran through a down pour around Birmingham...... that rev limit light is nice and bright isn't it. No missing that :-). 140 miles done.


Fantastic.

Which KTM and why?

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Re: its on the drive
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2016, 06:04:19 PM »
1290 superduke, I just didnt gel with it.

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Re: its on the drive
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2016, 06:19:59 PM »
I've a mate who has just p/x'd a 1290 superduke against the new GT and he's shocked at the difference between the two.

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Re: its on the drive
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2016, 08:24:30 PM »
I think I'm going to wait for the 1290 SD GT see what it looks like.

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Re: its on the drive
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2016, 09:34:42 PM »
I think I'll wait for them to iron the bugs out of the GT before I even consider one. It's only been out a few weeks, and there's already been a few issues with it.

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Re: its on the drive
« Reply #6 on: June 17, 2016, 09:55:36 PM »
Best not to buy a new model bike within the first year, let them and others iron out all the problems.
Later bikes will be better.
Have just part exed a KTM 1190 for an XR , picked up yesterday.
It's great , very involving, everything works, and virtually no vibes.
Brilliant.