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    2017 KTM's are out!

    Screw Christmas - I'll take mid-year moto-release dates any time

    Anyway, new 350 motor is supposed to make more power and torque all the way through the rev range, and is 4 pounds lighter. I'll still have a Beta over these bikes for sure...but pretty cool!

    I kind of dig the look, too. It almost looks retro-KTM (like an old 400 four stroke or something).

    2017 KTM 350 EXC-F

    I look forward to seeing exact power figures and such. I think KTM has realized that Beta is coming for them, and that they'd better up their game They've even gone to the length of calling the new 500 "The Alpha", and "King of the Mountain" - if these aren't subtle jabs at Beta...I don't know what is lol.




    I think this looks pretty cool (as a fun-toy hooligan bike just to hoo around on):

    http://www.ktm.com/us/mx/85-sx-1916-1/




    Also, it appears that the 690 Enduro may have been dropped (although the Husqvarna "version" looks to be still available).
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    That does look pretty nice!!
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    Yeah as long as you don't break your hip throwing your leg over that super tall saddle.
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    Yeah, at around 38," that's a bit of a stretch for me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wolfy View Post
    Yeah, at around 38," that's a bit of a stretch for me.
    That's something I don't understand. Why can't they make a bike for a non N.B.A. height rider?

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    I was just looking too, jeeze at that seat height you need to wear 70's platform shoes just to stop at a red light!
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    Hoping for a KTM 390 Adventure soon!
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    Quote Originally Posted by 1911garand View Post
    Hoping for a KTM 390 Adventure soon!
    YES YES YES! I have been delaying the purchase of a more road oriented bike for 2 years hoping for a bike like that! I have ridden the Duke 390 and that bike has had me itching badly to pull the trigger.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Dryden-Tdub View Post
    YES YES YES! I have been delaying the purchase of a more road oriented bike for 2 years hoping for a bike like that! I have ridden the Duke 390 and that bike has had me itching badly to pull the trigger.



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    Same here! If KTM doesn't hurry up with that 390 Adventure, I'm going to bite the bullet and get a Honda Africa Twin.
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    The mechanic at our local KTM shop did not recommend taking the Duke on the freeway and our speed limits range from 100 - 120 kmph.
    I told him I have ridden my WR for hours wound out on the freeway with no ill affects. He was adamant that the Duke would not handle it.

    Just saying.
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