KTM 790 Duke test ride

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KTM 790 Duke test ride

#1 Unread post by Different Spokes TV » Sat Apr 27, 2019 3:09 pm

Loved this bike on a recent demo day. Motorcycles have come so far in the twenty years I’ve been riding. Twenty years ago I test rode the original Speed Triple (the round headlights and all) and loved that bike. It was wild but also dangerous (I remember an inadvertent stoppie at a red light). Today with modern traction control and rider modes you can still have the power and the fun, but the bike will keep you safer when you get stupid. For me an 800 seems to be at the sweet spot of power vs handling. 1000cc+ would probably scare me too much, not to mention endanger my license. Check out this bike:


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