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Old 07-25-2011, 07:15 PM   #21
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Aprilia. I sat on an RC8 at Wild West Honda, like a wooden bench with one of those thin workout mats on it, so no KTM for me. Looks sick though. For what itdf is, most magazines say the Aprilia is the most forgiving of these guys.

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Old 07-25-2011, 09:02 PM   #23
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:11 PM   #24
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I think the ktm is only on the map at the moment cause a certain someone is really fast on it. Otherwise my choice would be the duc since I've never sat on or rode an rsv4.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:13 PM   #25
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I think the ktm is only on the map at the moment cause a certain someone is really fast on it. Otherwise my choice would be the duc since I've never sat on or rode an rsv4.
Yup, I like it cause i have seen a certain person ride the out of that thing. that thing was hot up close.
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:20 PM   #28
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Yup, I like it cause i have seen a certain person ride the out of that thing. that thing was hot up close.
Yeah I'm only partial to the KTM in any sense because a certain someone rubbed me on the inside corner of the chicane at TWS (Texas World Speedway)
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:21 PM   #29
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Old 07-25-2011, 09:35 PM   #30
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I believe you can adjust the clipon height and seat on the KTM to make the ergos suit what you are doing with it which is probably nice when you switch from street to track but I would get the Aprilia simply because it's badass. That electronics package probably makes the bike more forgiving on the track too. The V4 engine with an Austin racing exhaust is like hearing babies laugh, it just makes you smile.

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Old 07-25-2011, 09:37 PM   #31
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KTM for aesthetics since 70% will be street riding I would go for this, Aprilia for performance, if it was 70% track 30% street. If you only do 30% track riding I don't think the performance difference would matter much to you. So I would pick the KTM

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Old 07-25-2011, 09:41 PM   #32
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Ducati. Ftw!

I haven't riden any of them, but that Duc is badazz!
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Aprilia. Seen one at msrh, the thing looks super sweet and is small so it should be easy to toss around the track.
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KTM overall because it's so exotic looking/sounding. Supposedly, the tuning issues and other ergos were resolved in a recent update.

Aprilia would be a very close 2nd...everything on the frame is adjustable!

Honestly, I wouldn't even consider the Ducati, but that's a personal preference.
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But if a gun was put to my head the ktm
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it would be between the RSV4 and the KTM... those bikes are .
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rsv4 won every "match up" from a performance standpoint.
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You can't hardly buy a car that gets that poor gas mileage.
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