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Old 09-09-2011, 09:34 AM   #1
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Question Which bike would you choose?

It's getting close to december so that means i will be getting my yearly bonus from work pretty soon. I am debating in between these 2 bikes, both are vtwins and they both look very nice, i understand that the ducati will be a lot more powerful but the ktm just looks so unique but i havent seen a single one on the street yet, so i wonder how reliable they are. For the ducati, it is going to be a brand new bike so as far as reliability, it is very hard to tell but from my previous experience, they are pretty good if you keep up with proper maintenance. if you were on the market for a new street bike, which one would you choose?
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Old 09-09-2011, 09:37 AM   #2
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Saw a KTM in the weirdest place about a month ago. They are sexy as , but like you said I don't know anyone that has one.

Having 2 ducs in my garage now, I am partial

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the 1098 has been the ducati flagship and it still an awesome bike and you have one. I would pick up the ktm for some variety
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the 1098 has been the ducati flagship and it still an awesome bike and you have one. I would pick up the ktm for some variety
that is a good point
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KTM used a Rotax I believe, my neighbor owns a bike shop and sells KTM...He ownes a couple of KTM s and swears by them...
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KTM used a Rotax I believe, my neighbor owns a bike shop and sells KTM...He ownes a couple of KTM s and swears by them...
cool, whats the name of his shop? the only place that i have seen them is at cycle shack on i-10 west.
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Saw a KTM in the weirdest place about a month ago. They are sexy as , but like you said I don't know anyone that has one.
Sure you do Ralph has one and Joe rodriguez (CMRA) has two.
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I love the RC8 and it's comfy for a super sport, but what very little research I did on them said they weren't good quality. But like I said, I read very little about it and quickly got discouraged so I stopped reading LOL
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I love the RC8 and it's comfy for a super sport, but what very little research I did on them said they weren't good quality. But like I said, I read very little about it and quickly got discouraged so I stopped reading LOL
that happened to me a while ago when they (sport rider) compared the 1198 vs the rc8r, but the bike looks so unique.......
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Sure you do Ralph has one and Joe rodriguez (CMRA) has two.
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The RC8 is more comfy than the 1098/1198. also, the new R version solves most of the previous complaints. On top of that, you can get KTMs pretty cheap. My buddy bought a new year old model off the floor for 11k
11k is dirt cheap, how about the 2011s?
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the 1098 has been the ducati flagship and it still an awesome bike and you have one. I would pick up the ktm for some variety
You have a BMW, Ducati so KTM will help fill out the alphabet. They have an awesome looking KTM at westside kawasaki. See if you can take it for a test ride. I really don't think you can go wrong with either one though.
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i think there's nothing sexier than a white duc, nor a white rc8.

if you pick the ktm, you may like more one of the two (considering you have a duc at home) and favor more the ride on such.. try and get a test ride before you actually buy the ktm, but aside all that, you sound like you need a personality to match, so get the KTM bro.
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You have a BMW, Ducati so KTM will help fill out the alphabet. They have an awesome looking KTM at westside kawasaki. See if you can take it for a test ride. I really don't think you can go wrong with either one though.
good idea, i am going to call around and see which dealers allow test rides.
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i think there's nothing sexier than a white duc, nor a white rc8.

if you pick the ktm, you may like more one of the two (considering you have a duc at home) and favor more the ride on such.. try and get a test ride before you actually buy the ktm, but aside all that, you sound like you need a personality to match, so get the KTM bro.
Yeh man, the KTM looks so awesome, super aggressive, if ducs are the ferraris then the ktms are the lambos.
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11k is dirt cheap, how about the 2011s?
Yeah I've seen similar prices on them too. I assume it's a lack of sales but no idea. The only place I've seen one on the street is London.
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