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Old 02-09-2014, 06:32 AM   #21
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The Multistrada is a sweet bike also. I think what ticked the final boxes for me and sold me on the KTM Adventure R was the enhanced off road abilities, i.e. 21" front wheel, tubeless spoke rims and ABS that really works in the dirt.

Here is a review of the new Bosch ABS. I've been anti ABS for off road until now.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/01/17...ainst-ktm-abs/

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Old 02-10-2014, 12:16 AM   #22
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The Multistrada is a sweet bike also. I think what ticked the final boxes for me and sold me on the KTM Adventure R was the enhanced off road abilities, i.e. 21" front wheel, tubeless spoke rims and ABS that really works in the dirt.

Here is a review of the new Bosch ABS. I've been anti ABS for off road until now.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/01/17...ainst-ktm-abs/

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I agree. I've never taken my Duc offroad, and I have no plans to. Bought it used, and It came with a set of Michelin Pilot 3's- sport touring tires. 17" wheels, 120 front, 190 rear- same exact size a ZX-10R or CBR1000. KTM knows dirtbikes, Ducati doesn't, in my opinon. The Multistrada, to me, is the Porche SUV of bikes- slick looking, fun as on the street, comfortable, holds a ton of gear, and in theory, could go offroad. The KTM is more of a Range Rover-also great on the street, but even better offroad. I've seen a couple Multi's kitted up for offroading- knobby tires, radiator guards, etc., but for me, that's not where the Multi shines brightest. I've ridden 4-wheelers and side-by-sides, but never ridden an actual dirt bike before, that's on my list of things to try.
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Old 02-10-2014, 12:51 AM   #23
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It is fun, I paid $16799.00 out the the door. Then I have shelled out another 3k in extra's.
How much did you pay for the luggage? Can you give out any details or your thoughts on them?

Wanted to ask ever since you started this thread about the bags but didn't. Now that you have offered total prices, seems appropriate.

KTM makes SUCH a nice bike.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:20 PM   #24
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Yes it was Freedom Cycles in Grandview, Mo.
The Luggage is from Motech and it was $435.00
91 liter bag and it fit with enough room to still carry a passenger without those gigantic Microwaves strapped to the Top and sides of my Motorcycle.
Here is the List of extras
KTM Heated Grips $130.00
KTM Headlight Guard $98.10
KTM Tail Extender $65.00
KTM Upper Crash Bars $345.00
Rim Tape $23.28
Tourtech Expedition Bash Plate $374.00
R&G Stainless Radiator Guard $127.00
R&G Case Covers $202.00
Akropovic Exhaust $789.00
Trickle Charger/Maintainer $49.00
Gave me a huge break on the price of the exhaust.

No set up or transportation cost's $151.00 Doc fees that included everything to get it plated.
I also bought the Extended Warranty 5/50000 for $900.00

Still have Driving/flood Lights to get and I may get the upgraded seat.
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Old 02-11-2014, 08:37 PM   #25
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The Multistrada is a sweet bike also. I think what ticked the final boxes for me and sold me on the KTM Adventure R was the enhanced off road abilities, i.e. 21" front wheel, tubeless spoke rims and ABS that really works in the dirt.

Here is a review of the new Bosch ABS. I've been anti ABS for off road until now.

http://www.cycleworld.com/2014/01/17...ainst-ktm-abs/

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I agree. I've never taken my Duc offroad, and I have no plans to. Bought it used, and It came with a set of Michelin Pilot 3's- sport touring tires. 17" wheels, 120 front, 190 rear- same exact size a ZX-10R or CBR1000. KTM knows dirtbikes, Ducati doesn't, in my opinon. The Multistrada, to me, is the Porche SUV of bikes- slick looking, fun as on the street, comfortable, holds a ton of gear, and in theory, could go offroad. The KTM is more of a Range Rover-also great on the street, but even better offroad. I've seen a couple Multi's kitted up for offroading- knobby tires, radiator guards, etc., but for me, that's not where the Multi shines brightest. I've ridden 4-wheelers and side-by-sides, but never ridden an actual dirt bike before, that's on my list of things to try.
The over all feel is outstanding, just out standing pavement handling and while I have only been on gravel roads, the dirt bike part has more than astounded me. It is like a much more powerful version of my XR650 and way smoother delivery of that power. My main riding is going to be back roads, mostly paved with a lot of dirt roads. I occasionally get off on trails and some single track. But I do not enjoy riding in mud on any motorcycle. So it will be more of a groomed trail type dirt bike when I want it to be. But 1st of all it will be a Back roads Sport/Dirt bike for me to play when I want and Highway bike for trips to Moto GP in Austin and Indy. With trips to Colorado and Arkansas to play on the Curvy paved roads and to get off on the Mountain trails.
I road Sky line and the BRP from top to bottom on my XR a couple years ago. Can't wait to go back and do it on the KTM
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Old 03-14-2014, 09:06 PM   #26
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...But I do not enjoy riding in mud on any motorcycle...
If you ever change your mind the big KTM can handle it. Check out this extreme vid.


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Beautiful bike! Welcome to the club! I think a 690SMC will be the next bike I get.
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Just about done with this one. Set of Rigid lights and a Airhawk and I will be done with the Farkles.
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Just about done with this one. Set of Rigid lights and a Airhawk and I will be done with the Farkles.

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Spend a little more and go Baja Designs for LED lighting. Way better product, I've run both.
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