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Thread: My inner hooligan has surfaced

Created on: 10/28/20 08:08 PM

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david5525


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My inner hooligan has surfaced
10/28/20 8:08 PM

Just picked this monster up. 2017 1290 Super Duke R with Trackpack and tuned. Holy crap this is fun.

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streetsweeper


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RE: My inner hooligan has surfaced
10/28/20 10:55 PM

you scored, how does the duke stack up to the 14r? i know the seat height is taller, and shorter wheel base,

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RE: My inner hooligan has surfaced
10/29/20 8:49 AM

Yep,
Liking it a lot. Seat is definitely higher than the 14, shorter wheel base and much more upright rider position. It is also quite a bit lighter than the 14. I would say they are two different animals. They both have lots of torque but the 14s throttle feels a lot smoother more linear, smooth and powerful. The KTM is like releasing a monster, might be the weight and short wheelbase but it definitely gets your attention. The 14 riding position more forward you are set for powerful acceleration, the KTM upright position feels like holy shit hang on. It is going to take some getting use to. I wanted the upright style because 14 even with bar risers I am still carrying to much weight on my hands and wrists. Still love the 14 and will probably keep it. Not sure how the naked style will be for longer open road rides, especially at higher than regulated speeds.

But at the end of the day you can't beat the grin from either bike.

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streetsweeper


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RE: My inner hooligan has surfaced
11/02/20 10:01 PM

I was on the fence with the duke and the bmw1000rr,they are both very nice bikes. The 14r gots the legs. I would at least slap on a minie wind screen on the duke, im sure that duke will run awesome thru them mountain passes. if possible keep them both. by the looks of it that superduke gots you, enjoy, keep us posted.

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