Re: Help and advice
Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:10 pm
Will / do you have to pre register to ride the test bikes on the day, or will it be a big queue first come first served?
I would love to, and had plans to come over. Unfortunately this thing called ‘work’ has a habit of getting in the wayBenson-1215 wrote: ↑Mon May 20, 2019 8:49 pmFly over to the UK go to the ABR festival there will be a field full of very odd people who would either let you sit on their bikes have a quick spin around a easy course. Rumour has it there will be new bikes to test as well.
T7 no less.
Fly home and have a big smile on your face.
Hi there i am in the process of getting rid of my Bmwf800gsa and buying a 2019 ktm690 enduro. Went for a test ride for 3 hours and thought it was an awesome bike (not as uncomfortable) as people say. I would go for the ktm all day long they have made it into a great bike for 2019. Basically 701 in orange.qcnr wrote: ↑Wed May 15, 2019 12:04 pmI am in the enviable position of buying a new bike, and my shortlist was:
KTM 1090 R
KTM 790 R
KTM 690 Enduro
Honda CRF 1000L
I had a Honda XL600V ( 97) up to christmas last year and enjoyed it a lot. And managed to double the mileage for
the 7 years I owned it (from 42k to nearly 90).
So the challenge, living in Norway motorbike dealerships are few and far between. My local ones don't have any
of the bikes on hte list.
Couldn't find anyone stocking a 1090, apart from a '17 overlyer at '19 price.
No one can get the 790R
Don't know when Yam 700 coming
That leaves the 690 and AT.
Never ridden a 690, but have founs a dealer in Northern Norway that has a '19 in stock and willing to ship.
Have found a dealer with a nice matt black AT (my preference) '18 with 270 km on the clock. Have sat on an AT.
My riding will mostly be commuting and touring. I did some big trips on my TA on my own and want to continue doing so,
I also really enjoy offroad riding. So I wanted a bike that either had more power than my AT or was lighter.
Both bikes fill those criteria, but without being able to see or even sit on the actual bikes, I'm a bit
in 2 minds as to which to go for.
I like the Honda, but really like the idea of the 690. Lighter more powerful, and may order some bits from Rade Garage
and it will still be cheaper than the Honda....