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Re: Help and advice

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:10 pm
by mechanic
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?

Re: Help and advice

Posted: Mon May 20, 2019 9:25 pm
by qcnr
Benson-1215 wrote:
Mon May 20, 2019 8:49 pm
Fly 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.
I would love to, and had plans to come over. Unfortunately this thing called ‘work’ has a habit of getting in the way 🤪

Re: Help and advice

Posted: Sat May 25, 2019 5:39 pm
by scafflife
qcnr wrote:
Wed May 15, 2019 12:04 pm
I am in the enviable position of buying a new bike, and my shortlist was:
KTM 1090 R
KTM 790 R
KTM 690 Enduro
Yam 700
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....

Any advice?
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.

Re: Help and advice

Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 10:20 pm
by gspod
How far is your commute? Winter in Norway = big fairing :D
Long trips in a short time frame would mean the singles were out for me.
There’s a big step up in power from a Transalp to a 1090R - do you ride fast?
What sort of off-road - muddy single track or dry stoney trails? The 1090 is twitchy.
The AT would commute, tour and be able for a bit of trail riding in the Alps etc.... mind you so would an 850GS or 700 Ténéré.

When all said and done you should go for the bike that gets your pulse racing- you will adapt your life around the bike you love 8-)

Re: Help and advice

Posted: Thu May 30, 2019 10:04 am
by qcnr
:D Made my mind up :D
Allegedly a brand new KTM 690 will be delivered to me from Northern Norway. 1 of only 2 in the country at the moment.
Cheapest bike on my list, lightest, and more power than my old TA. So ticks all the boxes.
Now for all the gucci bits to be added :D
I just hope I get back onshore before its delivered.

Re: Help and advice

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 11:43 am
by qcnr
Took delivery of my new bike yesterday :D and went out for a ride. Totally different from my old TA.
Oh and fecking powerful. Pulled my first ever wheelie off some traffic lights :shock: and crapped myself :lol: Have to get used to the sensitice fly by wire throttle.
So far really chuffed.

Re: Help and advice

Posted: Thu Jun 06, 2019 4:39 pm
by gspod
Congratulations. Enjoy

Re: Help and advice

Posted: Fri Jun 07, 2019 9:50 pm
by qcnr
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Woohooo 😃