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Offline Chappers

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KTM 1290 r
« on: June 18, 2018, 10:25:35 AM »
So, I know we are on a BMW site here and expect some bias towards the S1Kr but thought I would ask anyway.

I have been trying to sell my 2017 S1kr now for a month or so with little interest, so I was messaged by a chap who offered me a swap with his 1290 r. I have ridden one of these before and was blown away by the power it generates.

Just interested to get other peoples take on this option. Its a 2015 bike btw with 5k on it.

TIA for your thoughts

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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2018, 12:36:22 PM »
My weekly riding buddy and I both bought 2016 S1000Rs in late 2015.  He never bonded with his and only put 6,000 miles in it in just over two years (we both have three bikes).  I put 23,000 miles on my S1000R and liked it a lot but was ready for something new.

About five months ago my buddy traded for a SDR and I traded for a SD GT. He bonded immediately with his SD and rides it all the time.  Ive had my GT for four months and already have 4,300 miles on it.

We both like them a lot.  They are different and you need to ride one if you have not. But overall we are very happy with them and so far have had no problems.
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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #2 on: June 18, 2018, 07:39:46 PM »
I love how well equipped the KTMs come but can't get over the looks and poor reliability. Maybe some day!
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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #3 on: June 18, 2018, 08:50:50 PM »
I would swap my 2017 S1000R Sport for a 2017 Super Duke R in a heartbeat.

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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #4 on: June 19, 2018, 12:29:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by zombie [+]
I would swap my 2017 S1000R Sport for a 2017 Super Duke R in a heartbeat.

What about a 2015 Super duke r?

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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #5 on: June 19, 2018, 12:51:16 PM »
*Originally Posted by Chappers [+]
What about a 2015 Super duke r?

Considering mileages are unlikely to be all that similar, most likely not.

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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #6 on: June 19, 2018, 01:20:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by zombie [+]
Considering mileages are unlikely to be all that similar, most likely not.
In this case my 2017 S1Kr has done more miles than the super duke. BM 7300 miles, SD 5000  :028:

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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #7 on: June 19, 2018, 04:18:38 PM »
Assuming they are similarly equipped, yeah I'd probably do the trade, as the reason I went with the BMW was mostly financial.

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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #8 on: June 19, 2018, 09:59:39 PM »
When looking to buy a super naked bike (was on a sport bike) I test rode a 2015 superduke R and didn't like how it felt going into corners at any speed at all. To be fair I was coming from a well calibrated, good handling sport bike (daytona) that was very smooth etc.

If I was thinking of going from the s1kr to something like a superduke I would go to the MT10 SP since its a bit of a mix of the two (s1kr and sdr). MT10 is a fun bike to ride that handles extremely well (compared to sdr IMO) and has similar "unique" styling and makes nice noises :).

I read that the newer sdr is a great ride and to be honest I'm intrigued by the superduke gt and would very much like to try one of those. Alternatively I would recommend considering trading to a multi-strada which I found to be a lot of fun and a decent tourer  :305:
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Re: KTM 1290 r
« Reply #9 on: June 23, 2018, 05:43:02 PM »
The 2014-2016 bikes are the same, mostly. My 2015 was totaled last spring and I replaced it with a 2016se and I think the map in the 2016 is a little better at low rpm fueling. I removed the cat and replaced it with a bodis link pipe, installed a K&N filter and paid the dealer $50 to install the Akra map. The map richens the mixture and I noticed lower oil temps and a tighter throttle ratio. I'm on the SDR forums actively and hear nothing about reliability problems with the 2015 SDR and mine was trouble free. The engine spins up really quick so coming from your bike you'll probably hit the rev limiter a few times getting used to it. The gearbox is unconventional with 1-3 being short 4th covers 40-120 mph 5th 60-150 mph and 6th 80-redline so basically a 5 speed with overdrive, i'm used to it and it works well with the engine...My ins just dropped to $300 annually full coverage including roadside. The 2016se comes with a cnc machined aluminum triple clamp on the forks and I noticed it the first turn I leaned into, you can add it to your bike for $350 I think it's worth it.
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