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big thanks to scott (cbr400rr) for getting me the parts at a great price. big props to this guy..


sato rearsets and yoyo slipper installed tonight..










and now i wait 5 months before i can ride the goddamn thing
 

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noice, how does it compare to the RC in the handling, ergo, power department?

handling is sharper, more precise, bike flicks WAY faster and drives out more predictably, ergos are comfy but functional, and it's miles ahead in the power department.


i still love my 51 though...
 

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handling is sharper, more precise, bike flicks WAY faster and drives out more predictably, ergos are comfy but functional, and it's miles ahead in the power department.


i still love my 51 though...

did you ride a 1098/1198/s? how about the s1000rr? what made you go with the KTM? any thoughts about the transmisison on the KTM, some reviews said it was a bit notchy and missed gears etc...
 

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handling is sharper, more precise, bike flicks WAY faster and drives out more predictably, ergos are comfy but functional, and it's miles ahead in the power department.


i still love my 51 though...

Hey wibbly does the KTM feel FAT like the RC51 or it feels slimmer? BTW I am happy for you that the new KTM flicks way faster and power is good. I been eyeing this bike for a while. Its just looks FAT so want to know if it rides FAT too. Thx. Nice bike btw. :rockon
 

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did you ride a 1098/1198/s? how about the s1000rr? what made you go with the KTM? any thoughts about the transmisison on the KTM, some reviews said it was a bit notchy and missed gears etc...

i've ridden a 1098, 1098s and 1098r... all had the same problem with the stock geometry... my friend has a 1098s with the 30mm kyle triples and that solved a lot of the vagueness on corner exits, but i still think the ktm beats it in the handling and chassis department... the 1098 engine is MUCH more snatchy when it comes to power delivery, the ktm is like a VERY fast 51 motor, butter smooth at all revs and pulls HARD.

as for the tranny, they say that much of the issues were sorted with the R, and any issues the R may have had i think may go by the wayside with that big beefy spindle stabilizer from sato. the stock linkage for the shifter is actually on an offset aluminum arm which may have caused flex issues, it should be gone with the satos...
 

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Hey wibbly does the KTM feel FAT like the RC51 or it feels slimmer? BTW I am happy for you that the new KTM flicks way faster and power is good. I been eyeing this bike for a while. Its just looks FAT so want to know if it rides FAT too. Thx. Nice bike btw. :rockon

the ktm is only thick in the front. it has a MASSIVE radiator so the plastics are wide out front to accomodate, but if you look at where you sit the bike is razor thin, ALMOST as narrow as the ducatis and offers WAY more leg room. i'd always wack my legs on the ducati side fairings but with the ktm the plastics don't start till much further forward, you can swivel around the tank without any sort of interference from hard parts.

i'll snap a pic from behind and above and post for you. it's phenominally thin.
 

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Stunning bike. Love 'em!

Once day I will own a KTM (although it will likely be the dirt variety).


...and a Moto Guzzi


...and a ....or shit, I want them all! :)
 

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the ktm is only thick in the front. it has a MASSIVE radiator so the plastics are wide out front to accomodate, but if you look at where you sit the bike is razor thin, ALMOST as narrow as the ducatis and offers WAY more leg room. i'd always wack my legs on the ducati side fairings but with the ktm the plastics don't start till much further forward, you can swivel around the tank without any sort of interference from hard parts.

i'll snap a pic from behind and above and post for you. it's phenominally thin.
Thanks and congrad on a beauty you have. More KTM Orange porn pic plz.......
 
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