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post #11 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-01-2020, 11:38 PM
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I really like Kawasaki bikes in general. I owned 3 first generation Z1000s at various times (I too tend to change bikes often). They were dead reliable too and easy to work on. Enjoy your new Ninja!
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post #12 of 22 (permalink) Old 06-02-2020, 08:14 AM
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You springing for the hard bags?
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I had a demo ride back in 2013. I love that motor. I bought my 2013 FJR later that year. My insurance company must key in on the ďNinja.Ē I got a better rate on the FJR.

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Congrats on the new bike! Real good write up on the other forum too. Sounds like Kawi finally did right by the Ninja for 2020 and gave the bike the features it deserves.

So forget about price, I know the SDGT was about 50% more new, how do you think the 2 bikes compare? Performance? Comfort? Handling?

btw Nice Duc in the photo!

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@the Ferret . It is amazing how things work. I seriously considered the new KTM 790 Adventure but for the price it wasnít exactly what I wanted. It has all the features either stock or OEM bolt on, a big tank, a great engine, to be a mid weight touring bike. But the bike was a bit too off road biased for my taste. I went to the link you sent on the Ninja 1000 and there was an arrow/link to an article about how one of the editors is modifying a 790 and doing exactly what I want. THANKS for the lead, intentional or not. Iím good friends with the people that own a KTM dealer/race shop in FL so I have an inside track there. Maybe Thanks is premature this could really dent the bank account!


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http://www.motorcycledaily.com/2020/...enture-part-2/
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@Donk , yea a lot of the respondents over at MCD are hoping for a GT version of the 890

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I now have over 1200 miles on it in eight days. Iíve done four 300+ mile days, 340 yesterday. I absolutely love the bike.

To answer a few questions above, I donít plan on putting hard bags on it. They are more than I want to spend. The most overnight rides I will do on it are three day trips to the hill country. Iím going to look into soft bags.

Compared to the Superduke GT, there were a lot of things I liked about that bike and a few I didnít like. The big, high performance twin has some drawbacks. One is vibration, although not bad when cruising at freeway speeds. But it hates being ridden below 4,000 RPM. it also has fueling issues which have supposedly been improved on the newer version. At this point Iím prepared to say the new SX does everything at least as well, and some things better than the Superduke. The only thing I miss is the Tire Pressure Monitor, which I will fix via the aftermarket.

I truly cannot say enough good things about the SX handling. I love curves and run them pretty hard. Sometimes really hard. The SX feels so nimble that itís amazing.

I ride so much that the FJR will always get plenty of rides, but the SX will be my go to bike on an awful lot of day rides. The Panigale gets its share to. Iím on it this morning on a 150 mile coffee run. I just replaced a tire on my Panigale a couple of days ago, and looking at my records, I rode that bike almost exactly 8,000 miles in the past twelve months. Not bad for an old guy
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I guess you could always put a duffle on the back seat for your 3 day trips since no self respecting pillion over 25 yo would want to sit back there lol.

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Jim, too bad you never got the KTM dyno tuned before getting rid of it. I have a '16 SDR. Stock it was like riding a paint shaker - that big bore does not like overly lean mixtures. A set of O2 eliminators helped a lot, and then a PCV with tuning link custom tune really helped smooth it out. It's still a big v-twin tho and does shake. I miss the massive power "right now" it has when I ride my Bandit 1250 and SV1000.
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