Thread: Harley guy going to adventure bike?

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    I had a Victory Vegas and didn't ride it enough to justify keeping it. I bought a KLR650 and road the heck out of it. I recently traded it towards a Yamaha Super Tenere and I couldn't be happier. I'd suggest you take a look at one before you pull the trigger on a BMW or KTM. The link below compares the 3 bikes.

    http://www.dalbymoto.com.au/images/s...per_Tenere.pdf

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    I've had 'em all; road rockets (GS1150E), Harley's (last one was Heritage Classic), dirt bikes (several RM250's), and the last bike I owned; KLR650. The KLR was probably the most fun and versatile bike of all of them. I could cruise down the highway in relative comfort with decent economy, and I never feared taking that bike off-road. I road that thing the same trails I would with the RM's.
    When I get another bike, it is likely to be another KLR.

    FWIW; when I was riding Harley's, I put on more miles every year than any of the road rocket guys I hung with previously. I routinely did 10k mi/year. And was never stranded. Harley riders (not pretenders) are the most dedicated riders I have ever known/hung with. Ride 'em hard...put 'em away wet.

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    Great info! Looks like my Road King is gone tomorrow.... I will still have a stripped down sportster.

    I am really leaning towards the KTM, mainly because of price. I have a new little one we have just been blessed with, so I need to have less Money tied up in bikes and more in family adventures.

    Really sad to see the King go.
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    Default King is gone

    Well, turning the page on my riding style. Road King sold today. I still have a pretty trick little sportster.

    Looked at the Triumph tiger xc today. Cool bike. Still thinking a used KTM Adventure is the choice I will make.

    Butch
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    I think that will be a great choice!

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    I'm in full shopping mode! If anybody finds a good deal on a KTM 2007-2009 range, let me know.
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    Default Pulled the trigger!

    I'm now the proud owner of a KTM 990.
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    Congratz! You're going to love it!

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    Nice, good looking bike. I love the white models, but the graphics and grey on your is really sweet looking.

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