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Discussion in 'Moto Club' started by NMGlocker, May 10, 2007.
Here's the dilema...
KTM Super Duke or Aprilia Tuono?
The Super Dookies specs are impressive, but reKTMs are so ugly.
The Tuono is less ugly, and should get you more skirts.
I think in general the Tuono is a better machine. KTM makes great dirtbikes and dual sports, but personally I'd be afraid of jumping on the streetbike wagon.
In person, the orange Duke looks very good.
The Ape is a damn nice machine too.
The Duke is $1k higher.
Why? It's new, it's hip and it's groovy. Not to mention that you are probably closer to Las Cruces than Albuquerque, right? Badlands ATV & Cycles in Cruces is the only KTM joint in New Mexico that deals with the LC8 V-twin. The Albuquerque joint only deals in thumpers and don't have any plan to go with the V-twin.
But if you're closer to ABQ then go with the Tuono. Desert Greens Equipment is an Aprilia dealership and the dude there is really serious about dedicating his time and money to establishing Aprilia as a brand there.
The Super John Wayne's extra $1000 MSRP can easily be offsetted by the high grade WP suspension. Remember that the standard Tuono has decent Show forks but utterly crappy Sachs shock. The Tuono Factory has Ohlins and OZ rims but I think it's MSRPed at $16k.
And I wouldn't worry too much about KTM street machines. The Duke came out years ago and were fine. The 950 Adventure has been out for several years and had some minor teething problems but that's about it. Not to mention the two-stroke roadracing GP bikes that KTM had been making for quite some times.
I can't wait until my 990 Adventure comes in. I put a deposit down for an orange one alas the black one came to Badlands ATV instead. So, wait and wait some more.
That badass suspension wasn't helping you when you were face-down ***-up in a deep sandwash.
That was the Beemer that tossed him in the bushes.
His first Ape was killed by running it headfirst into a curb.
I'm headed to Lubbock, Tx., Cycleshack of Lubbock is a KTM and Aprilia dealer (one stop shopping).
They have both side by side, and are hooking me up with a demo ride on both next week.
You guys don't know anyone who wants to buy a very clean Mean Green '05 ZX10R do you? I'm not going to pay insurance on 3 sport bikes, so something's gotta go.
I'd go with the Aprilia
Well, can't blame a bike for the rider's lack of skills.
Superior Austrian engineering can't compensate for sucky riding skills.
NMGlocker, what Daisycutter was talking about was when I went to Phoenix and hooked up with him for a ride that ended with me lying face down in the sand wash several times and doing 500-lbs squats trying to prop the 950 Adventure up. I thought that I was gonna die after the fifth time I went down.
Damn, I didn't realize that Hobbs is at the damn Texas/New Mexico border
Yep, Lubbock is the closest but it doesn't hurt to price out the Tuono with Desert Greens Equipment in Albuquerque and price out the Super Duke with Badlands ATV in Cruces either. I know that these two outfits are ready to wheel & deal.
Falman is the bomb! He also did a very admirable job riding ( and dropping) that 950 adventure. I only pick on him cause I know he's a good enough rider to realize that I'm joking.
BTW, bro... I got a street bike for when your out here again.
I love both of these bikes. I wish I was in the position to have both of them as well as the new Ducati Hypermotard. Let us know what you go with and give us a ride report.
Most definitely!!! I only wish that I know what the hell my work schedule going to be like for the rest of the year.
Well then, it's settled. The Speed Triple it is. HH
If Triumph would give the Speed Triple a horsepower/styling update it'd move up the list.
I really like the Trumpet, but it's looking dated.
I like the Speed Triple the way it is right now - chopped and bulldog like. The 675 naked (I don't know what it's called but it is coming) will have similar looks too. At least that it will have the distinctive bug eyes headlights.
The Speed Triple could definately use another 15hp and some upgraded suspension.
It's like the Monster, a solid bike but falling behind the newcomers.
Actually, the Tuono makes only 7 b.h.p. more and 3 ft./lbs. less than the Triple. And the Triple does it at 7K rpm. And what's with all that plastic bodywork on the Tuono? It looks like a squidder. L.O.L, and in the sincerest jest! HH
You mean like this one?
That flyscreen, belly pan and seal cowl are a blasphemy!!!
They are add-ons that have no business whatsoever on a Speed Triple. And white? What kind of gheyness is that?!!!HH