Wild Dog Adventure Riding

General => General Bike Related Banter => To Buy or Not To Buy => Topic started by: iamgigglz on July 25, 2014, 04:08:37 pm

Title: Bang for Buck vs. Legend Tax
Post by: iamgigglz on July 25, 2014, 04:08:37 pm
I've been trawling the likes of Autotrader recently and noticed that a 2010 990 Adv with minimal extras sells for the same price as a 2010 SuperTen with full luggage, heated grips, traction control standard etc etc...

I realise these two particular bikes are appealing to different riding styles, but how can these bikes possibly ask the same price? Is it just the KTM brand? Legend tax? Is the KTM's suspension etc actually worth that extra cash? Is the Yamaha just made from cheap components and covering it up with bells & whistles?

I'm not trying to brand-bash here. I just feel like I'm missing something.
Title: Re: Bang for Buck vs. Legend Tax
Post by: adv on July 25, 2014, 04:35:48 pm
Its exactly that. Horses for courses.

The ST was meant to compete with the GS. Its does that well, but does not own nearly enough of the market share. Its unfortunately not a very very popular bike. It is a great bike though and a much better all rounder than the KTM.