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Offline Hentie06

Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #40 on: February 27, 2020, 02:47:35 pm »
Where is the GS310 on the list? What must Uncle Dan vote for?

Jinne, daar's dan TWEE ander BMW's, as hy twyfel moet hy net n coin flip!

Maar hulle is nie so majestic soos die 310 nie
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Offline KaTooMatt

Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #41 on: February 27, 2020, 03:45:31 pm »
Just based on owner feedback here it can only be the 790 R.

The first bike to make me realistically consider selling my 990.
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Offline GraZer

Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #42 on: February 27, 2020, 03:47:13 pm »
The rally limited edition will be available April I think...R240 000  :patch: Only 500 available worldwide, Alfie Cox Racing allocated 2.....

https://www.ktm.com/en/news/int/adventure-with-no-limit-introducing-the-ktm-790-adventure-r-rally/

R273 999 list price
Originally, South Africa were only going to get 9, but KTM SA convinced Austria to allocate more to South Africa. Now I believe the number is around 30.
There will be two production runs. The ETA for arrival with KTM SA for the two batches are, 18th March and 8th April.
 

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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #43 on: February 27, 2020, 03:48:44 pm »
Big Strom is growing on me.
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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #44 on: February 27, 2020, 06:35:17 pm »
Where is Donavan, from Bike SA, he can do an article based on the Wilddog opinions.  And he must help with the sponsoring of the prize.... :peepwall:
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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #45 on: March 02, 2020, 12:24:56 pm »
For Touring Dirt Highway/Tar roads, the Triumph Tiger 1200, I love that triple motor and the comfort of the Triumph. Currently I ride a Sprint 1050ST and a 1215 Trophy, the motor is addictive and the bike as a whole always makes me look twice when walking away.
I am selling my Sprint 1050ST and have hesitated for months to list on the For Sale site because it is such a great bike.

The KTM 790R, well if I have to explain, you won't understand anyways .
I love my 950S, but must admit that the 790 is a great bike on which the actual and perceived weight, differs greatly. It is an easy bike to ride and manoeuvre, feels really light and agile compared to my 950, But it will be in addition to my 950S, not in place of  8) >:D
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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #46 on: March 03, 2020, 12:34:25 pm »
I am surprised I have not seen any comments or opinions on the new Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro. Looks a really good option to me.
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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #47 on: March 03, 2020, 12:49:00 pm »
I am surprised I have not seen any comments or opinions on the new Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro. Looks a really good option to me.

I see Bentley dealership opening near you, so british bike and british car for you then.
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Offline Oilspill

Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #48 on: March 03, 2020, 01:12:57 pm »
I am surprised I have not seen any comments or opinions on the new Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro. Looks a really good option to me.

If I look at the advancement from my current 2015 800xcx Tiger (which I love) to the new rally Tiger 900 Pro it is quite an advancement in every respect.  More power, less weight, tubeless tyres, complete package of accessories, stronger lighter frame with bolt on sections, very tempting.   Only problem is there is no Triumph dealer in Cape Town.   The lack of adequate sales and after sales service in Cape Town means I will not trade up and so good is my current bike that there is no drive to change brands, well a 1290R would be nice but I don't have the money, nor the talent and given the choice would probably stick with the Triumph.  It just is a quality piece of soul.
 

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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #49 on: March 03, 2020, 02:01:08 pm »
I am surprised I have not seen any comments or opinions on the new Triumph Tiger 900 Rally Pro. Looks a really good option to me.

I see Bentley dealership opening near you, so british bike and british car for you then.

Ha ha, even if I had the budget for a Bentley this would never be an option. I do like the new Triumph 900 a lot but still very happy with the 990R
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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #50 on: March 04, 2020, 07:45:00 am »
Rode a 1290 KTM last December. Hooligan bike galore. You can't go slow on that machine !!!
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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #51 on: March 09, 2020, 07:01:49 am »
Ek het daai ktm 7xx gekies omdat hy net jas lyk!  :drif:
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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #52 on: March 09, 2020, 08:13:31 am »
Ek dink die BMW 1250 GSA, nie noodwendig omdat dit die beste bike is nie, maar omdat hy die lekkerste toer vir die wat will offroad toer ook. Onder die kleineris beslis die KTM 790 R, in daai klas soek jy meer hooligan en speeltyd, en daai KTM praat darem maar baie hard met 'n mens...  :drif:
 

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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #53 on: May 28, 2020, 11:18:52 am »
Ek dink die BMW 1250 GSA, nie noodwendig omdat dit die beste bike is nie, maar omdat hy die lekkerste toer vir die wat will offroad toer ook. Onder die kleineris beslis die KTM 790 R, in daai klas soek jy meer hooligan en speeltyd, en daai KTM praat darem maar baie hard met 'n mens...  :drif:


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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #54 on: May 28, 2020, 12:27:00 pm »
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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #55 on: May 28, 2020, 02:17:06 pm »
KTM 1290 R and KTM 790 R got to go Orange  :) :) :) :) :)
 

Offline GhostSixFour

Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #56 on: May 28, 2020, 02:41:51 pm »
Having not ridden any of them, so voting on account of what I've seen heard and my own wanting factor.
Probably the 900 Triumph tiger and the 1250GSA.
 

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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #57 on: May 28, 2020, 03:04:03 pm »
Although I had a love hate relationship with my first M.Y. KTM1290SAR, I still think it's the most fun adventure bike I've ever mounted, so it got my vote.  The bike will do things the 1250GSA would fall apart trying to do, e.g. rocky climbs in Ouray or Telluride.

Although I've not seen one or ridden one, the T7 has me all hot n bothered.  Will its engine be as fun as a 790R?  No.  But the 790R will be a long term piece of monkey shit compared to the Tuning Fork T7.

Now, if you asked me which bike I'd trust most to take me to Prudhoe Bay and back, it most certainly would not be an English, German or Austrian engineered motorbike, I would most trust either of the Japanese bikes far more.  I'd trust a Harley Davidson to get me to Prudhoe Bay and back before I would an over-engineered piece of monkey shit BavarianMoterenDuzentWerke, Triumphofbreakdowns, or KronriefTrunkenpolzMattiJunkKing.

Take a suck on that truth, logic, and commonsense!



 

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Re: 2020 Wilddog Bike of the year.
« Reply #58 on: May 28, 2020, 03:19:00 pm »
Where is the GS310 on the list? What must Uncle Dan vote for?

Jinne, daar's dan TWEE ander BMW's, as hy twyfel moet hy net n coin flip!

I wanted to vote, but gosh! there is only heavy bikes on the list????

Imo a "light" bike is a 701/690, and anything over 180kg is a offroad Goldwing.
 
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