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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #40 on: March 21, 2020, 11:49:00 am »
Daai spy vs spy neus van di ktms kry my net onder.....

Ja, kan nie gewoond raak nie. :imaposer: :imaposer:
Ja daai bidsprinkaan look wat deesdae in is pla bietjie. :-\
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #41 on: March 21, 2020, 12:08:05 pm »
Nice bike >:D
Some feedback asseblief? Hoe ry die outjie?


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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #42 on: March 21, 2020, 12:12:49 pm »
Daai spy vs spy neus van di ktms kry my net onder.....

Ja, kan nie gewoond raak nie. :imaposer: :imaposer:
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #43 on: March 21, 2020, 02:23:24 pm »
Test rode 1 at KTM Durban this morning. What a lekker little bike. Would never say itís a single itís so smooth with plenty power for its capacity and size. Perceived quality is excellent. One problem is the oem silencer needs to go and fast. I would most definitely buy one.
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #44 on: March 21, 2020, 04:13:31 pm »
Test rode 1 at KTM Durban this morning. What a lekker little bike. Would never say itís a single itís so smooth with plenty power for its capacity and size. Perceived quality is excellent. One problem is the oem silencer needs to go and fast. I would most definitely buy one.

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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #45 on: March 21, 2020, 04:44:24 pm »
Test rode 1 at KTM Durban this morning. What a lekker little bike. Would never say itís a single itís so smooth with plenty power for its capacity and size. Perceived quality is excellent. One problem is the oem silencer needs to go and fast. I would most definitely buy one.

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My ďbigĒ bike days are done. I have a CRF250L for rougher stuff and something like this the G310gs or the Kawasaki 300 is on my Radar for longer rides. Need to ride out the Potential economic affects of COVID-19 before I pull the trigger but after todayís test ride itís a clear winner out of the other 3 and ticks all my boxes so I probably will :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #46 on: March 21, 2020, 04:52:51 pm »
The bike pulls lekker in all the gears, fast acceleration. Smooth gearbox and clutch. Very nippy for a small single piston engine. I like it very much. Wind protection could be better, but I guess you can fit an aftermarket screen. I am very tempted to sell my Dakar >:D
 

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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #47 on: March 21, 2020, 04:54:03 pm »
Oh, and the seat is quite hard.
 

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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #48 on: March 21, 2020, 04:59:08 pm »
Test rode 1 at KTM Durban this morning. What a lekker little bike. Would never say itís a single itís so smooth with plenty power for its capacity and size. Perceived quality is excellent. One problem is the oem silencer needs to go and fast. I would most definitely buy one.

Yes that silencer looks and sounds kak. But I see you can already buy an Akrapovic for the bike.
 

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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #49 on: March 21, 2020, 05:13:04 pm »
Test rode 1 at KTM Durban this morning. What a lekker little bike. Would never say itís a single itís so smooth with plenty power for its capacity and size. Perceived quality is excellent. One problem is the oem silencer needs to go and fast. I would most definitely buy one.

Yes that silencer looks and sounds kak. But I see you can already buy an Akrapovic for the bike.
Just over 10k  :deal:

But worth it and looks fantastic. Other brands will eventually become available
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #50 on: March 24, 2020, 06:33:08 pm »
Geluk ou ETS met jou verjaarsdag.

mag daar nog vele meer wees my ou maat :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
 
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #51 on: March 24, 2020, 06:35:09 pm »
Geluk ou ETS met jou verjaarsdag.

mag daar nog vele meer wees my ou maat :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #52 on: March 24, 2020, 06:44:06 pm »
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #53 on: March 24, 2020, 06:48:20 pm »
Geluk ou ETS met jou verjaarsdag.

mag daar nog vele meer wees my ou maat :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft: :thumleft:
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #54 on: March 24, 2020, 07:41:46 pm »
Dis sy dogter se se birthday, ou keer ma erg vir die manne, hulle wil net vat en skep.

Dit maak sin dat hy dan spesifiek cocky ouens wil weer, wil net se....
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #55 on: March 25, 2020, 09:55:09 am »
Dis sy dogter se se birthday, ou keer ma erg vir die manne, hulle wil net vat en skep.

Dit maak sin dat hy dan spesifiek cocky ouens wil weer, wil net se....

Ja neehou maar verby met die Cocky ouens. :eek7:
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #56 on: March 25, 2020, 03:54:51 pm »
Presies, vertel hoe Alfie Cox ni ktm like ni?

Ek was sarkasties. ETS het gese hoe mal Alfie oor die bike is, wel hy sal wees, hy verkoop hulle. :thumleft:

Het jy al ooit gesien dat Donford enige BMW kritiseer, of Honda n Honda? :pot:

Wat se die publiek van hierdie Bajaj? :peepwall:
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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #57 on: March 25, 2020, 06:04:22 pm »
Presies, vertel hoe Alfie Cox ni ktm like ni?

Ek was sarkasties. ETS het gese hoe mal Alfie oor die bike is, wel hy sal wees, hy verkoop hulle. :thumleft:

Het jy al ooit gesien dat Donford enige BMW kritiseer, of Honda n Honda? :pot:

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Re: KTM 390 in South Africa
« Reply #58 on: March 25, 2020, 06:05:13 pm »
Moenie worry ni, my DT180R ry net so lekker.
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« Reply #59 on: March 25, 2020, 06:16:24 pm »
@Just Blip It! recently took the 390 for a test ride

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Decided to take the new KTM 390 Adventure for a spin today. Climbing on the bike I was immediately comfortable as it adapts nicely to the general KTM riding position. It fits nicely even if you are a taller rider. The fancy little TFT screen is clear, legible and informative with the KTM my ride apps you can navigate, connect your phone and your helmet coms too! Changing settings of traction control and ABS is a simple to do. Out on the tar the bike feels nimble and ďchuckableĒ in the tight stuff. The engine revs freely and pulls very well through the rev range, actually quite impressive considering itís size! On the dirt it inspires confidence, the Offroad ABS works extremely well, the bike is well sprung for what it is, but you will have to tackle the rougher sections at a slower speed, the 19Ē front wheels steers efficiently and you can even get the back out with a bit of aggressive riding.
A beautiful warm sunny lowveld day inspired me to twist it a bit on the gravel, jumping a few jumps and bumps I was impressed at how stable the little bike was, a comfortable standing position too. Coming at speed around a corner I was suddenly face to face with a large cobra who was rather aggressive standing up high, head flat and ready to strike, thanks to the great brakes and agile handling I stayed out of his striking range and we both parted ways as suddenly as we met! The Adrenalin pumping I slowed down and 2km later just as my heart was coming out of the red what do I see crossing the road in again? A massive 2.5 to 3m rock python slithering gracefully across the road. I stopped and tried to get my phone out to get a shot of this majestic beauty. Unfortunately he was in a hurry and I missed getting a pic. Now rather shaken I continued cautiously for a while, before long i was at pace again. What a great little bike with a big heart, impressive for its size. I turned round and headed back toward the tar, not without encountering yet another green boomslang crossing the road again, by now I just wanted to get off the road! 3 snakes in 5 km was enough for one day! I arrived on the N4 in a cloud of dust and was quickly up to the national speed limit and beyond, 140 and 150 quite achievable. Returning back to KTM Nelspruit I handed the bike back to Hennie, what an adrenalin fueled ride, the lowveld roads always deliver great riding with some surprises along the way! In conclusion....... the 390 Adventure is fantastic value for your suffering Rand ( R85000) the bike is impressive for its size, a great little commuter that can adventure on weekends. It needs a performance pipe, but that all, it is what it is and it delivers well for what it is. Well done KTM!















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