KTM 790 Adventure R

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Offline Nick Bright

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KTM 790 Adventure R
« on: June 01, 2019, 11:59:14 AM »
I just got The Call from Letko! Picking up my 790 ADV R next weekend!
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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #1 on: June 01, 2019, 09:09:34 PM »
New bike, now that's exciting!!  I'm happy for you!  Hope it's BETTER than you expect.  Please, give us a full review after you've formed your opinion.

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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #2 on: June 03, 2019, 08:46:12 AM »
Very cool!

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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2019, 08:50:23 AM »
Congrats Nick! I'm excited for ya!
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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2019, 03:16:12 PM »
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My bike being unpacked at Letko last Saturday.  :)

Picking up this Saturday!
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For Sale - Yamaha V-Star 950 Touring

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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #5 on: June 08, 2019, 04:40:56 PM »
Let's see some pics of this thing man!
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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #6 on: June 08, 2019, 10:09:08 PM »
Just got home. She rides like a dream! If i had to describe the whole thing in one word it would be "precision".

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For Sale - Yamaha V-Star 950 Touring

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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #7 on: June 09, 2019, 07:27:34 AM »
Congrats, man.  Looks like a beautiful, long term relationship.

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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #8 on: June 09, 2019, 10:19:43 PM »
Got her out in the dirt today, it feels glued to the road in corners!

Still learning all the electronic gizmos... pay no attention to that 30 foot rubber stripe on highway 54...
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For Sale - Yamaha V-Star 950 Touring

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Offline Roger Baugh

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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #9 on: June 10, 2019, 01:13:29 PM »
You've got yourself a real thoroughbred there, Nick .... just remember: novice, journeyman, master ... and those levels take a little time each! Enjoy!

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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #10 on: June 10, 2019, 08:49:48 PM »
Awesome bike. Once you get them dirty they are never showroom clean again.   
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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #11 on: June 11, 2019, 11:02:18 PM »
Awesome bike. Once you get them dirty they are never showroom clean again.

Bikes like this are supposed to be dirty :D

I asked Letko, they have a couple of standard models left, but aren't expecting any more R's until next year; and I saw a waiting list two pages long in the sales office!
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For Sale - Kawasaki KLR650 / Eagle Mike 692cc kit + KLX Jets
For Sale - Yamaha V-Star 950 Touring

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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #12 on: June 18, 2019, 10:21:14 AM »
Congrats buddy! I'm glad to see you snagged one! I'm looking forward to drooling on it this weekend :)
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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #13 on: June 18, 2019, 06:36:29 PM »
Congrats buddy! I'm glad to see you snagged one! I'm looking forward to drooling on it this weekend :)

I am packing extra rags, expecting a lot of drool to wipe off of her :)

I am kind of surprised that KTM didn't send more R and fewer S. I am seeing a lot of posts about dealerships having unclaimed S models, and a waiting list for R as long as your arm.

While i was in for my 1000km service last weekend i talked to four or five people about the bike (and how awesome it is), one fellow left with one of the two remaining S models, but I could tell he wanted the R.
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For Sale - Yamaha V-Star 950 Touring

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Re: KTM 790 Adventure R
« Reply #14 on: June 23, 2019, 09:39:59 PM »
Found some mud, handling was impressive!
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For Sale - Kawasaki KLR650 / Eagle Mike 692cc kit + KLX Jets
For Sale - Yamaha V-Star 950 Touring