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2017 KTM 1290 SuperDuke R

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by Sin_Chase, May 10, 2017.

  1. Sin_Chase

    Capodecina

    Joined: Jan 13, 2004

    Posts: 20,535

    Some bits arrived today, almost at the end of the ordered stuff! Paint sealant in an effort to try make the bright orange wheels easier to maintain/keep clean. Bought a screen protector for a tablet which I cut down to side to try protect the soft (very soft) plastic on the LCD dash. TechSpec Snakeskin tank grips also arrived after a 3 week stock delay. The sealant was not particularly cheap, but should last forever on the bike for the little paintwork that needs coverage. Feels suuuuuuuuper slippery after putting the stuff on so hopefully is as good as ratings might suggest.

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  2. Minibiker

    Soldato

    Joined: Mar 27, 2016

    Posts: 5,559

    Location: Bristolian living in Swindon

    Mannnnnnn your bike is so look flipping nice :eek::eek:
     
  3. psalliss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,243

    Location: lancaster

    Looking at trading my diavel in for one. Took a 2017 out for a test ride yesterday and loved it. Tried the mt10 which I found to light at the front end and a bit twitchy and the BMW s1000r which for the money is a bargain and really liked but left me a little cold.

    Just waiting to hear from the dealer for what sort of deal they can do for me. Already got a good deal from a dealer down south. Have you had any issues with or any complaints
     
  4. psalliss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,243

    Location: lancaster

    Already looking at carbon bits and mods. Ha. Will definitely want a tail tidy and exhaust. My diavel has a full termignoni system on it so the r is a little quiet.
     
  5. Craig321

    Capodecina

    Joined: May 2, 2004

    Posts: 19,971

    Will be interesting to know what sort of deal you can get down South. Best round here (Midlands) is 2.9% APR HP at the moment and they won't throw any extras in.

    There have been a lot of MCT failures reported. Some say it's because there's some sort of demo / factory mode that the dealers have been forgetting to switch off, but there could be other issues :(
     
  6. psalliss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,243

    Location: lancaster

    When I say down south it's kestral Ktm near Birmingham. I'm top end of Lancashire. Best Apr up here is 6.9 per cent so the 2.9 is very good down there.

    Remind me what mct Is and what the fault it ?
     
  7. Craig321

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  8. psalliss

    Wise Guy

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    Location: lancaster

    THanks I'll have a read. Just trying to sort a decent deal out locally and if not will take the deal at kestral
     
  9. Craig321

    Capodecina

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    The guys there claim they have the best deal at the moment. Brand new branch so I guess they need to get business in.

    The dodgy area (Coventry in general) and garage next door doesn't fill me with confidence, but then I suppose I wouldn't need to take it back there for servicing ever :p
     
  10. psalliss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,243

    Location: lancaster

    As far as I can kestral Ktm are very good and well regarded.i woukdnt be taking it back to them as they are almost 3 hours away so it be just for the initial deal. I'm just trying too see if I can get rocket centre at blackburn to come up with a deal close to it.
     
  11. psalliss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

    Posts: 2,243

    Location: lancaster

    Got a good deal on the bike and collecting it tomorrow hopefully. Got the dealer down from 6.9 to 3.9 Apr and got the bike for 13600 so knocked 400 off and got free performance pack, free heated grips, free rim tape and free tank pads. And 600 more than other places for my bike. Can't complain.
     
  12. Freeman

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 5,564

    That's really good. KTM Birmingham told me "No deals on the bike because it's so new". Kestrel were/are doing 2.9% APR but I didn't enquire about further deals like heated grips.
     
  13. Freeman

    Soldato

    Joined: Jul 24, 2004

    Posts: 5,564

    Is the performance pack part of unlocking the quickshifter? That's worth about £400 ain't it?
     
  14. psalliss

    Wise Guy

    Joined: Oct 18, 2002

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    Location: lancaster

    It
    is really can't complain they have been really good. I could possibly have pushed for first service but I think I'd pushed them quite a bit. Don't think kestral would have done anything better and the deal I've got it over 36 rather 46 that kestral have and payements not much different but less balloon at the end so better in may ways.

    Performance pack is my ride quickshifter and the mct from memory . I think the pack is 469 or close too and grips 170 and rim sticker as 40 and tank pad 30 so yep done good
     
  15. Freeman

    Soldato

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    Is that the dealer in Blackburn then?
     
  16. psalliss

    Wise Guy

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    Location: lancaster

    It is mate. Much nearer to me. 40 mins away ok good run
     
  17. Fat Dog

    Gangster

    Joined: Jun 23, 2003

    Posts: 395

    That's a nice deal. So close to pulling the trigger on upgrading my Street Triple...
     
  18. psalliss

    Wise Guy

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    Location: lancaster

    It was I pushed them pretty hard but the girl I dealt was has been really good. Just hoping all good for tomorrow
     
  19. psalliss

    Wise Guy

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    Location: lancaster

    Already ordered evotech tail tidy and radiator guard that came today. Ha
     
  20. Freeman

    Soldato

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