Thanks for the hints. Appreciated.
hi hombacher ive noticed youve been using that ls2 helmet for a while now. Do you mind me asking which model is it and how satisfied are you with it?Have a ride on a sunny day and tell about it. Or better, write it up and show some pictures.
When I ride south, I can do it for an hour, either on Autobahn or country roads. I will enter the Eifel and will find some/a lot of remote curvy roads and will have a good time. So I did yesterday. My idea was to take some pictures in the driveway to Nordschleife. But honestly, XSR is not a race bike which needs to pose between all the other racing vehicles.
XSR is something which you find on the outside lane in the braking zone before a hairpin. Just overtaking a group of Hypermotard only by and on the brakes. Or in front of a BMW GS which eagerly but desperately tries to overtake. On the straight not enough power, or the same too short, maybe because the heavy weight not that fast or easy to handle like little XSR. Even on a free and wide floating curvy road, overtake some of these super sports, if you run on them, little pony.
All in all situations in which a camera in my hand would only provoke the others. So when I rode home, ending in the plain and lowlands again, I stopped.
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Enjoy your rides,
hi hombacher ive noticed youve been using that ls2 helmet for a while now. Do you mind me asking which model is it and how satisfied are you with it?
So the R7 just wasn't showing up anytime soon?Dears, I went out of patience last week.
Last week I had a nice discussion with my dealer. The outcome is, I will purchase his 2020 KTM Duke 890 R demo bike. Break in is done, tires will be new and a fresh service.
Sure it will be again an upright naked bike, not a racer with full fairing. Even if the latter was my plan to go for. I actually feel quite confident with my descision.
A little off my track I got regarding the idea, or better said I know it, that a mid powered bike will endlessly increase the joy of riding, even when it comes to a race track. Everything is more controlled, the untrained rider gets more time for recreation and reaction to the chhanging riding situations between full throttle, upshifting, braking and downshifting, stearing in the curve, etc. Here we are now with some hooligan Austrian 119 hp, we will see already in July how they can be controlled by me, or not
Funny side note, I found a nice Ducati 848. What a beauty, so far so clean, not bended nor ridden like hell. But I did not fit. My chest hit the tank in a bad painful and never matching way when cower behind the windscreen. A real pitty, but why looking for a full fairing bike, when I can not use it on the strait?
So here we are, and back to KTM, all in all very exciting, especially to wait for a bike which will not be delivered...
Correct, during the last days R7 number three and four showed up at my dealer. Only my (former mine) 60th anniversary white red not arrived up to now.So the R7 just wasn't showing up anytime soon?
I don't know. There is still some space in the garage, so I can keep little XSR. As far as I see there are only a handful of screws that I can remove all the street stuff from the Duke, the tail with rear light and indicators. Same at the from, to remove the head light. So if it is some quick and smooth swapping, there is a chance for some street kilometers probably. in consequence end of the season we will see, which bike is ridden, which not.[..]
I'll be trading in the 700 when it does arrive. I suppose you are keeping the xsr700 for awhile?
Enjoy the Duke.