Join Date: Mar 2013
Location: Phoenix, az, united states
I'd be surprised if it is 115 at the wheel I mean that's pretty impressive figure for a 790 nearly 45 more hp from the 690 with just a 100cc bump. The concept looked stunning... the close to finished product is meh. I think the back end looks like an sv650 and of course the price. Oh the price. KTM hasn't announced one yet but I bet it will be north of 12k given that the 690 was 9k and the 1290 is 18k USD.
As for the striple what a cool bike. It's hard not to like it and what they've done with the revision is inspiring, but I wouldn't say it directly competes with the hyper. It's way more of a naked sportbike than a supermotoish bike.
2008 Hypermotard 1100S
07 ktm 950 smr, loved that bike
06 ktm 625 smc