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Looks like an awesome ride, but not sure how it will compare to the 950. Curious if there are any review/comparison out there.
 

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I haven't been on the 890 yet, but owned both a 790 and 1290. I bet it is going to be a fantastic bike, just think it is ugly as all get out. I loved riding my 790 but never thought it was a good looking bike. I do think it will be hard to beat in performance especially at that price point. Now if the new SDR wasn't 20k all said and done, I would probably have one in the garage.
 

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Yep. They are kinda like the Streetfighter, Hypers, and Multistrada in that regard. Ugly as sin but you soon forget about that after riding them. Good bikes have a way of getting better looking as you ride them. :)


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Yep. They are kinda like the Streetfighter, Hypers, and Multistrada in that regard. Ugly as sin but you soon forget about that after riding them. Good bikes have a way of getting better looking as you ride them. :)


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The reverse is also true. Good looking bikes can appear more ugly if they don’t ride well!


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I’ve been kinda looking at the 890. It should be a real Dragon Slayer. The 790 is so wicked fast the org I race with has ruled them out of competition because last year they were so freaking fast they destroyed everything in the class they should logically run. :)


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Yep. They are kinda like the Streetfighter, Hypers, and Multistrada in that regard. Ugly as sin but you soon forget about that after riding them. Good bikes have a way of getting better looking as you ride them. :)


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I cant really see my 1290 SDR when I am riding it. ;)
 

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The 2nd Gen 1290 was at least good looking. The 3rd gen is growing on me but I miss the trellis sub frame.

The 790 and 890's dont work for me but I think that is largely due to the horrid, horrid, horrid looking exhaust. The can is absolutely downright fugly.

KTM makes an amazing bike. I would say that its probably going to be a badass machine, regardless of whether or not you like the looks of it.
 
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