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    As anyone who's been reading my thread recently is aware, i was sitting having some Mmmmm and Errrrrrms about the 950SM.

    We can sit here and discuss it in depth if you like, but the simple fact is, it's gone.... Signed and sealed today.

    I've not got the pics through yet from the dealer, but it's one of these.

    2018-07-14_07-56-09 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    In black as per this.... along with an Akrapovic exhaust installed, but standard apart from that.

    All the toys as per standard with Quick Shifter, traction control, ABS, different power modes and of course KTM warranty...

    Mrs Weeksy nearly had a fit when i told here that i was selling the 950.... I think she actually screamed out loud in the office when the pic of the 790 arrived on her desk.

    When i rode a demo bike on the road it was brilliant... I felt the bars were a little swept back and the pegs a little high, but overall, it was fantastic.

    I then tried it at Pembrey and i was out in the first session thinking "How the hell do i tell the wife i'm selling the 690....." but in the afternoon i didn't quite gel so much... But i'm putting that down to 690 rose tinted glasses.

    So this is just getting prepped in the workshop and in the next 24-48 hours i should see it in my garage

    Bring on the insanity and bring on the spring !

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    It was never if, only when...

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    Sweet.
    If I could get over the tank hump it'd be on my shortlist, they have a certain appeal to them.

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    You're like one of those lucky 8 balls that you shake and it gives a different answer

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    Quote Originally Posted by mrlongbeard View Post
    If I could get over the tank hump it'd be on my shortlist, they have a certain appeal to them.
    That's the only part if it that makes me go EWWWWWW. The rest i really like... but i have to agree on the lumpy bit on tank

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    Looking forward to hearing a comparison to the 690, especially if its less vibey. I might join you and the rest of the 790 gang next year! if it is!

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    IMG_2476 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr



    IMG_2477 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr



    IMG_2478 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    I know you sent the one back up north with a crack or something. Thought the next was your dream bike?

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    How much are they in UK?

    9,000 here

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    Quote Originally Posted by Yorick View Post
    How much are they in UK?

    €9,000 here
    8500 here new...

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    Do you have a hotline to the DVLA?

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    Nice Motor, I really like them will have to try and ride one someday. Although maybe only once I'm bored of the 690.

    You are bonkers though!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Supermofo View Post

    You are bonkers though!
    As far as i'm aware, i've never once denied that

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    Awesome decision!
    Tank hump I never really noticed.. Excellent bike I thoroughly enjoyed the test ride I had. Happy New Bike Day!

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    Default Re: New bike day.... Is it orange ? Is that a stupid question? Well... only a little

    And each one is uglier than the previous one.

    Enjoy.

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