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staff 07-12-2006 12:28 PM

You are an angry man!
All I can say is I rode the bike, liked it, and wrote about that. I was not doing an investigative piece on KTM NA. I have many friends with KTMs that enjoy their bikes and don't report too many problems.

If you didn't notice I did point out the lack of FI on the bike and I was critical of that. However, I didn't think it made enough of a functional difference to really make an issue of it.

Rah! Rah! Sis-boom-bah! Go team!

Hey, if the President was a cheerleader, I can be too!

busa99999 07-12-2006 04:14 PM

Re: 2006 KTM 950 Supermoto Quick Ride
My thoughts exactly I have a DUke 2 no conterst on weight. The 950 is just too fat The Hypermotard or Aprilla 550 will be the bomb

priday 07-12-2006 05:05 PM

Re: Why do they even try??
5'11" and 243 on a Lightning XB12.

First day I pulled up at work, mu boss says "Hmm... not what I pictured you on...... would have thought you would have gone with a Fat Boy for the Fat Boy......"

Closest I've come yet to a "Take this job and SHOVE IT" scenario.

I feel ya.


caffine 07-12-2006 07:53 PM

Re: 2006 KTM 950 Supermoto Quick Ride
Nice wheelie, Gabe! Great article as well. Orange paint, carbs and the lick-able binders - not a bad combo. A small factory windshield would be a nice touch, though. Keep the breeze tolerable while turning the uninformed into little black dots.

KLRer 07-13-2006 09:52 AM

Re: 2006 KTM 950 Supermoto Quick Ride
Nice bike, looks great imo. Blaze orange is functional too, as hunters know. Seems like the top end would be way faster than most humans would want to go, given no windshield, so a lighter version in the 400 to 650 cc range might make a lot of sense too. Does the KTM 640 come in a supermoto version?

staff 07-13-2006 12:32 PM

640 Supermoto
They do have one. They also have a 620 SMC.

They are actually wicked fun, but pretty thumpy and maybe a little out-of-breath for high-speed cruising. Great on a really bumpy, twisty road, though!

FlowBee 07-13-2006 12:43 PM

Re: 2006 KTM 950 Supermoto Quick Ride
You pretty much nailed the review. The bike actually IS that good. I've been commuting on my SM for two months now (25 miles each way in Chicago), and this thing is THE tool for urban traffic. The wind protection is actually pretty good up to 90mph, and the seat is good for about 60+ miles. (Can the 999 say that?). No sore knees, no sore neck, no sore wrists. You have seen the future of street bikes.

Any of you detractors actually RIDDEN one? ... . ... I didn't think so.

Holy_Kaw 07-13-2006 03:14 PM

Re: 2006 KTM 950 Supermoto Quick Ride
Gabe you're killin' me over here, that thing sounds too cool.

tsrzad 07-15-2006 09:54 AM

Re: Thanks...
AHHH...I wish my Chrome bag (which I otherwise love) had a velcro closure of such fortitude.

Outdoors_in_MN 07-16-2006 04:27 PM

Re: 2006 KTM 950 Supermoto Quick Ride
In the KTM tests, Supermoto and 950 Adventure, the fuel economy comes out in the mid to high 30 mpg range. Why is that regarded in the 950 Supermoto story as "good" when other bikes with larger displacements are in the mid 40's? I am using mpg figures from last years adventure touring shootout as a point of reference.

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