But soft! What shiny LED headlight through yonder video doth break? It is the Beast – the new 2017 KTM Super Duke R – and Juliet Brasfield is at EICMA to tell us all about the new stuff that makes our 2014 Motorcycle of the Year even more fair than he, including more power, updated suspension, and the welcome upgrade of color TFT instrumentation. 

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  • spiff

    Evans, did you sit on the SDR? How far forward and down are the bars? Can you flip the mounts in the triples to bring the bars back? Set of Protapers to bring the bend up?

    • spiff

      Talk to me

      • spiff

        Why are you ignoring me?

        • spiff

          What have I done wrong? 🙂

          • Old MOron

            Try writing in poetic meter, like JB did.

          • spiff

            I am far from poetic, and I think Evans is either sleeping or wandering the countryside with caffeine withdrawals.

          • Old MOron

            I hope he’s going to Valencia to watch the Moto GP finale.

    • Kevin Duke

      That’s one of the great things about bikes with one-piece handlebars: the stock riding position (for hands/arms) is easily changed, so whatever it is stock should have little bearing on whether you want that $17k bike or not.

      • spiff

        Oh, I want it.