When I first heard about this ‘all-new’ engine I did have a few reservations to say the least. I mean, it’s the ninth generation of their famous big V-twin and what could H-D possibly have done to change their game? Surely it’ll just be an engine designed to meet ever evolving stringent emission rules (as in hyper-boring) and therefore bore me to death but, I’m still alive, so by now you’ll have figured I was wrong!
Captain Bill here, aboard KTM’s mental space ship that’s supposedly designed to be their ultimate touring bike, yeah right! I don’t mean that horribly though, far from it, but if I was in some sort of perverted sci-fi blockbuster tripping (?) between solar systems on a motorcycle then the 1290 Super Duke GT is the only choice. One problem I can foresee is appropriate space clothing to isolate me from the elements, or the lack of them to be precise – so KTM over to you regarding that one.
Oh yes, the biggest question that comes into mind, if one is purchasing any product, is inevitably ‘deal or no deal’. Many hours of forceful sales patter from a forceful salesperson can swing you in one way or another to either flick out your credit/bank card or flick you out of the door and we’ve all been there, right?