Man that thing looks good. I am wondering whether it is worth upgrading to this, or jumping straight to the 690.
I've been keen on the 690 for ages, but i reckon this 390 looks the go. Cheaper, better on fuel and the marketing rubbish claims you can even tour on it (don't know if i believe that). And i think it looks way better than the 690 - mainly because it doesn't have the awful headlight of the 690.
It's close to double the power of the CBR250 with less weight and better quality suspension, so I figure it's the perfect next step for me.
the uk site lists it with a price of £4500. For comparison UK price of the CBR250R ABS is £4100. I'd say that's a small price to push up to 44HP
It'd be nice if they added some smaller enging supersports though. They've got this 250R on their site which hopefully implies it will make it to road bikes at some point KTM Production Racer KTM RC 250 R
I called some US KTM dealers (well, they do KTM along with 9 other brands of course) and they said maybe 2 weeks until we know if this is showing up stateside. I am definitely all over this as my next bike, plus it looks way better than the honda 500 and even the ninja 300. and its a single!
Lots of people assuming this bike will be over $9000 because of KTM's Austrian-built racing dirtbikes' pricing need to keep in mind Honda's Japanese-built race 250 machines cost $7400 and the CBR250 was $3000 cheaper.
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