I currently have a 2017 KTM Super Duke GT and am considering switching over to the SXSE. Here trawling for info.
I'm hoping we'll get some more actual ride reviews soon (not really a fan of Visor Down) and I'm pretty lame so, only speak english... kinda.
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- Joined: Feb 16th, 2018
- Location: Central AZ
- Bike(s): 2018 Ninja H2 SX SE
- x 540
- x 99
Vcyclenut: ZX-10 header, Lextek midpipe and can, Sprint P08 F1-85 air filter, PAIR valve block off plates, ECU flash, Woodcraft frame slider
Evotech radiator guard
Ohlins SD-021 steering damper & Bryan468 mounts, CL front brake pads
KTM's electronic suspension is a bit of a mess for light people. KTM's MO with settings and general attitude is pretty meh. The bags are a super weird size. I've always been a fan of Kawasaki (but have never owned one) and, I LOOOOVE superchargers.
I switch bikes every 2 or 3 years to avoid too much depreciation but I'm still looking for a good sport touring bike. I think the H2 SX SE will be too heavy for what I like to do (I basically want a sport bike with comfy ergos, range and, cruise control) so, I'm waiting for reviews from publications that I actually trust. I used to be subscribed to Visor Down on youtube but, they're too ad-heavy in their content so, I don't really trust them. They were basically the mouthpiece for manufacturers and I'm not a fan of that. Motorcycle.com is kinda going that way too now.
I can get 220 ish mile out of a tank on my GT (when I'm not being ridiculous) and I'm hoping that ~200 will be possible with the H2 SX but, again, depends on reviews and people's experiences. I may end up waiting for the 2019 model - I'd love to see Kawasaki do electronic suspension as well (it's super 1st world problems) since that makes a sport touring bike a lot more practical. Basically - on any given ride, you could have luggage and/or a passenger, keeping your pre-load clicks recorded and correct is confusing for me.
- 2017 KTM Super Duke GT
- 2016 MV Tourismo Veloce Lusso
- 2015 Ducati Multistrada S Touring
- 2012 Ducati Multistrada S
- 2010 Ducati Monster M1100 EVO
- 2009 Triumph Daytona 675
- 2006 Suzuki GSX-R 750
- 2005 Triumph Sprint ST
- 2005 (?) Ducati Monster S4RS
- 2005 Monster S2R 800
Generally I've only owned one bike at a time with a couple of exceptions and, I haven't always bought new (hence the overlap in years) but, I generally do.
I've got a fair bit of experience with electronic suspension and sport touring bikes. Based on that experience, IMO KTM's WP suspension is crap and, I hate "adventure styled" sport touring bikes. My favorite was the Ohlins on the 2012 Multistrada and KTM's is my least favorite.
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