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Hi from SoCal

Post by EvilSteve » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:21 am


I'll mostly be lurking here I think.

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.

Hi everyone!

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Re: Hi from SoCal

Post by Vmatti » Fri Feb 23, 2018 6:54 am


Welcome !
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Re: Hi from SoCal

Post by DeRox » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:33 am


Hi Steve.
Why'd you like to replace the GT for a H2SX? I've considered one but after a test ride decided it wasn't the bike for me...
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Post by cOoTeR » Fri Feb 23, 2018 1:11 pm


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Re: Hi from SoCal

Post by Thunderdawg » Fri Feb 23, 2018 5:42 pm


Welcome to the group. I lived in San Diego county for 9 years and really enjoyed riding the inland roads there on the weekends.
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Re: Hi from SoCal

Post by EvilSteve » Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:15 pm


DeRox wrote:
Fri Feb 23, 2018 7:33 am
Why'd you like to replace the GT for a H2SX? I've considered one but after a test ride decided it wasn't the bike for me...
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.

Bike history:
- 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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Re: Hi from SoCal

Post by JonTheChron » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:25 am


welcome
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Re: Hi from SoCal

Post by Kubasaki » Sat Feb 24, 2018 2:22 pm


Very nice motorcycle collection, welcome to The H2 Family
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