I am familiar with his previous builds over on ADVRider, he's a mad scientist for sure and I look forward to seeing what he can do with the 890.
Agreed, I used it a few times today on some long straight stretches and it was a game changer for my wrists. This bike is a keeper, it'll stick around for the long haul as a BDR type ride, KTM definitely hit a home run with this model. I have a few more mods in the garage waiting to be installed when I have some free time.Damn, looks awesome! I've been eyeing one of these just haven't pulled the trigger yet. I'll be following this for sure! I have to say, cruise control is a game changer. My dad picked up a used 1290 with it and it's a fun ride and makes long stretches a lot easier.
Looks great, and by all accounts you are right that they hit it out of the park on this one. I took it easy on my 1090 to break it in. You're in for a great time when you experiment with the different ride modes.We finally got some cooler weather on a day off so I took out this morning to run the coast line, grab a cup of coffee and stack some break-in miles on this beast. I am certain that it will get smoother and better in time as today was much nicer than on previous rides. I can't imagine how much I'll like this bike once I can fully use Rally mode.
I've pegged it a handful of times but the rev limit is governed down to 6,500 rpm's so it's pretty mild. Definitely looking forward to a fully unlocked bike.Looks great, and by all accounts you are right that they hit it out of the park on this one. I took it easy on my 1090 to break it in. You're in for a great time when you experiment with the different ride modes.
I have high hopes for it as a crossover of sorts that is mild on the street and still performs in the rocks/sand/slop off-road. The fact that you can run it in either direction "should" make for good mileage life, too.I was just watching a review of that tire. Looks like a good option.