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I didn't buy a Gen5 because I had a Gen4. The improvement wasn't there. I did buy 2017 GSXR1000R and love that bike.

The KTM sure does look like something I would enjoy. I just have concerns on reliability.
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How long in the tooth is the bimmer?
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ahahahahah the crab!! Looks so stupid in person. I can't get over it. It is like a hot chick with crossed eyes. Not cool The tail section is a 10/10. The Swingarm is a joke, the welds on it is ridiculous.


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I didn't buy a Gen5 because I had a Gen4. The improvement wasn't there. I did buy 2017 GSXR1000R and love that bike.

The KTM sure does look like something I would enjoy. I just have concerns on reliability.
Awesome! More mid range power? What about turning? feels "lighter on it's feet"? Seems to be a small narrow bike for a liter bike and sounds wicked too with the Variable Valve Timing and 14500 redline. Did you get the thing reflash and all? I feel the same about the reliability with the KTM. They had issues with the RC8 in the past.

Micheal Dunlop seems to have a blast on it!


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Awesome! More mid range power? What about turning? feels "lighter on it's feet"? Seems to be a small narrow bike for a liter bike and sounds wicked too with the Variable Valve Timing and 14500 redline. Did you get the thing reflash and all? I feel the same about the reliability with the KTM. They had issues with the RC8 in the past.
Useable midrange power is an understood statement now. The bike has torque or feels like it. No sprocket changes, no flashes, no aftermarket exhaust, from the factory it has midrange and lets you know it when the throttle cracks.

I have it flashed and full Yoshimura exhaust. It is a beast, but all of them are today.

Very nimble feeling to me and seems setup out of the box for my height and fit. I don't know how to explain it other than the bike just fits me. Another term I think of is what they used to say about the Hondas "it is easy to go fast on" My first time in the mountains I could put the bike wherever I wanted easily and it would hold the line.

Narrow yes, in some ways the quality is better than my Gen4 and in other places it is not.
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I am fortunate the QS is flawless on mine so far. It does have a few faults which are pointed out in the reviews. it does vibrate more, and seems to be worse at the cruising rpm speed in 6th gear. I have found shift up/down change speed a little and it makes a big difference.

Overall, I love the bike and have no regrets in my purchase. People will have a different opinion, but I like it! I didn't spend their money on it

Brock is making some great videos on the new GSXR1000 and modifying.
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Useable midrange power is an understood statement now. The bike has torque or feels like it. No sprocket changes, no flashes, no aftermarket exhaust, from the factory it has midrange and lets you know it when the throttle cracks.

I have it flashed and full Yoshimura exhaust. It is a beast, but all of them are today.

Very nimble feeling to me and seems setup out of the box for my height and fit. I don't know how to explain it other than the bike just fits me. Another term I think of is what they used to say about the Hondas "it is easy to go fast on" My first time in the mountains I could put the bike wherever I wanted easily and it would hold the line.

Narrow yes, in some ways the quality is better than my Gen4 and in other places it is not.
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I am fortunate the QS is flawless on mine so far. It does have a few faults which are pointed out in the reviews. it does vibrate more, and seems to be worse at the cruising rpm speed in 6th gear. I have found shift up/down change speed a little and it makes a big difference.

Overall, I love the bike and have no regrets in my purchase. People will have a different opinion, but I like it! I didn't spend their money on it

Brock is making some great videos on the new GSXR1000 and modifying.
Yep, I watched the whole series from Brock on Youtube on the new GSX-R! good stuff!

Did you add some heavier bar ends and a steering damper/stabilizer for vibrations^^ Thanks for the review BTW!

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My biggest beef with KTM:

No More Superbikes for KTM - CEO Says They're Too Dangerous For Public RoadsTheRideAdvice.com

Again bad...how long in the tooth is the bimmer? iirc the prototype for the s1000rr goes back to what 2008 and the s1000rr hit the streets as a 2010 right? So it's older than the 4th gen. You said the 10R hasn't been updated since 2011 (yet it has) which is a reason to knock it yet the bimmer is even older but that's ok? Why? BNG? Tweeks just like the 10R? Hand warmers that you make fun of?

Help me out here...you seem so inconsistent.


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My biggest beef with KTM:

No More Superbikes for KTM - CEO Says They're Too Dangerous For Public RoadsTheRideAdvice.com

Again bad...how long in the tooth is the bimmer? iirc the prototype for the s1000rr goes back to what 2008 and the s1000rr hit the streets as a 2010 right? So it's older than the 4th gen. You said the 10R hasn't been updated since 2011 (yet it has) which is a reason to knock it yet the bimmer is even older but that's ok? Why? BNG? Tweeks just like the 10R? Hand warmers that you make fun of?

Help me out here...you seem so inconsistent.
I was waiting for their new S1KRR for 2018 but seems they will wait another year? Their first one came out in 2008 but got major updates since then. I know it is getting old but the finish product is still better. It is a bike that's gnarly to ride and way more fun than the ZX-10r and better looking. I don't ride for laptimes, I ride for pure enjoyment!


That CEO is full of shit. Poor excuses for lack of sales for the RC8.


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