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2020 1290 sd r

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I had the 2018 Superduke R as a loan bike for the day when my SS was being serviced, that has 180hp and there is no way I could use all that power on the road. I think the gentlemans agreement between manufacturers limiting the speed/power must be over, unless you are playing top trumps or racing power figures of 180hp, 210hp, 220hp become meaningless.
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voted ugliest bike of the year....
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I had the 2018 Superduke R as a loan bike for the day when my SS was being serviced, that has 180hp and there is no way I could use all that power on the road. I think the gentlemans agreement between manufacturers limiting the speed/power must be over, unless you are playing top trumps or racing power figures of 180hp, 210hp, 220hp become meaningless.
Yes, it seems the gloves came off with regards to the gentleman’s agreement.

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voted ugliest bike of the year....
Do you mean the new version? The styling has always had a polarizing effect. I liked the old style, not so much the way this new one appears to be coming out.

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I am not familiar with the old one....

even BMW is getting away from the "bird-like" motifs
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I am not familiar with the old one....

even BMW is getting away from the "bird-like" motifs
BMW moved to “wet cat”:

https://imgur.com/a/f7mbrCB

I don’t consider this KTM much edgier than the 2018 — at least if you didn’t find the 2018s styling objectionable.

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BMW moved to “wet cat”:

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I don’t consider this KTM much edgier than the 2018 — at least if you didn’t find the 2018s styling objectionable.
Haha...

And regarding the 2020 SD, not any edgier, but although the 2020 frame is lighter, its not as pretty as the predecessor frame, imo.

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