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post #11 of 15 Old 05-10-16, 19:23
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...Sure there's a group of supermoto riders who terrorize sidewalks, ride up and down stairs, and comb industrial parks looking for loading docks to jump off...
Lol, this! I kept thinking what would have been had I gotten a KTM 690 instead of the Daytona, all the fun hooliganism I would do, but to be honest, where I live (Vegas) there aren't very many places you could do those things on a supermoto, other than going offroad, but deserts are not very supermoto friendly, they fair better on grassier, greener offroads :)
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post #12 of 15 Old 05-10-16, 20:15
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Lol, this! I kept thinking what would have been had I gotten a KTM 690 instead of the Daytona, all the fun hooliganism I would do, but to be honest, where I live (Vegas) there aren't very many places you could do those things on a supermoto, other than going offroad, but deserts are not very supermoto friendly, they fair better on grassier, greener offroads :)
I had a KTM 690 in addition to my CRF450. The CRF was for the track and the 690 was for the street. Honestly, if I still rode on the street and had to pick between the 690 and a Daytona, I'd take the 690. I retrofitted a Duke seat on it for comfort, and the bike was just more fun at legal speeds. But the last year I owned it, I only rode on the street twice, so I sold it to buy race parts. But it was a great bike.

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I had a KTM 690 in addition to my CRF450. The CRF was for the track and the 690 was for the street. Honestly, if I still rode on the street and had to pick between the 690 and a Daytona, I'd take the 690. I retrofitted a Duke seat on it for comfort, and the bike was just more fun at legal speeds. But the last year I owned it, I only rode on the street twice, so I sold it to buy race parts. But it was a great bike.

Wow, you're not really helping me ease my mind about my pick. Don't get me wrong, I love the Daytona, but going fast is not as fun for me than being able to go just about everywhere and launching the bike of dirt hills and loading docks.
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Can someone shed light on why supermoto riders put there foot down to corner? I feel like that can go so bad..
What Zaph said. I grew up on dirt bikes and anytime I ride a supermoto or dual sport I still instinctively put my foot out. Just a habit I suppose.

Hoping to pick up a supermoto in the next year. Perhaps with regular riding the foot out thing will change, as I will associate it more with the street. Time will tell.
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I've had a DRZ-400SM with some decent mods, WR250X, and a KLX250SF. For smiles/$$$ they cannot be beat as far as I'm concerned. Cheap to insure, easy to work on, great on fuel, and even in small displacement are just a riot to flog and basically point it somewhere and tell yourself "yeah I can do that". If I had the money my daily rider would be a KTM 690 SMC if they sold them here, Duc Hypermotard, an Athena kitted WR250, or Husqvarna's new 700.
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