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    790 Duke

    Revealed finally




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    The LC is probably one of the highest quality and longest lasting bikes currently on sale today.

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    Looks fantastic

    So long as it's light and totally bonkers like the current 690 it'll be one of the best bikes on the market.

    My 690 Duke puts a huge smile on my face every time I ride it and if this is even better I can't wait.

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    Cool ~ small, light and flickable, a proper real world bike.

    Love the upside down mirrors

    Andres

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    790 Duke

    Bit of a let down in the flesh.

    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerlust View Post
    The LC is probably one of the highest quality and longest lasting bikes currently on sale today.

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    [QUOTE=Arsey;4890904]Bit of a let down in the flesh.

    Completely agree. The standard can looks awful in the flesh and its lost some of the aggressive styling of the pre pro bike.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerlust View Post
    The LC is probably one of the highest quality and longest lasting bikes currently on sale today.

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    Looks pretty promising , £8500 before you start buying bits is a bit of a shocker though it’s similar to some of the competition

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    I shall await the R version !
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatbob99 View Post
    Looks pretty promising , £8500 before you start buying bits is a bit of a shocker though it’s similar to some of the competition
    I thought it was quite competitive.It’ll only need an Akra.Sorted.

    But the R will be out next year ,as Rick says.
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    The LC is probably one of the highest quality and longest lasting bikes currently on sale today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    I thought it was quite competitive.It’ll only need an Akra.Sorted.

    But the R will be out next year ,as Rick says.
    Yes it is in comparison to the triumph and the 09sp , doesn’t seem that long ago the MT07 was 6k , though I guess it’s a level down in this company , I like it a lot , though the exhaust has to go

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    Price sounds OK-ish if it is a premium product (i.e. a cut above the like of the Yamaha MT etc)

    A GT Version would be of more interest to me, a larger tank and some weather protection would make it a decent commuter for me and a touring bike for the Mrs.

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    790 Duke

    Another,more detailed review .
    Quite like Al Fagan’s opinions.He was at Fast Bikes for over a decade before sitting up 44teeth.com

    https://youtu.be/xYOPBQLZsvM
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerlust View Post
    The LC is probably one of the highest quality and longest lasting bikes currently on sale today.

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    Yes a good review this one.

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    Fun little bike !
    Lovely torquey smooth motor. Sounds throaty even on OE can.
    Quickshifter not quite as smooth as 1290.

    The 790 Adventure should be ace !!
    Quote Originally Posted by Boxerlust View Post
    The LC is probably one of the highest quality and longest lasting bikes currently on sale today.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Arsey View Post
    The 790 Adventure should be ace !!
    GT version would also be nice, some people that are not also in the tallest 5% of the worlds population also like to get beyond their own postcode on a motorcycle from time to time.

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    Had a bounce on one last weekend at Colwyn Bay, the quality seemed a notch down on the bigger bikes, almost built down to a price, there was an 08 990SD in as well that seemed much more of a quality item.

    Would love a go on one if this flipping weather ever clears up

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