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I had mentioned in another thread that I wrecked my KTM Super Duke GT and the insurance company totaled it.

I was holding out for it to go to auction and if it went for cheap enough was going to try to buy it back and repair it.

Well that didn’t happen. It went for $5,200 and with auction fees would be $6k. My repairs would have been around $1300 putting the total investment at $7,300. With a salvage title and still have minor scratches that wasn’t worth it to me.

So I was in the market for a naked bike (first gen SDR, S1000R, and Monster 1200 at the top of my list) when I came across a nicely modded MT-10 listed on Craigslist for $9k. Picked it up for $8,500.

Owner was a great guy.
Was an instructor at a local track, said he had owned over 80 bikes in his life.
But him and his wife had just gone into business for themselves and so was having to downsize the hobby. Was still planning on getting a smaller/inexpensive bike for street riding but had to cut back on the amount he had previously been putting into the hobby/sport.

Mods:
3500 miles
Never down
Brand New Tires
Ftecu Flash with auto blip and quick shifter (clutchless up and down shifting)
Titanium scorpion Cat delete
R1 oem rearsets (stock included)
Rizoma handlebar clamps (lower than stock)
Seat cowl
Rear passenger peg delete plates
R1 rear shock (stock included)
R1 front and rear brake master cylinders
Vortex brake and MZS clutch levers
Rhino bar ends Trex frame sliders and engine covers
Radiator and oil cooler covers
Tech Spec tank pads
Front and rear axle sliders
Rear spools
Brand new chain and sprockets (vortex sprockets and $$ chain is EK3d chain)

Was about an hour ride home, mostly highway. My initial impressions:
On the freeway cruising along at 80-85 felt fine, wind was just about right - just enough to help hold me up but didn't feel like I was fighting it.

I really like the seating position, slightly lowered bar height from stock position and R1 pegs, sporty but not uncomfortable.

Didn't get the chance to take it on a lot of twisty roads, just a few near my home.
Definitely felt like it handled and turned in better than the SDGT, but I'll get a better feel for it over time.
And it is probably 60lbs lighter than the SDGT with the mods.

Went through a nice set of curves near my house that I used to take at about 70 on the SDGT (quick but not blistering speed for them) and the MT-10 went that speed through them with what felt like far less work and easier.

Not quite as much mid-range torque pull feel as the SDGT but not that far off and stills pulls manically (and I had it in ride mode 2).
Hit a straight after that set of curves and whacked the throttle, hit 120 in a hurry and then backed off.
Not sure how much power the cat delete/ECU flash added, but I’m sure it helped.

Had the traction control on 3 (safest setting, new bike/new tires) and the front end still started lifting till I backed off when giving it lots of throttle.
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Great looking bike. I've read a lot of reviews of the MT-10 and it's over the top.
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I like the way those things sound, Cross Plane Engine.

That's too much motorcycle for me, but I like it.

Needs Orange wheels.

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I like the way those things sound, Cross Plane Engine.

That's too much motorcycle for me, but I like it.

Needs Orange wheels.
Orange wheels ..... YESSSSSSSSSSSSS!

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If I had the space and the coin, I'd love to add one to the stable.
I do wish however, that it was truly naked and without all the tack-ons.

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If I had the space and the coin, I'd love to add one to the stable.
I do wish however, that it was truly naked and without all the tack-ons.
Me too.
I wish they had stuck the engine out of the M10 into the XSR900.

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Who is Josh B?

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If I had the space and the coin, I'd love to add one to the stable.
I do wish however, that it was truly naked and without all the tack-ons.
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Me too.
I wish they had stuck the engine out of the M10 into the XSR900.
It’s probably a love it or hate it look.
I read the word “transformer ”thrown around a lot In peoples descriptions.
I really like it though.

Rode it again last night for a bit.
I really love the handling of this bike. It is so much easier to throw around and take corners at speed than my previous bike, and it wasn’t bad handling.

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Who is Josh B?
Not sure if that’s for me.
Is so, probably the previous owner.
His name was Joshua, last name started with a B.

From Fayetteville, NC:
https://fz10.org/thread/3164/2018-mt...ayetteville-nc

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While the style might not be to my tastes I do greatly appreciate a bitchin engine.
Enjoy your new ride mate.

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While the style might not be to my tastes I do greatly appreciate a bitchin engine.
Enjoy your new ride mate.
Thank you.

I do really like the styling, but in all honesty like the new CB1000R and Ducati Monster styling a bit more.

But from the first 2 rides I am getting the feeling it will be a love affair.
The handling is what I think is going to make me like it even more than the SDGT (which I was nervous that after that, any bike would leave me wanting more).

It has been around 50F for the two rides so I have been holding back, but yet can maintain speeds in corners (where I don’t feel like I am pushing it that far) with more ease and confidence.
I can’t wait for some 85+ days and my favorite back roads.

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I’ll be honest, I wasn’t crazy about the way it looked a couple of days ago. But it’s growing on me. If you’re like me, and ride some thing s homely as a KTM Super Duke, you oughtn’t throw stones. They made it mean looking on purpose.

78, be careful out there on those cold roads. But keep riding. Keep posting. A bunch of us are interested in that interesting motorcycle.

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