I'm with you on reliable. I have been eyeing the KTM for years but the maintenance and reliability keep me away. I think the AT is just what I have been waiting for.
Its true, theres a few guys on ADV Rider that keep calling it a heavier KTM 990 with less power....forgetting its about 200 times more reliable... or at least you fear reliability issues less...I'm with you on reliable. I have been eyeing the KTM for years but the maintenance and reliability keep me away. I think the AT is just what I have been waiting for.
I think we see aftermarket in on it almost immediately. The segment is affluent and the bike is hot. Plus its a Honda...It will be interesting to see how long it takes for the aftermarket to catch up. If Honda doesn't offer a centre stand, someone will soon enough. The few photo's I've seen of any luggage haven't been that impressive, but it will come around.
yea what's the old saying... pick two of three, light, strong or cheap
and the problems over there are unreal. No centre stand, I'm out!!!
You will be met by a man in a yellow hat holding a duffle bag of wonder bread, he has your key to the castle.Hey, I finally made 'Member' status! When do I get the secret handshake instructions or decoder ring?
I'm surprised they even offered up a rear fender, wasn't all that made optionally available on the CB500X? (or one of those guys)It's an option ;-)
I was so disappointed with the response on the big forum that I have just stayed away. This is a much happier place to hang out.