Is it really worth getting a naked bike with that much power?
Went to a KTM demo today with some friends. I was honestly hoping just to ride the 690 Duke to compare to the FZ07, but I ended up riding a 2018 Super Duke 1290 R. Wow, what a machine. Plenty of power, awesome handling, color display, hydraulic slipper clutch, super smooth transmission, and super comfortable. Ended up in the showroom after the ride and smacked with the sticker shock, $18k. Considering that my ’15 FZ07 is paid off, I’m struggling to justify taking on payments on a bike like that. I’m thinking I could sell my FZ for around $5500 privately (has some parts on it and is very clean), as I assume the dealer will destroy me on trade value. Is it really worth getting a naked bike with that much power? I already struggle to get to 115 on the FZ before the wind becomes too much. I know this post is kind of rambling, but give me your thoughts.