Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by Wayne, Jul 15, 2018.
Best places to shop KTM in the Atlantic Provinces, and go.
Toy box. Model : R1200GS ... lol
Rallyee Motoplex has a good setup.
I though Honda sold KTM in the foggy city????
In St. John's? Nope. Thats Fun & Fast. Both of those dealers are located in Mt. Pearl.
I wouldn't buy anything from Fun & Fast with your money, let alone my own.
Fnf told me Adventure style bikes does not sell in NL and the last few they had they sold below cost. For that reason, you will probably never see them again in fnf.
Similar story with H1, left over AT on their floor. Likely lose money and almost certain we will not see the AT sport at H1.
No choice but to shop off the rock
Thats what happens when the price of these bikes is way to high for the average person to attain.
Used is definitely the way to go. Even if you have to go out of province to get it.
They aren’t getting any cheaper, that’s for certain!
I bought my first one from a now defunct dealer in Onterrible and my second one from a guy who's Dakar was cancelled in '08. Agreed I would not buy anything from F&F with your $$ let alone mine. I've heard other bad stories about Atlantic Motoplex but maybe they'll be nicer to you?
All dealerships have horror stories attached but I have always regarded KTM as a thoroughbred type machine, IMO. High maintenance where nothing is easy. Same way as the BMW but to a greater extent. Comes from the racing type heritage.
Only my thought process but reality could be far from that as I have never owned one.
I agree. Just like every make and model of bike or automobile has a lemon. I would give fnf the business if they had the bike I wanted. But my impression is they will never bring in any more KTM adventure style bikes.
And fnf will not have KTM demo rides this year. And H1 will not have demo rides this year. A real shame. No choice but to shop off the rock. Looking forward to it.
Freedom Cycle in Halifax. Toys for Big Boys in Moncton.
Might do better for price and selection in Quebec or Ontario. You are looking for new, not used? (Quebec is usually the best for used bikes)
[rant] Rallye Motoplex (used to be Atlantic Motoplex) isn't a KTM dealer as far as I know. They used to be my "go to" place for bike stuff - parts, tires, other consumables, riding gear and one bike over the last 10 years or so. Not so much since they changed hands. Already huge, they have expanded further and customer service has gone in the toilet. Big staff turnover and it seems a bunch of idiots on the floor. [/rant]
Bought my last tires in Halifax!
Toys for Big Boys did me a solid a number of years ago when I needed some gaskets on the road a number of years ago. They dropped them at the gas station across the road so I could pick them up after hours. Nice guys when I was there but as I said it was a few years ago.
Murph I disagree with you about KTM's being high maintenance and there are definitely any number of little things they do with the mechanic in mind to make life easier. I don't think my 640A needs anything more than other machines but like any bike there are a couple of well known issues to look at at certain mileages, no big deal as long as you know. My 525 is fine if slightly shorter oil change intervals but it is a true race model. The other side is that they are far better offroad machines than anything else comparable.
That and who else has a 160 hp in an adventure bike like the 1290?
I believe the 2019 R1250GS is supposed to be near the 160hp mark IIRC
Which bike are you looking at?
1) I would be very surprised if they made 160 hp out of that engine
2) It doesn't need it anyway
KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
bling bling! Nice bike!
My neice rides the 1190R and loves it.
I'm not sure if that is a dig or not?
No dig. I have only seen a few of them, mostly in the ferry lineup. Owners seemed very happy with the machines.
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