Eddy802 Posted September 1, 2021 Share Posted September 1, 2021 I’m in a pickle! My first world problem is how to decide between these two bikes… Most reviews/comparisons I’ve read or watched have the key separating point being the ‘level of spec for price’. And all reviews explain that the T700 loses nothing to the competition in this regard because of it’s value price point (by comparison)… But now the 790 is ‘last years model’ and I can source a new one for within €1,000 of the price of the Ténéré. I have not yet tested the 790, but test rode the T700 this morning. 155km of Autobahn and twisty B road (no off road, but I’m only ever likely to ride light off road)… Initially I wore an open face helmet and the wind noise was wearing. Wearing to the point that I headed home for my full face helmet. The final 65km of the ride was worlds apart in the positive. I’m 5 foot 8 and so find I was tip toed, but cast my mind back to my last adventure bike in 2005-2008 (R1200GS) and settled in to being ‘one foot flat’ at the lights and stop signs. And otherwise I was entirely satisfied with the feel and performance. So, with less than €1,000 between them, and if I’m as impressed as much with the comfort and ride quality of the KTM as I was with the Yamaha… what then does it boil down to? Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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