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New Dragster in the garage

After months of wanting, I bought a left-over 2017 Dragster. I have about 70 miles on it so far, and my first impression is; Wow!



Coming from a 690 Duke, it's a little intimidating, It's more demanding than the Duke, but the Dragster suspension is light-years ahead of the KTM. After getting to know this bike I think this will be my new 'best bike ever'.



I removed the passenger pegs, and installed a tail-tidy last night. The tail tidy install was fairly uneventful. I had to remove the exhaust to reach the taillight wiring in front of the swing-arm, but it was otherwise a simple operation. It really improves teh look of the bike. I really did not like the batmanesque rear spray-guard.



This AM I'll de-sticker it. Does anybody know if the tank side stickers are removable on the matte-black bikes? They look like they are applied over the paint, unlike the bikes with gloss paint like the RR, etc.



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Always scary when you open up your bike for first time.
But you get to learn her

Wise choice on the tail tidy. Looks BETTER, bequase stock place looks cool aswell and the aftermarket makes it look more aggresive.

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First full day of riding... OMG, what an amazing bike. There are turns on the road that I live on that I have been riding for 20 years that I know how fast I feel comfortable with. One in particular is 40MPH. Maybe 41. Today I rolled through at a comfortable speed on the Dragster and looked that the speedo' as I exited the turn.... 43. I've never exited that turn that fast. I think I love this bike.

The other thing I learned today is that this bike is an attention magnet. A guy at a light in a Lexus rolled down his window, "Niiiiice bike!" Customer at Cycle Gear, "What kind of bike is that?" Dude at the gas station, "Damn....., that is a cool bike. Flag man at road work, "That bike is sick."

And I though my KTM was special.
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First full day of riding... OMG, what an amazing bike. There are turns on the road that I live on that I have been riding for 20 years that I know how fast I feel comfortable with. One in particular is 40MPH. Maybe 41. Today I rolled through at a comfortable speed on the Dragster and looked that the speedo' as I exited the turn.... 43. I've never exited that turn that fast. I think I love this bike.

The other thing I learned today is that this bike is an attention magnet. A guy at a light in a Lexus rolled down his window, "Niiiiice bike!" Customer at Cycle Gear, "What kind of bike is that?" Dude at the gas station, "Damn....., that is a cool bike. Flag man at road work, "That bike is sick."

And I though my KTM was special.
I have to say I agree, I am one month into my ownership and loving the bike. Handles great, never have I scrubbed new tyres in on the road so quick. I have the QD exhaust fitted with the baffles still installed and even like this it sound so cool.
I do think however it seems to jump over any bumps rather than ride over them. I have not fiddled with the suspension as yet but could also be the short wheelbase.
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Adjust your suspension to your riding style.
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I would consider setting up the suspension as the most significant mod that should get top billing. Everything else should follow.
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I will install a new shock on my 18 Brutale 800 RR.

Cannot adjust it to my needs.

Also the spring rate seems to high for me.

We got a lot of twisty roads here with bad asphalt from time to time (Germany).
I also do app 2500 km in the Italian Alps where the Asphalt is terrible

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After months of wanting, I bought a left-over 2017 Dragster. I have about 70 miles on it so far, and my first impression is; Wow!



Coming from a 690 Duke, it's a little intimidating, It's more demanding than the Duke, but the Dragster suspension is light-years ahead of the KTM. After getting to know this bike I think this will be my new 'best bike ever'.



I removed the passenger pegs, and installed a tail-tidy last night. The tail tidy install was fairly uneventful. I had to remove the exhaust to reach the taillight wiring in front of the swing-arm, but it was otherwise a simple operation. It really improves teh look of the bike. I really did not like the batmanesque rear spray-guard.



This AM I'll de-sticker it. Does anybody know if the tank side stickers are removable on the matte-black bikes? They look like they are applied over the paint, unlike the bikes with gloss paint like the RR, etc.



More pics later.
Congrats on the purchase, We love that colour scheme on the Dragster and these shots may give you inspiration by one of our customers.

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Damn that's a gorgeous bike.

I still haven't put a tail tidy on my Brutale but I need too so bad. I would love to have a belly pan on mine as well - just like the Dragster. I can't find one anywhere that seems to fit. Does anyone know if it would fit and where I could source a part?
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