I think the Ducati is more of a touring bike compared to the KTM because it doesn't have as much power in the lower RPM compared to to the KTM which is accessible around 4-6,000 rpm.
Ducs still function and do a good job in their own respect, its just the type of people that buy them, often its the guy who dresses all hipster to ride his bike to the local Cafe.I feel like the Ducati is more of the preppy kind of in a suit bike where the KTM is the real raw and rugged, get work done bike. Look at the tires on the 950 as well, it's not as geared for what the KTM is capable of at all.
Not surprised as this is not the first time I heard that feedback from Ducati. Might be why KTM has been getting so much interest over the past few years and expanding on their line up.I test rode the ducati first and did not like it, handlebars too wide and too much reach,gearbox very clunky and bulging fat tank. I then test rode the ktm and loved it, better ergonomics,nice gearbox and just a better bike to ride in all aspects.
Valid point, different bike for different job. In my case living in the city there isn't much of a difference to me going with KTM, the only one is the fact with a KTM i won't get lost in the crowd of Ducati's. Seeing them everywhere I go. Only way to stand out their is if you buy something really high end.Nice to get a full testing, can't find one like that in France, after seeing it, I confirm to have made the good choice, a real bike for a real world ! I don't ' dismissed the Ducati but I use may bike for Job , I need a long trip adventurer and an every day horse, the
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