Question up front:
- Anyone switched from the KTM PDS system to a linkage bike on the XC models here?
- If you have can i ask your feedback on handling, variability of terrain diff of the two?
Ive owned a few KTMs and put a LOT of miles on others. Me, and this is me and I speak for "me" I could never get totally comfortable with the PDS, both in handling and the flexibility of it vs a linkage system. Ive done the routine, suspension re-valve, proper springs etc etc but I cant come to a "wow I have to keep this machine no matter what" state with the PDS based machines from KTM.
NEVER any other real issues that couldnt be addressed with the KTMs for me - motor etc nothing but top shelf gear - no questions.
Im plotting out a new smoker and wanted to see if anyone had gone from a PDS to a Linkage based KTM and what your thoughts were on the differences and how it impacted handling etc for you.
thanx in advance !!
My own baseline requirements for a new ride are (at the moment): Linkage, smoker, happy button and 300cc
- Gas Gas
- Husky (when they are released)
- oh...im 6'3", 235ish before gear, riding-racing for 40+ years and sitting at 53 YO - if that makes any difference