Lol, knock 20lbs off the FX, add a billet clutch basket combined with a hydraulic clutch, add a larger fuel tank, (suspension is really subjective as everyone should have it setup for themselves regardless of which brand), pump up the braking power of the FX with SS lines, and let me know how the "$11k" machine doesn't present some clear advantages over a FX?
Here is the real kicker though, both of you have never even ridden a 16 KTM so you don't even know what a $11k KTM is like to ride. You can't compare...
On a good day the DDS clutch is adequate. That's why Rekluse sells so many auto clutches because you can't pull the clutch in very many times with out fatigue. Hydraulic clutch? Big deal, I've replaced several master cylinders, and slave cylinders. I'll take the cable any day, smooth and easy every time. On a moto bike the KTM brakes are superb for sure but off road their overkill. In a panic situation you'll go down. KTM suspension is more than objective, in some cases their outright dangerous. They dumped the 4CS on us in 14 and it was the most F'ed up fork I've ever ridden. In 16 for moto it's slightly better, but far from fixed. Off-road, the tuners are still smiling. I've owned over 25 KTM's so I know a little bit about them, their 16 FS have a great motor and yes I've ridden them, 250 and 350F's. I wouldnt even ride the 2S as their the same as an 2012 except for the fubar 4CS forks. It's great they have great brakes because you'll need them before you hit the rough stuff. My 4S is a white KTM and it's superb and built much better than it's orange counterpoint and I love it, still cost a grand to get the suspension fixed. That's why I'm on blue, plus it's a lot lighter than the electric start competition.
Edited by motocrotts, December 24, 2015 - 10:29 AM.