I was chatting to a KTM dealer last week after yet another test ride and he tried to tempt me with a 1290SDR. I said if KTM stick the 1290 engine in the RC8 and make a purely road-going sportsbike - a-la 1299 Pani, I'd have to seriously think about it. He said so many people have said the same thing that KTM just might do it. If they did that bike would be the ideal base for a KTM streetfighter. A good Streetfighter, to my mind is a naked sportsbike. The SDR isn't quite like that. At its heart its essentially a monster supermoto. A fighter-ised RC8 with the 1290 engine would be awesome.