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Nuclear Red
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 4:45 pm    Post subject: KTM 690 Reply with quote

Test rode one from P and H last week.

Bearing in mind I ride a BMW K1600GT this bike is entirely from the other end of the spectrum.

If you took a bike and dumped everything that is not essential (including extra cylinders, it is a single), really boiled down the biking experience to the bare essentials then this was it.

It wants to lift the front wheel in 1st, 2nd and third. It has great WP suspension that floats across pot holes, it turns and goes exactly where you look.

I loved it, except for the 6700 price tag that seemed a bit salty for such a small amount of metal (1000 off the demo bike which has done 1100 miles)

It is only half a SuperDuke but great all the same. Recommended.

JR
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 7:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks red, a little to underpowered for my taste but they are all the rage with the training schools I hear Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 15, 2013 10:31 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

KTM seem to be really getting it together at the moment.
For their style of bikes of course.
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