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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: Kelevra on December 06, 2012, 11:45:31 am

Title: KTM 690 performance
Post by: Kelevra on December 06, 2012, 11:45:31 am
I need some help from the experts please.

I am looking to add a 690R to my garage as the 990 adv is a bit too big for the realy technical stuff. I had a 640 adv but to say the least I hated the bike. I had it for a couple of months and used it to bly with the guys on plastics, did one 400km on tar and advertised it the next day and replaced it with a 530 XCRW.

So my question is, how much of an improvement is there from the old 640 LC4 to the 690. I'm looking for something similar performance wise to the 530.

Thanks for the help!

Am also looking at the Husq 610 and the Aprillia RXV 550
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: Dwerg on December 06, 2012, 12:01:26 pm
Enige iemand wat 'n 640 vir 400km op teer ry gaan die ding nie like nie. Ek was aan die begin skepties oor myne maar baie spyt ek het hom verkoop. As mens eers die vibrasies gewoont raak is dit 'n great fiets.

Die 2012 690R het aansienlik meer krag as die 640. Virbreer ook nie naastenby so baie nie. Ek het baie meer 'n gevoel van 'n groot plastic gehad op hom as op die 640. Die 690 is vir my persoonlik die ideale fiets. Sodra ek kan gaan ek een in my garage parkeer  :deal:

Maar ja eks nou nie 'n kenner nie. Daars ouens wat baie meer ondervinding het as ek wat hom review het. Gaan lees die wat Kamanya geskryf het oor die Oryx. http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=86308.0
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: Kelevra on December 06, 2012, 12:04:29 pm
Dankie Dwerg

Sal gou sy storie lees, gaan oor die naweek gou een vir 'n test drive vat!

Cheers
Dave.
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: Kelevra on December 06, 2012, 12:11:02 pm
Ok hyt my sopas oortuig..vergeet maar die ander 2 opsies, bly by oranje :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: Dwerg on December 06, 2012, 12:13:03 pm
Ok hyt my sopas oortuig..vergeet maar die ander 2 opsies, bly by oranje :thumleft:

Daai RXV is ook blykbaar 'n demon. Nog nie self 'n 610 gery nie maar die ouens wat hulle besit is fanaties oor die goed
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: IDR on December 06, 2012, 01:22:02 pm
die RXV is ampter TE sterk.  Ek het self nog net die SXV gery, maar ek glo die RXV is maar dieselfde net met ander suspension en wiele.  As daar een bike is wat my al ooit bang gemaak het, en terselftertyd die grootste smile op my bakkies gesit het was dit daai ene though.  As ek 'n live-in Aprilia mech gehad het het ek drie in die garage gehad.
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: KoToM on December 06, 2012, 01:29:13 pm
i did 180 kph on mine this morning coming to work on the n1 so more than enough power imho
and so far its standard, only akro pipe

you can also set the fuel mapping under the seat for more responsiveness etc

i also frequent the Maris dunes and the power on the sand is just so addictive
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: Kelevra on December 06, 2012, 01:39:04 pm
Toe ek my 530 in 2008 gekry het moes ek kies tussen die RXV en die 530, die RXV was toe nog nuut in die land en die dealer wou nie dat ek hom ry nie.

Hierdie is die bike wat ek nooit moes verkoop het nie!

(http://imageshack.us/a/img21/9697/255172018569628423n.jpg)

(http://imageshack.us/a/img5/3315/289212527619627907n.jpg)

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Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: 777 on December 06, 2012, 04:37:08 pm
I rode the 690 and 640 back to back when I was shopping , I climbed of the 690 onto the 640, and it felt heavy , slow and cumbersome , IMO the 690 is YEARS ahead of the 640 and much more power and responsive , just my 5 cents
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: KTM11 on December 07, 2012, 06:51:11 am
My dad has a 640 and I have a 690.....you cannot compare the 2 at all, the 690 is closer to your 530 than it is to the old KTM 640.

The 690 is light and handles the rougher terrain like an offroad bike .....  :ricky: 

Really fun to ride !!!!!!

Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: SpeedMetal on December 11, 2012, 10:30:21 pm
Agreed, I went from a 990 to a 690. Took both to very tech terrain and can ride the 690 nearly as hard as my 300. Subsequently put an Oryx kit on and now have best of both worlds.
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: Brandt on August 30, 2013, 09:45:09 pm
Mmmm, thinking to sell the 990 and get me a 690 and wife something....
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: Hooli on September 01, 2013, 10:27:40 pm
I went from my 950 Super Enduro to my 690 and loves every moment of it.
Best all rounder ever made.
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: LanceSA on September 05, 2013, 05:07:21 am
I went from my 950 Super Enduro to my 690 and loves every moment of it.
Best all rounder ever made.

I did exactly the same. Loving the 690!
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: sidetrack on September 05, 2013, 10:47:09 am
The RXV was the most exiting bike I have ever ridden but if you stand back and think about it it's a no go. I have read you only get 11km/l, aftermarket tanks very expensive. You have to remove the engine to set the valves and it has a on / off throttle response. I have the TE610 and as mentioned people really do enjoy them, what I do not like at the moment is that it feels like it needs at least another 5hp and I have had to replace and repair a couple on things on the mechanical side. I still have a few things planned for it. You did the right hing buying the 530, sure you will enjoy the 690 too.
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: Geriatrix on September 19, 2013, 08:35:48 am
Mmmm, thinking to sell the 990 and get me a 690 and wife something....
Give the 990 to the wife.
Title: Re: KTM 690 performance
Post by: Brandt on September 19, 2013, 10:22:05 am
Mmmm, thinking to sell the 990 and get me a 690 and wife something....
Give the 990 to the wife.
It is the high 990R, her feet can not even touch when she is on a old 650 GS  :lol8: