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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: aka.Goliath on June 10, 2015, 12:00:10 am

Title: Post 690 vs Current 690
Post by: aka.Goliath on June 10, 2015, 12:00:10 am
So I know I want to get a 690 but I have to ask.. Anyone here have the newer 690 and previously had the older 690 (pre-2014)? What are the most obvious differences that you have noticed (ie. Handling, suspension, engine feel, ABS) and not specs between the two and is it worth paying more for a newer one over getting a older one and putting more towards adventurising it. What are the opinions 
Title: Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
Post by: Dirt Junkie on June 10, 2015, 11:24:03 am
I currently have a 2010 Enduro R and a 2014 and must say 2010 feels more aggressive a bit more like an MX bike, the 2014 feels more refined or rounded off, the ride by wire throttle and the updated fuel management system on the 2014 definitely helps a bit with slow technical riding. I love them both, get what you can afford not that big of a difference between them
Title: Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
Post by: jj le roux on June 12, 2015, 11:51:35 am
I currently have a 2010 Enduro R and a 2014 and must say 2010 feels more aggressive a bit more like an MX bike, the 2014 feels more refined or rounded off, the ride by wire throttle and the updated fuel management system on the 2014 definitely helps a bit with slow technical riding. I love them both, get what you can afford not that big of a difference between them

I agree. I have 2012 and have ridden a friends 14
Title: Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
Post by: aka.Goliath on June 12, 2015, 01:18:18 pm
Thanks guys.. I am now leaning toward getting a pre 2014
Title: Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
Post by: africanSky on June 12, 2015, 01:26:26 pm
Some really good deals on the 2010ish bikes.
Title: Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
Post by: Dirt Junkie on June 12, 2015, 03:04:08 pm
like this one :biggrin:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=173193.msg3257963#msg3257963 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=173193.msg3257963#msg3257963)
Title: Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
Post by: sidetrack on June 18, 2015, 09:34:48 pm
Plenty to choose from, going to replace the 530's duties ?
Title: Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
Post by: aka.Goliath on June 18, 2015, 10:00:04 pm
That's the idea. I will get something smaller (read 300 2-smoke) afterwards to play on.
Title: Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
Post by: George77 on June 21, 2015, 06:45:33 pm
like this one :biggrin:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=173193.msg3257963#msg3257963 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=173193.msg3257963#msg3257963)

When time is right, maybe in the 2/3 months and bike still available........
Title: Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
Post by: Dirt Junkie on June 21, 2015, 06:47:18 pm
like this one :biggrin:
http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=173193.msg3257963#msg3257963 (http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=173193.msg3257963#msg3257963)

When time is right, maybe in the 2/3 months and bike still available........
:thumleft: speak to me when ready will see what I can do on the price