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Title: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: drewdza on July 03, 2018, 03:28:58 pm
Tired of the nuclear reactor pipe attached to my 701. Runs at 1000 deg C, weighs 10kg+ and sounds like a lawnmower. Husky dealer quotes R12k for Akro can :o

Any more affordable alternatives worth looking at? Wings distributors seems to have disappeared locally? Anyone ordered straight from the manufacturer?

Any useful input appreciated  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Rough Rider on July 03, 2018, 03:51:32 pm
I have a Leo Vince on my 701 and an Akrapovic on my 690. The Leo Vince is half the price and looks & sounds better, although it is pretty loud.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Amsterdam on July 03, 2018, 03:51:48 pm
I have seen various people who have ordered directly from Wings.  Simple and much more affordable than the Akrapovic.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Omninorm on July 03, 2018, 04:14:26 pm
Yup - order directly from Wings. Depending on exchange rate under R7K and sounds fantastic. If you leave one of the inserts in no need for remapping etc. You save +- 5KG from stock.
Imho Akra sounds the best but the Wings is a close second.

Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Crop Sprang on July 03, 2018, 04:19:47 pm
Ordered direct from wings......great service....easy peezy ........got to me in durban in 4 days......just over 6k......and a lekker t sirt as well....
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: drewdza on July 03, 2018, 06:30:31 pm
Thanks guys.  Appreciate the responses.  Wings seems the way to go 👍🏻
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Rough Rider on July 04, 2018, 08:33:21 am
Yup - order directly from Wings. Depending on exchange rate under R7K and sounds fantastic. If you leave one of the inserts in no need for remapping etc. You save +- 5KG from stock.
Imho Akra sounds the best but the Wings is a close second.

Have you heard the Leo Vince?
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: CDog on July 04, 2018, 08:38:41 am
Yup - order directly from Wings. Depending on exchange rate under R7K and sounds fantastic. If you leave one of the inserts in no need for remapping etc. You save +- 5KG from stock.
Imho Akra sounds the best but the Wings is a close second.

Have you heard the Leo Vince?

@Rough Rider , I see you have both the 690 & the 701, in your opinion which is the better bike? I am on the market for either at the moment, and just cant decide which would be the best choice.
Thanks for the help!!!!
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Rough Rider on July 04, 2018, 08:49:46 am
Yup - order directly from Wings. Depending on exchange rate under R7K and sounds fantastic. If you leave one of the inserts in no need for remapping etc. You save +- 5KG from stock.
Imho Akra sounds the best but the Wings is a close second.

Have you heard the Leo Vince?

@Rough Rider , I see you have both the 690 & the 701, in your opinion which is the better bike? I am on the market for either at the moment, and just cant decide which would be the best choice.
Thanks for the help!!!!

In my opinion the 701 (2017 & up) makes a better Supermoto and the 690 with the older engine is the better enduro.

The 2017 engine with the balancer shaft produces its slightly more power higher up the rev range and has 1,000 RPM more on the top.
The 690 has more grunt lower down the rev range which makes it better in the slower technical stuff. .
There is slightly less vibration on the 701 but both are big bore thumpers and vibrate.
The 690 front forks are not as good as the 701.
The fuel tank on the 701 is 1 liter more.
The 701 (2017 & up) does not have the mapping switch under the seat like the 690. 
In my opinion the 690 looks cooler but that is subjective.
At the moment the 690 is a better deal cost wise.
Both are awesome and you won't really go wrong with either.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: CDog on July 04, 2018, 09:02:16 am
Ok Cool....... thanks for the heads up.

I see the '18 690 is coming out with the balancer shaft now aswell, so should be just as smooth....... i am assuming that now they are the exact same motors?
I am looking for a bike that is used for commuting and playing (Enduro)....... with some serious touring (think Koakaland / Angola) as well. And just not interested a big heavy adv bike.

How important is that mapping switch on the 701? Did you ever use it?

I think the 701 is a better looking bike, as you said, subjective!!!! But the 690 also has a better trip meter, etc..........
For either bike, i would want to increase the standard fuel tank in any case!


Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Rough Rider on July 04, 2018, 09:18:13 am
Ok Cool....... thanks for the heads up.

I see the '18 690 is coming out with the balancer shaft now aswell, so should be just as smooth....... i am assuming that now they are the exact same motors?
I am looking for a bike that is used for commuting and playing (Enduro)....... with some serious touring (think Koakaland / Angola) as well. And just not interested a big heavy adv bike.

How important is that mapping switch on the 701? Did you ever use it?

I think the 701 is a better looking bike, as you said, subjective!!!! But the 690 also has a better trip meter, etc..........
For either bike, i would want to increase the standard fuel tank in any case!

I personally never use the mapping switch, but one of the settings is for poor quality fuel which you might need in darkest Africa. Im not sure how the 701 would deal with that you need to ask the question of the dealer.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: w@nted on July 04, 2018, 09:27:26 am
Ok Cool....... thanks for the heads up.

I see the '18 690 is coming out with the balancer shaft now aswell, so should be just as smooth....... i am assuming that now they are the exact same motors?
I am looking for a bike that is used for commuting and playing (Enduro)....... with some serious touring (think Koakaland / Angola) as well. And just not interested a big heavy adv bike.

How important is that mapping switch on the 701? Did you ever use it?

I think the 701 is a better looking bike, as you said, subjective!!!! But the 690 also has a better trip meter, etc..........
For either bike, i would want to increase the standard fuel tank in any case!

Hi Cdog

I traded my 1200gs for the 2018 701. The 701 is an awesome bike and I do not miss the 1200 at all. I commute with the bike every day and play with it over weekends. Planning some trips for later as well. The 701 is an awesome all rounder with a grin factor  of note.

Just buy one, you wont be disappointed. I installed a 690 touring windscreen which made even long road sections  enjoyable. Off road this bike is a beast, and begs to be taken into technical terrain.

In terms of fuel, I installed the rade garage auxiliary fuel tank which adds almost 6L. The range now is 350km to 400km which is perfect for me.

I love this bike, but be prepared to spend a lot of money on farkles...  :deal:
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: w@nted on July 04, 2018, 09:28:38 am
Tired of the nuclear reactor pipe attached to my 701. Runs at 1000 deg C, weighs 10kg+ and sounds like a lawnmower. Husky dealer quotes R12k for Akro can :o

Any more affordable alternatives worth looking at? Wings distributors seems to have disappeared locally? Anyone ordered straight from the manufacturer?

Any useful input appreciated  :thumleft:

Speak to Burp, he had a pipe made locally and he is very impressed  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: CDog on July 04, 2018, 10:58:08 am
Ok Cool....... thanks for the heads up.

I see the '18 690 is coming out with the balancer shaft now aswell, so should be just as smooth....... i am assuming that now they are the exact same motors?
I am looking for a bike that is used for commuting and playing (Enduro)....... with some serious touring (think Koakaland / Angola) as well. And just not interested a big heavy adv bike.

How important is that mapping switch on the 701? Did you ever use it?

I think the 701 is a better looking bike, as you said, subjective!!!! But the 690 also has a better trip meter, etc..........
For either bike, i would want to increase the standard fuel tank in any case!

Hi Cdog

I traded my 1200gs for the 2018 701. The 701 is an awesome bike and I do not miss the 1200 at all. I commute with the bike every day and play with it over weekends. Planning some trips for later as well. The 701 is an awesome all rounder with a grin factor  of note.

Just buy one, you wont be disappointed. I installed a 690 touring windscreen which made even long road sections  enjoyable. Off road this bike is a beast, and begs to be taken into technical terrain.

In terms of fuel, I installed the rade garage auxiliary fuel tank which adds almost 6L. The range now is 350km to 400km which is perfect for me.

I love this bike, but be prepared to spend a lot of money on farkles...  :deal:

Hey Wanted:

Thanks for the feedback....... much appreciated.

Yeah, i'll be visiting both Dealers this weekend and finalizing my choice,  however,i have to admit that i am leaning more towards the  Husky....... purely based on looks however ;-)

I have noticed that Farkles for both bikes dont come cheap.....and staying in line with this thread, this first farkle to be changed would be the pipe ;-)........ but not @ 10k for a Akra............ :-\
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Rough Rider on July 04, 2018, 11:01:30 am
Ok Cool....... thanks for the heads up.

I see the '18 690 is coming out with the balancer shaft now aswell, so should be just as smooth....... i am assuming that now they are the exact same motors?
I am looking for a bike that is used for commuting and playing (Enduro)....... with some serious touring (think Koakaland / Angola) as well. And just not interested a big heavy adv bike.

How important is that mapping switch on the 701? Did you ever use it?

I think the 701 is a better looking bike, as you said, subjective!!!! But the 690 also has a better trip meter, etc..........
For either bike, i would want to increase the standard fuel tank in any case!

Hi Cdog

I traded my 1200gs for the 2018 701. The 701 is an awesome bike and I do not miss the 1200 at all. I commute with the bike every day and play with it over weekends. Planning some trips for later as well. The 701 is an awesome all rounder with a grin factor  of note.

Just buy one, you wont be disappointed. I installed a 690 touring windscreen which made even long road sections  enjoyable. Off road this bike is a beast, and begs to be taken into technical terrain.

In terms of fuel, I installed the rade garage auxiliary fuel tank which adds almost 6L. The range now is 350km to 400km which is perfect for me.

I love this bike, but be prepared to spend a lot of money on farkles...  :deal:

Hey Wanted:

Thanks for the feedback....... much appreciated.

Yeah, i'll be visiting both Dealers this weekend and finalizing my choice,  however,i have to admit that i am leaning more towards the  Husky....... purely based on looks however ;-)

I have noticed that Farkles for both bikes dont come cheap.....and staying in line with this thread, this first farkle to be changed would be the pipe ;-)........ but not @ 10k for a Akra............ :-\

You loose the warranty if you don't fit the Akra 
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: CDog on July 04, 2018, 11:04:13 am
Ok Cool....... thanks for the heads up.

I see the '18 690 is coming out with the balancer shaft now aswell, so should be just as smooth....... i am assuming that now they are the exact same motors?
I am looking for a bike that is used for commuting and playing (Enduro)....... with some serious touring (think Koakaland / Angola) as well. And just not interested a big heavy adv bike.

How important is that mapping switch on the 701? Did you ever use it?

I think the 701 is a better looking bike, as you said, subjective!!!! But the 690 also has a better trip meter, etc..........
For either bike, i would want to increase the standard fuel tank in any case!

Hi Cdog

I traded my 1200gs for the 2018 701. The 701 is an awesome bike and I do not miss the 1200 at all. I commute with the bike every day and play with it over weekends. Planning some trips for later as well. The 701 is an awesome all rounder with a grin factor  of note.

Just buy one, you wont be disappointed. I installed a 690 touring windscreen which made even long road sections  enjoyable. Off road this bike is a beast, and begs to be taken into technical terrain.

In terms of fuel, I installed the rade garage auxiliary fuel tank which adds almost 6L. The range now is 350km to 400km which is perfect for me.

I love this bike, but be prepared to spend a lot of money on farkles...  :deal:

Hey Wanted:

Thanks for the feedback....... much appreciated.

Yeah, i'll be visiting both Dealers this weekend and finalizing my choice,  however,i have to admit that i am leaning more towards the  Husky....... purely based on looks however ;-)

I have noticed that Farkles for both bikes dont come cheap.....and staying in line with this thread, this first farkle to be changed would be the pipe ;-)........ but not @ 10k for a Akra............ :-\

You loose the warranty if you don't fit the Akra

 :deal: - Sometimes we cant win  :o

Anyone Know of any dealers running specials where they  "include" this in the deal? I know KTM is good at doing this just before they launch a new model.......
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: w@nted on July 04, 2018, 11:05:37 am
Ok Cool....... thanks for the heads up.

I see the '18 690 is coming out with the balancer shaft now aswell, so should be just as smooth....... i am assuming that now they are the exact same motors?
I am looking for a bike that is used for commuting and playing (Enduro)....... with some serious touring (think Koakaland / Angola) as well. And just not interested a big heavy adv bike.

How important is that mapping switch on the 701? Did you ever use it?

I think the 701 is a better looking bike, as you said, subjective!!!! But the 690 also has a better trip meter, etc..........
For either bike, i would want to increase the standard fuel tank in any case!

Hi Cdog

I traded my 1200gs for the 2018 701. The 701 is an awesome bike and I do not miss the 1200 at all. I commute with the bike every day and play with it over weekends. Planning some trips for later as well. The 701 is an awesome all rounder with a grin factor  of note.

Just buy one, you wont be disappointed. I installed a 690 touring windscreen which made even long road sections  enjoyable. Off road this bike is a beast, and begs to be taken into technical terrain.

In terms of fuel, I installed the rade garage auxiliary fuel tank which adds almost 6L. The range now is 350km to 400km which is perfect for me.

I love this bike, but be prepared to spend a lot of money on farkles...  :deal:

Hey Wanted:

Thanks for the feedback....... much appreciated.

Yeah, i'll be visiting both Dealers this weekend and finalizing my choice,  however,i have to admit that i am leaning more towards the  Husky....... purely based on looks however ;-)

I have noticed that Farkles for both bikes dont come cheap.....and staying in line with this thread, this first farkle to be changed would be the pipe ;-)........ but not @ 10k for a Akra............ :-\

You loose the warranty if you don't fit the Akra

 :deal: - Sometimes we cant win  :o

Anyone Know of any dealers running specials where they  "include" this in the deal? I know KTM is good at doing this just before they launch a new model.......

I financed the akra pipe with my bike. I am sure all dealers can do it.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: w@nted on July 04, 2018, 11:07:59 am
Just remember, the Akrapovic pipe is a kit which includes the slip on, modified lid for the standard airbox (more open) and the performance fuel map.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Noneking on July 04, 2018, 12:03:23 pm
Tired of the nuclear reactor pipe attached to my 701. Runs at 1000 deg C, weighs 10kg+ and sounds like a lawnmower. Husky dealer quotes R12k for Akro can :o

Any more affordable alternatives worth looking at? Wings distributors seems to have disappeared locally? Anyone ordered straight from the manufacturer?

Any useful input appreciated  :thumleft:


I ordered pipe direct from Wings in Slovenia a year ago. R5300 delivered to my door within 5 days. Awesome service and great quality

Recently ordered a SC Project for my 1090  direct from factory in Italy. Very good quality, but poor communication and service from them. Took just more than 5 weeks for delivery
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: CDog on July 04, 2018, 12:21:09 pm
Just remember, the Akrapovic pipe is a kit which includes the slip on, modified lid for the standard airbox (more open) and the performance fuel map.

Didn't realize this.... thought it was just the slip...... lekka thanks for this....... lets see what the dealers say!

Those Rade tanks are gorgeous, but come with a price tag attached ;-)
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: BuRP on July 04, 2018, 12:25:08 pm
Any more affordable alternatives worth looking at?

You're in Pretoria, and Stealth Exhausts are in Montana.
For ~R3.3K (or was it 3.5?) they make you a superb pipe in a morning - stainless, carbon tip, very good looking and their welding seams are something to be envied.
They did this for me, the bike goes like the clapper with it and I'm deadhappy with them  :thumleft:
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: w@nted on July 04, 2018, 12:36:15 pm
Just remember, the Akrapovic pipe is a kit which includes the slip on, modified lid for the standard airbox (more open) and the performance fuel map.

Didn't realize this.... thought it was just the slip...... lekka thanks for this....... lets see what the dealers say!

Those Rade tanks are gorgeous, but come with a price tag attached ;-)

The rade tank is a must have for me. Stock range is about 230-250km, which is just too small range. I had the akra kit and rade tank worked into the deal at Bikers warehouse with no issues. You do lose out by paying interest on all items, but I plan to pay the bike off quicker anyway. I just could not see myself spending R20k cash for those extras.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: BuRP on July 04, 2018, 12:51:38 pm
I agree, the Rade Garage auxiliary tank (which comes with foam filter also) is a no-brainer: more range, more power and yeah, also more noise, and the best thing is you do not change the actual bike by adding width or bulky extras, in fact you'll only see the tankcap - so all good!  ;D
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: CDog on July 04, 2018, 03:30:22 pm
I'll be heading to Bikers Warehouse this weekend to see what is workable on a '18 701, inclusive of  Akra and Rade tank. Will give feedback here.

Will do the same with RAD on a '18 690 for a Apples with Apples comparison.

Thanks all for the input. Much appreciated!!!!
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: emperor zog on July 04, 2018, 03:32:58 pm
Great piece of kit.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: w@nted on July 04, 2018, 03:36:55 pm
I'll be heading to Bikers Warehouse this weekend to see what is workable on a '18 701, inclusive of  Akra and Rade tank. Will give feedback here.

Will do the same with RAD on a '18 690 for a Apples with Apples comparison.

Thanks all for the input. Much appreciated!!!!

Good luck! Speak to Shane at Bikers Warehouse  :thumleft:

As a note, I think the last  model ktm 690 was 2016? They have not launched the new 690 with the duke engine that is currently fitted in the 701. The duke motor in the 701 does not have the rocker arms issues as the old 690 had, as a different counterbalance shaft was fitted. Apparently less vibrations on the 701 than the 690. KTM is launching a new 690 next year, which will have the same motor in as the current 2018 Husky 701. These are rumors though. Anyone can correct me if I am wrong though.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: w@nted on July 04, 2018, 03:42:00 pm
Great piece of kit.

I agree. I have had no issues with the tank at all. Easy installation and great versatility while keeping the slim lines of the bike. :thumleft:

Also, great service from Flying brick, they are the importers of the Rade tanks. Shane arranged directly with them.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: CDog on July 04, 2018, 04:05:10 pm
I'll be heading to Bikers Warehouse this weekend to see what is workable on a '18 701, inclusive of  Akra and Rade tank. Will give feedback here.

Will do the same with RAD on a '18 690 for a Apples with Apples comparison.

Thanks all for the input. Much appreciated!!!!

Good luck! Speak to Shane at Bikers Warehouse  :thumleft:

As a note, I think the last  model ktm 690 was 2016? They have not launched the new 690 with the duke engine that is currently fitted in the 701. The duke motor in the 701 does not have the rocker arms issues as the old 690 had, as a different counterbalance shaft was fitted. Apparently less vibrations on the 701 than the 690. KTM is launching a new 690 next year, which will have the same motor in as the current 2018 Husky 701. These are rumors though. Anyone can correct me if I am wrong though.

Confirmed with KTM that there are 2018 690s on the way in, due to be on the shop-floor in the next few weeks. These will have the new motors with the counterbalance shaft. So same motor as the 701...... however, price jumps up quite a but aswell...........
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: w@nted on July 04, 2018, 04:07:10 pm
I'll be heading to Bikers Warehouse this weekend to see what is workable on a '18 701, inclusive of  Akra and Rade tank. Will give feedback here.

Will do the same with RAD on a '18 690 for a Apples with Apples comparison.

Thanks all for the input. Much appreciated!!!!

Good luck! Speak to Shane at Bikers Warehouse  :thumleft:

As a note, I think the last  model ktm 690 was 2016? They have not launched the new 690 with the duke engine that is currently fitted in the 701. The duke motor in the 701 does not have the rocker arms issues as the old 690 had, as a different counterbalance shaft was fitted. Apparently less vibrations on the 701 than the 690. KTM is launching a new 690 next year, which will have the same motor in as the current 2018 Husky 701. These are rumors though. Anyone can correct me if I am wrong though.

Confirmed with KTM that there are 2018 690s on the way in, due to be on the shop-floor in the next few weeks. These will have the new motors with the counterbalance shaft. So same motor as the 701...... however, price jumps up quite a but aswell...........

Ok thanks for the info! Would e interesting to see the price comparison. Enjoy the shopping!
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: CDog on July 04, 2018, 04:10:20 pm
The quote for a new '18 690 i received was almost 140k.................... not sure if this includes anything however. Was only verbal.

Will clarify all over the weekend.  And update!!!!
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Amsterdam on July 04, 2018, 06:16:58 pm
Confirmed with KTM that there are 2018 690s on the way in, due to be on the shop-floor in the next few weeks. These will have the new motors with the counterbalance shaft. So same motor as the 701...... however, price jumps up quite a but aswell...........

I hear these rumours occasionally but have not seen anything official.  If you look on the KTM websites there are no 690s listed anywhere with that new motor in.  And if they would be on the way here then surely they would already be available in Europe?  My understanding was that these motors don't fit in the current 690 frame, hence the different frame on the 701.  So this would be a very different 690.  We'll wait and see.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: CDog on July 04, 2018, 06:42:23 pm
Confirmed with KTM that there are 2018 690s on the way in, due to be on the shop-floor in the next few weeks. These will have the new motors with the counterbalance shaft. So same motor as the 701...... however, price jumps up quite a but aswell...........

I hear these rumours occasionally but have not seen anything official.  If you look on the KTM websites there are no 690s listed anywhere with that new motor in.  And if they would be on the way here then surely they would already be available in Europe?  My understanding was that these motors don't fit in the current 690 frame, hence the different frame on the 701.  So this would be a very different 690.  We'll wait and see.

This came off of the KTM website:
https://www.ktm.com/travel/690-enduro-r/engine-exhaust
Is this referencing the new motor or the current one?
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Amsterdam on July 04, 2018, 06:46:05 pm
This is the current one.  The 2017 and 2018 Huskies have a different bore and stroke:
Design1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement692.7 cm³
Bore105 mm
Stroke80 mm

http://www.husqvarna-motorcycles.com/za/enduro/701-enduro/
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: BiG DoM on July 04, 2018, 07:18:45 pm
 :ricky:
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Rough Rider on July 05, 2018, 09:28:22 am
Just remember, the Akrapovic pipe is a kit which includes the slip on, modified lid for the standard airbox (more open) and the performance fuel map.

Didn't realize this.... thought it was just the slip...... lekka thanks for this....... lets see what the dealers say!

Those Rade tanks are gorgeous, but come with a price tag attached ;-)

This is not correct, the 10K plus price is for the slipon only, the rest is part of the evo kit which costs more on top of the slipon.

If you are going to fit the RAD tank you will throw the whole airbox and your new evo kit away and use the one the RAD tank is supplied with.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Rough Rider on July 05, 2018, 09:31:06 am
Confirmed with KTM that there are 2018 690s on the way in, due to be on the shop-floor in the next few weeks. These will have the new motors with the counterbalance shaft. So same motor as the 701...... however, price jumps up quite a but aswell...........

I hear these rumours occasionally but have not seen anything official.  If you look on the KTM websites there are no 690s listed anywhere with that new motor in.  And if they would be on the way here then surely they would already be available in Europe?  My understanding was that these motors don't fit in the current 690 frame, hence the different frame on the 701.  So this would be a very different 690.  We'll wait and see.

The new 690 will be a 701 with an orange frame, they will not reinvent the wheel.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: BiG DoM on July 05, 2018, 09:35:52 am
Confirmed with KTM that there are 2018 690s on the way in, due to be on the shop-floor in the next few weeks. These will have the new motors with the counterbalance shaft. So same motor as the 701...... however, price jumps up quite a but aswell...........

I hear these rumours occasionally but have not seen anything official.  If you look on the KTM websites there are no 690s listed anywhere with that new motor in.  And if they would be on the way here then surely they would already be available in Europe?  My understanding was that these motors don't fit in the current 690 frame, hence the different frame on the 701.  So this would be a very different 690.  We'll wait and see.

The new 690 will be a 701 with an orange frame, they will not reinvent the wheel.

... and they are built in the same factory.
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: BuRP on July 05, 2018, 10:27:29 am
The quote for a new '18 690 i received was almost 140k

That's ludicrously costly: then better buy the 701 Enduro, cheaper and better suspension with 25mm more travel!
Way better looking too but that may be taste only  ;)

Later Edit:
The Husky 701 comes with a 24 month warranty.
This could well be very different than the KTM 690 ? ? ?
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Noneking on July 07, 2018, 06:09:07 am
The quote for a new '18 690 i received was almost 140k

That's ludicrously costly: then better buy the 701 Enduro, cheaper and better suspension with 25mm more travel!
Way better looking too but that may be taste only  ;)

Later Edit:
The Husky 701 comes with a 24 month warranty.
This could well be very different than the KTM 690 ? ? ?

Service intervals 10000km on the 701 compared to 7500km on the ktm??
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Dwerg on July 07, 2018, 02:55:42 pm
Service intervals on the 690 are also 10000. Have been since 2012 I think although I do an oil service every 5000. My 690 also had 24 month warrantee. My local dealer (well service manager who rides a 690) also mentioned the new 690 but said nothing is changing except the price


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Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Dwerg on July 07, 2018, 03:02:38 pm
Some dealers still have 690 stock at 116 which is what I paid in 2014. Good time to buy one actually. Wouldn’t mind a 701 myself but not worth trading my 690. We’ve been through a lot together  :ricky:
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Noneking on July 07, 2018, 03:32:53 pm
Some dealers still have 690 stock at 116 which is what I paid in 2014. Good time to buy one actually. Wouldn’t mind a 701 myself but not worth trading my 690. We’ve been through a lot together  :ricky:


Net nie Kaokoland nie......
Title: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: Dwerg on July 08, 2018, 06:13:25 am
Some dealers still have 690 stock at 116 which is what I paid in 2014. Good time to buy one actually. Wouldn’t mind a 701 myself but not worth trading my 690. We’ve been through a lot together  :ricky:


Net nie Kaokoland nie......

Dit was darem my skuld en nie die bike sin nie
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: BuRP on July 08, 2018, 10:36:15 pm
Service intervals 10000km on the 701

Yip, and no doubt they'll back this in their warranty.
But I'll change oil & filters twice a year if not more often, because I think that 10KKm is pushing it... and besides, I never have bought a bike to save money  :P
Title: Re: Aftermarket pipe options for Husky 701E
Post by: w@nted on July 09, 2018, 09:16:00 am
@CDog

http://www.wilddog.za.net/forum/index.php?topic=226371.0