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Offline aka.Goliath

Post 690 vs Current 690
« 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 
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Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
« Reply #1 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
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Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
« Reply #2 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

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Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
« Reply #3 on: June 12, 2015, 01:18:18 pm »
Thanks guys.. I am now leaning toward getting a pre 2014
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Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
« Reply #4 on: June 12, 2015, 01:26:26 pm »
Some really good deals on the 2010ish bikes.
 

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Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
« Reply #6 on: June 18, 2015, 09:34:48 pm »
Plenty to choose from, going to replace the 530's duties ?
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Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
« Reply #7 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.
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Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
« Reply #8 on: June 21, 2015, 06:45:33 pm »
like this one :biggrin:
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........
 

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Re: Post 690 vs Current 690
« Reply #9 on: June 21, 2015, 06:47:18 pm »
like this one :biggrin:
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
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