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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #1 on: January 18, 2018, 01:29:09 pm »
Nice!
Not sure i like the one molded plastic piece but the rest sounds great.  :thumleft:
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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #2 on: January 18, 2018, 01:42:34 pm »
Exciting stuff but 2019 seems so far away
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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #3 on: January 18, 2018, 02:19:57 pm »
Gees, they could have done something more with the looks, I prefer the 701.
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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2018, 02:26:20 pm »
Can't see pics

Did they hide that dog ugly exhaust down left side ?
 

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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2018, 03:14:56 pm »
Can't see pics

Did they hide that dog ugly exhaust down left side ?

Try again. MCN site was down for a bit ansd the pics took a while to recover.

Geyser exhaust is still there although slightly hidden. Looks pretty much like the old bike really  :patch:
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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2018, 04:08:19 pm »
Gees, they could have done something more with the looks, I prefer the 701.

I would like the KTM front to middle with the Husky's rear end.
The huskey's rear looks better but the front to me looks cheap.
Otherwise it's pretty much different paint really.

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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2018, 09:22:07 pm »
And still no single competition from the land of the rising sun, extremely dissapointing
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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #8 on: January 19, 2018, 08:36:38 am »
That bike looks small, unless the rider is a hell of a big bloke. Maybe a 390 Enduro/SM version?
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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #10 on: January 19, 2018, 08:59:23 am »
That bike looks small, unless the rider is a hell of a big bloke. Maybe a 390 Enduro/SM version?
The SM last pic gives a better idea, yeah I think guys is just big plus we have gotten used to massive 1000cc plus bikes
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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #11 on: January 19, 2018, 09:00:53 am »


Nice jacket :)
 

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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #12 on: January 19, 2018, 09:04:38 am »


Why they don't do this with the pipe ......... in the looks department


 

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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #13 on: January 19, 2018, 09:05:43 am »
Gees, they could have done something more with the looks, I prefer the 701.
I guess at this stage it will be pre production ? So is this an orange 701 or a brand new 690 model ?
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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #14 on: January 19, 2018, 09:21:42 am »
Gees, they could have done something more with the looks, I prefer the 701.
I guess at this stage it will be pre production ? So is this an orange 701 or a brand new 690 model ?

The 701 is a white 690, then the 690 got a slightly modified engine for smoothness and emissions but they put it in the Duke first, then the 701's got that engine and they added different shocks and minus some rev counters and lights then, now the 690 is putting their Duke engine, the one they gave to the 701's in the 690 Enduro with the shocks from the Husky.

It's 95% the same bikes.

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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #15 on: January 19, 2018, 10:35:39 am »
Yep, they'll now be very similar, I'm just not sure why it's taking them till 2019 to launch it? I'm glad to hear about the suspension upgrade, that certainly sets the new 701 apart from the current 690. The 701's motor is also better but it's not like the 690 is a slouch so that doesn't phase me too much. I in any case can't ride it to its potential unless it's in a straight line  :-[
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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #16 on: January 20, 2018, 06:05:14 pm »
Why the 690 when soon they launch the new 800 twin.
 

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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #17 on: January 20, 2018, 06:25:07 pm »
Would be great if they launched it with an adventure model. Front rally style tanks and small fairing and better seat.
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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #18 on: January 20, 2018, 06:34:41 pm »
Why the 690 when soon they launch the new 800 twin.

Most probably because single will always going to be better than twin for more technical offroad. Twins are primarily travel bikes.

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Re: New KTM 690's ????
« Reply #19 on: January 20, 2018, 06:43:22 pm »
Why the 690 when soon they launch the new 800 twin.

Because they are completely different bikes.
The 690 weighs 148kg. The 790 will be 200kgs or so.
The 690 will outperform the 790 in tougher trails, it will be cheaper as well.
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