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Offline Dudleydk

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KTM or TENERE ??
« on: December 28, 2013, 03:23:02 pm »
Hey dogs,

Ok so the basic question is... how much does the maintenance costs differ between lets say a KTM 690 enduro and the Z660 Tenere?

I know the KTM service is every 5 000km and as far as I know the Tenere is 10 000...?

Maybe someone had both bike and can help me as this will be a big deciding factor on which to get.

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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #1 on: December 28, 2013, 03:33:07 pm »
Oooh they both nice bikes although I prefer the KTM. I still want one in my stable. Rather base your choice on ride and what suits you than just on service intervals.
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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #2 on: December 28, 2013, 03:38:07 pm »
Which one do you want?
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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #3 on: December 28, 2013, 03:47:52 pm »
Buy the bike you like ,I like KTM. :ricky:
 

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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #4 on: December 28, 2013, 03:49:34 pm »
Talk to Jules
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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #5 on: December 28, 2013, 03:52:31 pm »
Oooh they both nice bikes although I prefer the KTM. I still want one in my stable. Rather base your choice on ride and what suits you than just on service intervals.

This, Nuff said.

The bikes are quite different so base decision on application not service cost. I would imagine cost of ownership is higher with the KTM being a more extreme machine
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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #6 on: December 28, 2013, 04:56:57 pm »
Get the KTM  :thumleft: you know you want to...... :pot:
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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #7 on: December 28, 2013, 05:06:17 pm »
If you like tar more than dirt get the tenere, if you like dirt get the 690 it is a big grin factor  ;D :biggrin:
 

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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #8 on: December 28, 2013, 05:06:48 pm »
the BMW 800 ADV  :thumleft:   ;D
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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #9 on: December 28, 2013, 08:20:58 pm »
New 690's service interval is also every 10K kilos. Although I change my oil and filters every 5K kilos just because I'm pedantic.

I'm fairly confident the 690 will blow the Tenere away in all aspects with the exception of extended road use perhaps.
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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #10 on: December 28, 2013, 08:37:00 pm »
Depends, how big a twatwaffle are you?

If you are a big twatwaffle then the Tenere, if you are a HUGE twatwaffle the KTM.

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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #11 on: December 28, 2013, 09:10:15 pm »
Ride both and see how each suits your application.I personally think if the Tenere had a few more horses it would be near perfect. :thumleft:
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« Reply #12 on: December 28, 2013, 09:49:01 pm »
Just got a 690, big grin factor and is a really naughty bike, keeps jumping onto the pavement.

Have ridden the 660 as well. The 690 vibrates a lot more, long distance roads will tire you a lot quicker than the 660.

Ktm will be a higher maintenance factor, yamaha is always a low cost bike after purchase. Yamaha also has wind protection.

The 690, after 130km/h, vibrations really get a lot worse.  The 690 also only has 12l fuel tank, you can fit additional tanks, but comes at a price.

Off the shelf, the yamaha is more suitable, the ktm is more fun.

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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #13 on: December 29, 2013, 09:04:01 pm »
Nuff sed!
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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #14 on: December 29, 2013, 09:57:02 pm »
Thanks for the replies, especially Chukudeer and Grrrr... Ha ha ha.

For some background, I'm changing from a 2001 F650 DAKAR... Not too keen on a BMW again.

Its a difficult choice, I like the KTM lots, its a beast but truth be told I will probably do some commuting on the bike too. Oh yes and a rustige trip with the mrs on the back every now and then.

I would love to start doing some rally raid type events though too.
So is the Tenere capable enough for that without doing to many mods...?

I should take the time to take both bikes on tar and dirt and see the diff... Maar jisee die gat jeuk!!


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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #15 on: December 30, 2013, 01:28:40 am »
I was looking at a similar choice a few years ago and ended up with the 990. Never been happier.
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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #16 on: December 30, 2013, 09:20:22 am »
Not your average 690 but my wedding vegetables tingle when I see this....



But one like that is @#$%ing expensive these days.

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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #17 on: December 30, 2013, 01:56:34 pm »
I was looking at a similar choice a few years ago and ended up with the 990. Never been happier.

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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #18 on: December 31, 2013, 07:53:48 am »
Is this a trick question  :patch:
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Re: KTM or TENERE ??
« Reply #19 on: January 03, 2014, 09:15:19 pm »
Long distances, touring, the Yamaha.

Playing around the house, the KTM 690.

Easy decision when you break it down logically.