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Talk me out of buying a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro...
« on: January 06, 2016, 04:07:34 pm »
Seriously considering a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro.   Any reasons why I shouldnt go for it and rather get the updated 2013 up models?

« Last Edit: January 06, 2016, 04:15:14 pm by 10Klr »
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Re: Talk me out of buying a KTM 690 Enduro...
« Reply #1 on: January 06, 2016, 04:08:24 pm »
Stop it!!!!!!!!!
But he said to me, “My grace is sufficient for you, for my power is made perfect in weakness.” Therefore I will boast all the more gladly about my weaknesses, so that Christ’s power may rest on me.
 

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Re: Talk me out of buying a KTM 690 Enduro...
« Reply #2 on: January 06, 2016, 04:12:07 pm »
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Re: Talk me out of buying a KTM 690 Enduro...
« Reply #3 on: January 06, 2016, 04:13:19 pm »
Just kidding. The heading asked for us to talk you out if it. I tried... ;)
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Re: Talk me out of buying a KTM 690 Enduro...
« Reply #4 on: January 06, 2016, 04:14:56 pm »
 :laughing4:

Appreciated, but something a bit more technical would be good... oooo hel hier kom k@rk
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Re: Talk me out of buying a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro...
« Reply #5 on: January 06, 2016, 10:35:17 pm »
If you can get a good '10 go for it. They had 275mm suspension compared to 250mm of '12 and later. '12-'13 got 690cc engine vs 650, slightly better seat and headlight. And thats about all i know off.

I see you have a DR 650. I went from one to a 690 and have not looked back for one second. Take the DR and multiple everything by at least 2. Horsepower, suspension, brakes, chassis.

I like the DR, but the 690 is just so much better✊✊✊
 

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« Reply #6 on: January 07, 2016, 10:17:35 am »
Thanks Boland, much appreciated!  :thumleft:
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Re: Talk me out of buying a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro...
« Reply #7 on: January 07, 2016, 10:28:55 am »
If it is a true Enduro, it will be lower than the R with less suspension travel.
2010 Enduro has similar speedo to the current R models and has a different frame colour to the R. Think Enduro had a black frame and the R was orange.

I had one and did the 2012 Amageza on it. The lower setup was an advantage because I am not that tall.
IMO a good bike if you get it at the right price.

 

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Re: Talk me out of buying a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro...
« Reply #8 on: January 07, 2016, 11:17:49 am »
If it is a true Enduro, it will be lower than the R with less suspension travel.
2010 Enduro has similar speedo to the current R models and has a different frame colour to the R. Think Enduro had a black frame and the R was orange.

I had one and did the 2012 Amageza on it. The lower setup was an advantage because I am not that tall.
IMO a good bike if you get it at the right price.



My bad, I thought they only had the R model after '10 :thumleft:
 

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Re: Talk me out of buying a 2010 KTM 690 Enduro...
« Reply #9 on: January 07, 2016, 05:48:57 pm »
mmmm it is an enduro i think - black frame

I wonder what it would cost to get the suspension up to R spec?
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