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A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« on: June 15, 2008, 08:58:57 am »
Yes, its unfortunate that these two manufacturers has such a past with each other.
Both make brilliant machines, and sometimes it is a matter of .. what color do u prefer.

But For the hard enduro fans,

If you could afford another toy. Why which one of the 2, would you choose?


the 690E?

Xchallenge





 

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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #1 on: June 15, 2008, 09:03:52 am »
KTM... untill Kawa has an alternative... >:D
 

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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #2 on: June 15, 2008, 09:13:33 am »
KTM :ricky:
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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #3 on: June 15, 2008, 09:27:37 am »
Both machines are from manufacturers that are at the top of their game.

Both are challenging in the same market segment.

Both are the top bikes in this segment.

Both have nearly the same specs on paper.



Is there really a lot to discuss?
...............just buy whichever one is gonna make you feel happy ;)
 

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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #4 on: June 15, 2008, 09:43:22 am »
The KTM for sure.
 

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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #5 on: June 15, 2008, 09:59:07 am »
I may have to change my mind... what is up with the KTM's use of plastic for a bashplate? Also the Beemer seems to have a better routed exhaust, less chance to get kooked on it would seem?
But as I am not in the market for this type of toy I am not going to nitpick any further, I think they would both be fun to ride.  :ricky:
 

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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #6 on: June 15, 2008, 10:22:44 am »
The Rotax motor is not even close to the 690. I'd have the X-challenge.
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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #7 on: June 15, 2008, 11:05:52 am »
sidetrack, im not sure i understand what you mean?

would the 690 not have more overall performance?
 

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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2008, 11:27:53 am »
my word!

thread closed!
 

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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #10 on: June 15, 2008, 11:29:32 am »
There is no war
There is no bike to have a war about
Its a KTM and BMW FFS


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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #11 on: June 15, 2008, 11:32:53 am »
Oh yes , there is the KTM / BMW war - 1200 vs 990. My weener is bigger then yours .. you know how it gets.
 

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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #12 on: June 16, 2008, 11:10:48 am »
At the price, its about 95k vs 65k, I think. It's quite an easy decision then. If I had enough money, I would probably have both  >:D
 

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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #13 on: June 16, 2008, 11:25:20 am »
At the price, its about 95k vs 65k, I think. It's quite an easy decision then. If I had enough money, I would probably have both  >:D

or you could perhaps afford some loctite for that DRZ of yours.



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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2008, 12:36:25 pm »
At the price, its about 95k vs 65k, I think. It's quite an easy decision then. If I had enough money, I would probably have both  >:D

or you could perhaps afford some loctite for that DRZ of yours.



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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2008, 07:18:23 pm »
If you change the colour of both bikes to, say black, then you would hardly notice the difference between the two.  They look pretty simillar to me.  What about an opinion from somebody who has ridden both?
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Re: A bike war? Ktm 690E vs Bmw Xchallenge
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2008, 07:40:44 pm »
I agree, the 95k for the 690 is madness.  that is a new Xchallenge for a toy and something around R30k for whatever you want to call it.. ? Maybe a funduro or a gs for a more comfier commuter.

I would however enjoy the Xchallenge as an everyday hooligan tool.

But i might need abit more oomph to get my 12foot frame and 120kgs going on the gravel!