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Offline Tudutchi

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ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« on: June 18, 2008, 09:34:22 pm »
Same day the the stock 690 ADV becomes available, my 990 S will be for sale.
 

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #1 on: June 18, 2008, 10:22:08 pm »
Photoshop check the stand?
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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #2 on: June 21, 2008, 07:40:40 am »
Yes, pretty bad photoshop. Check colour difference, alignment, seat overwrite etc. between tank and side cover.

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #3 on: June 23, 2008, 08:48:42 pm »
you a lot sharper than me, all I saw was a image of how it would probably look like.
I still like it and want one...
 

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #4 on: June 23, 2008, 08:51:00 pm »
If it looks any thing that .......yes please.
 

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #5 on: June 24, 2008, 11:16:55 am »
I'll take it, but i will also take the new KTM1150 adv. Wonder what the looks going to be like?  :patch:
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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #6 on: June 24, 2008, 01:30:47 pm »
Imagine the price of the 1150....gotta get the mindset right now to prepare for the shock :o
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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #7 on: June 24, 2008, 01:44:10 pm »
Instant frikken hardon!! Thats now a bike, and just when i was begining to loose hope that they would actually bring a 690ADV in!

Funny enough, I had a discussion with Donald, KTM CT about this yesterday. They reckon that 640adv are actually very low volume sellers globally and almost not viable! Only very few countries want them, like SA, as the riding terrain here demands this type of long range DS bike.

We have thousands of km of potential back yard here while the bigger markets (Europe, USA) have limited riding area, so therefore short range performance machines are more popular! Makes sence.

I dont give a toss about the photoshop, cause if it looks anything like that image, ill take one immediately. Maybe even 2.

I must say, im very impressed with KTM as a brand. This small little Austrian outfit has lead the way in dirt bikes for 10 years, their DS bikes are way out there and now even the RC8, rated top Superbike!

.....these okes know what they're doing, thats for sure! Hats off, big time KTM.

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #8 on: June 24, 2008, 01:53:59 pm »
Are you guys insane?

I'm not a KTM basher or anything - but that bike is fugly.

The exhaust looks like a jetmaster chimney for your house.

I think you're all blinded by the orange.
 

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #9 on: June 24, 2008, 01:57:25 pm »
the KTM 1150 ADV could prop look something like this...available 2010...
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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #10 on: June 24, 2008, 01:59:29 pm »
I must say, im very impressed with KTM as a brand. This small little Austrian outfit has lead the way in dirt bikes for 10 years, their DS bikes are way out there and now even the RC8, rated top Superbike!

I like KTM fine and even love the 640 but your compliments to KTM are overzealous, sorry.
Whether they have been the world leaders for 10 years is speculative and debatable. They certainly have an impressive record though
The RC8 rated top Superbike? Highly unlikely (perhaps one journo thought so and all his mates are now laughing at him) ;D
 

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #11 on: June 24, 2008, 02:04:58 pm »
690 ADV , at what cost?

its going to be expensive an i for one not sure the utility will be worth the spend..

but then view the salary thread, i am poor

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #12 on: June 24, 2008, 02:05:17 pm »
OK Chicco, now thats ugly.


Gazer, youll be gazing down the barrel of that jetmaster soon, but only for a second, as it dissapears into the bushvelt. ;)

LS, get one of these buddy, you need to live again. ;)

Doesnt matter if the RC8, is no 1,2 or 3. It came from Zero to Hero faster than anything else.
 

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #13 on: June 24, 2008, 02:05:30 pm »
Just like I think the the GS1200ADV is one ugly pig but the 1150 is the bees knees of all the BMW range, oh and lets not start on the transalp or KLR, both make a delivery bike look good...........each to thier own.

But  one thing you will find difficulty doing is finding a stock standard bike off the showroom floor that is speced like the KTM. No need for those after market upgrades. It's already fitted.
 

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #14 on: June 24, 2008, 02:08:54 pm »
 :headbang: :headbang: :headbang:
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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #15 on: June 24, 2008, 02:10:14 pm »
No need for those after market upgrades.

except for fuel pumps  >:D >:D >:D >:D
 

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #16 on: June 24, 2008, 02:11:38 pm »
the KTM 1150 ADV could prop look something like this...available 2010...

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #17 on: June 24, 2008, 02:12:11 pm »
Well said Marko.......ju magnifico


You cannot compare this bike to anything as it is actually in a class and market of its own!

So...its either you like serious of off-road performance, with great looks and basic road going ability or your prefer your day to day dirty couch on two wheels.
 

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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #18 on: June 24, 2008, 02:14:10 pm »
The RC8 is pretty spectacular for the first super bike that KTM has built but it is by no means the top super bike around.

Remember it hasn't been tested in race conditions let alone been around long enough for long term reviews. Only time will tell.

Suzuki, Honda, Yamaha and Ducati are still the marker leaders in this segment.

KTM have made excellent dirt bikes, but let's not forget this is where they started and is their core product.

As for them being world leaders, that's pretty debatable. They sell well in Europe and most top events in Europe be it MX, off road or Enduro have been dominated to a certain extent but that's also due to the huge factory backing that KTM provides. The same is apparent in SA, but again big budgets and full factory backing allowing them to lure the top riders compared to the other marquees.

In America they languish behind in both sales and world titles in all disciplines.

This 690 is becoming a bit of a pink elephant for me. The amount of rumours, leaked images and conjecture around this bike has led me to rather wait and see it when launched, which at this stage, seems to be never.

I think they've misdirected precious little resources at the Austrian factory into developing a superbike and the X-Bow when they should have focused on releasing and update to mid class DS sector to compete with the 800GS. They're loosing a lot of ground here, with a slew of brand new mid class bikes from other manufacturers beating them to the finish line and ultimately customers money.
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Re: ktm 690 Rally vs Stock ADV spot the differences
« Reply #19 on: June 24, 2008, 02:19:30 pm »
No need for those after market upgrades.

except for fuel pumps  >:D >:D >:D >:D

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