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Offline PottieP

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Re: 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R - Any good
« Reply #20 on: May 04, 2017, 02:31:46 pm »
Is there a way to calm the performance of these bikes down.

Less chaos when whisky throttle take over?
 

Offline Buff

Re: 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R - Any good
« Reply #21 on: May 04, 2017, 02:38:07 pm »
Yes there is, there's a mapping switch under the seat with which you can dial the performance down. It's still a rocket ship but takes a little longer to reach altitude. Just don't ask Dux to help set it for you, he tends to get the tame setting and wild setting confused, my arms are still 10cm longer after riding a full day on the wild setting in the Tankwa Rally  :o
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Offline bud500

Re: 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R - Any good
« Reply #22 on: May 04, 2017, 02:38:47 pm »
Is there a way to calm the performance of these bikes down.

Less chaos when whisky throttle take over?

Yes, its called the throttle.  :deal:
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Offline MXDURO

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Re: 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R - Any good
« Reply #23 on: May 04, 2017, 03:29:13 pm »
You can start with a pw 50 but whats the fun in that. You can however ride the 690 like a Yamaha TW200 or twist the throttle and have lift off its all in the wrist.
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Offline Piet

Re: 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R - Any good
« Reply #24 on: May 05, 2017, 11:45:16 am »
 :imaposer: What am I doing posting logically sound advice in the KTM section?

These guys have a point - I might be completely wrong. But do yourself a favour and test ride a 690/701 and also a DR650/DR400/KLR650. At least then you can make a more informed decision!
 

Offline PottieP

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Re: 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R - Any good
« Reply #25 on: May 05, 2017, 01:56:10 pm »
Sound advise from Piet.

I will make sure I test as much bikes as I can get my hands on.

This is mearly to narrow the scope.

Thanks Piet.
 

Offline billy-joe

Re: 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R - Any good
« Reply #26 on: May 05, 2017, 03:48:37 pm »
buy the 701, they look killer and you'll want more quicker than you think.  An x-challenge is also a good contender for less than half the price. 
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Offline Ace Venture

Re: 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R - Any good
« Reply #27 on: May 06, 2017, 08:21:53 am »
Pottie where in Botswana are you?
I have a 701 and XR650L  you can test.
I am in Gabs.
 

Offline PottieP

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Re: 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R - Any good
« Reply #28 on: May 06, 2017, 06:43:52 pm »
Ace,

In Orapa unfortunately

Thanks for the offer.

Why my I ask are you lucky to have 2 such great bikes.
 

Offline Ace Venture

Re: 2017 KTM 690 Enduro R - Any good
« Reply #29 on: May 07, 2017, 10:28:49 am »
Ah well if you ever come to Gabs.
Had the XR for a few years now, the Husky is replacing it.
Both great bikes for Botswana sand.