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Offline Dwerg

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2019 690
« on: September 24, 2018, 10:00:13 pm »
Would be great if they could shed some weight but thatís wishfull thinking

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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #1 on: September 25, 2018, 07:13:13 am »
Looks more like a bad photoshop hack to me
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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #2 on: September 25, 2018, 07:41:37 am »
Looks more like a bad photoshop hack to me

Yeah I'm also not convinced yet
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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #3 on: September 25, 2018, 09:52:26 am »
The "completely new chassis" is probably from the Husqvarna 701 ..... as that bike already has the new engine  :P
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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #4 on: September 25, 2018, 07:52:06 pm »
And short suspension
 

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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #5 on: September 26, 2018, 12:41:01 pm »
This is going to be a great bike!.. :thumleft:
 

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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #6 on: November 07, 2018, 07:10:32 am »
Looks more like a bad photoshop hack to me

Yeah I'm also not convinced yet

We were wrong  ;)

I really really badly want one but I don't know if it's totally worth it to sell my 2014
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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #7 on: November 07, 2018, 08:17:46 am »
New chassis, new electronics and new heavily revised motor. Much like the 2012-2013 update I think it'll make it feel like a properly new bike.
I understand why they've given it a lower seat height but that's a negative point for me. I always enjoyed the leg room on the 690.
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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #8 on: November 07, 2018, 08:32:15 am »
New chassis, new electronics and new heavily revised motor. Much like the 2012-2013 update I think it'll make it feel like a properly new bike.
I understand why they've given it a lower seat height but that's a negative point for me. I always enjoyed the leg room on the 690.

Still 910mm according to the website
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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #9 on: November 07, 2018, 08:33:53 am »
And fuel capacity up to 13.5
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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #10 on: November 07, 2018, 08:47:34 am »
I understand why they've given it a lower seat height but that's a negative point for me. I always enjoyed the leg room on the 690.
Still 910mm according to the website

Aaah I didn't check my facts. The launch blurb says "a new chassis that lowers seat height to just 910mm while keeping the same suspension travel" but you're right, that's the same as the current model :dontknow:
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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #11 on: November 07, 2018, 08:56:39 am »
I understand why they've given it a lower seat height but that's a negative point for me. I always enjoyed the leg room on the 690.
Still 910mm according to the website

Aaah I didn't check my facts. The launch blurb says "a new chassis that lowers seat height to just 910mm while keeping the same suspension travel" but you're right, that's the same as the current model :dontknow:

Right that is weird. I personally wouldn't mind a lower seat  :P
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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #12 on: November 07, 2018, 09:00:00 am »

I really really badly want one but I don't know if it's totally worth it to sell my 2014


It's not, how do you justify R60K extra for a few extra horses and a smoother vibe through the bars? You'll need to buy this with passion rather than logic.

Am I the only one who doesn't like the new look? To me it looks like an old 690 (rear) and new 500 (front) love child. If I was going to replace I'd rather go for the 701 (or new 790), it looks more unique rather than a slap together... although the 790 also smacks of a 1090 love child.
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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #13 on: November 07, 2018, 09:04:08 am »
I love the look. And the extra horses and fuel. And quickshifter because why TF not  :biggrin:

And the riding modes switch gear

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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #14 on: November 07, 2018, 12:53:03 pm »
I like the black headlight surround and front mudguard of the SM more than the orange of the enduro.

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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #15 on: November 17, 2018, 12:24:22 am »
It's awesome imho. I will just miss the dash. But no big deal.
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Re: 2019 690
« Reply #16 on: May 13, 2019, 02:27:48 pm »
Has anyone ridden or taken delivery on the 2019 690 yet?