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Offline Road Hog

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Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« on: May 22, 2011, 12:17:33 pm »
Why would anyone buy a KTM 690 Enduro as a DS bike.......?
« Last Edit: May 22, 2011, 12:45:44 pm by Road Hog »
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2011, 05:52:59 pm »
Makes quite a bit more power than any other single.
Best suspension
Good condition bikes available 2nd hand
Holds their value quite well
Don't battle like a Husky owner to sell it
Lots of aftermarket stuff available at your local dealer

Cons:
EFI in Africa can be an issue at times.
I think is heavier than the XR650R
Need to spend a lot of money to make it look sweet
« Last Edit: May 22, 2011, 06:02:32 pm by dirtWarp »
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #2 on: May 22, 2011, 09:34:44 pm »
Because it very leka and nimble in traffic, but awesome on the gravel!!!
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #3 on: May 22, 2011, 09:44:49 pm »
Because it's awesome. Lotsa power. 6 gears. Comfortable ride (compared to a DRZ).
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #4 on: May 22, 2011, 10:17:08 pm »
because it's better than an Africa Twin as a DS bike
« Last Edit: May 22, 2011, 10:17:48 pm by Oros »
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #5 on: May 22, 2011, 11:02:07 pm »
Serious power on a light bike that does amazing fuel economy and has the best suspension setup stock.

Amazing bikes.

Add a screen and re pad the seat and you are styling
« Last Edit: May 22, 2011, 11:03:24 pm by N[]vA »
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #6 on: May 23, 2011, 06:40:34 am »
Because ...  I can.
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #7 on: May 23, 2011, 06:43:51 am »
because it's about the funnest bike ever made  :thumleft:
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #8 on: May 23, 2011, 07:38:31 am »
Everything already said above. We did a lekker rowwe trip of more than 2000km richtersveld, Ai Ais Molopo, with among others three adventurised 690's. All 3 were excellent to say the least. I'm madly in love!
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #9 on: May 23, 2011, 04:07:22 pm »
Why the question?
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #10 on: May 23, 2011, 04:13:27 pm »
I had a 950 SE and the 690R, sold the 950 SE and starting to bond with my 690 only now. I live in the mountains in Tzaneen and most of my riding terrain is in plantation's, twee spoor paadjie and single track. It behaves like a speel fiets, plastic bike but you can ride it on tar as well. Sometimes in the forrest I have to manhandle my bike and it is so much easier because of the weight. I am going to buy a 990R also but not going to sell my 690.
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #11 on: May 23, 2011, 04:14:03 pm »
Whats your problem with the bike? ... Or your an undercover Darkside supporter, hehe
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #12 on: May 23, 2011, 05:50:03 pm »
I had a 950 SE and the 690R, sold the 950 SE and starting to bond with my 690 only now. I live in the mountains in Tzaneen and most of my riding terrain is in plantation's, twee spoor paadjie and single track. It behaves like a speel fiets, plastic bike but you can ride it on tar as well. Sometimes in the forrest I have to manhandle my bike and it is so much easier because of the weight. I am going to buy a 990R also but not going to sell my 690.
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #13 on: July 01, 2011, 09:51:41 pm »
Because it has the grin factor like no other bike I've ever owned or ridden and that has to be the most important reason.
I don't like morning people... in fact I don't like mornings, or people!

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #14 on: July 11, 2011, 09:34:32 pm »
Want hy laat alles anders soos pissies lyk.
 
Veral die Husky TE610  :pot:




Nou gaan die Husky owners kom se dat die dyno chart verkeerd moet wees, of dat ek moet ophou om hulle bikes af te rip.. maar ek geniet dit so baie!
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2011, 11:07:51 pm »
 :pot: Kap hulle DW ! Kap hulle. Jheeehaaaa
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KTM   --   KARLO TIETO MARIO !!

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2011, 06:32:39 am »
Want hy laat alles anders soos pissies lyk.
 
Veral die Husky TE610  :pot:




Nou gaan die Husky owners kom se dat die dyno chart verkeerd moet wees, of dat ek moet ophou om hulle bikes af te rip.. maar ek geniet dit so baie!

Jeez, the 690 is SO far above anything else out there. It's in a different universe.
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2011, 12:10:48 pm »
I got a second hand 690 e from someone on this forum. I first rode a 950 se and it was ok, but OMG the 690 nearly ripped my hands off.  Its FLIPPING SO COOL - light as hell (esp compared to the GSA) and incredibly powerful!  If there was an adventure 690 it would be the best bike in the universe!  Just came back from Kubu with the 690 ... fuel and windscreen a problem, seat hard but liveable. GET ONE ...  Forget a 990 this is real grin factor!
 

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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #18 on: July 12, 2011, 03:16:12 pm »
The most legal fun one can have on two wheels on and off the road - bad enough for the Dakar Rallye (rallye bike produce double the 690 enduro's power) to ban them. Enough said.
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Re: Why a KTM690 Enduro......?
« Reply #19 on: July 12, 2011, 05:27:23 pm »
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