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« on: March 30, 2012, 01:56:03 pm »
I see alot of you coming from 990s and especially 950 Super Enduro's


Is bigger not better ?  :pot:

Attie rode a 950 Se and now rides a 690.

Edgy rode a 950 Se and now also rides a 690.


Are the bigger bikes just all hype?
 

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Re: 690 Owners
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2012, 02:01:28 pm »
I think in some cases people's lives change.
They cannot go away for long periods so why have a big comfortable longdistance bike.
Also people's rideing change. More technical from before more DS. A smaller bike is better in both cases.
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Re: 690 Owners
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2012, 02:08:56 pm »
But I thought all 950 SE riders are Giovanni Sala's  

Dont tell me they are all posers  :o :'(





Who here is a 950SE pozerrr?

Seriously though. The 690 is a great bike, but also still a piggy. Probably much less of a piggy, but still a piggy.





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Re: 690 Owners
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2012, 02:20:53 pm »
I think in some cases people's lives change.
They cannot go away for long periods so why have a big comfortable longdistance bike.
Also people's rideing change. More technical from before more DS. A smaller bike is better in both cases.
:thumleft: ChrisL, that is 100% spot on in my case. Used to do long trips, some with the missus on the 990. But now I have a 3 and 1 year old at home and limit my rides to day trips. Still ride every weekend and having a blast, just do it differently now.
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Re: 690 Owners
« Reply #4 on: April 08, 2012, 03:38:24 pm »
I had to make the very difficult choice (financial reasons) when I had both.
The 950 SE is a Bike I will always also want to own as well (power2weight and sound) I think it has cult states right up there with the XT500 and the Africa Twin, just more fun.
For me it came down to practicality for what I need.
Cots affective: - Service; fuel (17-23km/L); tires; chains etc.
An easier "get on and go bike" / Lighter; for the in the traffic / cruses at 140 nicely; red-lines at 175.
Definitely a harder, more aggressive bike to ride, (for our softer riders)  but puts a smile on my face every time. The only bike I will take to a MX track and ride to the Baviaans, (a Free-riding gem) but I have to ad not everybodys cup of tea. (Must be a little riding fit for it)
(And compared to a 990 Drop the 990 and see what u damage + what it costs to fix)
And safer.
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Re: 690 Owners
« Reply #5 on: April 09, 2012, 09:38:58 pm »
I've owned both
Very sorry I sold the 690 - but they are totally different bikes

Depends on what you want to do with it

If your rides are more technical and shorter distance (say under 300km) then the 690 is your bike
if you are into longer tours and want to occasionally go 2-up - then get the 990
I used to be indecisive, but I'm not so sure anymore

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Re: 690 Owners
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2012, 07:52:20 pm »
Hi PeetWeet-nie watter revs sy 690 doen nie:

My 2012 690R   =  Ek het hom ingery    @  5000 rpm   (110 Km/h)   23 Km/l
                           "Red line"                 @  8000 rpm   (175 Km/h)
                            Loop gemaklik         @  6000 rpm   (138 Km/h)   20 Km/l

Dit voel of sy  1ste en miskien selfs  2de n bietjie laer is as die vorig modelle.

Ek was n bietjie teleurgesteld dat hulle die seat  hor gemaak het, (bietjie sagter)  want dit het die fiets dieselfde hoogte as die oue gemaak.

Ek het die seat met n vriend geruil en nou is die fiets daardie bietjie laer, wat vir my net reg is. (Die probleme van n kortgat)

Verder moet ek s dat ek totaal verlief is op my nuwe 690.

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Re: 690 Owners
« Reply #7 on: April 12, 2012, 04:13:56 pm »
It is my 690 that Just Blip It is selling. I had a SE and the 690 and a friend of mine bought the SE. For a long time I only had the 690. I bought a 990R a month ago. I can afford both but I feel it is over the top having both, 690 and 990.

While I am typing this I am still CONFUSED ::) It was my dream to own the 3 R's of KTM, preferably at the same time, but to have so much money tied up in bikes?

The 950 SE R is a one of a kind, a mad bike, not practical, and if you want to describe KTM as the dark side, that is the bike to justify it. Alfie once told me I was a P-idiot-L to sell it, yes I agree, no manufacturer will make such a bike again, it is not practical and no one will make money out of it, but, what a bike, what a bike, what a bike :'(      I can't tell you why I have sold it.

The 990R is a bike that every hardcore offroad and adventure biker must ride in his life, on real offroad conditions, it is a well designed bike, so capable and so forgiving, this weekend again on the Mariepskop/Godswindow dirtroads, with a very worn back Scorpion, it is just amazing how you can pick the bike up after it felt that you have lost it, the biggest reason why one would choose it above the SE, it is more practical?

Then what is the hype about the 690 ? Firstly, it is not a bike for a beginner, but none of the above is, you should not start off riding bike on one of these three bikes. If you have the skills, with the 690 you can ride Enduro's with the plastics, Jan Staal will even allow you to do a speel bike course on it, it is great great in sand and I think this one of the big reasons why this bike is so popular. Instead of riding the sand of the Kalahari or Angola with a 950, you know you can do it on a 690. Then adventure riding that involve very technical riding, again the 690 is a safe option, you know you can do it, and it is cheaper to repair after an off than a 950.

I have also noticed that their is a big concern between some bikers about the speed that 950's and 990's can achieve. If you have a 950 you are going to do longer rides and you are going to be tempted to use its power. With a 690 you are going to stay closer to home and ride more technical rides, if there is an Angola trip coming up, you can do it on a 690.

Soooo, if my 690 don't sell, I'll keep it with the 990 and still dream about my 950 that I have sold.......... 

 

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Re: 690 Owners
« Reply #8 on: April 12, 2012, 05:00:03 pm »
Hi PeetWeet-nie watter revs sy 690 doen nie:

My 2012 690R   =  Ek het hom ingery    @  5000 rpm   (110 Km/h)   23 Km/l
                           "Red line"                 @  8000 rpm   (175 Km/h)
                            Loop gemaklik         @  6000 rpm   (138 Km/h)   20 Km/l

Dit voel of sy  1ste en miskien selfs  2de n bietjie laer is as die vorig modelle.

Ek was n bietjie teleurgesteld dat hulle die seat  hor gemaak het, (bietjie sagter)  want dit het die fiets dieselfde hoogte as die oue gemaak.

Ek het die seat met n vriend geruil en nou is die fiets daardie bietjie laer, wat vir my net reg is. (Die probleme van n kortgat)

Verder moet ek s dat ek totaal verlief is op my nuwe 690.

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Trek jou '12 baie beter as jou vorige R ?
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Re: 690 Owners
« Reply #9 on: April 12, 2012, 11:22:51 pm »
Trek jou '12 baie beter as jou vorige R ?

Dit voel of hy het 'n bietjie beter 'bottom end' het, maar verder baie dieselfde. Sal nie my (goeie) oue verkoop om 'n 2012 te koop nie.
Die grootste voordeel vir my is dat hy laer is as jy die oue se sitplek opsit.

Maar 'n nuwe fiets bly darm net 'n groot plesier.
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Re: 690 Owners
« Reply #10 on: April 13, 2012, 10:25:06 am »
Trek jou '12 baie beter as jou vorige R ?

Dit voel of hy het 'n bietjie beter 'bottom end' het, maar verder baie dieselfde. Sal nie my (goeie) oue verkoop om 'n 2012 te koop nie.
Die grootste voordeel vir my is dat hy laer is as jy die oue se sitplek opsit.

Maar 'n nuwe fiets bly darm net 'n groot plesier.


 :o Hel daar is n helse boehaai gemaak oor die '12 wat beter gaan perform as die ouer 690's omdat hy nou n regte 690cc is in plaas van die ou een se 654cc  ??? Dis einlik lekker om te hoor.....nou gan die manne met die nuwes nie vir ons met die oues wegry nie  >:D :thumleft:
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