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Re: Ktm 690 supermoto

No experience with one but just showed it to my wife and told her that I wish I had one a couple days ago. I could never live with it as my only bike because I have to have a track capable sportbike and bike number two will be a VFR or something similar with luggage, so if I could have three bikes the KTM would be next on my list.

If it has wheels, I've crashed it, and some things that don't razor scooter, skate board, roller skates, roller blades, skis, snowmobile, card board box on stairs, giant inner tube, nissan sentra, dirtbike, lawn tractor (wheelied it over), grandmas bread tray on stairs, kayak, canoe, rubber raft, bicycle, wake board, kneeboard, waterskis, tobaggan (plowed a pine tree), horses, ATV's

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I love my KTM, I think no matter what happens in my life the old KTM520 I own will always have a place!

I think a better option rather than the supermoto is the KTM 690 Duke, price is the only problem as there seems to be a premium built into Orange.

Technical specifications 2008 KTM 690 Duke

Engine type Single cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement 654 cc
Bore x stroke 102 x 80 mm (4.01 x 3.15")
Performance (homologated) 48 kW @ 7500 rpm
Max. torque 67 Nm @ 5500 rpm
Compression ratio 11.8:1
Starter E-Starter
Transmission 6 gears, dog-clutch engagement
Control 4 V / OHC with roller rocker levers
Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Engine lubrication 10W60
Primary drive 36:79
Final drive 16:40
Cooling Liquid cooled

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ozthis's Avatar Reputation Power: 11

my local dealer had a black and white 690 duke and i checked it out on saturday. I thought it was sweet as hell but for about 2000 difference i did not see it. They did not have a SM so i have to go to Kansas City to check it out. They also have a demo( what a concept) they quoted me 7850otd..dont know if this is a good price or not.they have an orange one and black.

"Please say the whole thang.yes, every time"

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Yeah I'm just not a fan of the pipe setup on the supermoto, and the "beak" at the front does not look right. If you can get a ride then take one, it would be nice to get some feedback.

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