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Wacked

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690R ....... Tell Me Why
« on: November 27, 2018, 02:14:44 PM »

Why is nobody in this group riding one?

(Sorry Robert, havenít seen you in a couple of years)

Seems that 2018 pricing is competitive.  Seems that it would would check many boxes on how/what this group rides. 

What am I missing

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Fletch

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Re: 690R ....... Tell Me Why
« Reply #1 on: November 27, 2018, 03:30:31 PM »
I would love to have one, but two kids in college prevents that  ::)

to me it's too small of a niche. I'f I'm riding off road I prefer single track so the 300 works best. If I'm out exploring I have to drive several hours of highway so the 1190 is more comfy. but one day, one fine day......
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Re: 690R ....... Tell Me Why
« Reply #2 on: November 27, 2018, 04:49:46 PM »
2018's have a killer price for sure. I guess no one wants them, with the 2019 coming out.

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Re: 690R ....... Tell Me Why
« Reply #3 on: December 06, 2018, 02:36:17 PM »
I've kind of been wondering the same thing!  Wacked, as you know I'm bike shopping, and these, (KTM 690) as well as the Husky 701 have been on the radar.  Does anyone know if the 690 is like the other KTM thumpers where a guy needs to throw on an exhaust and programmer right out of the chute? 
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Re: 690R ....... Tell Me Why
« Reply #4 on: December 12, 2018, 05:34:53 PM »
If i had to get rid of all my bikes but one, I would keep the 690. I dont know what they are priced at now, but it is the best all around machine for me. It will handle most off-road situations well and eat up highway miles. For me, its a great middle of the spectrum bike. I farkled mine, but it is not necessary. Chickenhauler (Ken) rides his bone stock, no issues. Its a fun bike.

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Re: 690R ....... Tell Me Why
« Reply #5 on: December 13, 2018, 09:03:35 AM »
If i had to get rid of all my bikes but one, I would keep the 690. I dont know what they are priced at now, but it is the best all around machine for me. It will handle most off-road situations well and eat up highway miles. ...............

I had a 690, but only briefly.   At the time I just had too many motorcycles that all overlapped each other.   But even though I sold it, I said the same thing.  If I had to settle for one bike and one bike only, it would be a 690.     
Come to think of it - you rode mine Wacked.

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Re: 690R ....... Tell Me Why
« Reply #6 on: December 13, 2018, 07:12:36 PM »
I think you orange candy boys have forgotten there are other flavors out there!  :o

Let's see...............if I only had one bike and I had to chose between all my different KTM's, I'd chose my (wait for it) KTM!!  :evil

I'm sure Fletch will say something now!


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Fletch

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Re: 690R ....... Tell Me Why
« Reply #7 on: December 13, 2018, 10:29:14 PM »
Other flavors? What you talking about?

once one reaches motorcycle nirvana the search ends...... ;) ;D ;D ;D ;D
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Re: 690R ....... Tell Me Why
« Reply #8 on: Today at 04:00:17 PM »
Dave is right... Orange is not the only color, KTM's also come in Blue.

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Re: 690R ....... Tell Me Why
« Reply #9 on: Today at 04:24:19 PM »
 :cheers
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