WANTED - Ktm 690 enduro

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Re: WANTED - Ktm 690 enduro

Post by petecam » Thu Jul 27, 2017 3:10 pm

mike55 wrote:Its just not good enough to be classed as an enduro bike.
The KTM nomenclature for this bike confuses people. All KTM enduro bikes are EXC. The 690 Enduro is in the road bike range and is of an "Enduro"style.

I think 690 Trail would be a more apt name.

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Re: WANTED - Ktm 690 enduro

Post by DavidS » Thu Jul 27, 2017 5:30 pm

I'm no riding god but got on ok on a Desert Rose training day earlier this year.
Ok, you wouldn't race it against dinky 2t's but it's certainly capable enough but I agree that Trail would be a better description.

Not sure why it is thought it's ugly - looks fine to my ageing eyes and just as good as an EXC.
And a damn sight more practical for off roading than a lumpy GS.
It got me round tricksy lanes in Wales ok in May and there is no way a big adventure bike woulld get round other than in the hands of an expert.

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Re: WANTED - Ktm 690 enduro

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Re: WANTED - Ktm 690 enduro

Post by petecam » Thu Jul 27, 2017 6:37 pm

DavidS wrote:I'm no riding god but got on ok on a Desert Rose training day earlier this year.
Ok, you wouldn't race it against dinky 2t's but it's certainly capable enough but I agree that Trail would be a better
I actually think for example in my native Thetford Forest a heavier bike is better. It's not a place for 2 strokes.

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Re: WANTED - Ktm 690 enduro

Post by P4ulie » Thu Jul 27, 2017 7:18 pm

mike55 wrote:The 690 is a terrible bike. Its just not good enough to be classed as an enduro bike. It looks rubbish and is only suited to small people.
You may find Mike is what's known as an 'internet troll' Certainly big enough to be one if he thinks a 690 is for small people. Isn't it a 950mm saddle height?

I know I can't swing my leg over one unless I climb up the side stand :whistle:
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Re: WANTED - Ktm 690 enduro

Post by tea007 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:02 pm

Ps. This will all make us laugh again
That mike guy makes me laugh
Made for small people
Well I'm 5"7
And can hardly touch the ground
I don't care as it's the best bike I've had
And it goes to places you would not believe
Welsh mountains
Spanish mountains
Bulgaria rivers !! And mountains
Ktm power ye ha

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Re: WANTED - Ktm 690 enduro

Post by john_aero » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:27 pm

Might add there seems be few mikes posting here so dont tarnish them all with the same brush
I agree though the bike is a huge compromise in all areas
If had money id but 350 exc or freeride abd beg lad tonsell me my 950 adv back

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Re: WANTED - Ktm 690 enduro

Post by EarthWorm » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:41 pm

john_aero wrote:M

If had money id but 350 exc or freeride abd beg lad tonsell me my 950 adv back
You what?
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Re: WANTED - Ktm 690 enduro

Post by MHsnowy » Thu Jul 27, 2017 8:43 pm

Got a mate who is going to sell his 690 enduro.
65 reg, 1300 miles, £5500

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Re: WANTED - Ktm 690 enduro

Post by tea007 » Thu Jul 27, 2017 10:23 pm

The spectacle one
With not much posts
Fair play if that what he thinks
It's his choice to comment
Some time I forget this
Would love to here what all these negative 690 enduro
Gob shits ride
Probably X-box

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