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Old 03-09-2013, 01:25 AM   #7685
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Originally Posted by Cainer View Post
Any of you guys have some good videos of a 690 doing some technical trails?
Originally Posted by Cainer View Post

I'm waffling between a 500 EXC and a 690 but THIS is sort of the riding I am thinking of and am wondering how the bigger 690 handles the rough stuff. I've looked around on youtube a bit, but most of the 690 vids seem to be on dirt roads and the like...


There’s nothing in your vid that 690 wouldn’t do pretty comfortably – but then you could also do it all on a well set-up DR650 – that said, if this sort of riding is your focus then you’d obviously be better off with a big enduro ... we did a long ride in the hills today – 400km+ of varied terrain – the big days are what the 690 excels at – fast and effortless on the dirt transport legs (an absolute blast), and very capable in the steep rocky stuff.

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