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Old 03-31-2013, 06:18 PM   #28
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Joined: Nov 2008
Location: Kongsberg, Norway
Oddometer: 559
Not been RTW but do have a KTM690 and had no problems at all with it so far. Don't think you can beat it regarding fun factor, really strong/quick and handles very well both on tarmac and gravel and can do very technical sections (at least if you're a better dirt rider than me). And much lighter than most options including bikes like DRZ400. Part availability is maybe biggest problem but from what read reliability is really good:

Read somewhere that no one had ever regretted they didn't take a bigger bike for RTW...meaning many people take to big bikes.
2006 KTM 950 SuperEnduro
2010 KTM 530 EXC-R
2006 Suzuki RM-Z 250
1981 Husqvarna 420 AE
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