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Old 06-30-2014, 01:00 PM   #1
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KTM Enduro 690 R - Which exhaust?

Okay, so, I'm in the process of selling my 2012 Aprilia RSV4 Factory aPRC (see the link in my signature) to purchase a 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R. I've decided it's time to get an adventure bike like I've always wanted and after months and months of research I've come to the conclusion the KTM is the best dual purpose bike for me.

Anyhow, the first order of business upon getting this bike will be a new exhaust. I've seen tons of systems for the bike including the FMF, Akrapovic (which is absurdly expensive), and the Wings exhaust (which I have no friggin' clue where you even get those?!).

My question is this: What exhaust is the popular choice among riders here? I realize this will likely be a subjective and biased question but I'm just looking for opinions. Assuming money isn't an option (which it's not) I want to get the best bang for my buck. I love Akrapovic exhausts after owning them on almost every street bike I've ever owned. However, I feel like with Akrapovic you're paying a huge markup for the name alone.

I would prefer a full system exhaust but it's not an absolute must. The real goal here is weight loss and the best sound. I want something that sounds great at WOT but doesn't drone or sound overly annoying.

Thanks in advance guys!

Oh, and when I do get the bike what are some of the first things you guys would do to it aside from the exhaust?
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Old 06-30-2014, 01:26 PM   #2
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Exhaust; start here: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=364511

General 690 info: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=722987

2014 specific: http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=900813
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Old 06-30-2014, 02:32 PM   #3
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Damn those are long threads! I'll give them a read though!
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FMF is fine for budget minded people (that's what I have). The wings is an Akrapovic clone for half the money.
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Old 06-30-2014, 03:10 PM   #5
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FMF is fine for budget minded people (that's what I have). The wings is an Akrapovic clone for half the money.
I don't see a Wings exhaust for the 2014 690 Enduro R on their website...

http://www.alternatecycle.com/wings.html

Guess I'll have to inquire
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Old 06-30-2014, 09:07 PM   #6
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I don't see a Wings exhaust for the 2014 690 Enduro R

[url]http://www.alternatecycle.com/wings.html[
Since they have not updated that page since July of 2011.....
Suggest you post in the exhaust thread... You will likely get more responses than another new exhaust thread and it will be easier for the next guy....
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Since they have not updated that page since July of 2011.....
Suggest you post in the exhaust thread... You will likely get more responses than another new exhaust thread and it will be easier for the next guy....
No need to now I guess. Contacted them via phone and ordered a Wings slip-on so I'm good to go!
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No need to now I guess. Contacted them via phone and ordered a Wings slip-on so I'm good to go!
How much was it?
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The next thing to do is put some gas in it and ride............jeeeeshhhhhh


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No need to now I guess. Contacted them via phone and ordered a Wings slip-on so I'm good to go!
You called a third party distributor in Canada and ordered an exhaust from them instead of going directly to Gorazd in Slovania like most people in the states!? Wait, that info is on the exhaust thread.
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KTMs factory exhaust are some of the best units out there as far as stock goes. They are better/lighter than some of the aftermarket choices.

If it were me, I'd save the $$ for the exhaust and throw it at some other things like fuel capacity, ergos, luggage, seat, skidplate/handguards, better light/bulb, etc.
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KTMs factory exhaust are some of the best units out there as far as stock goes. They are better/lighter than some of the aftermarket choices.

If it were me, I'd save the $$ for the exhaust and throw it at some other things like fuel capacity, ergos, luggage, seat, skidplate/handguards, better light/bulb, etc.
Everything I read says that the stock KTM exhausts melt the plastics because they get so hot due to the cats inside of them or something.

Not only that but you can lose a bit of weight going to an aftermarket one I hear.
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How much was it?
$525. Pretty reasonable if you ask me!
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Everything I read says that the stock KTM exhausts melt the plastics because they get so hot due to the cats inside of them or something.

Not only that but you can lose a bit of weight going to an aftermarket one I hear.
Which may be true of the 690, admittedly my only experience was with the RFS series of bikes, and they came with great cans.

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$525. Pretty reasonable if you ask me!
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$525. Pretty reasonable if you ask me!
Yeah that's not bad at all. I might get one.

Let me know how loud it is, the FMF I have is really loud which is fine during the day but annoys people at night. I work nights so it creates problems when I leave my apartment at 23:00 to go to work.
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