So I currently ride a CBR250R, I'm looking to upgrade to a more powerful and capable bike. I went to look at the new 2013 600rr at a Honda dealer the other day, but when I walked in there were about 40 KTMs sitting in front of me...so I sat on a 690 Duke and really like it. A friend of mine however seems to think that I'd be digging my own grave with it because it's a KTM and they're supposed to be unreliable. I've done some searching and most problems seem to be minor warranty issues, or engines grenading...the engines seem to be rare and a very repeated story. I really like the Duke, the dealer I went to had a Reps 2013 there (not supposed to be out for 2 months, but I'm in New England and don't have winter gear so I wouldn't be riding for at least that long anyway...). So, all that I ask is that you share your OWN experiences with these bikes, or more specifically the 690 motors (I think the main thing that needs to be reliable), and if you don't have your own experiences and feel like sharing another riders, please just provide a link to their story. Thanks much for your help, stay safe!