Cyril Despres KTM 690 Rallye - Detail Shots

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  1. schattat

    schattat Long timer

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    Hey guys,

    While browsing through all the crap on my PC, I stumbled across some cool pics I took earlier this year during the Yamaha Ténéré Meeting in Mothern, France.

    The event was actually the 25th aniversary celebration of the Ténéré series from Yamaha (MEANING ONLY FOR YAMAHA OWNERS :wink:), when all of a sudden this guy with the KTM cap showed up with his car, trailer and....
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    I was like, WTF?!? Is that Cyril Despres bike?!? Upon closer inspection, I was able to verify what I could tell from a far.... (my little bro. on the left :D)
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    As you can see, this bike was slowly grabbing the attention of many a rider!
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    More detailed pics to follow!
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  2. GB

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    :thumb Any pics of the cockpit?

    :lurk
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  3. schattat

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    Sure thing!
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  4. schattat

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    General cockpit view:
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    Roadbook + ICOs:
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    Navigation Instruments:
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    Wires and connectors below instruments:
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    Handlebar and tank filler caps:
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    Rear view:
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    Water tanks mounted underneath rear tank:
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    Fuel tap, idle control, foot peg:
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    Radiator/fan view:
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  5. GB

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    Can't wait to see these bikes in action on a totally different terrain than the ususal Dakar rally. Thanks for the great close up pics :thumb
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  6. SkyPup

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    Great pics, thanks for sharing them with us!
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  7. gagnaou

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    Great Pictures!!!
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  8. LukasM

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    Sweet pictures! I really love that combination, so much better than orange! We tried to get the same color but KTM wouldn't do it, even talking to top brass there. IIRC it had to do with copyright on the color or something. I also noticed some things that are different from the version sold to normal customers: -Adjusters on top of the forks are missing? -Left remote for ICO and roadbook is one piece
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    thanks :devildog
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  10. gsd4me

    gsd4me 90% bluff

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    Great stuff. It`s not often we get to see up close detail on those bikes. Good out of the way position for the water tanks.
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  11. Lumpyboy

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    Has the KTM hard parts PHDS bar mount system. Nice. That system works well, just pricey. Best to buy it used.
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  12. Sparrowhawk

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    Looks like Michelin Desert tires are mounted.
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  13. mookymoo

    mookymoo Mookish Mook

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    I got to check out Stan Watts' 690RR recently... :tb

    They are beautifully laid out, arent they

    The tiny details are what strike you - like the rubber guard on the handlebar where the throttle-cables rub (missing from Cyril's bike, above).

    So much space - and everything important is easy to access. Fuel pump, regulator, lights, sentinel, etc, etc
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  14. header

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    dude amazing pics!!! please tell me you have more.

    better yet does anyone know where i could find some info on these bikes and the older 660's.
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  15. Trang

    Trang ... 2nd last to the Sweep

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    So, what was the story?
    What WAS it doing there?
    who did i belong to?
    ... and where was Cyril? (and did he know where his bike was?)
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  16. Possu

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    Nice pics, just hope that someone doesn't read the water tank filler cap & take it literally :eek1 , looks like a 950/990 oil filler cap.
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    DockingPilot Hooked Up and Hard Over

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    :tb
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  18. schattat

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    At the event there was an exhibition of classic Ténéré bikes used in the Dakar during the early 80's and 90's (pics will come too...)
    There was also the big 950 KTM from Meoni there too.

    The bike was sold on eBay several months prior to the event, where the guy with the KTM had bought it for over 30.000€!!!

    I'm guessing he was just invited to come and show his new bike amongst some other rally classics.
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  19. schattat

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    Normally they're sold with the big chunky remote for the RB and the standard 3 button remote for the ICO.
    I have made my own copy of the factory remote, which I was thinking of also selling in a small production.
    Here my prototype:
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    So if there's anybody interested, you know.... :D
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  20. nfranco

    nfranco over macho grande?

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    Hmm.. your costing me money here.:lol3
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