Details on 2014 690 enduro r?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by BigTony, Jul 3, 2013.

  1. TexaNate

    TexaNate Been here awhile

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    Fixed link - http://www.ktm.com/at/news-events/eicma-2013-newsroom/enduro/lc4-enduro.html
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  2. gen

    gen Been here awhile

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    Nobody can say yet because no one outside of KTM has ridden the 2014 yet.

    I personally think ABS is really nice to have. The vast majority of 690 owners will ride on the street and with the DP/dirt tires that many of us run on the 690, ABS would help a lot on asphalt. I have to imagine it can be turned off quickly.
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  3. Rusty Shovel

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    The tires look much more street-biased. Any idea what these are and if they'll come standard on the US version?

    [​IMG]
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  4. gen

    gen Been here awhile

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    If I had to guess by the photo it might be the Pirelli MT-90?

    OEM previously was the MT-21 so it makes sense that they would stick with Pirelli.

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  5. DirtSolace

    DirtSolace Been here awhile

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    Metzler Enduro Sahara 3 to my eye....
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  6. haildamage

    haildamage Been here awhile

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    dont seem to be getting notifications so just saw this.

    i went to the KTM shop and they are expecting 2014s in January in Japan. looking forward to seeing the reviews on the new model! i would like to have ABS as long as i can turn it off of course!

    i am thinking two sets of wheels. one with the stock street biased tires and one with knobbies.
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  7. palmstatecrawler

    palmstatecrawler Been here awhile

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    Well they do say Metzler on them...
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  8. tyrsmkkyle

    tyrsmkkyle off the ground.

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    The abs is switchable and the best part is you have the option of just running the abs on the front tire.
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  9. Jan from Finland

    Jan from Finland Been here awhile

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    Has that feature been confirmed somewhere? The 1190 has it but I have never seen it confirmed on the 690.
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  10. tyrsmkkyle

    tyrsmkkyle off the ground.

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    A fella i know was told this by the dealer, so i cant say that ive had my hands on it personally but it makes since for them to have the option.
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  11. gen

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    True that. I was on my phone and couldn't read the lettering...
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  12. Rusty Shovel

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    Good eye.:clap I still don't like how street oriented the tire looks.
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  13. tyrsmkkyle

    tyrsmkkyle off the ground.

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    It looks like im gunna have a blast on mine when it comes in :) No matter what tires it comes with, a set of 17s may be in order.
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  14. B3EAR

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    Drool......:wings:wings:wings:bow Cannot wait for this bad boy to arrive. DRZ400 is up for sale...... 14' KTM 690 BEAST is gonna be replacing it.
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  15. Ceri JC

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    Just managed to get one of the last 2013 bike in the UK the past weekend. Incredible bike.

    It looks to my untrained eye that the side plastics at the same size and shape. Here's to hoping the they are interchangeable. White side panels would complete the look I have in mind for my bike perfectly.

    Ditto the black front engine subframe/mount. Depending on the cost, a pair of those might be a better buy than powder-coating my existing one as I was otherwise intending to do.
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    [FONT=&quot]While I wouldn't care about having ABS or not in the 2014 model (you can switch it off), I am skeptical about the [/FONT][FONT=&quot]ride-by-wire system.[/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]If one uses the 690 primarily for offroad and it may likely fall every now and then on the sides, is the ride-by-wire really robust against such mechanical impact?:muutt[/FONT]
    [FONT=&quot]Also, how direct does the ride-by-wire feel in the dirt? To me a very strange idea.[/FONT]
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    [/FONT][FONT=&quot]The only advantage I see is that the twin plug ignition may better prevent stalling and the engine might be smoother like a nice [/FONT][FONT=&quot]carburator.[/FONT]
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  18. Scutty

    Scutty Been here awhile

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    I have ridden the 690 Duke with that engine and throttle and it is very good, sublimely smooth fueling. Your concerns about the impact resistance of the r-b-w throttle is interesting but I don't think there would be many moving/breakable parts in the throttle housing itself plus no broken/snagging throttle cables?

    I am surprised the off-road dongle isn't standard on the Enduro (I can understand it as an option on the 1190 but the 690 is surely intended to be off-road most of the time?)
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  19. B3EAR

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    OMA-KTM in Phoenix OR had four 14's ordered. The first two to arrive are already spoke for though.... MINE... ALL MINE!!! MUWAHAHAHAAAA!!!
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  20. modeselector

    modeselector Common as muck

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    Early congrats B3EAR...be sure to post a couple pics upon delivery!
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