Hell freezes over...Duke 690

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by bahnzii, Dec 9, 2012.

  1. bahnzii

    bahnzii Adventurer

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  2. opmike

    opmike Choosing to be here.

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    From article:
    Surely, they're mistakenly talking about the R model (one we may or may not be getting). The pictures show no adjustment whatsoever other than rear preload.

    I wish companies would at least give us preload front and rear on these "base" models if they insist of reserving full damping adjustment for the more premium models.

    But my gripes aside, happy to see it Stateside. 67 hp in a package well under 400 lbs will be quite the thrill. The search for my next bike isn't getting any easier, and I see that as a great thing indeed.
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  3. Mk5mike

    Mk5mike Been here awhile

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    Looked great at the ktm in long beach at the IMS show. Very tall not sure it was the stand it was on but smt 990 seamed lower
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  4. LuciferMutt

    LuciferMutt Rides slow bike slow

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    woah that sounds and looks like FUN!!!! And tall is good -- I have super long legs and I don't fit on anything.
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  5. cls

    cls Long timer

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    SMC-R, please.
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  6. dlmarquez

    dlmarquez dlm

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    Already up on the KTM USA website
    I downloaded the owners manual
    No pricing info I could see though:deal
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  7. gallinastrips

    gallinastrips Been here awhile

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    :clap
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  8. dlmarquez

    dlmarquez dlm

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    Little birdie just told me $8499
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  9. roma258

    roma258 Been here awhile

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    That's not bad, wasn't last gen over $10k?
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  10. Gryphon12

    Gryphon12 Long timer

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    Well, well, well. It's chilly in here.

    The suspension is a disappointment, but it can be remedied with a little more money. A gas tank suitable for typical US riding distances will, however, take more than dollars. Still, most promising. Especially if all of the "R" components will fit.
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  11. Tanshanomi

    Tanshanomi Your Favorite Uncle

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    Here's the photo and description that was in Cycle News yesterday.

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  12. Mk5mike

    Mk5mike Been here awhile

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    The handout I got at long beech IMS said 8999$
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  13. DiabloADV

    DiabloADV Semi-Occasional

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    I like the design change. Looks more like a street bike and less like a warmed-over enduro with SM wheels.
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  14. fast4d

    fast4d Long timer

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    I saw it in person. forks did not look adjustable at all

    I guess tha how they can sell for $9k

    the previous was $10k
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  15. mkviz

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    I was able to test ride this bike in Livermore CA and man this bike is fun to ride. The wont be out until mid march. So anyone in the Bay area that wants to test ride this best Tri Valley moto has one on loan.
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  16. Chilly

    Chilly Been here awhile

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  17. Kafn8td

    Kafn8td Been here awhile

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    Crap...there's no way the wife will let me keep the Speed Triple, the SMT and buy one of these.
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  18. Mobiker

    Mobiker Long timer

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  19. skysailor

    skysailor Rat Rider

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    Holy crap! 70 hp. Single lung. That thing would be a HOOT!
    Lyle
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  20. GoonerYoda

    GoonerYoda Hot Dickens Cider

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    whoa!
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