Keep the KTM 690 or get KTM 990 or 1190

Discussion in 'Ridiculous streetbikes with 6 CPUs and too much HP' started by rockitman4x4, Jan 12, 2014.

  1. rockitman4x4

    rockitman4x4 ol retread

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    OK fellow inmates, I need some input here. Saturday I was at the KTM shop getting my 2011 690 re mapped and like a good salesman the guy shows me the 2013 990 Baja. My 690 is completely tricked out, springs, FMF Q4 pipe, Wolfman bags, RR fuel tanks, seat. . Etc. So help me out what would you guys do and why would you do it. Thanks in advance for your help. :ear
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  2. xcflyn

    xcflyn Long timer

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    I would move this to OC- this should not be in flea-market . But the real answer is have both :thumb
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  3. rockitman4x4

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    I made a post in the wrong place, anyway I'll try again here. I was at the KTM shop on Saturday getting my 2011 690 remapped, and the nice salesman shows me the 990 Baja and the new 1190. Now that was just wrong. My 690 is tricked out, springs, RR tanks, seat, FMF Q4 pipe, Wolfman bags, Turatech racks. . . etc. So my fellow inmates what would you do and why would you do it. Thanks guys :ear
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  4. Elusion

    Elusion Adventurer

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    Sometimes I wish I got a 690 when I'm riding tight trails. But then I realize that if I had got a 690, I would have wished I had a 990.

    Grass is always greener ...
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  5. Jaimoto

    Jaimoto Spaniard in Chile

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    Sounds like you are tempted by 990/1190 just because you don't have them, it happens all the time. I would love to have a white 990, if I had it I'm sure I'll be looking for an orange one.
    And then of course is the question of intended use ...
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  6. sieg

    sieg Wearing out tires......2 at a time, day after day.

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    Yes! ^ We can't decide for you we don't know how or what you ride. :huh
    But since you ask, I'd keep the 690 as the other 2 are pigs for what I would use the 690 for, and I already have a pig, F800GS.
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  7. steveWFL

    steveWFL Long timer

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    the stable needs both :D
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  8. BigTony

    BigTony Been here awhile

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    990 owner here - if you're selling your 690 pm me!!

    To the topic the 990 is pretty darn heavy in rough stuff but I've done some big rides on it (coast to coast and back in a short time hitting parts of the tat) that would have been really tough on a smaller bike with shorter service intervals

    Having done those rides though, something lighter sure would be nice for some rougher trail riding in the sierra. Not that the 990 couldn't do it in the right hands though
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  10. nomad guy

    nomad guy A legal alien

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    That what I did:clap
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  11. rockitman4x4

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    Well tks to you all. Good point that I didn't state in the first post. I ride in NV and UT mostly on FS roads I don't do very much of the trail stuff at all. Too old and too slow. Out in NV you have to have 300 range to get anywhere, that's why the RR tanks. Lots of two lane pavement with towns over 70 miles apart. The 690 is just OK as a highway bike but great off road. I am riding to AK this summer. Keep your inputs coming. :ear
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  12. Wonway

    Wonway KTM Fanboi #2

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    Sounds like an Adventure would suit you well then. I loved my 690 but it sure was not comfortable for long rides on any kind of highway. The 1190 will probably have a bit more fuel range which should help. Since you aren't trail riding, the switch sounds like a no brainer.
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  13. ÖÖ.

    ÖÖ. Ajaa kuin mummo

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    Get used 990. Fit it with street tires and get 450 / 550 / 640 enduro with the leftover money.

    Or

    Get used 990. Fit it with knobbies and get crotch rocket or touring bike with the leftover money.

    Or

    Get 990, fit it with 50/50 tires and ride it anywhere anytime. Start exercising deadlift.
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  14. rockitman4x4

    rockitman4x4 ol retread

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    TKS l did post this over on O C. l wasn't sure where to post it . still a noob :shog
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  15. The Walrus

    The Walrus Gone and back again.

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    You should sell me your 690 for a sixer of PBR and get both the 990 and 1190.....:deal

    Your dealer will appreciate my assistance.....:wink:
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  16. Scubawerx

    Scubawerx Scubawerx

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    There's no replacement for displacement.
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  17. Two Moto Kiwis

    Two Moto Kiwis Homeless Somewhere

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    ..... what about a stray cat?....... Super Enduro with Safari tank .... fud for thought.:clap

    Overgrown 690, similar looks, bit lighter than the adventure bla bla bla.
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    nevgriff64 ɹǝpun uʍop ɯoɹɟ buıppoɯ Super Moderator

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    I've merged the two threads for you. :thumb
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  20. boat.man

    boat.man Baller on a budget

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    I had a Husky TE610 and loved the bike when it was running... I was also looking for something with more range and comfort yet still good off road. So I ended up with a 990 ADV going on 5 years now and LOVE IT:clap
    Buy the 990 and get the suspension done right for you by super plush or some on that knows what they are doing and you will never look back!!
    The 990 is simply amazing off road and with the suspension set up I can take it where I had the Husky and more! Last fall I took the long way to the rally and put about 3000 miles on in a week, no problem!

    P.S. I rode the 1190R at the rally and am going to keep the 990 and buy a 690... Maybe :evil
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