xt660z Tenere V's 690 Enduro?

Discussion in 'Thumpers' started by BAP, Jun 28, 2009.

  1. Off the grid

    Off the grid Big Meanie

    Jan 3, 2008
    That buzzing in your earhole, NorCal.
    You can't even compare the two bikes, they are completely different animals.

    You are better off comparing the XT to a KLR or other 650 Japanese singles and the KTM to the Husky 610.
  2. swanny199

    swanny199 Adventurer

    Oct 23, 2012
    Gold Coast, Australia
    First off id like to say i have owned a xt660z for 3 months and have done 4000k's and all the bolt on mods and sitting on 51hp as opposed to the 65 on the ktm... Too clear some stuff up.. the XTZ engine is designed and made in Minarelli, Italy... and so are many many other parts on the bike.. due to the contrary belief its a ricer

    Engine wise the KTM will outperform the Yamaha in brute power, but that doesnt mean its slow.. i came from a 09 250 exc ktm and im not complaining at all...

    the only 2 things i have needed too change on the bike that i felt should have been adressed from factory is the soft sprung suspension and the windshield turbulence and certain speeds ~40Mph. other than that the bike is great.

    the ergos are great for taller riders i am 6'1 and feet just touch the ground comfortably...

    I havent ridden a 690 KTM but im certain the tenere is more capable at long day trips (500km) while the ktm would be the choice for lets say 100km trail ride
  3. wide

    wide Been here awhile

    Aug 20, 2008
    Whats a ricer ???
    Isnt turbulence coming up from tank... as opposed to the screen ??
  4. WIBO

    WIBO Will it buff out?

    Oct 17, 2002
    64800French Pyrénées