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Looking at buying 2016 enduro r !
« on: May 22, 2016, 06:32:15 pm »
Anything i need to worry about and pros and cons would be great . Also any exsperience with would be great . Thanks

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Re: Looking at buying 2016 enduro r !
« Reply #1 on: May 22, 2016, 09:31:56 pm »
First off, welcome to the forums!

Second, while your question is a bit on the broad side, Iíll give it a go.

If you ask a dozen different 690 owners you might get a dozen different answers as to why this is a great bike. The platform of the bike invites a variety of owners to easily make significant modifications to suit their needs. So the Proís and Conís are going to depend on how youíre going to prep the bike for the riding you plan on doing. Just typing ďKTM 690Ē into Google images show you the array of options you have before you with this bike.

Iím a weekend warrior that rides a little pavement to get to the dirt which consists of mostly fire roads and two-track through mountains and desert. So while Iíve set the bike up where it essentially looks like an angry dirt bike with lights, the 690 just chews up the miles to get me to and from the riding areas making my range of options much greater. I can ride an Interstate for 40 minutes and get into a whole new mess of trouble making this bike great, imo, at being a true dual sport; road to dirt and then back home.

With a few mods*, you can have a bike to commute to work on, ride trails on the weekends, club race supermoto and pack up for a month long ride up one of the BDRís or the TAT. Now granted, this diversity is going to take a 17Ē wheel/tire set, navigation and a few other mods*, but the options are available for doing pretty much any two wheeled adventure imaginable.

Therein lies my overall point that I feel gets looked over when discussing this bike. The Enduro seems eager to cover many, many miles in what ever form you can imagine. Starting off as an exceptionally capable dual sport, the bonus in which you can do anything like tossing on a wind screen the size of a VW hood and change it into a cross continental adventure bike or slap on some 17's and burn up a slick on a kart track is icing on the cake.

So short of extreme enduro, trials or jumping 80 foot triples, this is a great bike and hands down THE best bike for dirt enthusiasts with room for only one motorcycle in their garage.

(*KTMís are Ready to Race ô and I have no idea what Iím talking about)
2014 690 R, Rekluse, PowerCommander V, Rottweiler Intake, FMF, Scott's, Renzacco Seat, HDB handguards, MGTec levers, full sas removed, Pivot Pegs