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QuantumParadise

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Now I a need help
« on: October 18, 2014, 03:45:10 pm »
Hey guys. So I have a deposit on. 2015 enduro 690 r and I have been really excited about it. Today I see this add on kijiji near home for a 990 2009 

http://www.kijiji.ca/v-sport-touring/calgary/2009-ktm-990-adventure-abs/1026289624   

Looks like a good deal and a few grand less than the new enduro. Any thoughts about going with the 990 over the new 690? I eventually want to ride my bike from canada to South America so I think I should take that in to account. Let me know what you guys think. Thanks.

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Re: Now I a need help
« Reply #1 on: October 18, 2014, 09:23:59 pm »
I sold my 11 990 a couple of months ago, and recently bought a 14 690. So I have a good idea of the difference between the two. A few guys can make the 990 look like a motocross bike out in the ruff. I'm not one of them. For me, the 990 was a great over the road bike, with the occasional foray into the ruff. I just never got comfortable off road with the 990, mainly due to the weight. I ended up dropping the 990 and tearing my bicep tendon picking it up (bike unloaded). During my recovery from surgery for the repair, I decided the 690, weighing 150# less, was the way to go for my riding plans in the future. The 990 is alot more comfortable on the road than the 690, a whole lot. Off road, there's no comparison between the two, the 690 is pure confidence. All you need to decide is what you're going to do with your next bike.
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