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truck11

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Weight of the 2014 690
« on: August 08, 2014, 12:15:36 pm »
I just drove over to the local trash place to 'ride' over their scales.   :(
     
SO..... with approx 1.5 gallons of gas, scotts steering damper with sub-mount kit, Adventure spec bash plate and case guards, roll chart holder, pair of Double Take mirrors, rim lock and balance weights on the rear tire, the 2014 690 Enduro r weighs in at 340lbs.

Cra-p that is heavy.  heavier than I expected, or wanted.
2014 690 Enduro R

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Re: Weight of the 2014 690
« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2014, 09:36:02 pm »
'Sounds about right.  I have a fairly light sport bike, a Honda VTR-1000, and my KTM 690 is about 100 lb lighter: heaven for around town, and tons more comfortable.  I find the 690 suitable for easy trails, but I have a 250 for anything serious.  I use the 690 to check out places to ride the 250.  When I lean it over more than about 20 degrees going slow, the weight is really felt.  As a primary dirt bike, no way for me.  80-90% street.  But I am still a weight freak as a matter of principle.  You can save a reasonable amount of weight by replacing the muffler with a titanium one; the battery with a Shoari or similar, and a little maybe by replacing the aluminum heat shields with carbon fiber.  There is a thread somewhere about reducing the weight of the 690 to under 300 lb.  Still, it is light for it's intended purpose.