690 Enduro Forum

General Category => 690 Discussion => Topic started by: QuantumParadise on March 08, 2017, 10:21:58 pm

Title: New vs "gently used"
Post by: QuantumParadise on March 08, 2017, 10:21:58 pm
Hey guys, just got back from riding my 690 to the North Pole where I fell down to my knees and begged the Universe for forgiveness. On a more serious note, I see 690 enduro bikes come up for sale around here that are a few years old (~ 2012) with very low mileage. Like not even fully broken-in basically (~ 3500km), they want an arm and a leg for them too! Is it better to buy new or one of these gently used for let's say 2/3 the new price? Thanks. I'm off, I am heading deep into the Peruvian amazon to visit my Shaman; He has an enduro too.
Title: Re: New vs "gently used"
Post by: rider_marc on March 13, 2017, 12:48:44 pm
Same experience here. Watched the used 690 market since about 2013. Near new and nice versions are priced as you observed. Some had useful accessories, some had accessories I didn't want. Then, the lower priced versions were of varying conditions. When I couldn't take it anymore and had places to go and see, I bought new.

Hang around, my '17 may be for sale at the end of the year.
Title: Re: New vs "gently used"
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Title: Re: New vs "gently used"
Post by: dravis14 on September 22, 2020, 06:37:32 am
I guess I got pretty lucky...I picked up a 2015 KTM 690 Enduro R with only 2990 km on it at a car dealer in Manila. I got such a good deal compared to buying new, it was worth flying from Cebu City to Manila to get it...Then put it on a ferry and shipped it back to Cebu...I have now done AMP Supermoto Kit, as well as other mods to it, and I'm very happy with buying a well kept older model...hope that helps with your decision..