2008 KTM 690 Enduro Review- KTM 690 Enduro Bike First Ride

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First Ride: 2008 KTM 690 Putting the “sport” in dual-sport.

The of dual-sporting is chock-full of compromises. How on are designers and engineers supposed to motorcycles capable of performing on surfaces as different as dirt and With dual-sports making a resurgence and KTM already leading the the Austrian firm has released brand-new LC4 family member, the 690

I recently rode the bike in at the model’s press launch and away impressed.

True riding demands a lightweight with ample suspension and good balance and handling. KTM an emphasis on that word focusing on making the bike worthy first and concentrating on abilities second. This is even more obvious taking a look at the company’s EXC-R models, which are full-blown racebikes with the lights, signals and other to make them highway-legal in all 50

The 690 is the next logical step; a powerful and dirt-capable machine the previous 625SXC and even as a street machine.

Key to making the 690 asphalt-friendly is the more powerful liquid-cooled, sohc, four-valve, Single. A new cylinder head is responsible for generating the claimed 63 Features such as the APTC clutch and a three-position-switchable mapping allow the Enduro to not only well off-road but make it nice on it as well.

This bike isn’t to replace your streetbike, but if you to do 50 miles of blacktop to get to next section, you’ll be quite on the 690.

I was very impressed how good the bike was off-road. My bike this year has a 450 EXC and although the 690 probably can’t with that bike the trails get tight and technical, I’m it can on fire roads and less-gnarly Weighing a claimed 305 pounds, no lightweight, but at the same time it that weight fairly low fuel tank) and never top-heavy or bulky when

The U.S./Canadian-spec. bikes come knobby tires which from the rest of the worldwide I was only able to spend a amount of time on doing on those bikes (one of was set up by none other than World Enduro Champion Sala). The advantages of these were improved traction in conditions and more bite the front tire when off-road.

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For a rider who won’t be serious trails in the dirt, the tires that I spent of my time on were actually good on-road and off. not packing as much travel as a off-roader, the almost 10 inches and rear could handle all but jump landings. The new linkage-equipped worked very well and possibly be a sign of things to from a company that has to its PDS linkless shock concept for

Messing with the multiple maps further proved the versatility. In the normal setting, the 690 smooth power delivery was easily controllable off-road. it to the most aggressive setting throttle response, but was too much for most tight off-road

A third map is designed for poor, fuel in places such as California, where getting the stuff is never guaranteed.

The 690 is perhaps one of the very best we’ve sampled yet in the dual-sport Very good off-road and better-than-most on-road character it a top choice for those searching for a motorcycle. The bike will for $8898; a bit on the steep side, but you get is a no-B.S. competition-quality motorcycle.

No one call this bike a

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