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KTM 690 Duke

KTM Duke 690: Begging to be hard

The smallest bike I rode was a Honda C70, is a single cylinder workhorse I owned for a few years when I was an

Recently, I had the chance to ride the ever single-cylinder bike, the KTM 690, and lived to tell the

Tipping the scale at less 165kg fully-fuelled, the Duke 690 is by the liberal use of lightweight components as the 9kg tubular space frame from chrome-molybdenum steel, as as a 4kg pin-jointed, …-cast swingarm.

The concentration of weight at the lower of the chassis means that the enjoys a rather low centre of and this helped in its manoeuvrability.

can be seen by the positioning of the stainless pre-silencer under the engine, contributes to its sharp-handling properties.

Its means that even a or vertically-challenged riders such as can feel confident, even picking up the bike for the first

For once, I was not intimidated by the rather seat height of 835mm, it meant I had to tiptoe if both my had to be on the ground.

According to KTM, the Duke 690 is its of what constitutes a pure, single-cylinder motorcycle in the form of the Duke.

It is claimed that the new will provide smoothness, ability, along with for a pillion.

The Duke can exceed in very little time, but the protection of a fairing, I doubt it is an enjoyable experience for most.

The would fit the profile of what is a hooligan bike (no, not to be with our Mat Rempits).

It is a bike that begs to be aggressively, and will not hesitate to its displeasure when ridden like what I would do in my commute to office and back.

The squeals and protests when it is below 3,500rpm, and you really to rev it above 4,000rpm for it to display vibration-free riding.

As such, I the Duke 690 to be rather unsuitable for my riding which takes in congested traffic all the time.

is a place to unleash this and that is on open roads, or there is ample opportunity for such as climbing up Cameron or Genting Highlands.

This is a bike for aggressive or those who are basically impatient the rest of the world for moving too

The torque is rather astounding, and I was off guard at first when I up the throttle fully in second

Another minus for me is the extreme of heat emanating from the which I think is quite of giving your knees and a good toasting if you are ever in crawling traffic.

I swear that the heat is to roast a complete chicken half an hour.

Of course, it be ideal in winter riding, as the of hot air would then feel bliss.

The good thing KTM in Malaysia is that you can actually their bikes before one, a rarity among here. If you are in Peninsular Malaysia, Wee Biker Sdn Bhd at 03-5510 3146.

The is located at Jalan Plumbum Pusat Komersial Seksyen 7, Alam (near to the UiTM Selangor.

More details about RM46,500 bike can be found at the KTM

KTM 690 Duke
KTM 690 Duke
KTM 690 Duke
KTM 690 Duke
KTM 690 Duke

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