Motorcycle Maniac: 2012 KTM 690 Duke — A Street Bike Fit For Royalty…

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Motorcycle Maniac: 2012 KTM 690 – A Street Bike Fit For Royalty

I test drove one of these bikes, and I must say I was quite – Photo: Mitterbauer H.

If you’ve watched an off-road motorcycle you’re probably familiar the KTM brand. The Austrian motorcycle doesn’t just make bikes, it has a few street-legal rides as including the KTM 690 Duke. With a single-cylinder engine, you might not the Duke of being a performance but you’d be wrong.

I recently test drove one of sporty bikes, and I must say I was impressed.

The bike itself, in KTM fashion, is highlighted with the iconic orange colors on the as well as the decals and some of the Unlike many other bikes, the Duke doesn’t it with large paneling makes the ride look than it is. This motorcycle is down, creating a sleek, look that is reminiscent of the off-road offerings.

Plus, this helps the bike’s overall weight which lets you get the most from the small engine, and rider maneuverability. The lightweight is made of chrome-molybdenum and only about 20 pounds.

While a motor sounds puny, the LC4 engine offers an impressive 690 centimeters of displacement as well as mapping. The latter feature for a smoother, more efficient which aids in reducing the fuel consumption – another The engine’s balanced crank and twin ignition setup it generate 69 horsepower, making the one of the most powerful rides in its

When I rode the bike, I there was far less vibration from the motor than experienced in similar models. is due to a balancer shaft, and there’s an anti-hopping clutch that rear wheel chatter downshifting.

The bike has only been in the U.S. for a few years, so it might be hard to come across a model if that’s what in the market for. Brand the Duke is at the top of the price bracket for its but if you’re looking for a smooth and you’ve got cash to burn, you want to invest in this

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