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Orange Hooligan – Revisiting the KTM 690 III

Imagine this, tight roads spotted with broken tarmac, littered loose sand, on your is a cliff wall and on the right, a low 3 tall crash barrier an impending drop to your But it doesn’t faze you, brrraaap, quick clutchless up thru the box accelerating to the next

Bumps? Bumps that would those on superbikes and nakeds, but not gently lift your a few inches above the low seat, or rearward depending if you want to over or keep both firmly in on the road, your

Brurp Brurp is all you hear, the WP bike absorbs whatever you to ride over (to an extend), suddenly a HUGE speed appears in your path, too for any sudden changes of direction but you be bothered to close your you stand up and boom! Launching off the of the speedbump, bike easily a off the ground and you land it perfectly the harsh landing.

The long travel of the suspension it’s keep. Hair pin approaches, hard on the Brembo the forks dip and you tilt in and the rear traction, never mind, the gearing allows for it, and as the bike around the corner, you give it the again and it launches out of the corner, brrraaap brraap, repeat. this isn’t an enduro a dual purpose nor is it a Versys.

The closest would be a motard? Try on one and tell me it isn’t a bike you want to be on.

This is the real experience of the KTM Duke 690 III. raw and no holds barred. An endure cum motard but with real road manners. Do not mistake for the refined and dare I say sterile IV.

If you want a bike that … on B and C roads with reasonable commuting thrown in, is the way to go. Do not mistake the 690 as the engine capacity of thumper, yes it’s a single 654cc, liquid cooled 4 lump. Class winning output for a single cylinder, a 65hp.

Riding a thumper, it somewhat a affair compared to bikes more cylinders. At low speeds, the has a direct connection to the velocity of acceleration, nothing comes But the star of the entire show is the Brembo 4 piston radially calipers on 320mm rotors for the

These barr non are the best ever. Zero fade, and powerful and most certainly controllable.

But as everything, there are limits. due to the physical aspects for a large it runs out of breath at high topping out at around 180km/h. Use it to the others on the way down from Bean at Genting Highlands, but to be served back what you once on Karak Highway, the half of Karak highway as how far you would have gone the superbikes catch up.

A young James Bond in with his martin blended, not nor stirred.

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