Ride Report: 2013 KTM Duke 690 Ktm DERESTRICTED

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KTM 690 Duke

Ride Report: 2013 KTM 690

2013 KTM Duke 690 review, and photos from Cameron on two wheeled hooligans .

Here i was Duke will be a week or away yet. walk Boyds Hamilton and just there it is in black/orange, just this morning and registered as demo.

They have 2x black and 2x white ones and the owners all collected them morning the lucky bastards. they still had a white one built in the workshop.

Full exhaust going on, and a host of “race” parts from the KTM catalogue including, new seat, cam, race airbox and

Back to the demo..OH pretty yea yea go on take it for a spin. sure why not :)

Hop on, and its and tall stance, the seat and wide, firm but a nice thought out design feels doesn’t throw you into the The sit is pretty close to the bars perched up high with arms in a “ready to launch off the for a super-moto race, pegs are a height, tank is narrow where your knees so narrow you forget to grip on from the gsxr with its tank.

Took off and you ride the clutch a i guess its cold but it does feel like a hmm two … a bit its a small turbine just the power under that area. Almost like its unsure and waiting for you to make mind up. it is smooth but kinda yay or

I believe its restricted in the lower i never really got on it hard in 1st but it rev with ease. The revs get up quick too especially with not a lot 4,000 but then redline of

But you can ride it sedately around it fueled pretty well but you lug it in like 6th gear doing 50 a 4cyl can. i think it in 3rd gear at like 4,500 was good, ready for action if be.

ticks along nicely 50kph, gear changes are nice little snick on the clutch is hydraulic, very but has good feel. lever is on the side, ok for me with big hands.

brakes are good, nice feel probably needed in some more.

Suspension, preload adjustable on the rear, you to wait for the R model and pay another for the WP suspension in a month or two. But the seemed nice didnt jump out as anything not up to the task. to say unless your doing than a squirt up the road.

Got some space to open it up, has some pull once it over that 4,000 number you can feel the bikes not holding any of it back. It does super-moto ish and would be great fun most things behind the exit of a corner apex. The is nice and smooth, quite and effortless.

Like a nice roller turbo coming on, it has some for a little bike! and im sure it higher up at peak power!

it in and it drops you to the road, coming a sport bike you hardly to look at the bar and it does what you knee or foot out how ever you its that simple.

Anything could be i was holding on too tight not with my knees or perhaps the of the bars but my arms were a tad sauce after a quick

All in all great bike, and its meant to do 270km + to a tank of fuel.

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