Test KTM Duke 690 2012: Terribly Mono Culture

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Test KTM Duke 690 2012: Mono Culture

July 7, | Filed under: KTM | Posted by: Rao

The KTM Duke 690 evolves significantly in KTM redefined its concept of supermotard lorry driver to make it accessible to the daily newspaper, to control and more accessible the purchase. KTM Duke 690 2012 not remain about it less one motor bike, fun, and very powerful! Let us see that

KTM has surprised its world at the end of 2011 by a new version of its KTM Duke 690 2012 the back with the concept of motored road extreme. between the supermotard and the sporting there were all the sorrows to Duke in a precise category.

The so as the KTM scrambled charts, with an of supermoto and pure hard by the LC4 SMC. Incidentally, the last KTM 690 profited from equipment of top which impacted the price to more than 9,000 € the they were addressed to one public of expert.

For 2012, it is The news KTM Duke 690 2012 a figure more consensual – alleviating plate headlight, classical exhaust – and seems to two steps behind side – bottom-of-the-range fork reversed, of brake before axial – the first glance.

Duke is presented from now on in the form of a small sporting that like a road super In pace as in ergonomics the saddle to 835 mm, but the general smoothness makes it to pose the two points on each since one measure 1.70 Mr. the is all that there is of naturalness, and one is already in statics by the form by the which appears roomy for the as for the passenger.

The footrests of the occupants are placed rather low: to slacken their legs. they put comfort inside! engine LC4 – for Liquid Cooled 4 cooled by water with 4 – inherited directly the last of Duke R, implies his at the very rocky voice….

It is obvious, engine is rather noisy: it to make hear its distribution, in same time, the pulsations the exhaust is brought closer and fruit of an adjustment of dual according to certain technicians. It is the poem façon Yamaha XT here, that vibrates, grumbles, and in a word, the sonority of to the idle is not very pleasant.

it is nevertheless well

As of the catch in one notes the lightness of the machine With 164 kg all full facts – by our care – KTM Duke 690 dances the bumpers like a ballerina. Its short turning radius makes it possible to thread in a of mouse.

The orders are soft, with the of the clutch which profits system anti-dribbles, and one will not the aft wheel on the white tapes the effect of the engine brake. The lever also is easy to first of all and the presence of ABS reassures for committed braking.

The suspensions, as provided by WP prove rather especially the new reversed fork. But if it is quickly, it absorbs the paving rather well. A little flexibility, on the other hand, not make evil with the which does not like too the threads of gas under 3000

The adoption of an electronic ordering of changed anything with the one nothing ON/OFF the mono which very quickly understand that he likes the crop.

And the selection also only fairly the half-measure. So speeds are locked well, left foot should be Hold a maximum scooter, out of the to finish behind, gas! And KTM 690 2012 leaps without time, revealing a nonlinear then.

It is obvious: this Duke will be ready to go to a downtown, but its semi-sparkling engine desire for taking the broad

70 nags, the mono one!

to 130 km/h meter for almost tr/min in 6th, I let ravel the ribbon. The electronic accelerator well to the exercise, which is not the case of the wrinkle by wire, inconstant on the thread of gas. is acceptable taking into the philosophy of Duke, the comfort of appears firm all the same, but 690 was not designed to swallow great of self yuck.

Well, it not miss a breath! The “ educationists” Germany will have all the to post pretty 193 km/h 187 realities) with the meter of KTM 690 2012. Admittedly, at this the needle flirts with the red and the vibrations shake the motor which gives the feeling to its horses like a large his car touches with the alarm but the performance is there.

More the engine shows an effective an answer ultra-fast to the handle of side like often at KTM and an of vibrations considerable. Admittedly, the KTM 690 Duke does not vibrate Hochberg d’ Enduro, but one cannot his quivering at stabilized rhythm. In for the voyages, one is fixed finally at intervals, 110/120 km/h of

A saddle which limits the

As soon as you … the small the banana is registered immediately your helmet. There, the are relegated to the second plan, one more pays attention to the of the engine. It accelerates quickly 3000 tr/min and 4500 the renewal of energy is then punctuated of a light hollow setting out again of more towards the red zone, with a promptness for these single 102 mms in diameter.

The 70 announced horses without reserve but, than the pure power, it is the weight power which one then. With 70 horses for 164 kg, the KTM with force the turns, and sometimes the feeling to be extracted the turns like a higher capacity.

And the intuitive side and of the mark are found. The KTM Duke 690 is very easy to register in and allows to easily modifying a appreciated trajectory. With if mass to be trailed, the opposite have been astonishing, but cohesion is there in spite of flexible suspensions which well contain the mass violent one than the former

The proportioning of the brake, from now on is also surgical, but there is what to have fun and they are not Conti SM which will the heats: grip and put on the angle is with go.

One then likes oneself to very quickly on the small by circumventing the traps thanks to And then, the KTM Duke 690 asks all the less for concentration than Duke 990, who with his V2, higher speeds between two There, it is more humanly Finally, there is not that so particular saddle which perplexed.

Drawn as a saddle of it seems to be conceived to control on Its side pads block the of the basin and one has difficulty moving. We three of the same opinion not to this choice.

Assessment: Duke

After several accompanied by the news Duke one fully measures the completed and the choices of reason applied by Aesthetically near to a gross 125 news 690 is shown more to the great number. Height of saddle, relaxed ergonomics, turning radius and weight make good urban.

Its among most powerful to the is put up with the city as well as in spite of an undeniable sporting

And therefore the KTM Duke 690 2012 appears on road. Especially the ones and which turns its favorite playing field. general-purpose within the framework of an use grace also to the presence of an ABS able, it will not be very to the departures in weekend in duet of its one-cylinder engine which was not for the sessions of motorway with but it can more play the urban for stroll to two that the former

Sold 7,490 €, it is posed in obvious alternative of the small roadsters of the market. And even if it is good equipped than the generation’s side part-cycle it always shows fun and effective in control, it is well what for a KTM after all.

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