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My Duke 690

Heres my daily ride..love her to the [strike]tits[/strike]bits..








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Sweeeeet ! Looks ROWDY.

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post #5 of 27 Old 11-19-2009, 06:16 AM
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You get all the cool stuff. You suck!

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Where are the burnout and Wheelie Pics? That bike needs burnout and wheelie pics!

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naa...we are not into that..sorry!

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wow! cool looking bike.

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There is a lot of cool stuff for sale in the US. Most people won't spend the money, won't buy anything that's not Japaneese.

I like the 690. Would love to test ride one.

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I'd rather have the old BSA!

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post #11 of 27 Old 11-19-2009, 01:36 PM
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KTMs aren't about doing burnouts and wheelies. They'll wheelie no problem . My 990 is just under 400 lbs with the fuel light on and has, I'm guessing 10% more torque than a modded 919, so yeah, it'll wheelie. Burnouts are just plain stupid.

BSAs? That's soooo far off the subject, I'll never fgure that post out.

It's a KTM thing. You wouldn't understand.

BTW the dealer in Terre Haute has a 690 for $9K.

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I test rode that bike for a few days. It is tons 'O' fun. I'm actually looking for a 690 right now because of the impression this bike had on me. The only thing I didn't like about it was the seat, that has to go. The bike was a great commuter and I'm sure from the few off/on ramps we took at speed would be great in the twisty stuff.

I will agree however that the old BSA is super cool.

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Sweeeeet ! Looks ROWDY.
It looks like a moped to me.

Cuz, that's what I have to ride to work after I lost my license after all the rickets I would have riding something like that. Nice bike, my next one may be something like that.

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KTMs aren't about doing burnouts and wheelies. They'll wheelie no problem . My 990 is just under 400 lbs with the fuel light on and has, I'm guessing 10% more torque than a modded 919, so yeah, it'll wheelie. Burnouts are just plain stupid.
yup, theres much more this bike can do besides wheelie n stoppie. i stopped riding the rc8r to the twisties since i bought this one..the duke capable enuff to play with the latest inline 4 esp at the tight corners..

fehren, i am sorry..hahaha

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KTMs aren't about doing burnouts and wheelies. They'll wheelie no problem . My 990 is just under 400 lbs with the fuel light on and has, I'm guessing 10% more torque than a modded 919, so yeah, it'll wheelie. Burnouts are just plain stupid.

BSAs? That's soooo far off the subject, I'll never fgure that post out.

It's a KTM thing. You wouldn't understand.

BTW the dealer in Terre Haute has a 690 for $9K.
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yup, theres much more this bike can do besides wheelie n stoppie. i stopped riding the rc8r to the twisties since i bought this one..the duke capable enuff to play with the latest inline 4 esp at the tight corners..

fehren, i am sorry..hahaha
I fully realize that this bike is capable of more than wheelie's and burnouts. I guess I was more commenting on how "badass" it looked. While my name is WheelieTime I refused to allow the front to come off the ground for my first two years of riding. I stuck to backroads and focused on learning to hold a line through corners. If I had the finances to live on the track believe me I would.

Either way advocatt, sweet bike, as always I'm jealous.

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i brought her to the track today and seriously, this is an all rounder bike...i am happy!!

btw fehren, sham (my partner) also bought one yesterday, complete with akra full system. the sound way louder than my remus.


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i brought her to the track today and seriously, this is an all rounder bike...i am happy!!

btw fehren, sham (my partner) also bought one yesterday, complete with akra full system. the sound way louder than my remus.


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That is a very sweet ride! Advocatt what do you do? do you work for KTM?

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post #19 of 27 Old 11-22-2009, 01:55 AM Thread Starter
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i am a lawyer and my legal firm also a bike n accessories shop. we are are dealer for KTM.

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Damn you Sam!!! Must you keep tempting me with the KTM?

You are making it tough to resist the urge to buy another bike.

After many years and many dreams I have realized my goal of riding in all 50 states!

Now the rest of the world!

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Damn you Sam!!! Must you keep tempting me with the KTM?

You are making it tough to resist the urge to buy another bike.
i add more flavour...








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Fehren, I looked up Youngstown Oh. I was going to tell ya to come to Indiana, I'd let you ride my 990. Geeze, you're almost to Pa. I think KTMs are built by people that genuinely like what they do. I think you'd like one. It's kind of a shock at first, but you quickly adapt. It's been a lot of fun trying something completely different.

Used prices very good right now. Go for it!

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I think KTMs are built by people that genuinely like what they do. I think you'd like one. It's kind of a shock at first, but you quickly adapt. It's been a lot of fun trying something completely different.

Used prices very good right now. Go for it!
KTM and MV are two companies that are clearly run by enthusiasts (no matter who actually owns them at the moment). And, used KTM's can be an incredible value for the dollar. The 690 is an amazing bike!!!

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Fehren, I looked up Youngstown Oh. I was going to tell ya to come to Indiana, I'd let you ride my 990. Geeze, you're almost to Pa. I think KTMs are built by people that genuinely like what they do. I think you'd like one. It's kind of a shock at first, but you quickly adapt. It's been a lot of fun trying something completely different.

Used prices very good right now. Go for it!
Thanks for the offer. I rode a 690 (thanks to Advocatt) while I was in Malaysia. I didn't ride the 990, but I did ride the RC8. I was impressed with both. I am keeping an eye on the used market right now, but there is not much in my area.

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KTM and MV are two companies that are clearly run by enthusiasts (no matter who actually owns them at the moment). And, used KTM's can be an incredible value for the dollar. The 690 is an amazing bike!!!
Funny thing is I have a KTM dealer near my house. I actually live in a rural farming area and you can see the KTM place from my back yard. He sells and stocks mostly off road stuff. I was never even in the shop until about a week before I left for the GP. I'm hoping to talk to him this weekend.

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Nice bike, I like wheelies and burnouts? Maybe its an american thing, I also like hotrods, bbq's and beer?

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