Originally Posted by 2trally
I wonder how difficult stuffing a KTM 690 engine into the 450 DS would be. If it would fit would it be easier to do than modifying the 690 to have AWD? Seems like the steering head and gearbox was a huge job on the 950. But then to fit the 690 in the DS chassis would probably require gearbox modification anyway. Its kind of hard sitting here with neither bike for reference. Its all just speculation... I should probably just get a 450 DS and farkle it out.
I feel sticking with the 690 frame and configuration would be easier than doing an engine swap and then an AWD add on.
You have to remember, this was the First AWD kit I added to a bike. Once I had the fixtures and jigs and new parts designed and made it went smooth. Just would need to figure it out for a new bike.