Originally Posted by officerleroy
Alright! Alright! Alright!
Really hope I don't end up regretting selling my 800GS for a KTM 690... Either way, I'll have a blast even if I have to ride a Ninja 250.
Nah, its the perfect venue for a 690 (I have one too). If we have lots of mud, you'll be goin' where others are slowin'. If we have rough dirt (those roads change dramatically season to season), your WP suspension and KTM geometry will soak it all up. This particular route favors a smaller bike. Not that it will be technical, because it won't be. It will be fast. But the weather is wild up there. Surfaces change. Mud is always likely. Sometimes, big mud...and babyheads.
You won't prefer to be honking the Canol roads full of babyheads and mud on a 600lb motorcycle... unless that is what you are riding...
Fun, though, no matter what.