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Old 07-03-2013, 06:03 PM   #63
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Originally Posted by veriest1 View Post
The KTM 690 R comes in at 305 pounds dry and 320 wet according to sources on the internet. That's a whole pound heavier than the published wet weight on a drz (and may have cured my desire to own another drz).

I was lucky SR hung onto his DRZ and let me have use of it for this ride.

Like I said, it wasn't dialed in for my height, and I had never rode (ridden?) it before, so those two things combined were factors, but didn't stop me from really enjoying it. When I say "enjoying it", let me be clear - I never had to worry about the ability of the bike, or it's power, to get me to the end of the day.

I did wish the bars were on risers, but hey, that's a minor point compared to the fact that I was, on the opposite hand, impressed by the DRZ400's get up and go.

I had, by the way, had recent experience on Richard's (Trailboss) Hill Country 500 Challenge. We swapped my KTM 500 for his DRZ400 for a stretch.
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