Originally Posted by jrozar
I have owned several 650 class bikes, still have a GS, and decided after all my research that the best bang for the buck mid sized adventure bike was the KTM 640 Adventure, it had the large tank stock, suitable sub frame, great suspension travel and you can still find a later year model at a reasonable price. You can really deak one out and pay for some trips for the cost of a 690 and all the parts to make it comparable to the 640.
Ok the 690 is FI but is a carb really a bad thing when your adventure traveling or world traveling?
I find that FI is not much of a failure item, but seems to allow consistent running conditions in all environments. The two 640's shook themselves apart
On the Alcan 5000 " the engines blue up" but they were hard to keep up with while they held together!