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Old 11-12-2013, 05:06 PM   #226
Mesjr
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Joined: Sep 2013
Location: Kc mo
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Originally Posted by night falcon View Post
i'm not that interested in an v twin. I think the 690 engine is an absolute cracker with more than enough grunt for most adv riders needs. The 690 already ticks alot of boxes as it is; for me it isn't about more power so much as a better setup. A 690 engine in a 640adv format

ktm know enough about the 690 now to elimiate its few reliability issues. Everything is there already to produce a modern lightweight, high tech, quality, purpose built adv bike with 80's honda like dependability and ease of maintainance. That bike, if it ever gets built, could stand the adv market on its head....the frustrating thing is ktm are soooo close to it with the 690e/r but they pulled the cutain before the final act
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