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Old 11-28-2006, 06:57 AM   #1
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ok... my friend has a 2006 640... 1000 miles, all street.

he needs to sell. should i pick it up for ($7500) or wait for the new 690?

i have been looking for a killer dual sport. this is as good as it gets.... right?
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:00 AM   #2
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I have an '03. It's been as close to perfect as possible. There is alot to be said for mature technology.
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Old 11-28-2006, 07:33 AM   #3
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ok... my friend has a 2006 640... 1000 miles, all street.

he needs to sell. should i pick it up for ($7500) or wait for the new 690?

i have been looking for a killer dual sport. this is as good as it gets.... right?
If you have a good bike to ride now you should wait and see. But if you can't wait the 640 should be in you garage by this weekend.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:01 AM   #4
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If you have a good bike to ride now you should wait and see. But if you can't wait the 640 should be in you garage by this weekend.
i dont have a dual sport 600 cc bike, motocross and then a 1200 bmw gsa. the KTM fits right in between.

the 690... so i hear... wont be out till 2008 some time.
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Old 11-28-2006, 08:27 AM   #5
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The 690 is more than a year away, and anyway, who buys a re-design in the first year of production? Not I.

Buy the 2006 and in 2009 start thinking about a 690. JMO

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Old 11-28-2006, 08:29 AM   #6
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The 690 is more than a year away, and anyway, who buye a re-design in the first year of production? Not I

Buy the 2006 and in 2009 start thinking about a 690. JMO

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yep. thats probably what will happen.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:00 AM   #7
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ok... my friend has a 2006 640...
i have been looking for a killer dual sport. this is as good as it gets.... right?


no, not right, its a good dual sport that can do some distance with relative comfort,,, as good as it gets dual sport would be more like the 525, or husaburg, husky something like that.
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Old 11-28-2006, 10:19 AM   #8
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... this is as good as it gets... right?
No, but if you need a midsized DS bike that can take you around the world or thru anything that a midsized DS bike should be pointed at with only minor modification then the KTM LC4 Adventure is IT.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:19 AM   #9
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Do it! Having a blast with mine so far and keeping up with the local dualies on everything from 250's to 650's offroad on the stock rubber. It doesn't like the tight stuff too much but I'm ok with that. I'm looking forward to more long distance adventures next year and this will be perfect. Listen to Meat, he knows his stuff on this topic if you believe half of what he posts.
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Old 11-28-2006, 11:36 AM   #10
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Listen to Meat, he knows his stuff on this topic if you believe half of what he posts.
Another poor deluded soul. God bless Uncle Meat and his minions...
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:01 PM   #11
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Another poor deluded soul. God bless Uncle Meat and his minions...
Was it something I said?
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:16 PM   #12
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Was it something I said?
No........ your responses are right on.
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Old 11-28-2006, 12:20 PM   #13
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The 690 is more than a year away, and anyway, who buye a re-design in the first year of production? Not I.
With KTMs reputation for reliability I'm not sure why you'd say something like this

I'm waiting for a 690 based SXC enduro but I'm painfully aware of the fact that even in 2 years time KTM may not have rooted out all of the design team responsible for the 690SM styling.
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Old 11-28-2006, 01:42 PM   #14
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Was it something I said?
Nope, just fuckin' with the Meat. With Hickson in absentia, I gotta pick on somebody...
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I'm waiting for a 690 based SXC enduro but I'm painfully aware of the fact that even in 2 years time KTM may not have rooted out all of the design team responsible for the 690SM styling.

Man - you said it. The new 690 mtr in an SXC frame would be THE enduro to end all enduros. But alas, if they do make one:
A) We'll never see them in the states
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B) If it looks like the SM, they can keep it in Europe.
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