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Old 12-19-2014, 03:23 AM   #1
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KTM 2015 690 Duke ABS vs BMW XMoto/XChallenge

I sold my BMW XMoto last year. Currently I have a 2013 Honda CB1100. A few years ago I owned a BMW XChallenge. I'm thinking about owning a second bike again, another thumper. Any thoughts on the 2013/4/5 KTM 690 Duke, ABS preferred, as a second bike? Any info concerning ownership experiences would be appreciated. Both BMW's, outside of some small issues, were reliable. Is the KTM also dependable, with decent servive intervals? Thank you!
Now: 2013 Honda CB1100

Then: BMW XMoto, Suzuki SV1000S, Honda 919, BMW XChallenge, Honda FT500, Suzuki GS650E, Yamaha XT500, Kawasaki 500 H1, Yamaha DT175, Suzuki TM125, Suzuki TS100.
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Old 03-28-2015, 05:51 AM   #2
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6k mile service interval on the 690, and ABS is standard on the current Duke model. Seems to have a bit more power than my Xchallenge did.
505 XC-F DUKE 690
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