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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!
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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.
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