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Old 03-10-2015, 02:41 PM   #1
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KTM 690 with Rally Raid Weight...?

Anyone every weigh their Rally Raid kitted 690? I was all about the 690 with this kit, but then I looked at the F800GSA......
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Old 03-11-2015, 06:37 AM   #2
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I own both, what's your real question? Their both heavy bastards when you get them in the wrong situation. My 690 loaded is still a 100 lbs. lighter than my 800 loaded. Offroad my 690 blows the 800 away. Long distance the 800 shines.

Bottom line buy what works for what you want to do most.
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Old 03-11-2015, 08:14 PM   #3
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Yea, that is what I thought. Trading the Tenere for a 14 GTL....but looking for a lighter replacement. Was eyeing up the 690 for a while, but then saw the F8GSA while at the BMW dealer. $5k more than the 690, but fully kitted for long haul adv. However, it is only 75 lbs lighter than my Tenere.....
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:22 PM   #4
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I have a 13 GTL. Now, that bike, it flat hauls ass for a touring scoot. My wife sat on a goldwing a few years back and got all comfortable. "Ain't never gonna happen" came outta me, so next thing I knew, we owned a GTL. Glad she directs from the back seat here. I love the bike. Have fun. Your HD buddies will be jealous, especially when you pass them in every corner.
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Old 03-11-2015, 09:56 PM   #5
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thanks moto. Yea...I thought the same, but after a trip in CO with the missus in tow on the Tenere, something had to give. Morton's BMW let me take the GTL home for a weekend and that was the end of it. The GTL goes from zero to nutz-catapulted-back-into-your-body in 3.1 seconds.

Anyways, may look ya up when I get ready to bite the bullet on the next adv bike.
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Old 03-12-2015, 12:09 AM   #6
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My 690 Rally Raid in race trim with ICOs/Roadbooks/bit of spares, UHD tubes (before I went Tubliss) was 170kg, my F800GS with SW Motech crashbar and topbox 227kg.
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Old 03-12-2015, 01:42 AM   #7
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I have both as well. The 690 will be massively better offroad due to the significantly lower weight and better suspension. The F800 is a bit better on the road but only by a small amount IMO, the engine is fairly buzzy for a twin.

For anything other than a pure street bike (in which case the F800GS is the wrong choice as well) or if you need more space to ride 2-up, the Evo 2 bike is clearly the better choice IMO.
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Old 03-13-2015, 09:36 AM   #8
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Awesome. Thanks for the weight and the opinion
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