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Old 08-23-2014, 08:33 AM   #1
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Vstrom 650 or KTM Duke 690?

Any thoughts on these two bikes? KTM will probably give me more smiles per KM but Vstrom is probably more practical and still should be fun right?

I live very near some hellishly twisty mountain roads that the KTM would just eat up on the weekends, no freeway riding necessary. But I also like to take off on longer trips from time to time.

I currently own a '98 F650 with big aluminum panniers, its great in the twisties, does a bit of offroad and tours pretty well. But I want a machine with modern brakes, suspension etc. for safety and fun factors. Any thoughts would be appreciated from people about reliability etc., and of course even if I do ever make a decision, I will have to decide on what year bike I want, since it will be a used one...ahhh why cant I just have them all....
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Old 08-23-2014, 08:40 AM   #2
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I'm gonna have to say the F700 GS ;)
(Wrong forum?)

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Old 08-23-2014, 08:49 AM   #3
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I guess my biggest question is this -- do you plan to ever go off-road? If so, then V-Strom is the answer. If not, then wow, tough call. I have a 2012 V-Strom and love it... it's great for extended trips. The motor has adequate power, but lacks "excitement" that some other bikes have. But it's sooooooo comfortable, it just cruises so nicely, and handles quite well. Unless you really want to hammer the canyons, the V-Strom will do it just as well as the KTM. I guess I'm biased. But a friend has a 690 Enduro and LOVES the thing. Says it's like having a sport bike built into a dirt bike.

So yeah, I dunno what to suggest. :)

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Old 08-23-2014, 08:55 AM   #4
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You might have better luck posting it in the right forums, and neither 3 bikes spoken about belongs here...

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