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    Perhaps KTM could adopt a modular system , where you just swapped engines .....

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    Quote Originally Posted by the phantom pieman View Post
    Perhaps KTM could adopt a modular system , where you just swapped engines .....
    They may look along the same lines, but they're very very different. Its like comparing a Multistrada to a Hypermotard, or a Tiger to a Street Triple. Whilst they share colours and are both nakeds, they're completely different shapes and geometry.

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    Phew normal service is resumed
    Why? What have you bought this week ?

    At least weeksy is consistent and keeps buying the same bikes over and over again

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    Quote Originally Posted by the phantom pieman View Post
    Perhaps KTM could adopt a modular system , where you just swapped engines .....

    Are they that unreliable?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigyin View Post
    Why? What have you bought this week ?

    At least weeksy is consistent and keeps buying the same bikes over and over again
    Who'd do such a daft thing?

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    Who'd do such a daft thing?
    At least yours are ALWAYS Blue not Orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bigyin View Post
    At least yours are ALWAYS Blue not Orange

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    Quote Originally Posted by Weeksy View Post
    This was almost the game changer, with the Monoblock caliper, the higher level of suspension along with Akra exhaust etc. But the downside being things like the footpeg position being too cramped along with my knee issues maybe causing issue, when i had the R footrests on my old 690 i didn't get on with them. Plus, i really wanted 'new' as this is likely to be probably my final bike purchase.
    F'in LOL!!!

    Is the 690r that much different from the base regarding peg height/ riding position etc? Fully understand the reason for going for the base model though if that's the price.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nordboy View Post
    F'in LOL!!!

    Is the 690r that much different from the base regarding peg height/ riding position etc? Fully understand the reason for going for the base model though if that's the price.
    Enough, bit of an issue. Arguably I could swap pegs and assembly to base version of course. But a bit complex.

    Buying new is my preferred choice which only leaves me base model

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    Still more than happy with my decision. My 790 gets collected today and i'm actually less bothered than most people think i should be. I know Tricky has fallen deeply in love with his, Pygmy the same... But i'm OK with it all.

    First of the mods/minor updates for the 690 arrived, an Evotech rad protector.
    2018-03-16_02-04-02 by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    Next up and waiting for delivery is the comfort seat.
    s-l1600 (2) by Steve Weeks, on Flickr

    Bike is due to be collected Thurs arvo as Premier Bikes need to put through the workshop for any updates/recalls along with fitting a -1 front sprocket on there to pep it up and unleash the full potential

    Insurance has been sorted and i've taken a day off on Friday to potentially head down the coast to the seaside and enjoy the bike and start the running in process. Due to family holidays and the fact i don't actually ride that much anyway, the running in could take a little while LOL.

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    Enjoy the new bike!

    The 690 does look prettier than the 790. The 790 to me looks like it had an few more wallops with the ugly stick than the rest of the KTMs, poor thing. I know looks shouldn’t matter, but it’s a nice bonus.

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    Happy new bike day

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    Quote Originally Posted by Claude View Post
    Happy new bike day
    My 790 has been taken away, my 690 was in the van next to it, but it needs PDI and registered etc. So collecting it on Thursday

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