Wednesday, January 17, 2018
The 690 Enduro R has disappeared from the 2018 KTM product range and thus the 690 E was presumed dead. Recent spy shots from Motorcyclenews however show a new and improved version being tested. See more photos there -> http://www.motorcyclenews.com/news/new-bikes/2018/january/ktm-690-enduro-supermoto/
Tuesday, March 14, 2017
Friday, January 27, 2017
Tuesday, January 3, 2017
|Small capacity adventure motorcycles for 2017 - Honda CRF 250L, Honda CRF250 Rally, BMW G 310 GS, Kawasaki Versys-X 300, Yamaha WR250R, Suzuki V-Strom 250|
|Adventure bike spec comparison chart (click to enlarge)|
Things that I'm looking for in these bikes / my next bike
Whats specs are important (to me)?
Below is my biased, unprofessional and unscientific scoring chart which will stand until I get to ride them all. (keep in mind that all the data was not available)
|Small capacity adventure bike comparison scoring table (total = average score)|
HONDA - Honda CRF250 Rally
Update Feb 10th
|2017 Honda CRF250L|
SUZUKI - Suzuki V-Strom 250
The V-Strom looks like the least appealing bike from my perspective. It's the heaviest and has the least potential to be an "offroader" Looking at the specs alone is not really fair, but I can't find anything that would justify choosing it over the others.The Suzukis twin is significantly weaker than Kawasakis power plant.
Upgrading the DR-Z400 and making it EU compliant would have made a far better bike.
- poor power/weight ratio
- too much fairings
KAWASAKI - Kawasaki Versys 300X
BMW - BMW GS
YAMAHA - Yamaha WR250R
KTM - KTM 390 Adventure
[UPDATE March 2017]
The 690 is gone and a brand new Honda CRF 250 Rally is waiting for me at the bike shop.
The story continues here https://honda250rally.com/
Thursday, September 29, 2016
|2017 Husqvarna 701 Enduro|
Safari tanks for the Husky are still nowhere to be found event hough they were mounted in show bikes back when the bike was launched. The Huskys frame even has tabs for them which the KTM frame hasn't. If the tanks ever materialize there is even more going for the Husky over KTM. I predict the KTM 690 ER will phased out in two years.
It seems that KTM 690 is the same as last year so for some reason KTM wants to direct the sales towards Husky.