The ongoing saga of my KTM 690 Enduro R from prior to purchase to living with it.
Monday, January 20, 2014
Crunching the numbers
Looking at the numbers the 690 is not the lightest or most powerful, but the combination of characteristics is so unique that no other bike comes close. The WR and CRF are light, but seriously lacking in power compared to the 690. The V-Strom and the like produce similar or more power but are hopelessly overweight in comparison. Numbers aren't everything and absolutely should not be given too much emphasis, but they do point out how exceptional the 690 is compared to anything else out there.*
* race bikes are a another matter entirely.
(range calculations are based on info provided by fuelly.com)