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adrenaline21
08-12-2009, 07:44 AM
My buddy let me ride is new KTM 690 SMC. I wanted to share my experience. The bike has lots of low-end grunt and tops out at 8000 RPM. Bike VERY easy to ride and is very forgiving! Handles great and has topnotch brakes! Did I say it was easy to ride ... Suspension was solid and really stuck to the road. Bike has very good manners...All and all it is a fun bike to ride! No complaints.

Now compared to the SXV! I don't want to hurt any feelings outthere...But, I feel the KTM will NOT hold a candle to the SXV when both bikes are ridden hard... with a few exceptions. The KTM is easier to ride, more forgiving and has a more comfortable seat. By the way, the KTM is a very competent wheelie rider...

KTM is a great everyday gas-n-go bike. If you get a chance to ride one, do it!

jphillips
08-12-2009, 01:57 PM
By the way, the KTM is a very competent wheelie rider...

In the right hands any sport bike could be...