2014 KTM Duke 690R
KTM has been my dream bike since I bought MZ125SM in 2003. I still keeping my old bike and our relationship lasted longer than my marriage :P I like supermotard look and its riding position. KTM bikes used to be very expensive until they opened up a factory in Malaysia not long ago and Malaysians have the opportunity to purchase CKD (Complete Knocked Down) KTM Dukes with excise duty being exempted by the government. So, the price is slightly more affordable for people like me. Ohhh BMW... please open up a motorrad factory here, so I can buy BMW 1200GS for my next bike....
|KTM Duke 690 (Standard).... Nice bike!|
|KTM Duke 690R (Racing).... Woweee!! What an amazing bike!|
At one glance they look similar with modern street motard style bike and bright orange trellis frame (like Ducati) but there are several racing components have been added up to the R version. KTM claimed this bike has the most powerful single cylinder engine ever built. With less than 150kg in weight and with very powerful torque, Duke 690R is very nimble and agile bike, the handling is top notch. Suitable for daily commuting, swift between traffics like hooligan and weekend ride to enjoy twisties and turns at trunk roads. However, with only 70 hp, it doesn't have top speed unlike 4-inline Japanese bikes. Riding on straight highways is kinda boring. For sure you are going to be left behind by other bigger horse power bikes in motorcycle convoy on the highway.
|New riding gears|
|Komine stuff shipped from Japan|
|Ernie helped ship it from Tokyo, thanks babe!|
|Salesman & the mechanic|
|The day I pick up the bike|
Latest video after I removed the silencer. It sounds much better!!!!
|Space cop Gaban|
|A boy and his toy|
|Sorry girls, I like riding it single-seater|
|Asah tayar to Genting|
|Genting foggy ride|
Nowadays on Duke 690R, I always taking long way to the office and this is exactly how I feel everyday going to work... (this video was shot in Poland)
The strongest single-cylinder in the world!!
|Tanah Aina in Raub|
|Kuala Kubu Baru|