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Anyone else lusting over the new 690 Duke?

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Thank God I can't afford a new bike. Thank God I can't afford payments on a new bike. Otherwise this thing would be sitting in my garage as soon as it became available.

Yes, only 69-70 crank horse power and about 50 lbs of torque but... fully fueled it weights a couple pounds less than the CBR250R. HELLO power/weight ratio!

Looking at the thing, the style, the ergos, it's about the closest thing I can find to my old Buell XB12S. FUN! If it had adjustable suspension and a drive belt it would be absolutely perfect.

It still wouldn't replace the wee bee as a work bike but what an awesome 'me time' bike this would make.

It's time to start buying Lotto tickets :D
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Funny, After reading all the reviews for the Duke 690, I really wanted it!
So in January I call up all the KTM dealers in our area and I was going to get it. But it wasn't in. I don't think it'll be here for another month or two.
Why so late? They lost my sale because in my impatience, I went out and got me a new Street Triple R. Very much in the same vein. Light, flickable, good power. The Duke 390 is even lighter and still with admirable power.

My DGF just had a CBR250r and we are picking her up from the Honda nursery today. She's beautiful and can't wait to take her for a spin.
As proud Papa, I do get to ride her. I've never had such a small, light
agile bike, so I'm very juiced to pin the throttle and see what's what.
Ride safe, everyone.
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