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Video: 2012 KTM Duke 690 first ride

KTM's 2012 690 Duke isn't just an evolution of the hard core Duke - it's a complete revolution: 90% all new, with just 10% of its components shared with its predecessor. Read the first ride impressions here and watch the 2012 KTM 690 Duke in action on its world launch in Gran Canaria, with MCN WSB reporter Michael Guy's thoughts on the...

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tezakalogreza

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This guy is by far the best presenter of MCN- i especially enjoy his offroad reviews.

As for the new duke- it looks a bit lame compared to the previous model, i guess ktm realised that they need to appeal to as many people as possible-which is understantable-but lame. I am sure it will ride very well though.

MCN please stop playing music in the background, we only want hear the engine, not one's music taste.

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4418geoffg

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4418geoffg says:

I agree about the music, scrap it!!

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tamlin23

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tamlin23 says:

Not bad, but why the step back?!

Obviously this is going to be a good bike. So that aside, why has the very well designed front lamp of the old one been lost and this brought in... Is it cheaper?! Also, the exhaust is an obvious step backward, the underling sorts of the old model was far neater. I would go as far as to say its lame like previous comments, but it does seem to be more compromising, and not in a good way :-(

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