KTM Duke 690 vs Yamaha FZ-09 - Page 2
User Tag List

KTM Duke 690 vs Yamaha FZ-09

This is a discussion on KTM Duke 690 vs Yamaha FZ-09 within the 2014 FZ-09 General Discussion forum forums, part of the Yamaha FZ-09 Forum category; Originally Posted by mayall interesting the KTM has a higher seat height than the FZ-09. 32.7 on the KTM, 32.1


Like Tree7Likes

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools
Old 09-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #11
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by mayall View Post
interesting the KTM has a higher seat height than the FZ-09. 32.7 on the KTM, 32.1 on the Yamaha. I can see where motomania was saying it wasn't much fun around the semis. dont you think the FZ-09 is going to suffer the same fate with its similar seat height?
It is NOT the seat height that is the issue.

It is the height of the center of gravity of the bike as that provides the length of the lever (CG to contact patch) the wind is working on.

The KTM 690 has a very high CG as compared to the FZ-09
motomania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 06:01 PM   #12
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northwest Florida
Posts: 143
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by motomania View Post
Top shelf suspension = Ohlins, Penske and other top name branded racing developed components.
That's what I was thinking.

I'd be very surprised if this bike comes stock with Ohlins and Brembo.
Alley Oop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 06:22 PM   #13
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alley Oop View Post
That's what I was thinking.

I'd be very surprised if this bike comes stock with Ohlins and Brembo.
The KTM 690 comes with very good components from name brand folks like Ohlins and Brembo. These are NOT the top of the line racing components but a lower grade component, still much better made than many other OEM components.
motomania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 06:37 PM   #14
Senior Member
 
humgha's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 896
Default

its a freakin single!
not a huge fan of the design.
humgha is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #15
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Location: Seattle, Washington
Posts: 121
Default

The KTM comes with WP suspension, for 2012 it was dumbed down to a price point and is no longer adjustable. The pre 2012's were fully adjustable front and rear, but that bike cost over $10,000 new. Still, good quality suspension, lacking adjustability (aside from preload, I think). Not sprung heavily enough for some riders. WP is a quality brand name.
versysrider is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-2013, 09:38 PM   #16
Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2013
Posts: 32
Default

The seat looks like it would be really comfortable.
e30kawi is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 12:23 PM   #17
Junior Member
 
reedzilla's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2013
Location: Philadelphia
Posts: 4
Default

The duke is a thumper! Not made for cruising. The fz09 is seems it would be happier at highway speeds
reedzilla is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 02:16 PM   #18
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Location: Northwest Florida
Posts: 143
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by motomania View Post
The KTM 690 comes with very good components from name brand folks like Ohlins and Brembo. These are NOT the top of the line racing components but a lower grade component, still much better made than many other OEM components.
I was wrong then.

Good for KTM.
Alley Oop is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 02:57 PM   #19
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2013
Posts: 1
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Alley Oop View Post
I was wrong then.

Good for KTM.
According to another poster in 2012 KTM dumbed down the suspension so the current bike might not have such good suspension.

The one my stepson had was an '08 and it was a blast and had all sorts of suspension adjustments. My stepson and I spent quite a bit of time tinkering with the suspension for him.
motomania is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-19-2013, 04:09 PM   #20
Member
 
Join Date: Aug 2013
Posts: 84
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by motomania View Post
It is NOT the seat height that is the issue.

It is the height of the center of gravity of the bike as that provides the length of the lever (CG to contact patch) the wind is working on.

The KTM 690 has a very high CG as compared to the FZ-09
interesting, whats the CG like on FZ-09?
mayall is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are On


Find us on Google+
» Site Navigation
» Recent Threads
Graves Motorsports...
Today 04:46 PM
Last post by Gravesport
Today 04:46 PM
0 Replies, 10 Views
A more aggressive riding...
07-08-2013 12:30 PM
by Kevin
Last post by Rockk88
Today 02:55 PM
68 Replies, 9,568 Views
Yamaha : FZ New 2014...
Today 10:21 AM
Today 10:21 AM
0 Replies, 7 Views
Yamaha FZ-09 MT09 2014...
Today 08:22 AM
Today 08:22 AM
0 Replies, 9 Views
4x Golden License Plate...
Today 08:22 AM
Today 08:22 AM
0 Replies, 15 Views
NEW to this forum
10-19-2014 03:01 PM
Last post by Hunter
Today 05:13 AM
1 Replies, 49 Views
Yamaha : FZ Yamaha FZ-09...
Yesterday 10:33 PM
Yesterday 10:33 PM
0 Replies, 21 Views
Retrofiting my headlight
10-17-2014 08:42 PM
by 12v_dub
Last post by 12v_dub
Yesterday 10:19 PM
6 Replies, 155 Views
FZ 09 parts I have
10-08-2014 10:35 PM
Last post by AaronColton
Yesterday 08:25 PM
1 Replies, 177 Views
rizoma tail light
10-11-2014 08:19 PM
Last post by vcyclenut
Yesterday 08:18 PM
7 Replies, 271 Views
Folding Brake Clutch...
Yesterday 06:13 PM
Yesterday 06:13 PM
0 Replies, 14 Views
2014 Yamaha FZ-09 FUEL...
Yesterday 06:13 PM
Yesterday 06:13 PM
0 Replies, 19 Views
Liquid Graphite Yamaha...
10-24-2013 05:11 PM
by yfz
Last post by Fz09-818
Yesterday 06:09 PM
73 Replies, 14,431 Views
Rear set ( upgrade...
06-05-2014 06:28 PM
Last post by triplethreat
Yesterday 02:45 PM
13 Replies, 644 Views
Black Rear Fender...
Yesterday 01:20 AM
Yesterday 01:20 AM
0 Replies, 30 Views
Motorcycle Waterproof...
Yesterday 12:41 AM
Yesterday 12:41 AM
0 Replies, 35 Views
Motorcycles LED Turn...
10-19-2014 08:30 PM
10-19-2014 08:30 PM
0 Replies, 35 Views
Bikemaster Aluminum Mesh...
10-19-2014 04:22 PM
10-19-2014 04:22 PM
0 Replies, 33 Views
Graves Motorsports...
10-19-2014 03:42 PM
10-19-2014 03:42 PM
0 Replies, 35 Views
Helmet lock alternative...
10-19-2014 03:30 PM
Last post by Fz09-818
10-19-2014 03:30 PM
0 Replies, 70 Views
Powered by vBadvanced CMPS v3.2.2

All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:55 PM.



Powered by vBulletin® Copyright ©2000 - 2014, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO ©2011, Crawlability, Inc.
Garage Plus vBulletin Plugins by Drive Thru Online, Inc.
User Alert System provided by Advanced User Tagging v3.0.8pl1 (Lite) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.
FZ-09Forums.com is an independent Yamaha enthusiast website. Content on FZ-09Forums.com is generated by its users and FZ-09Forums.com is not in any way affiliated with Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.