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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


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Old 09-18-2013, 04:58 PM   #11
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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
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:01 PM   #12
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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.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:22 PM   #13
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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.
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its a freakin single!
not a huge fan of the design.
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Old 09-18-2013, 06:42 PM   #15
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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.
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The seat looks like it would be really comfortable.
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The duke is a thumper! Not made for cruising. The fz09 is seems it would be happier at highway speeds
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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.
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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.
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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?
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