KTM 690 SMC Review from South Africa

2009 KTM 690 SMC

Model year2009
Year of manufacture2009
First year of ownership2011
Most recent year of ownership2011
Acceleration marks 8 / 10
Roll-on Performance marks 9 / 10
Handling marks 9 / 10
Braking marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired5019 kilometres
Most recent distance5967 kilometres
Previous motorcycleYamaha XT500C

Summary:

LOVE it!

Faults:

Seat is scuffing on side panel on right-hand side.

General Comments:

This motorcycle is seriously quick, and handles like it's on rails.

Handles corners like nothing else!

Seat is hard to get used to, and not comfortable over longer distances (100km).

Would you buy another motorcycle from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th March, 2011

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 1 review