when i went back to montana last week my buddy had a new toy. he got one of the two ktm 690 supermoto bikes that were for sale in the whole state of montana. i was lucky enough to take it out for a ride and put it through the paces. all i can say is that it is one bad a$$ machine. lots of fun to ride. ktm sure seems to know how to put a quality machine together. he also has a ktm 450 dirtbike which i took out too and that thing is unbelievable. smooth ride and tons of power. i am seriously going to look at ktm when i am ready to buy another toy.