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Why do they call these things (this and the 950sm) supermotard bikes? I could not see taking one of them off the doubles on a SM track. Do they think anything with 17" spoke wheels and a liscense plate is a SM bike?

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very ugly, it looks like its out of that "demolition man" movie with sylvester stallone. it looks fun to ride though

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Dropping that bike and tearing off the plastic would be a blessing.

Take it off!

There is a scene in the movie Beatlejuice where the couple stretch out their noses to haunt the new residents. that is what the front number plate / fender looks like to me.

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I dont think any of you old guys will like it. As for me, I think it looks really cool. Maybe some new pipes because the stockers never look good. Other than that, I think it looks really cool. Weird, yes, but cool.

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Why do they call these things (this and the 950sm) supermotard bikes? I could not see taking one of them off the doubles on a SM track. Do they think anything with 17" spoke wheels and a liscense plate is a SM bike?

This is NOT meant to be a race bike. It is the replacement for the 625 I believe and it is a street tard aka Hooligan bike. I think putting a better fender and regulat number plate with headlight will help a bunch. I bet it is a riot on the street.

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Looks like it took a ride through the ugly forest and didn't miss a branch.

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I would rather use acid eye drops than have another look at this bike. Pure FUGLY! :devil:

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in the words of arnold schwartzenegger in predator.......you are one ugly mother f'er. but in the capability dept. awesome!!!! :devil:

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I ran the bike through a 1000 turns last Sunday following a GS and an XR650 (motard and built). I have been riding a GS and a built DR650 both of which I can run into a turn hard and fast. The 690 is so smooth that I think I'm carrying more speed in and having my trouble getting out. I adjusted the rebound a few clicks and sometimes it worked and others it still felt heavy.

I'm sure once I figure out the 17 front end and find more power--I ran along the XR650 until 93MPG and then he slowly started pulling me (gearing, pipes, lose some lb's??).

The bike is far more of a technical bike than my others--but I was hoping out of the gate I would be performing at or near my level sooner. Time will tell and if I need to upgrade suspension (Ohlines and precision concepts) and lighten it up with better pipes--so be it.

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well i have one right now... all i can say is that. the beauty starts when you ride on it. i'm still smiling everytime i ride.

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