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2009 KTM 690 Duke Comparison Photo Gallery

These European supermoto street bikes go head to head in this 2009 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 vs. KTM 690 Duke street bike motorcycle comparison. Check out how the 2009 KTM 690 Duke did in our 2009 Aprilia Dorsoduro vs KTM 690 Duke Comparison.

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The Duke always gets the jump out of the corner but as soon as the Aprilia gets shifts into third gear the KTM will be left in the dust.
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Even at the racetrack the 690 Duke offers plenty of ground clearance.
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2009 KTM 690 Duke
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The KTM’s APTC slipper-action clutch takes care of rear wheel chatter during deceleration and makes backing it into a corner easy.
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The 690 Duke is one of the best looking street bikes on the market today.
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2009 KTM 690 Duke
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One of the advantages of only using one front brake is that overall motorcycle weight is reduced.
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A single 320mm brake disc and radial-mount Brembo caliper perform just as well as the Aprilia’s double front brake set-up.
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The Duke 690’s exhaust delivers a much more subdued sound when compared to the Dorsoduro 750.
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The KTM’s seat feels as if it was pulled of one of its dirt bikes.
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Although instrumentation is functional as well as legible it isn’t as refined as the Aprilia’s.
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The 690 Duke demands lean angle. Lots and lots of lean angle.
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Traction from the OE fitted Dunlop Sportmax Alpha-10 tires was on par with the Qualifer’s however they wear much more quickly.
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Foot out or knee down?—on the KTM you decide.
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If you love riding through tight canyon roads, the KTM 690 Duke is definitely for you.
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The KTM feels much lighter and is more easy to maneuver than the Aprilia.
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2009 Aprilia Dorsoduro 750 vs. KTM 690 Duke dyno chart courtesy of Mickey Cohen Motorsports.
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The KTM’s single-cylinder engine has some serious grunt coming out of the corner.