Colour and aesthetics aside it’s worth researching the differences between the husky and ktm on 17 / 18 I think the husky got the latest engine with balancer shaft and more power in 17 whereas the ktm waited until 19 . Plus it also had a bigger tankNah, it would have to be the 690R for me.
I can't handle that big slab of white side panel on the back of the 701... or the square headlight.
I have received your email and i think the best solution would be for you to return the bike. We did not carry out the MOT but that does not help the little things you keep finding, so to not cause you any more distress Return the bike and i will offer a full refund.
Look forward to seeing you Saturday
I think a trip specsavers would be best advised before you attempt to ride another motorcycle .Yeh, the Husky is probably a better bike, or at least it was for the earlier ones.
I'm no KTM fanboy though.. I would take an FE over an EXC any day, but that new squared off headlight has put me off a little with those too.
But for me I think the problem with the 701 is one of association.
When I look at that..
I see that..
Returned it this morning. Got the money back no questions asked. He waffled a bit about how the MOT wasn't done by them (true) and tried to explain how those issues were not strictly a failure. Said the bike was intended for someone who wanted to strip and rebuild it and that obviously it was not for me.... Thanks for letting me know now.And did you give that shitter back to the bloody whacker who calls himself a dealer?
The dealer was already shared early in the thread...think there was a link to the ad. It's Dave Barkshire just outside Norwich.I expect he was quietly crapping himself incase you went to Vosa about the mot , or took the problems to a third party . It’s time to name that dealer so we can avoid him
Best solution. Maybe a new dot in the never ending learning curve. Now put a pin in it and don't look back. Get a nice bike and take always a friend with you when you look at a new bike. I admit, I tend to be blind and deaf if I want something and the three brain cells that survived in my head scream "buy it bastard!" Always need someone to get me back to reality. Done much more stupid things than you...Returned it this morning. Got the money back no questions asked. He waffled a bit about how the MOT wasn't done by them (true) and tried to explain how those issues were not strictly a failure. Said the bike was intended for someone who wanted to strip and rebuild it and that obviously it was not for me.... Thanks for letting me know now.
At that point I was raging inside..
He shook my hand and run off leaving me with his shop assistant to deal with a refund.
Wasn't expecting one, but received no apology or any compensation for the time wasted or van hire costs.
Thanks to everyone for support. Glad I returned that piece of shit and the whole saga is over.
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From what I heard 2014+ models are reliable?Good that you've got your money back but FFS mate, a 690 with 25k miles on it? What the fuck did you expect??? They're all lemons anyway, no matter the mileage - the worst and most unreliable bike KTM have ever made.