Recommended for riders with some experience due to power delivery. The Austrian made Duke 690 is a light weight package stuffed with a brute single cylinder that brings loads of confidence and excitement to the streets. Aimed to please the adrenaline junkies but still maintains its composure for those who are stepping into the two wheeled life.
With strong low end torque and a close ratio transmission the Duke feels as lively as one could want! First gear pulls very hard, and experienced riders will find some fun with in the first two gears.A slick anti-hopping clutch which eliminates wheel chatter on strong down shifts, paired with a reduced clutch lever tension of 50%, makes the Duke one of the easiest bikes to ride with confidence under aggressive riding or simple city riding!
STRONG and compliant brakes with a giant single front disc and a non-invasive ABS system stops the Duke quickly and comfortably with very little effort. Adjustable levers allow the rider to perfect the brake lever to their desire.
Weighing in just over 350 pounds, the Duke is one of the most agile and maneuverable bikes you will ever ride. With such a light weight chassis, it allows the rider to control the Duke with ease at slow speeds, and create an exhilarating ride at high speed!
A soft, supportive and pre-formed seat keeps the rider in comfort. An upright riding position with high set handlebars does not allow rider fatigue to set in quickly. Some vibrations are to be expected from the single cylinder motor, but truly adds to the experience the Duke has to offer. Tingly hands need not apply. Seat height is at a medium set, allowing most riders over 5’6 to easily manage the stance of the Duke.
The Duke is very easy to ride. It is one of those bikes you can do almost anything with! City or mountains. The Duke is one to tackle all obstacles with a smile. Lightweight, manageable power, strong brakes, comfortable and ergonomic riding position makes the Duke a pleasurable experience for riders with little or a lot of riding skill.