2013 KTM 690 Duke

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Meet the 2013 KTM 690 Duke, the US Edition.

Since I am short (5'3", 28" inseam) I define any motorcycle that I can ride as a motorcycle for short people*. Makes sense, right? :-D  

The new 690 from KTM was at Scuderia West for just a short week. Luckily I was able to take it out for a spin! If you're looking for a mid powered sportbike with a super comfortable riding position, then this is what you're looking for. Priced at $8,999 she has plenty of power (more than you think) especially at lower rpms but still delivers a deliciously fun ride, fantastic cornering and an awesome riding position. They'll get models around March if you want to test ride....

My outfit from head to toe: Shoei Qwest Goddess helmet, Alpinestars Vika jacket, Revit Summit gloves, Gaerne Rose boots

(Not advised for beginner/novice riders)