What’s your perfect urban runabout? When Bryan Fuller of Fuller Moto wanted something light and quick for navigating the streets of downtown Atlanta, Georgia, he picked the KTM Duke 690.
At only 330 lbs dry with compact proportions, and powered by a punchy single-cylinder motor that’s good for 70 hp and 69.8 Nm, it’s an ideal choice. And when Bryan found a brand new 2013 Duke at a good price at the local KTM dealer, he couldn’t resist.
“Atlanta has lots of tight, old narrow streets with plenty of cars to navigate quickly,” Bryan explains. “Large bikes designed to cross the whole country on freeways just don’t fit the job.”
“The test ride was impressive: power is incredibly strong but the clutch is so light you can practically use your pinky to actuate the clutch.…