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Compare the 2008 KTM Duke 690 vs 2008 Yamaha YZF R6 vs 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R. The 2008 KTM Duke 690 has an MSRP of $9,498, while the 2008 Yamaha YZF R6 has an MSRP of $9,599, 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R has an MSRP of $9,099.
 

KEY FACTS

     
Manufacturer KTM Yamaha Kawasaki
Model Duke YZF Ninja
Year 2008 2008 2008
Class Sport Sport Sport
Country of Origin Austria Japan Japan
MSRP $9,498

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$9,599

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$9,099

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Warranty 12 months 12 months 12 months
 

Engine

     
Cylinders 1 4 4
Compression Ratio 11.8:1 13.1:1 13.3:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 654 599 599
Valve Configuration OHV DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid Liquid
Engine Type Single-Cylinder Horizontal In-line Horizontal In-line
 

Seat Specifications

     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 34.1 33.5 32.3
 

Front Suspension

     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.9 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 5.5 4.7 4.7
Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork Inverted Fork Inverted Fork
 

Rear Suspension

     
Rear Travel (in) 5.5 4.7 5.2
Rear Suspension Brand Name UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

     
Ground Clearance (in) 6.1
Trail (in) 4.5 3.8 4.3
Width (in) 27.6 28.4
Wheelbase (in) 58 54.3 55.3
Length (in) 80.3 82.9
 

Capacities

     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 3.6 4.6 4.5
 

Misc

     
Major Revision Year 2008 2008 2007
Year 2008 2008 2008
Manufacturer Country Austria Japan Japan
Generic Type (Primary) Sport Sport Sport
 

Weight

     
Dry Weight (lbs) 327.4 366 368.2
 

Transmission

     
Number Of Speeds 6 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 

Brakes

     
Rear Brake Type Disc Hydraulic Disc Disc
Front Brake Type Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Disc
 

Tires

     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) 160/60 R17 Dunlop 180/55 ZR17 180/55 ZR17
Front Tire (Full Spec) 120/70 R17 Dunlop 120/70 ZR17 120/65 ZR17
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2008 KTM Duke 690 vs 2008 Yamaha YZF R6 vs 2008 Kawasaki Ninja ZX-6R