My KTM 690 had an engine failure in Antofagasta Chile. I had spare parts with me and was able to continue but I questioned the reliability of this bike the remainder of the trip. The 690's have a reputation of failed rocker arm bearings. Late model 690 Dukes and the new KTM made Husqvarna 701 has a newly designed cylinder head and improved balance shaft. The bike revs higher, has more horsepower and torque. When my exhaust broke in half while on a trip to Arizona I listed the 690 in the classifieds on ADVrider. It sold the next day. Right after it was picked up by the new owner I called the dealer in Astoria and told him to put my name on the only 701 Enduro they had left.