4. Gauges


This one’s a two-part answer. KTM provided the 690 Duke with an elegant TFT display to relay all the bike’s vital functions to the rider. It’s a beautiful piece, without a doubt, and it’s included in this list because of its aesthetics. However, if this were a Top 10 Worst Things About the 690 Duke, the gauges would also be included. Wait, huh? Because even though the gauges are aesthetically pleasing, functionally, KTM missed the mark. Big time. The screen faces almost directly vertically, making it hard to see at a glance even in the best of conditions, and on a sunny day the glare is so bad it’s nearly impossible to see anything the displays are showing without using your hand to block the sun.