Ktm 690

ktm 690

What is a 690 KTM Duke?

KTM 690 Duke. The 690 Duke is the most powerful production single-cylinder motorcycle. The Duke was KTMs first street bike, and first supermoto, having previously made only off-road and racing motorcycles. In 1998 KTM introduced the 640 Supermoto, so the Duke line became a more street oriented standard or streetfighter,...

What makes the KTM 690 SMC R A supermoto?

The KTM 690 SMC R raises the bar in the supermotos stakes, thanks in part to a lightweight chassis, a legendary 690 LC4 motor and a sophisticated electronics package.

Does the KTM 690 Enduro R have ABS or not?

For 2021 the KTM 690 ENDURO R benefits from a new ABS modulator, which improves braking performance. When activated, ABS work on the front wheel only in the optional offroad ABS mode of the KTM 690 ENDURO R.

Is the KTM 690 heavier than KTM DR650?

In my experience the 690 is a bit heavier than some claim or ... than KTMs claimed weight. Sure, lighter than the DR650, but many 690s, once set up to tour, are maybe just 20 lbs. lighter than DR650.

What kind of bike is a 690 KTM?

KTM 690 Duke. The Duke was KTMs first street bike, and first supermoto, having previously made only off-road and racing motorcycles. In 1998 KTM introduced the 640 Supermoto, so the Duke line became a more street oriented standard or streetfighter, while retaining some off-road characteristics like a relatively long suspension travel.

Is the 690 Duke a different bike to the other models?

Even though the bike tested was a pre-production unit – virtually finished bar the paintwork and decals – this bigger capacity 690 Duke is altogether a different machine than non-R model 690 Duke (654cc).

What is a KTM Duke?

Initially the Duke was KTMs entry level street bike, but later KTM partnered with Bajaj Auto to produce the 125 Duke, 200 Duke, and 390 Duke in India, placing the 600 cc class Dukes in the middle of their range.

How good is the 690cc motor?

Simply put the 690 is really impressive, in a dream garage you’d have one. The motor is versatile, smooth, user friendly and doesn’t mind revving. The lightness makes the 690 a doddle to ride, fun and enjoyable, perfect for darting up mountain roads or nipping between traffic in on a city commute.

How do ABS work on the KTM 690 Enduro R?

When activated, ABS work on the front wheel only in the optional offroad ABS mode of the KTM 690 ENDURO R. The rider can then fully lock up the rear wheel for offroad vehicle control, while reduced ABS activation on the front wheel helps with effective deceleration on loose surfaces.

Is the KTM 690 R a good off-road bike?

As a mate pointed out during one lazy day trail ride, the 690 R has some genuine “enduro” cred about it. Things like levers, bars, footpegs and grips are already set for off-road where in his experience many ADV bikes need that kit adding for an extra cost.

Is the 2021 KTM 690 Enduro R the Ace of all surfers?

2021 KTM 690 Enduro R : ACE OF ALL SURFACES. Introducing the 2021 KTM 690 Enduro R… Ride from home and feel the adrenaline build while chasing tarmac curves towards your favourite offroad location.

When did MCN first ride the KTM 690 Enduro?

MCN first rode the original KTM 690 Enduro back in February 2008, when it made up part of an all-new 690 family using the firms LC4 engine. Alongside this, there was a new 690 SMC supermoto and road-biased 690 Duke.

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