ADVENTURE BIKE SPOTLIGHT: KTM 690 ENDURO R

The KTM 690 Enduro R has strong roots in both the dual-sport world and the ADV arena. It’s a stripped-down adventure bike and has an impressive single-cylinder powerplant. The six-speeder is fit with a slipper clutch and features a twin-plug ignition and Ride-by-Wire technology. It comes fit with quality WP suspension, and although it’s a minimalist by nature, it has superb dirt bike credentials.

KTM 690

The engine combines powerful acceleration from the very lowest revs with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. Another big plus: It’s extremely economical with fuel.

 

KTM 690

Besides its fuel efficiency the 690 ENDURO R saves its owner even more money, thanks to long service intervals of 10,000 km.

 

KTM 690

The 690 ENDURO R is equipped with a cable-free ride-by-wire system for opening the throttle valve. This significantly improves the power delivery, making the potent single-cylinder’s throttle response and ride quality even smoother. It also electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into throttle valve positions perfectly suited to the riding conditions.

KTM 690

The finely balanced crank drive of the 690 single-cylinder converts terrific combustion pressure into unrivaled single-power – thanks to its balancer shaft, which eliminates vibration without having any detrimental effect on the super-single.

Specifications

1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
DISPLACEMENT: 690 cm³
BORE: 102 mm
STROKE: 84.5 mm
POWER IN KW: 49 kW
STARTER: Electric starter
LUBRICATION: Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
TRANSMISSION: 6-speed
PRIMARY DRIVE: 36:79
SECONDARY GEAR RATIO: 15:45
COOLING: Liquid cooled
CLUTCH: APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS: Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition
Price: $10,899

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