Armed with KTM’s mid-sized 693cc LC4 single-cylinder engine that produces 74 horsepower and 54.2 lb-ft of peak torque, and has enough oompf to propel the 690 Enduro R to a top speed of 105 mph. While these aids aren’t unfamiliar to the ADV crowd, we aren’t used to seeing them in a single-cylinder setting, especially one that is more oriented toward the dirt. But did any of the manufacturers stop to consider what the public actually wanted when you consider that only three of the top 10 adventure bikes sold last year were over 1000ccc? Pressure circulation lubrication with two rotor pumps, APTC slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated, Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated. When KTM relaunched the 690 Enduro R in 2019 we were impressed. Extended action highlights from Portugal 1 – the penultimate Enduro... 2020 Red Bull Romaniacs full race video recap, GNCC Racing: Ironman Pro Bike video highlights. The swingarm design allows for an optimal mounting position of the rear shock ensuring a high progression rate. It’s not just the proven and reliable engine or high-end suspension but the package as a whole. Still, if you are a full-time street rider, the supermoto-inspired KTM 690 SMC R is a fraternal twin with 17-inch street tires and a much better choice for exclusively on-road riders. POWER For a single-cylinder engine, the LC4 feels like it puts more power to the rear wheel than any other 600-700cc adventurer. When downshifting, the system matches the engine speed to the speed of the lower gear. Highly rigid forged triple clamps with an offset of 24 mm (adjustable to 22 mm), provide a solid grip on the forks for precise handling. If you’re buying a 690 Enduro R there’s no reason why you couldn’t keep up with your mates on bigger bikes in the bush. Displacement 693cc No trailer required just twist the throttle of the KTM 690 ENDURO R, which really comes into its own when the dirt begins and the trail gets more extreme. Compare with any other bike. SCREEN Despite appearing in KTM’s “Travel” category, the 690 doesn’t come with a windscreen or fairing. 2014 KTM 690 Enduro R. Guymcfly Guest; Re: Weight Reduction « Reply #8 on: April 30, 2014, 07:09:21 am » Funny you mention the Wr, as the new one weighs about 128kg wet...which I wanted to get to dry with the ktm. Both models can also be clicked into a 35kW power setting to meet A2 license status. In Offroad mode, the setting disengages rear wheel ABS for that important rear braking feel for low-traction terrain. Off-road, the 2019 KTM 690 Enduro R is highly capable in the right conditions, but be wary of hills. So what makes this under-appreciated but perennial favourite one of the best mid-cap adventure bikes? The big feather in KTM’s cap was the 790 Adventure R, which Mattighofen even ran in a full-blown rally race. Another big plus: It's extremely economical with fuel. It’s something we don’t often see on off-road motorcycles, and we would like to see that change. Their width and shape are aimed at providing maximum control in all situations. The innovative use of the rear fuel tank as the main structural element of the subframe, keeps weight low and eliminates design complexity. Optional ABS. Front Brembo twin-piston, 300mm wave This makes servicing the bike simple, and stress free, when you're off the beaten track. There’s also a new specification catalytic converter fitted to the muffler, which sees Euro5 status of emissions for the LC4-equipped machine. 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These features can be selected, deselected and utilized to put the potent new-generation LC4 motor to effective use in a much wider range of terrain types and conditions. Most of the time, you will be happy with the snappier Road mode throttle response and the corresponding management of wheel lofting and slippage. As a street bike, the Enduro R is impeccable, even with the blocky Continental Twinduro TKC 80 tires. Tested: KTM 690 Enduro R. The LC4, single-cylinder engine is a versatile motor in this latest incarnation, helpful off the road by being gentle at low revs but equally a surprise on the road with a 70mph cruising speed and enough punch when you need it. You might think you would want the Road mode for the sharper throttle response, but it doesn’t want to let you slide the back end or loft the front. Prevented reliably by the slipper clutch that’s fitted as standard. Oh, and the quickshifter is pure fun on dirt roads—it’s not just technology for street bikes anymore.