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2013 KTM 690 Enduro R
2013 KTM 690 Enduro R



2013 KTM 690 Enduro R Review

2013 KTM 690 Enduro R on Total Motorcycle

Powerful engine, cool look, fantastic chassis set-up and optimum ergonomics – the KTM 690 Enduro R unites outstanding offroad qualities with unbeatable all-round ability. It feels just as home in the city and on rural roads as it does on gravel and tough terrain. The high-torque single-cylinder combines the classic Enduro concept with state-of-the-art technology and sporty all-round ability with suitability for everyday use. Perfect workmanship and impressive details reflect the typical KTM philosophy.


 

 

2013 KTM 690 Enduro R Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

ENGINE

With its 690 cc displacement, the 690 Enduro R’s state-of-the-art, water-cooled LC4 single-cylinder engine delivers an impressive 49 kW (67 hp). It combines powerful acceleration from the very lowest revs with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. It’s extremely economical with fuel and saves its owner even more money thanks to long service intervals of 10,000 km. Annoying rear wheel chatter? Prevented reliably by its anti-hopping clutch that’s fitted as standard.


BALANCER SHAFT

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


INJECTION / ENGINE MANAGEMENT

The electronic engine management system featuring fuel injection offers the rider the choice between three different mappings for influencing the engine characteristics. The “electronic power throttle” ensures that the throttle commands from the rider are translated electronically into the optimum throttle valve opening at all times, which gives rise to tremendously progressive power development.


FRAME AND SWINGARM

Despite its thoroughbred offroad chassis, the 690 Enduro R also numbers among the curve-bandits on the road. Two major contributors to its excellent tracking stability are the lightweight tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel and the high-quality die-cast swingarm – both of them extremely torsion-resistant.

EQUIPMENT AND ERGONOMICS

Completely redesigned tank fairings are augmented by the equally comfortable and low new seat and the ideally angled, wide aluminium handlebar to form a perfect arrangement that makes controlling the 2013 KTM 690 Enduro R extremely simple – both on the road and on the track. Its knobbly tyres, robustness and superb handling help provide the 690 Enduro R with remarkable versatility and perfect vehicle control both on the road and off.


SUSPENSION COMPONENTS

By professionals for everyone: The new 2013 KTM 690 Enduro R’s WP upside-down fork, with a whole 250 mm (9.84 in) of suspension travel and 48 mm (1.89 in) outer tubes, is adjustable in many ways and masters the balancing act between everyday, road and offroad use with the greatest of ease. The pivot-arm articulated WP pressurised-gas monoshock with 250 mm (9.84 in) suspension travel even features high-speed and low-speed compression adjustment.


BRAKES

The KTM 690 Enduro R’s extremely powerful and easily applied Brembo® brakes are equipped with lightweight wave brake discs. They defy every hardcore use, no matter whether hitting the gas through a labyrinth of curves or coming down a mountain in heavy terrain.

GREATER RIDING PLEASURE AND MORE SAFETY – WHICH MODELS ARE A1 & A2 CAPABLE.

New licence regulations came in to force in January 2013 and there have been some incorrect reports over which models fit into which of the new licence categories. The new rules include a maximum power to weight ratio for the A2 licence. Contrary to most of the overweight competitor models, KTM motorcycles are designed to be as dynamic and lightweight as possible to guarantee maximum riding pleasure and increased safety at the same time. This does mean they can exceed the power to weight ratio, however by fitting a difference performance map they can easily be made suitable for the new licence rules and you still benefit from advantage of riding a lightweight motorcycle.

Holders of an A1 licence can ride:

• 125 Duke

Holders of an A2 licence can ride:

• 200 Duke

• 390 Duke*

• 690 Duke*

• 690 Duke R*

• 690 SMC R*

• 690 Enduro R*

* With alternative performance map fitted.




 


 

2013 KTM 690 Enduro R – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in USD

ENGINE
Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 690 cm³ (42.11 cu in)
Bore 102 mm (4.02 in)
Stroke 84.5 mm (3.327 in)
Starting aid Electric starter, automatic decompressor
Performance 49 kW (66 hp)
Gearbox 6-gears, claw-shifted
Engine lubrication Pressure circulation lubrication with two rotor pumps
Primary transmission 36:79
Secondary drive ratio 15:45
Cooling Water cooling, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump
Clutch APTC™ Antihopping clutch in oil bath/hydraulically operated
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment
CHASSIS
Frame Lattice frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension 4860 D48/26 MA
Shock absorber WP Suspension 4618 with Pro Lever deflector
Suspension travel Front 250 mm (9.84 in)
Suspension travel Rear 250 mm (9.84 in)
Brake system Front Disc brake with dual-piston brake caliper, floating
Brake system Rear Disc brake with single-piston brake caliper, floating
Brake discs – diameter Front 300 mm (11.81 in)
Brake discs – diameter Rear 240 mm (9.45 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″ X ring
Steering head angle 63°
Wheelbase 1,504±15 mm (59.21±0.59 in)
Ground clearance unloaded 280 mm (11.02 in)
Seat height unloaded 910 mm (35.83 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 12 l (3.2 US gal)
Super unleaded (ROZ 95/RON 95/PON 91)
Weight without fuel, approx. 138.5 kg (305.3 lb.)

 

 


 

2013 KTM 690 Enduro R – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: See dealer for pricing in CDN

ENGINE
Design 1-cylinder 4-stroke engine, water-cooled
Displacement 690 cm³ (42.11 cu in)
Bore 102 mm (4.02 in)
Stroke 84.5 mm (3.327 in)
Starting aid Electric starter, automatic decompressor
Performance 49 kW (66 hp)
Gearbox 6-gears, claw-shifted
Engine lubrication Pressure circulation lubrication with two rotor pumps
Primary transmission 36:79
Secondary drive ratio 15:45
Cooling Water cooling, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump
Clutch APTC™ Antihopping clutch in oil bath/hydraulically operated
Ignition Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment
CHASSIS
Frame Lattice frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension 4860 D48/26 MA
Shock absorber WP Suspension 4618 with Pro Lever deflector
Suspension travel Front 250 mm (9.84 in)
Suspension travel Rear 250 mm (9.84 in)
Brake system Front Disc brake with dual-piston brake caliper, floating
Brake system Rear Disc brake with single-piston brake caliper, floating
Brake discs – diameter Front 300 mm (11.81 in)
Brake discs – diameter Rear 240 mm (9.45 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″ X ring
Steering head angle 63°
Wheelbase 1,504±15 mm (59.21±0.59 in)
Ground clearance unloaded 280 mm (11.02 in)
Seat height unloaded 910 mm (35.83 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 12 l (3.2 US gal)
Super unleaded (ROZ 95/RON 95/PON 91)
Weight without fuel, approx. 138.5 kg (305.3 lb.)


Specifications, features and prices to change by manufacturer without notice. All information correct as of posted date.

 

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