2018 KTM 690 Duke Review

2018 KTM 690 Duke

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2018 KTM 690 Duke Review on Total Motorcycle:

Two decades ago, the original Duke was nothing short of revolutionary. KTM’s first single-cylinder street bike grew into a cult classic, adding extreme fun to a raw and radical concept. Today’s 690 DUKE stays faithful to its ancestor’s ways, but adds future-proof refinements: impressive smoothness, sophisticated electronics, improved ergonomics and tons of grunt. This firmly cements the world’s strongest single-cylinder production motorcycle at the cutting edge of engineering. Long live the Duke!

 

 

 

2018 KTM 690 Duke Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 690 Duke Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine & Exhaust

The brilliant LC4 showcases twenty-four carats of fun. With its powerful, lightweight single combined with a sophisticated electronic engine management , dual-spark ignition with plug-selective mappings and a second balancer shaft, the results are top refinement, a wide powerband and a full 54 kW (73 hp) of peak power.

 

Chassis

The 9 kg tubular trellis frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel and the equally lightweight, smoking hot swingarm, die-cast in aluminum, impress with extreme levels of torsional stiffness, providing the 148.5 kg Duke with excellent tracking stability and a continuous flow of information to the rider. Triple clamps lower the fork offset, which underlines this characteristic even further. You’ll notice.

 

Ergonomics & Comfort

Despite its pronounced lust for cornering, the 690 Duke also presents versatile real-world capabilities. On a daily basis, particularly the two-piece seat will prove a valuable friend. It’s comfortable and spacious, while still being set up for all dynamic riding situations. The seating position and freedom of movement behind the wide aluminum handlebar provide perfect support for controlling the bike both in traffic hell as well as cornering heaven. Workday commute or weekend blast: the 690 Duke has your back.

 

Bodywork & Graphics

If the LED indicators, state-of-the-art finishing and DUKE genes didn’t already convey the message, the intense orange rims together with the new color and graphics will make sure your ride stands out from the crowd. Which it deserves.

 

Software & Electronics

The variety of the the high-end technical implementation reflects the high quality standards of the KTM 690 DUKE.

 

Accessories & Luggage

KTM know its customers like to modify and to travel, which is why the PowerParts range boasts a huge variety of accessories and luggage options across its Street range of sportmotorcycles – past and present. All PowerParts are developed alongside their chosen machine, meaning that KTM riders only get parts that perfectly complement their ride and provide that important ‘factory fit’ straight from the dealer.

 

 

 

2018 KTM 690 Duke – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

WP upside-down Ø 43 mm

  • Rear suspension

WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage

  • Suspension travel (front)

5.31 inch

  • Front brake disc diameter

320 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

240 mm

  • ABS

Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (disengageable, optional Supermoto mode)

  • Chain

X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″

  • Steering head angle

63.5 °

  • Seat height

32.87 inch

  • dry weight

327.38

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

3.7

  • Design

1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

  • Displacement

690 cm³

  • Bore

105 mm

  • Stroke

80 mm

  • Power in KW

54 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

36:79

  • Secondary gear ratio

16:40

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 690 Duke – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

WP upside-down Ø 43 mm

  • Rear suspension

WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage

  • Suspension travel (front)

5.31 inch

  • Front brake disc diameter

320 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

240 mm

  • ABS

Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (disengageable, optional Supermoto mode)

  • Chain

X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″

  • Steering head angle

63.5 °

  • Seat height

32.87 inch

  • dry weight

327.38

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

3.7

  • Design

1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

  • Displacement

690 cm³

  • Bore

105 mm

  • Stroke

80 mm

  • Power in KW

54 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

36:79

  • Secondary gear ratio

16:40

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition

 

 

 

2018 KTM 690 Duke – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

WP upside-down Ø 43 mm

  • Rear suspension

WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage

  • Suspension travel (front)

135 mm

  • Suspension travel (rear)

135 mm

  • Front brake

Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc

  • Rear brake

Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc

  • Front brake disc diameter

320 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

240 mm

  • ABS

Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (disengageable, optional Supermoto mode)

  • Chain

X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″

  • Steering head angle

63.5 °

  • Wheelbase

1466 ± 15 mm

  • Ground clearance

192 mm

  • Seat height

835 mm

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

14 l

  • dry weight

148.5 kg

  • Design

1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

  • Displacement

690 cm³

  • Bore

105 mm

  • Stroke

80 mm

  • Power in KW

54 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

36:79

  • Secondary gear ratio

16:40

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition

  • CO2 emissions

80

  • Fuel consumption

3.48

 

 

 

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