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2019 KTM 690 Enduro R:
Ride from home and feel the adrenaline build while chasing tarmac curves towards your favourite offroad location. No trailer required just twist the throttle of the all-new KTM 690 ENDURO R, which really comes into its own when the dirt begins and the trail gets more extreme. Its new chassis, revised styling, and an updated version of the trusted 690 LC4 motor, are enhanced by upgraded electronics and new WP XPLOR suspension. Master more challenging terrain on this lightweight, high-performance king of versatility.
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
KTM: READY FOR ANYTHING IN 2019
KTM unveiled its most comprehensive, innovative and extreme range ever when it presented five new motorcycles at the EICMA show in Milan today (Tuesday, November 6). Leading its 2019 line-up is the eagerly anticipated KTM 790 ADVENTURE and KTM 790 ADVENTURE R. “You spoke, we listened.” KTM is a riders’ company and these all-new models are a direct result of customer feedback mixed with the brand’s experience and expertise.
Punching way above their cubic capacities, with these two machines KTM sets a new performance and offroad ability benchmark in the mid-capacity travel enduro market.
The KTM 790 ADVENTURE is for travel enduro fans of every ambition and ability, ready to discover new roads whichever way it’s pointed at – no matter surface. The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R is a lightweight, agile and technically advanced machine for adventurers that endeavor to challenge themselves while challenging tricky terrain. Both powered by the 799cc LC8c parallel twin – first seen in the KTM 790 DUKE – the engine has been tuned to deliver its torque lower down the rev range to fit the specific requirements of adventure riding.
The result is smooth acceleration, plentiful performance and a 450 km range from a 20-liter tank.
Each of these rugged bikes have been developed by some of the best adventure riders in the world and in conjunction with the Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Racing Team to provide a confidence-inspiring chassis with a low center of gravity and riding ergonomics to suit riders of all sizes and spirit. A full suite of rider assistance systems, easily navigated and activated with a bar-mounted menu switch, aligned to a full color, TFT display, allow the adventurous to get the most from these machines in all situations.
Elsewhere in the KTM Travel Enduro range, the incredible KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R, KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S and KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R receive new colors and graphics to keep these exciting machines looking as sharp and bold as they perform.
Rebooting supermoto for the road, the KTM 690 SMC R returns in 2019 and takes the KTM READY TO RACE approach to its purest incarnation on the street; lightweight, agile, addictive single-cylinder punch, premium chassis components and now backed up by leading performance enhancing electronics.
Powering the KTM 690 SMC R is the latest generation LC4 engine; the world’s most powerful production single-cylinder engine dishes up a devastating 74 hp and 73.5 Nm of torque. Getting the most from this performance in all situations is a suite of rider assistance systems. Two ride modes – Street and Sport – cornering ABS, lean angle-sensitive motorcycle traction control (MTC), motor slip regulation (MSR) and Quickshifter+ are new to the game, with the familiar Supermoto ABS mode aiding rear slides with front-end confidence. All this is packaged in an updated chassis and new subframe, supported by the latest generation fully-adjustable WP APEX suspension and wrapped up in slimmer, sharper bodywork. Better still, the fun goes further with a 1.5-liter larger fuel tank.
The new KTM 690 ENDURO R is even more perfectly positioned to connect the tarmac and trails, also benefitting from the same engine, electronics and chassis improvements made to its sliding Supermoto sibling, but in a platform completely focused on offroad.
Evolution means retaining everything that was good about the previous model and building on that. Under the new seat and fresh bodywork –sharpened for both style as well as better movement on the bike – is an all-new chassis with WP XPLOR suspension derived from KTM’s world-beating EXC models. Designed to be confidence-inspiring with ease of handling, it is ready to tackle everything from easy trails to extreme offroad obstacles as well as being a competent every day street bike. Endless enduro without the need to ever trailer to the trails.
The newly developed KTM SX-E 5 is the next step in KTM’s innovative line-up. Combining class-leading knowledge in youth motorcycling with years of development work in the e-sector, the KTM SX-E 5 is based on the incredibly popular 2-stroke KTM 50 SX with a high-end chassis powered by an electric motor. The mission was clear: to create an ultra-competitive machine that is also easy to ride, even for pure beginners.
The KTM SX-E 5 enjoys the advantage of zero emissions, low noise and minimal maintenance, which makes it ideal for youngsters looking to make the first step into the world of motorcycling and thanks to its dynamic design, it is ideal for the growing rider with its adjustable seat height.
The KTM PowerPack can provide more than two hours of riding for a beginner – or 25 minutes for the faster junior racers – and with its external worldwide charger, full power is restored in approximately one hour. Coming from the READY TO RACE company, the KTM SX-E 5 will set a new benchmark within the electric-minicycle market in terms of performance, rideability, safety and serial standard.
As unveiled last month in Cologne, also joining the 2019 range is a sharper, stronger and more refined version of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT. The most radical long-distance Sports Tourer on the market takes the best from ‘The Beast’; phenomenal engine performance, street handling and race track capabilities of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R are brought into a machine that is as happy munching massive miles in comfort as it is carving up challenging corners. Major updates to this premium machine can be found in the engine, suspension, electronics and bodywork with a focus on improving comfort and performance – be it while two-up touring, continent cruising or track attacking.
The introduction of these new models sees the 2019 KTM range as distinctive and diverse as ever, with something for riders of all ages and abilities to create unforgettable riding memories in the unique READY TO RACE style. For more news about the KTM 2019 model range please visit www.ktm.com or your nearest official KTM dealer.
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
ENGINE & EXHAUST
The latest 690 LC4 engine is all about smooth, powerful performance to propel you effortlessly up, down, through, around and over the many types of terrain that you may encounter on this bike. Every aspect of the LC4 engine design is constructed to provide a consistent and confidence-inspiring riding experience.
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.
STAINLESS STEEL EXHAUST
The exhaust system is made using high-quality stainless steel. It’s routed as close as possible to the bike to help with the slim profile, and the exhaust shape has been optimised for hard offroad usage.
Blasting down remote winding streets, tearing along gravel roads and exploring single-track are all improved on the new 690 ENDURO R thanks to a completely new chassis with WP XPLOR suspension and heavy duty offroad wheels.
MASTER THE RIDE
The frame is manufactured from lightweight sections of top-quality chrome-molybdenum steel tubing of varying thicknesses. This type of balanced frame design provides high torsional rigidity for best handling and rideability, while a more specifically-tuned longitudinal flexibility can absorb the wheel impact energy, supporting the suspension for reduced rider fatigue.
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. They allow forwards and backwards adjustment of the handlebars in four different positions for optimum rider ergonomics.
WHEELS & TYRES
BUILT TO LAST
The KTM wheels use lightweight, CNC-machined hubs and high-end 21” and 18” rims to combine maximum strength with minimum weight. They’re fitted with Mitas E07 tyres – a great offroad tyre that offers excellent grip and will last a long time.
Sublime class-leading BREMBO brakes combined with lightweight wave discs – 300 mm diameter front and 240 mm on the rear wheel – to provide a crucial combination of stopping power and a consitent brake feel.
AMPLE FUEL, OPTIMUM FEEL
The large fuel tank has a capacity of 13.5 litres. It is also a load bearing part of the chassis, making it stiffer for optimal feeling and control.
ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
The 690 ENDURO R’s ergonomics reflect KTM’s READY TO RACE design philosophy. It’s now much slimmer with a more aggressive feel. The seat height has been lowered without sacrificing ground clearance. This, along with new rubber-mounted lightweight handlebars, enhances overall rider comfort and control.
The lightweight tapered 808 mm wide handlebars are rubber mounted to reduce vibrations. Their width and shape are aimed at providing maximum control in all situations.
NO DIRT FOOTPEGS
Sophisticated ‘No Dirt’ footpegs prevent jamming up of the pegs, even when digging your way through deep ruts or navigating wet terrain. Rubber inserts can be mounted for street use to help reduce any vibration that might be felt through the pegs on smooth roads.
EASY ACCESS, OPTIMAL CONTROL
The 690 ENDURO R’s seat height is 910 mm for ease of access without sacrificing ground clearance, while the seat material is developed for offroad usage, and is slightly textured to guarantee optimum wet and dry grip.
BODYWORK & GRAPHICS
A new era, a fresh look. Heavily influenced by KTM’s competition models the 690 ENDURO R radiates a modern aggressive appearance that begs to be ridden hard, non-stop.
SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
Modern electronics and software are discreetly incorporated into the 690 ENDURO R, allowing you to better channel the performance to suit the terrain, conditions and your riding mood.
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU
|ENGINE TYPE||Single-cylinder, 4-stroke|
|BORE / STROKE||105 / 80 mm|
|TORQUE||73.5 Nm @ 6,500 rpm|
|STARTER / BATTERY||E-starter / Lithium Ion 12V 8,6Ah|
|FUEL SYSTEM||Keihin EFI (throttle body 50 mm)|
|CONTROL||4 V / OHC|
|LUBRICATION||Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps|
|CLUTCH||PASC™ slipper clutch, hydraulically operated|
|IGNITION / EMS||Keihin EMS with RBW, double ignition|
|TRACTION CONTROL||MTC (2-mode, disengageable)|
|FRAME||Chromium-molybdenum-steel trellis frame, powder coated|
|SUBFRAME||Self-supporting plastic tank|
|HANDLEBAR||Aluminum, tapered, Ø 28 / 22 mm|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||WP USD XPLOR 48|
|REAR SUSPENSION||WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage|
|SUSPENSION TRAVEL FR. / RE.||250 / 250 mm|
|BRAKE FRONT||Brembo 2 piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 300 mm|
|BRAKE REAR||Brembo single piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm|
|ABS||Bosch 9.1 MP (incl. Cornering ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)|
|WHEELS FRONT / REAR||Spoked wheels with aluminum rims, 1.85 × 21″; 2.50 × 18″|
|TIRES FRONT / REAR||90/90-21″; 140/80-18″|
|CHAIN||X-Ring 5/8 × 1/4″|
|SILENCER||Stainless steel primary and secondary silencer|
|STEERING HEAD ANGLE||62.3°|
|WHEEL BASE||1,502 mm|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||270 mm|
|SEAT HEIGHT||910 mm|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY||approx. 13.5 liters|
|DRY WEIGHT||approx. 146 kg (without fuel)|
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