2011 KTM 690 SMC

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2011 KTM 690 SMC
2011 KTM 690 SMC

– 2011 KTM 690 SMC

2011 KTM 690 SMC

What isn’t there doesn’t weigh anything either – the 690 SMC is constructed according to this motto. A powerful single-cylinder, a sophisticated chassis, perfect Supermoto ergonomics – it takes as little as this to make a drifter happy. Based on the 690 Enduro R, an unrivalled Supermoto has been created to meet the most demanding requirements, which leaves all others in its wake: suitable for racing or everyday use, potent design, state of the art.


2011 KTM 690 SMC Features

Perfect Supermoto ergonomics


The self-supporting rear fender/fuel tank unit made from robust plastic and the elongated, narrow seat stretching to the steering head provide the rider with excellent contact points and maximum freedom of movement for hitting the gas with commitment.


Strapping, yet refined single-cylinder


The 690 Enduro R’s state-of-the-art, water-cooled, single-cylinder engine with 46.3 kW (62.1 hp) and fuel injection combines powerful acceleration from the lowest revs with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. Its series production anti-hopping clutch prevents rear wheel chatter when changing down.

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 / Drive-by-wire

The electronic engine management system 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.


Low fuel consumption

Injection / Engine management / Drive-by-wire

Thanks to the 690 SMC’s low weight of less than 140 kg (309 lb.), electronic injection and the highly efficient engine management system, the modern OHC single-cylinder repeatedly proves itself to be extremely frugal when it comes to fuel consumption.


Dynamic cornering fun

Frame and swingarm

Despite its thoroughbred offroad chassis, the 690 SMC 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.

Suspension Elements

By professionals for everyone: The 690 SMC’s WP upside-down forks, with a whole 275 mm (10.83 in) of suspension travel and 48 mm (1.89 in) outer tubes, are adjustable in many ways and master the balancing act between everyday, road and offroad use with the greatest of ease. The pivot-arm articulated WP pressurised-gas monoshock even features high-speed and low-speed compression adjustment.


The 690 SMC’s extremely powerful and easily applied Brembo® brakes impress with outstanding controllability. On the front wheel, a radially-mounted, four-piston, fixed brake caliper bites onto a floating 320 mm (12.6 in) brake disc.

Wheels (patented, tubeless, spoked wheels)

Thanks to specially designed, air-tight rim profiles on tubeless, wire-spoked wheels, the 690 SMC rolls on tubeless tyres. The lightweight wheels reduce unsprung masses and gyroscopic forces, making the suspension even more effective, steering even lighter and increasing grip.


2011 KTM 690 SMC – USA Specifications
MSRP: See KTM Dealer for prices



2011 KTM 690 SMC – Canada Specifications
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2011 KTM 690 SMC – International Specifications
MSRP: 6.795,00 GBP


Design Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled
Displacement 654 cm³ (39.91 cu in)
Bore 102 mm (4.02 in)
Stroke 80 mm (3.15 in)
Performance 46.3 kW (62.1 hp)
Starting aid Electric starter, automatic decompressor
Transmission 6-speed, claw shifted
Engine lubrication Semi-dry-sump lubrication with 2 rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio 36:79
Secondary gear ratio 16:42
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch APTC™ Anti-hopping clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment

Frame Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
Forks WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 ROMA
Shock absorber WP Suspension 4618 with Pro Lever linkage
Suspension travel front 275 mm (10.83 in)
Suspension travel rear 265 mm (10.43 in)
Brake system front Disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake caliper; floating brake disc
Brake system rear Disc brake with single-piston brake caliper, floating
Brake discs – diameter front 320 mm (12.6 in)
Brake discs – diameter rear 240 mm (9.45 in)
Chain 5/8 x 1/4″ X Ring
Steering head angle 63°
Wheel base 1,480±15 mm (58.27±0.59 in)
Ground clearance (unloaded) 290 mm (11.42 in)
Seat height (unloaded) 910 mm (35.83 in)
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 12 l (3.2 US gal)
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. 139.5 kg (307.5 lb.)

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