2019 KTM 690 Enduro R
146kg – 74hp – WP XPLOR Suspension
Arriving in Australia April 2019
KTM’s 690 Enduro R returns for 2019 with a promise of more refinement in what is designed as a dedicated long distance enduro motorcycle. Versatile enough to tackle both the road and trails, while offering an engaging and fun experience no matter what the terrain.
In the new for 2019 690 Enduro R KTM engineers set out to make all the best parts even better and the 690 Enduro R is now powered by another generation of the LC4 with more horsepower and torque, an impressive 74 horsepower and 73.5 Nm, and now delivered in a more refined manner thanks to ride-by-wire technology and dual balance shafts.
Sharper and slimmer, the new bodywork features a redesigned seat and enhanced ergonomics, alongside the lightweight chassis coupled with fully-adjustable WP XPLOR suspension for a competent package for experienced riders yet confidence inspiring for those new to dirt. Better still 690 Enduro R retains its sure-footed reputation for street riding – increasing versatility as daily ride.
The new electronic systems on the 690 Enduro R also delivers the most from this machine in all situations. Two ride modes – Offroad and Street – produce different characteristics of throttle response and motorcycle traction control (MTC), while cornering sensitivity for the ABS and traction control also make its debut on this bike.
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R Features
- Dynamic LC4 single-cylinder 690cc 4-stroke engine
- 74 hp (55 kW) @ 8000 rpm
- 73.5 Nm @ 6500 rpm
- Electronic fuel injection, ride by wire, two balancer shafts
- PASC slipper clutch
- Six-speed transmission with Quickshifter+ for clutchless up- and downshifts
- 13.5 litre fuel capacity
- 146 kg dry weight
- Ultra lightweight chrome-molybdenum trellis frame
- Sharper, slimmer bodywork in the style of the latest KTM competition bikes
- Optional low chassis kit for 40 mm lower seat height
- Two ride modes (Street, Offroad), lean angle sensitive cornering ABS
- Motorcycle traction control (MTC) with advanced offroad mode
- Stainless steel exhaust with catalytic converter
- High-quality die cast aluminum swingarm and linkage type rear suspension
- Fully adjustable WP XPLOR shock absorber
- Fully adjustable WP XPLOR upside-down fork with separate damping circuits
- Quality Brembo brake system
74hp LC4 engine
At the heart of the 690 Enduro R is the latest version of the LC4 engine; a powerplant with origins 30 years ago in Hard Enduro KTM machines, which has since benefited from constant evolution, including experience learned from racing single-cylinder engines on and off-road in world championship competition.
The 690 Enduro R also ties into KTM’s commitment to producing high performance ‘monos’ with their distinctive character and abilities. More power and torque were logical progressions – 74hp and 73.5Nm – but this comes complete with refined delivery; improved smoothness, better response and fuel efficiency.
High end chassis with WP suspension
Under the new seat and fresh bodywork – both optimised for style and better movement on the bike – is an all-new chassis. Designed to be confidence-inspiring with ease of handling, the powder coated chromium-molybdenum-steel trellis frame is joined by an enlarged fuel tank capacity of 13.5 litres (+1.5 l), offering better than ever range.
Equipped with lightweight, CNC milled hubs mated to high-end 21in and 18in rims fitted with grippy and enduring Mitas E07 tires, both ends of the KTM 690 ENDURO R are fully adjustable WP XPLOR suspension, with performance akin to competition offroad bikes, while also offering strong road performance.
Specially adapted from the EXC range, the WP XPLOR fork provides a split-damping system and is bolted to the main chassis’ lightweight sections of chrome-molybdenum steel tubes via highly rigid forged triple clamps. The WP XPLOR shock absorber, connected to the single-piece cast swingarm by linkage, produces a progressive suspension character and high resistance against bottoming out.
Top shelf electronics
Allowing riders to get the most from the 690 Enduro R multi-terrain machine is an array of top-level electronic systems, including lean angle sensitivity braking and traction functions, and two different ride modes – Street and Offroad. These can be switched from the handlebar to provide different behavior from the throttle response and traction control systems.
Offroad ABS allows rear wheel lock-up and reduced ABS on the front wheel, while motor slip regulation (MSR) is an engine brake control designed to prevent rear wheel lock-up – even on low grip surfaces – perfect for street riding. The addition of the Quickshifter+ produces clutchless up and downshifting through the six speed transmission.
|KTM 690 ENDURO R|
|ENGINE TYPE||Single-cylinder, 4-stroke|
|BORE / STROKE||105 / 80 mm|
|POWER / TORQUE||74 hp @ 8000 rpm / 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 two-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)|