2019 KTM 690 Enduro R | More Power | Smoother Power

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.

KTM Enduro R
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R

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.

KTM Enduro R
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R

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.

KTM Enduro R
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R

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.

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2019 KTM 690 Enduro R – Image by Fabian Lackner

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

KTM Enduro R
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R

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.

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2019 KTM 690 Enduro R – Image by Fabian Lackner

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.

KTM Enduro R
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R

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.

KTM Enduro R
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R

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.

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2019 KTM 690 Enduro R – Image by Fabian Lackner

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.

KTM Enduro R
2019 KTM 690 Enduro R

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.

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2019 KTM 690 Enduro R – Image by Fabian Lackner
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)
LUBRICATION Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
COOLING Liquid cooling
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
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
TRAIL 117.3 mm
WHEEL BASE 1,502 mm
FUEL TANK CAPACITY approx. 13.5 liters
DRY WEIGHT approx. 146 kg (without fuel)

Source: MCNews.com.au

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