KTM has announced that the all-new KTM 690 SMC R and KTM 690 Enduro R are set to arrive to the North American market in early spring 2019. Similar in many aspects but completely different in their execution, both models take full advantage of an intensive development program that has seen front to back changes. The latest generation LC4 single-cylinder engine is housed in a lightweight, dynamic frame dripping with top specification chassis components and the very latest electronic rider aids to give an exceptional riding experience.
Similar in many aspects but completely different in their execution, both models take full advantage of an intensive development program that has seen front to back changes. The latest generation LC4 single-cylinder engine is housed in a lightweight, dynamic frame dripping with top specification chassis components and the very latest electronic rider aids to give an exceptional riding experience.
Both bikes are armed with the most powerful production single-cylinder available – smoother and more sophisticated than ever. Efficient engineering excellence, the latest compact LC4 is a totally modern interpretation of a big single-cylinder engine. Two balancer shafts aligned to a dual-spark cylinder head and ride by wire technology leave only good vibrations. The 690cc engine offers increased power with a devastating punch; smoother than ever with an incredibly wide delivery of performance and now boasts a Quickshifter+ for further refinement.
Electronic rider aids now feature heavily on both bikes, with the addition of ride mode technology and lean angle sensitive ABS and traction control systems to get the most from these potent packages in all situations.
KTM 690 SMC-R
2019 KTM 690 SMC R
The sharpened KTM 690 SMC-R bodywork is not just for looks; improved ergonomics improve feel and control between rider and machine to get the most from this Supermoto superhero. All-new, fully-adjustable APEX suspension from the experts at WP also helps deliver a charismatic machine capable of conquering the tightest curves and cutting through congested commutes.
There are two ride modes – Street and Sport – along with cornering ABS, lean angle-sensitive motorcycle traction control and Quickshifter+. The KTM 690 SMC R is fitted with Bridgestone S21 tires for maximum performance on the street and plenty of grip for race track usage.
KTM 690 ENDURO R
The KTM 690 Enduro R unites asphalt and trails like never before. The latest KTM LC4 single-cylinder has two balancer shafts for reduced vibrations, ride-by-wire to allow changeable ride modes and traction control.
The new bodywork features a redesigned seat, enhanced aesthetics and improved ergonomics. The chassis coupled with fully-adjustable WP XPLOR suspension and two new electronic systems – Offroad and Street. The KTM 690 Enduro R is fitted with Continental TKC80s for great performance both in the dirt and on the road.
Both bikes are available from official KTM dealers in early spring, backed up with a wide range of official KTM PowerParts to intensify them further. Discover more at www.ktm.com and locate a KTM dealer nearest you.