KTM 690 SMR review

The KTM 690 SMR is designed for riders wanting the purest form of road going competitonbased super moto. Features such as the intricate, adjustable suspension elements, radially-mounted Brembo 4-piston calipers with 4 single linings, the radial hand brake cylinder and super-sporty Dunlop tyres - emphasise the high KTM standards and make the KTM SM 690R a full-fledged sport motorcycle. A tubular space frame construction of premium chrome molybdenum, with the engine functioning as a load-bearing element. The sub frame is made of very high-strength aluminium profiles. Specially optimised for Supermoto, the 48mm upsidedown forks from WP with a central wheel axle clamp and a suspension travel of 210mm can be tuned with rebound damping and compression.

KTM SM 690 R

The sport derived exhaust system layout, with its comparatively silencers and long manifolds, makes a substantial contribution to the performance of this single-cylinder. But lots of power also means lots of noise emission. One regulated catalytic converter per silencer guarantees the effortless compliance with the applicable EURO 3 pollutant emissions limits.


The use of lightweight construction, high-quality components, precise and intelligent analyses not only made it possible to reduce the engine weight to an outstanding 38kg, but compacted the total weight of the motorcycle down to the extremely low, "Ready to Race" weight of 154kg. As well as the fascinating new LC4 engine innovations, KTM is also exhibiting the new KTM 690 SM-R . In the best R model tradition, the extremely conspicuously styled, single cylinder allrounder for the model year 2008, with its numerous visual and technical features, represents the premium variant of the successful 690 Supermoto. More specs and user manual of KTM 690 SMR you can see in next overview.

KTM 690 SMR specifications

General information
Model: KTM 690SMR
Category: Supermoto

Engine and transmission
Displacement: 654cc
Engine type: Single cylinder
Stroke: 4
Power: 46.8 kW @7500rpm
Torque: 65Nm @6500rpm
Compression: 11.8: 1
Bore x stroke: 102 x 88mm
Fuel system: Carburettor Keihin EFI system EPT MX FCR 41
Valves per cylinder: 4
Fuel control: OHC
Ignition: Kokusan digital 4K-3A
Starter: Kick
Lubrication system: pressure lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Gearbox: 6-speed


Transmission type
final drive: Chain
Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
Dry weight: 154kg
Seat height: 880mm.
Ground clearance: 245mm.
Wheelbase: 1472mm.

Chassis and dimensions
Trail: 90mm
Front suspension: WPUSD.
Rear suspension: WPPDS shock absorber
Rear suspension travel: 335 mm.
Front tyre dimensions: 120/70-17
Rear tyre dimensions: 160/60-17
The front Brembo brakes 4-stroke
Front brakes: Single disc
Front brakes diameter: 320mm.
Rear brakes: Single disc
Rear brakes diameter: 240mm.
Fuel capacity: 13.5 litres.

KTM SM 690 R

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