The 2022 KTM 690 Enduro R it’s in its habitat when the trail gets more extreme. Its lightweight chassis, aggressive styling, and reliable 690 LC4 engine also benefit from state-of-the-art electronics and WP XPLOR suspension also found in other 2022 KTM models like the 790 Adventure R.
Its 693cc 4-valve, single-cylinder, liquid-cooled engine makes 74 horsepower and 54 lb.-ft. It combines powerful acceleration from idle with easy upshifting, refined feel, and low consumption. In addition, its six-speed gearbox with Quickshifter+ is smooth and enables quicker, clutchless shifts when you’re on the go. This allows the rider more control of the bike by keeping the handlebars under control and improves rear-wheel traction.
The trellis frame offers high torsional rigidity for better handling and handling. At the same time, its longitudinal flexibility allows for absorption of the energy of the impacts on the wheels, which helps the suspensions and reduces rider fatigue.
The electronics of this European trail bike is one of its most attractive points, which is not common in this displacement and with such an off-road orientation since both the traction control and the ABS are lean-angle sensitive.
The suspensions comprise WP Xplor fork with 48 mm bars with springs on both sides but with separate regulation functions. The WP Xplor rear shock is also fully adjustable – including high and low-speed compression – and is linked to the swingarm by a linkage system.
The 2022 KTM 690 Enduro R starts at $12,499 USD / $13,499 CAD.
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The engine combines powerful acceleration from the very lowest revs with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. Another big plus: It’s extremely economical with fuel.
A lightweight, compact cylinder head contains four valves and a single camshaft placed over the intake valves, with a secondary balancer shaft driven by the timing chain. The intake valves are actuated by finger followers and the exhaust valves by a rocker arm.
A resonator chamber balances out pulses in the intake tract and makes the throttle response smoother with reduced vibrations.
The trellis frame is manufactured from lightweight sections of top-quality chrome-molybdenum steel tubing of varying thicknesses. This type of balanced frame design provides high torsional rigidity for best handling and rideability, while a more specifically-tuned longitudinal flexibility can absorb the wheel impact energy, supporting the suspension for reduced rider fatigue.
Riding over rough terrain is made easier with the WP XPLOR 48 upside-down fork. The KTM 690 ENDURO R’s split fork design was originally developed by WP and KTM for the EXC models. It is fitted with springs on both sides with separate damping functions – compression on the left and rebound on the right-hand side. They have no negative influence on each other. Therefore, damping can easily be adjusted via the dials on top of both fork tubes, with 30 clicks of adjustment each.
Highly rigid forged triple clamps with an offset of 24 mm (adjustable to 22 mm), provide a solid grip on the forks for precise handling. They allow forwards and backwards adjustment of the handlebars in four different positions for optimum rider ergonomics.
The swingarm design allows for an optimal mounting position of the rear shock ensuring a high progression rate. The single-component casting process eliminates any inconsistencies and weak points that would be inherent in a welded swingarm.
The lightweight tapered 808 mm wide handlebars are rubber mounted to reduce vibrations. Their width and shape are aimed at providing maximum control in all situations.
Sophisticated “No Dirt” foot pegs prevent jamming up of the pegs, even when digging your way through deep ruts or navigating wet terrain. Rubber inserts can be mounted for street use to help reduce any vibration that might be felt through the pegs on smooth roads.
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