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2021 KTM 690 Enduro R Buyer’s Guide: Specs, Price + Photos

This motorcycle is a bit of an odd man out when it comes to the world of KTM. The 2021 KTM 690 Enduro R has Enduro in its name, yet it is not in KTM’s Enduro line—the 690 is considered a Travel model. It certainly looks more like a dual sport bike than an ADV motorcycle, though it does have the trellis frame that we’re used to seeing on KTM Adventure bikes.

2021 KTM 690 Enduro R: Price, Specs, Photos, Buyer's Guide

Weighing in at 350 pounds with the 3.6-gallon fuel tank, the  690 Enduro R weighs more and has a larger fuel capacity than a dual sport bike, yet it’s not close to as big and heavy as an ADV bike, and the tank is smaller than most adventure motorcycles. The 690 Enduro R has street-oriented electronics, such as traction control, ABS, and a quickshifter, yet the 9.8 of travel from WP Xplor suspension reminds you of its dirt capabilities.

The 2021 690 Enduro R is a great off-road motorcycle in wide-open spaces. We’ve had it up to 100 mph on dirt roads, and it doesn’t feel sketchy. However, the 6-speed transmission has high gear ratios, making the R a handful on hillclimbs and single track.

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2021 KTM 690 Enduro R Specs

ENGINE

  • Type: Four-stroke single
  • Displacement: 693cc
  • Bore x stroke: 105 x 80mm
  • Valvetrain: SOHC, 4 valves
  • Fueling: Keihin EFI w/ 50mm throttle body
  • Ignition: Keihin EMS w/ ride-by-wire
  • Transmission: 6-speed w/ quickshifter
  • Clutch: Hydraulically actuated assist-and-slip
  • Final drive: X-ring chain

CHASSIS

  • Frame: Chromoly steel trellis
  • Subframe: Self-supporting polymer fuel tank
  • Handlebar: Tapered aluminum
  • Front suspension; travel: Fully adjustable WP Xplor 48mm inverted fork; 9.8 inches
  • Rear suspension; travel: Linkage-assisted fully adjustable WP Xplor shock; 9.8 inches
  • Wheels: Wire-spoke w/ D.I.D DirtStar rims
  • Front wheel: 21 x 1.85
  • Rear wheel: 18 x 2.50
  • Front tire: 90/90 x 21
  • Rear tire: 140/80 x 18
  • Front brake: 300mm disc w/ Brembo caliper
  • Rear brake: 240mm disc w/ Brembo caliper
  • ABS: Standard w/ Cornering and optional Offroad mode

DIMENSIONS and CAPACITIES

  • Wheelbase: 59 inches
  • Rake: 27.7 degrees
  • Seat height: 35.8 inches
  • Ground clearance: 10.6 inches
  • Fuel capacity: 3.6 gallons
  • Curb weight: 350 pounds

2021 KTM 690 Enduro R Price: $11,999 MSRP

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Don Williamshttp://www.ultimatemotorcycling.com
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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