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


  • 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


  • 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


  • 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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