2019 KTM 690 ENDURO R HIGHLIGHTS
RIDE MODES: Whether you're charging across the tarmac or along a challenging dirt trail, the new OFFROAD and STREET ride modes allow you to take your ride to new extremes in perfect control.
The two ride modes can easily be changed by using the handlebar mode switch, which makes adjusting the character of the engine possible on the fly.
CORNERING & OFFROAD ABS NEW for 2019 allows riders to always use the full power of their brakes on the street, while taking the lean angle of the motorcycle into account.
ABS can be changed to OFFROAD mode, meaning that the ABS only works on the front wheel, at a reduced rate, while allowing the rear wheel to be fully locked for slide-steering, squaring off and more dynamic riding in the dirt.
MTC, OFFROAD TC AND OFFROAD MODE When your ride takes you in search of new limits, the lean-angle sensitive MTC ( Motorcycle Traction Control) system steps in to assist the instant the rear wheel breaks traction - even at the most extreme lean angles. Switching to OFFROAD mode provides optimal throttle control in the dirt. It allows the rear wheel to spin so you can power steer through the turns. Anti wheelie is also deactivated in offroad mode, you can lift the front wheel through those deep muddy ruts.
QUICKSHIFTER+ uses two sensors, where one sensor on the shift arm detects the movement on the shift lever rod when the rider upshifts and the system cuts the injection instantaneously. As soon as the second sensor detects the gear engagement it reapplies the injection and opens the butterfly valve, ensuring fast and smooth action at all throttle openings and engine speeds. When downshifting, the system matches the engine speed to the speed of the lower gear.
MSR (MOTOR SLIP REGULATION) engine brake control, is a standard feature and it works in the opposite direction of the MTC. When, due to sudden down shifting or abrupt throttling-off, or if the engine drag torque gets too high, the ride-by-wire system balances throttle input as much as needed to ensure controlled deceleration. MSR complements the slipper clutch and is especially effective in low grip situations.
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.
CYLINDER HEAD 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.
The PASC (Power Assist Clutch) ensures the rider needs minimal input to operate it, due to less engine torque transferring to the clutch plates. The slipper clutch prevents rear wheel lock-up under aggressive downshifting, which reduces destabilising rear wheel chatter on the tarmac when braking sharply or decelerating into turns.
RIDE-BY-WIRE The 690 ENDURO R is equipped with ride-by-wire system, which processes throttle twist grip movements with the help of electronic sensors and activates the throttle valves to control throttle action. This significantly improves the response, giving the rider better throttle control of the potent single-cylinder and a smoother ride.
GEARBOX The smooth 6-speed gearbox with Quickshifter + allows quicker clutchless up and downshifts when you’re in the thick of the action. This not only enables the rider to be in more control of the motorcycle by keeping a full grip of the handlebars, but also improves rear wheel traction.
FRONT FORK 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. The cool thing is 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.
REAR SHOCK The WP XPLOR shock absorber is connected to the swingarm by a linkage. This ensures a progressive suspension character and a high resistance to bottoming out. Fully adjustable, including high and low-speed compression, you can set up the shock absorber to any circumstances and rider preference.