2013 KTM 690 SMC R

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Designed with practicality and agility in mind, the KTM 690 SMC R is able to deal with any type of tracks with poise.

The motorcycle rewards you with first class ergonomics and you’ll especially like the self-supporting rear end/fuel tank unit and the low seat. Not to mention about the sporty stance and the perfectly angled, wide aluminum handlebar.

The bike is equipped with a lightweight tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel. The frame is combined with a high-quality die-cast swingarm which is ultra resistant to torsion.

The ride quality is assured by the KTM 690 SMC R’s WP upside-down fork, which offers a whole 250 mm of suspension travel and 48 mm outer tubes. Out back, you’ll find a pivot-arm articulated WP pressurised-gas monoshock which offers 250 mm of wheel travel. If you want to bring the bike to halt, you can rely with confidence on a set of capable Brembo brakes.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 KTM 690 SMC R.



What isn’t there doesn’t weigh anything either - the 690 SMC R is designed according to this motto. A powerful LC4 single-cylinder, an excellent chassis, sports-oriented yet comfortable supermoto ergonomics - what could make a drifter happier? The 2013 KTM 690 SMC R is an unrivalled supermoto for the most demanding requirements, which leaves all others in its wake: suitable for racing or everyday use, potent design, state-of-the-art.


The self-supporting rear end/fuel tank unit made from robust plastic bears an equally comfortable and low seat. This is augmented by the tank fairings and the ideally angled, wide aluminium handlebar to form a perfect arrangement that makes controlling the 690 SMC R extremely simple - both on the road and on the track. Superb handling, remarkable versatility, perfect vehicle control both on the road and on the track, plus excellent contact points and maximum freedom of movement for hitting the gas with commitment – 690 SMC R 2013.



The 690 SMC R 2013 ranks among the most powerful curve-bandits on the road. Alongside the outstandingly tuned suspension, two major contributors to its excellent tracking stability are the lightweight tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel and the high-quality die-cast swingarm - both of them extremely torsion-resistant.


By professionals for everyone: The new KTM 690 SMC R’s WP upside-down fork, with a whole 250 mm of suspension travel and 48 mm outer tubes, is adjustable in many ways and masters the balancing act between everyday use and attack with the greatest of ease. Elaborately machined triple clamps provide the forks with precisely the right level of stiffness for the most demanding manoeuvres and the best possible grip - with minimal extra weight. The pivot-arm articulated WP pressurised-gas monoshock with 250 mm suspension travel even features high-speed and low-speed compression adjustment.



The 690 SMC R’s extremely powerful and easily applied Brembo® brakes impress with outstanding controllability. At the front wheel, a radially-mounted, four-piston, fixed brake calliper bites onto a floating, 320 mm brake disc.


Thanks to specially designed, air-tight rim profiles on tubeless, wire-spoked wheels, the 2013 KTM 690 SMC R rolls on Conti AttackSM tubeless tyres. The lightweight wheels reduce unsprung masses and gyroscopic forces, making the suspension even more effective, steering even lighter and further increasing the grip of what are already the best Supermoto tyres on the market.


The 690 SMC R’s fuel economy is amazing. Why? Thanks to its low weight of less than 140 kg and its highly efficient engine management system with electronic injection. And also to its state-of-the-art OHC single-cylinder engine.


With its 690 cc displacement, the 690 Enduro R’s state-of-the-art, water-cooled LC4 single-cylinder engine delivers an impressive 49 kW (67 hp). It combines powerful acceleration from the very lowest revs with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. It’s extremely economical with fuel and saves its owner even more money thanks to long service intervals of 10,000 km. Annoying rear wheel chatter? Prevented reliably by its anti-hopping clutch that’s fitted as standard.



The finely balanced crank drive of the 690 single-cylinder converts terrific combustion pressure into unrivalled single-power - thanks to its balancer shaft, which eliminates vibration without having any detrimental effect on the life of the super-single.


The electronic engine management system featuring fuel injection offers the rider the choice between three different mappings for influencing the engine characteristics. The "electronic power throttle" ensures that the throttle commands from the rider are translated electronically into the optimum throttle valve opening at all times, which gives rise to tremendously progressive power development.


Engine DesignSingle-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled
Displacement690 cm³
Bore102 mm
Stroke84.5 mm
Performance49 kW (66 hp)
Starting aidElectric starter, automatic decompressor
Transmission6-speed, claw shifted
Engine lubricationPressure circulation lubrication with two rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio36:79
Secondary gear ratio16:42
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchAPTC™ Anti-hopping clutch in oil bath / hydraulically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
FrameTubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
ForkWP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 ROMA
Shock absorberWP Suspension 4618 with Pro‑Lever linkage
Suspension travel front250 mm
Suspension travel rear250 mm
Brake system frontDisc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake caliper
Brake system rearDisc brake with single-piston brake caliper, floating
Brake discs - diameter front320 mm
Brake discs - diameter rear240 mm
Chain5/8 x 1/4” X‑Ring
Steering head angle63°
Wheel base1,480±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded)270 mm
Seat height (unloaded)890 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx.12 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx.139.5 kg

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