2014 KTM 690 SMC R

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The 2014 KTM 690 SMC R is a compact motorcycle that promises to reward you with a fun riding experience every time you jump on its saddle.

In terms of power, the KTM 690 SMR R is equipped with a 690 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine which generates a maximum output of 66 hp. All this power is kept in leash by a 6-speed, claw shifted transmission with APTC anti-hopping clutch.

Among the features offered by the 2014 KTM 690 SMR R you’ll find a ride-by-wire system, a new ABS and, a 12 liter fuel tank and a revamped chassis.

The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a tubular space frame made from powder-coated chrome molybdenum steel. The frame sits on a front WP Suspension up side down fork and a rear WP Suspension shock absorber with pro‑lever linkage.

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

Overview

KTM 690 SMC R

2014 KTM 690 SMC R ABS: Not A Single Gram of Fat; Only Muscle

What isn’t there doesn’t weigh anything either - the 690 SMC R is designed according to this motto. It arrives at the starting line in peak condition in 2014 with twin plug ignition, ride-by-wire, new ABS and a revamped chassis. Powerful, sports-oriented, yet still very comfortable – what could make a drifter happier? The KTM 690 SMC R: the 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.

Dynamic cornering fun:

KTM 690 SMC R

Suspension components
By professionals for everyone: The 2014 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. In 2014, it is designed as a split fork with separate damping circuits (compression damping on the left fork tube, rebound damping on the right) that can be adjusted independently of each other. This means that they cannot interact as they do in conventional open bleed systems - thus guaranteeing even sportier, more purposeful and rider-optimised ride characteristics. The pivot-arm articulated WP pressurised-gas monoshock with 250 mm of travel even features high-speed and low-speed compression adjustment.

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

ABS
The 690 SMC R enters the fray in 2014 with Bosch 9M+ABS - highly effective, disengageable and optionally with Supermoto ABS (PowerParts dongle) for real Supermoto drifting: Freely lockable rear wheel with a sharp ABS function up front.

Frame and swingarm
The 690 SMC R 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.

Wheels (patented, tubeless, spoked wheels)
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 and the steering even lighter. They also increase the grip of what are already the best Supermoto tyres on the market.

Low fuel consumption:

KTM 690 SMC R

Injection / engine management
The 690 Enduro R has always been amazingly economical with fuel and it runs even more efficiently in 2014. Why? Thanks to its low weight, its highly efficient engine management system with twin plug ignition and electronic injection with ride-by-wire. And also to its state-of-the-art OHC single-cylinder engine.

Perfect supermoto ergonomics:

KTM 690 SMC R

Ergonomics
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.

Strapping, yet refined single-cylinder:

KTM 690 SMC R

Engine
Modernised once again for 2014 with twin plug ignition and ride-by-wire, the state-of-the-art, water-cooled LC4 single-cylinder on the 690 Enduro R delivers an impressive 49 kW (67 hp) from 690 cc of displacement. 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 slipper clutch that’s fitted as standard. New for 2014: A twin plug ignition system now controls two differently sized spark plugs in each cylinder head independently of each other in such a way that more efficient combustion and a smoother, optimally controlled combustion sequence are achieved at all times. The result: even more and even better controlled power, lower fuel consumption, and less emissions.

Injection / engine management / ride-by-wire
The guarantee for smooth throttle response, not just no throttle control cable: The 690 Enduro R is equipped in 2014 with a cable-free ride-by-wire system for opening the throttle valve. This significantly improves the power delivery, making the potent single-cylinder’s throttle response and ride quality even smoother. It also electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into throttle valve positions perfectly suited to the riding conditions. As before the rider has the choice between three different mappings for influencing the engine characteristics.

Balancer shaft
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 super-single.

Injection / engine management / ride-by-wire
The guarantee for smooth throttle response, not just no throttle control cable: The 690 Enduro R is equipped in 2014 with a cable-free ride-by-wire system for opening the throttle valve. This significantly improves the power delivery, making the potent single-cylinder’s throttle response and ride quality even smoother. It also electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into throttle valve positions perfectly suited to the riding conditions. As before the rider has the choice between three different mappings for influencing the engine characteristics.

Message regarding A2-compliancy:

KTM 690 SMC R

Greater riding pleasure yet even more safety – ktm 390 duke and lc4 models absolutely a2-compliant!
Due to ambiguous or even incorrect press reports, confusion currently prevails in the KTM community throughout the EU regarding the A2-compliancy of the following models:
• 390 Duke
• 690 Duke
• 690 Duke R
• 690 SMC R
• 690 Enduro R
The corresponding press reports convey the impression that the mentioned models are too light and hence not approved for A2 beginners. This impression is inconsistent with the truth. The A2 driving licence prescribes a minimum power-to-weight ratio of 0.2 kW/kg, which is why KTM has homologated performance mappings for all the aforementioned models to make them A2-compliant. Thanks to the mappings, all the listed models achieve the minimum power-to-weight ratio precisely – quite the contrary to most of the overweight competition. Assisted by the mappings, every A2 beginner can benefit from the dynamic advantage of the models being so light – whether it be due to increased riding pleasure when accelerating, when riding demanding trails or due to the much more significant safety factor when braking, in general vehicle control or when evading sudden hazards. The models are therefore not only A2-compliant, but also highly recommendable for novice riders, since they guarantee greater riding pleasure yet even more safety.

Specifications

EngineSingle-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.140.5 kg

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