The KTM 690 Duke R is based on the lightweight 690 Duke. The base 690 Duke was already a sporty and very capable motorcycle, but the R version raises the bar even higher and is still amazingly suitable for everyday use.
The bike’s backbone is a lightweight 9 kg tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel paired with a 4 kg lightweight, high-quality, pin-jointed, die-cast swingarm.
As the KTM 690 Duke R is more aggressive than the standard 690 Duke, its ergonomics were designed to put the rider into the perfect position required for hitting the gas. You’ll especially like the sporty angled handlebar, the convenient instrument panel and the sculpted seat.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine with a displacement of 690 cc. The engine delivers a peak power of 51.5 kW (69.1 hp) and is mated on a six speed gear box. The breaking is handled by a set of Brembo brakes which include front 320 mm and rear 240 mm discs.
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