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2016 690 Enduro R Specifications & Highlights

650 Enduro R

A powerful engine, one-of-a-kind looks, a fantastic suspension set-up and optimum ergonomics – the 690 Enduro R combines outstanding off-road qualities with unbeatable all-round ability. It feels just as home on the asphalt as it does on gravel and in tough terrain. Thanks to its dual ignition cylinder head and plug selective mapping, the 690 Enduro R has even, excellent power control and fuel mileage. WP front forks with separate damping circuits make adjusting the perfect set-up even easier because the rebound and compression damping stages do not influence each other. The high-torque single-cylinder combines the classic enduro concept with state-of-the-art technology and sporty all-round ability with real-world practicality.

2016 Highlights

  • Dynamic LC4 single-cylinder engine, electronic fuel injection, Ride-by-Wire technology, balancer shaft, slipper clutch, 6-speed gearbox
  • Cylinder head with dual ignition and plug selective mapping
  • Stainless steel exhaust with catalytic converter
  • Ultra-light chrome-molybdenum trellis frame
  • High quality die-cast aluminium swingarm
  • Self-supporting polymer rear fuel tank
  • Fully adjustable WP suspension with optimal front/rear weight distribution and USD front forks with separate damping circuits
  • High quality Brembo braking system
  • Technology leading ABS with roll-over protection and off-road mode (switchable by dongle)
  • Pirelli MT21 Tires for excellent off-road performance
Model  690 Enduro R
Engine type Single cylinder, 4-stroke
Displacement 690 cc
Bore/stroke 102/84.5 mm
Power 49 kW (67 hp) @ 7,500 rpm
Torque 68 Nm @ 6,000 rpm
Compression ratio 12.6:1
Starter/battery Electric starter/12V 8.6Ah
Transmission 6 gears
Fuel system Keihin EFI (throttle body 46 mm)
Control 4 V/OHC with roller rocker levers
Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Engine oil Motorex, SAE 10W-60
Primary drive 36:79
Final drive 15:45
Cooling Liquid cooling
Clutch APTCTM slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
Engine management/ignition Keihin EMS with RBW, double ignition
Traction control
Frame Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Subframe Self-supporting plastic tank
Handlebar  Aluminium, tapered, Ø 28/22 mm
Front suspension WP-USD Ø 48 mm
Rear suspension WP-Monoshock with Pro-Lever linkage
Suspension travel front/rear 250/250 mm
Front brake Brembo two piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 300 mm
Rear brake Brembo single piston, floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm
ABS Bosch 9M+ Two Channel (disengageable, offroad mode opt.)
Wheels front/rear Spoked wheels with aluminiumrims, 1.85 x 21″; 2.50 x 18″
Tyres front/rear 90/90-21″; 140/80-18″
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4″
Silencer Stainless steel silencer
Steering head angle 63°
Trail 112 mm
Wheel base 1,504 +/- 15 mm
Ground clearance 280 mm
Seat height 910 mm
Tank capacity 3.2 gal
Dry weight 308.6 lbs
MSRP $10,799


  1. John F says:

    Yet another dual sport bikes that requires the installation of a potentially expensive, larger gas tank for any real adventure in the outback. When will these manufacturers ever learn?

    • stinkywheels says:

      Potentially? That underseat tank makes it virtually impossible. I like/love these bikes but know better than to buy one. It makes it especially troubling since I ride with the local KTM staff and won’t even ride one despite the offer because it’s like a lovable blind shelter dog, no matter how much you like it, you’d better not take it home.

    • Paul says:

      This bike gets upwards of 70mpg in real world usage. That’s almost double my 640 ADV. The tank is big enough, all things considered. If not, use fuel bladders.

  2. ed says:

    what is “roll over protection” in an offroad motorcycle?

  3. Tony says:

    So does this the second balance shaft like the 690 Duke?

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