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2020 KTM 690 SMC R
2020 KTM 690 SMC R

Specs

General Information

Manufacturer
KTM
KTM
Model Year
2020
2020
Model
690 SMC R
690 SMC R
Model Code
F9775T9
F9775T9
Color
White
White

Brakes/Wheels/Tires

Brakes

Front - 320 mm disc diameter

Rear - 240 mm disc diameter

ABS - Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode Disengegable)

Front - 320 mm disc diameter

Rear - 240 mm disc diameter

ABS - Two-channel Bosch 9.1 MP ABS (incl. Cornering ABS and Supermoto mode Disengegable)

Drivetrain

Transmission
6-speed
6-speed
Final Drive
X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4 in.
X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4 in.

Engine

Engine
4-stroke
4-stroke
Cooling
Liquid
Liquid
Cylinders
Single
Single
Horsepower
55 kW
55 kW
Displacement
690 cc
690 cc
Bore x Stroke
105 mm x 80 mm
105 mm x 80 mm
Clutch
PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
Fuel System
Keihin EMS with RBW
Keihin EMS with RBW
Ignition
Twin
Twin
Starting
Electric
Electric
Lubrication
Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps

Operational

Frame
Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated
Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated
Front Suspension
WP USD Ø 48 mm
WP USD Ø 48 mm
Rear Suspension
WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage
WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage
Rake
63.6 °
63.6 °

Features

Chassis

  • CHASSIS: Developed on supermoto tracks and tested in a wide range of street riding scenarios, the chassis handles superbly and behaves like a champion, no matter how far you push the limit. High-end equipment like WP APEX suspension and the latest BREMBO brakes will give you the control you need when pushing the limits.
  • FRAME: The frame is manufactured from lightweight sections of top-quality chrome-molybdenum steel tubing of varying thicknesses. This type of balanced frame design provides high torsional rigidity for best handling and rideability, while a more specifically-tuned longitudinal flexibility can absorb the wheel impact energy, supporting the suspension for reduced rider fatigue.
  • SUBFRAME: Tried and trusted - the effective use of the rear fuel tank as the main structural element of the subframe, keeps weight low and eliminates design complexity.
  • SWINGARM: This swingarm design allows for an optimal mounting position of the rear shock ensuring a high progression rate. The single-component casting process eliminates any inconsistencies and weak points that would be inherent in a welded swingarm.

Engine and Exhaust

  • ENGINE & EXHAUST: The latest 690 LC4 engine is all about smooth, powerful performance with the right mix of character to propel you in and out of corners at warp speed. Every aspect of the LC4 engine design is geared towards providing a more heart pounding riding experience.
  • ENGINE: The LC4 690 cc single-cylinder engine combines powerful acceleration from the very lowest revs with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. Another big plus is besides the engine being extremely economical with fuel it also has long service intervals of 10,000 km, keeping running costs low.
  • CYLINDER HEAD: A lightweight, compact cylinder head contains four valves and a single camshaft placed over the intake valves, and 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.
  • RESONATOR CHAMBER: A resonator chamber balances out pulses in the intake tract and makes the throttle response smoother with reduced vibrations.
  • PISTON: The lightweight and durable forged piston is designed to reduce reciprocating mass, and therefore improve engine response.
  • CONRODS: Plain bearings are used in the conrod to ensure a reduced reciprocating mass, which helps the engine run smoother and therefore enhances its lively character.
  • PASC CLUTCH: 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.
  • TRANSMISSION: The smooth 6-speed gearbox with Quickshifter+ allows quicker clutchless up and downshifts when you're on the gas in and out of turns. This not only enables the rider to be more in control of the motorcycle by keeping a full grip of the handlebars, but also improves rear-wheel traction.
  • RIDE-BY-WIRE: The KTM 690 SMC R is equipped a 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.

Ergonomics & Comfort

  • ERGONOMICS & COMFORT: The KTM 690 SMC R boasts a sharp, slim profile, perfectly suited for spirited supermoto riding. This, along with a low seat height, promotes better handling and comfort, while also allowing extreme lean angles for those prepared to really crank it over in turns
  • HANDLEBAR: The lightweight tapered 808 mm wide handlebars are rubber mounted to reduce vibrations. Their width and shape are aimed at providing optimum control in all situations.
  • BODYWORK & GRAPHICS: When you look at the KTM 690 SMC R you know its READY TO RACE. Pure, extreme, oozing performace, its style is inspired by KTM's race-winning genes.

Software & Electronics

  • SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS: Gaining full control over your supermoto, while maximizing its performance has never been easier thanks to a sophisticated electronics package that includes cornering ABS, MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) and a full range of assistance modes with user-friendly adjustability. Quickshifter+ allows effortless electronically assisted clutch-free gear shifts, whether changing up or down.
  • RIDE MODES: There are two ride modes: "Street" mode gives a sporty throttle response where cornering-sensitive MTC limits wheel slip and keeps wheelies to a minimum for optimal street riding performance, while "Sport" mode provides more aggressive throttle response with reduced traction control (without cornering sensitivity) to allow drifts and full control of the slide, aimed at track or very sporty street usage. The modes can be easily switched over from the handlebar, making adjustment on the fly possible.
  • MTC (MOTORCYCLE TRACTION CONTROL): The MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) lean-angle sensitive traction control system reacts immediately the instant the rear wheel rotation speed becomes disproportionate to the riding situation. In mere milliseconds MTC reduces engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at the throttle valves, until slippage is reduced to optimum proportions for the selected ride mode and current angle of lean. For particularly ambitious riders, the traction control can also be switched off.
  • QUICKSHIFTER +: 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.
  • CORNERING ABS: KTM's Cornering ABS mode allows riders to always use the full power of their brakes in all conditions, while taking the lean angle of the motorcycle into account. In the optional Supermoto ABS mode, the ABS only acts upon the front wheel, while cornering-sensitivity is disabled. In extreme scenarios, the rider can also choose to disable the ABS completely.

Chassis

  • CHASSIS: Developed on supermoto tracks and tested in a wide range of street riding scenarios, the chassis handles superbly and behaves like a champion, no matter how far you push the limit. High-end equipment like WP APEX suspension and the latest BREMBO brakes will give you the control you need when pushing the limits.
  • FRAME: The frame is manufactured from lightweight sections of top-quality chrome-molybdenum steel tubing of varying thicknesses. This type of balanced frame design provides high torsional rigidity for best handling and rideability, while a more specifically-tuned longitudinal flexibility can absorb the wheel impact energy, supporting the suspension for reduced rider fatigue.
  • SUBFRAME: Tried and trusted - the effective use of the rear fuel tank as the main structural element of the subframe, keeps weight low and eliminates design complexity.
  • SWINGARM: This swingarm design allows for an optimal mounting position of the rear shock ensuring a high progression rate. The single-component casting process eliminates any inconsistencies and weak points that would be inherent in a welded swingarm.

Engine and Exhaust

  • ENGINE & EXHAUST: The latest 690 LC4 engine is all about smooth, powerful performance with the right mix of character to propel you in and out of corners at warp speed. Every aspect of the LC4 engine design is geared towards providing a more heart pounding riding experience.
  • ENGINE: The LC4 690 cc single-cylinder engine combines powerful acceleration from the very lowest revs with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. Another big plus is besides the engine being extremely economical with fuel it also has long service intervals of 10,000 km, keeping running costs low.
  • CYLINDER HEAD: A lightweight, compact cylinder head contains four valves and a single camshaft placed over the intake valves, and 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.
  • RESONATOR CHAMBER: A resonator chamber balances out pulses in the intake tract and makes the throttle response smoother with reduced vibrations.
  • PISTON: The lightweight and durable forged piston is designed to reduce reciprocating mass, and therefore improve engine response.
  • CONRODS: Plain bearings are used in the conrod to ensure a reduced reciprocating mass, which helps the engine run smoother and therefore enhances its lively character.
  • PASC CLUTCH: 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.
  • TRANSMISSION: The smooth 6-speed gearbox with Quickshifter+ allows quicker clutchless up and downshifts when you're on the gas in and out of turns. This not only enables the rider to be more in control of the motorcycle by keeping a full grip of the handlebars, but also improves rear-wheel traction.
  • RIDE-BY-WIRE: The KTM 690 SMC R is equipped a 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.

Ergonomics & Comfort

  • ERGONOMICS & COMFORT: The KTM 690 SMC R boasts a sharp, slim profile, perfectly suited for spirited supermoto riding. This, along with a low seat height, promotes better handling and comfort, while also allowing extreme lean angles for those prepared to really crank it over in turns
  • HANDLEBAR: The lightweight tapered 808 mm wide handlebars are rubber mounted to reduce vibrations. Their width and shape are aimed at providing optimum control in all situations.
  • BODYWORK & GRAPHICS: When you look at the KTM 690 SMC R you know its READY TO RACE. Pure, extreme, oozing performace, its style is inspired by KTM's race-winning genes.

Software & Electronics

  • SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS: Gaining full control over your supermoto, while maximizing its performance has never been easier thanks to a sophisticated electronics package that includes cornering ABS, MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) and a full range of assistance modes with user-friendly adjustability. Quickshifter+ allows effortless electronically assisted clutch-free gear shifts, whether changing up or down.
  • RIDE MODES: There are two ride modes: "Street" mode gives a sporty throttle response where cornering-sensitive MTC limits wheel slip and keeps wheelies to a minimum for optimal street riding performance, while "Sport" mode provides more aggressive throttle response with reduced traction control (without cornering sensitivity) to allow drifts and full control of the slide, aimed at track or very sporty street usage. The modes can be easily switched over from the handlebar, making adjustment on the fly possible.
  • MTC (MOTORCYCLE TRACTION CONTROL): The MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) lean-angle sensitive traction control system reacts immediately the instant the rear wheel rotation speed becomes disproportionate to the riding situation. In mere milliseconds MTC reduces engine output with an extremely smooth, barely perceptible intervention at the throttle valves, until slippage is reduced to optimum proportions for the selected ride mode and current angle of lean. For particularly ambitious riders, the traction control can also be switched off.
  • QUICKSHIFTER +: 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.
  • CORNERING ABS: KTM's Cornering ABS mode allows riders to always use the full power of their brakes in all conditions, while taking the lean angle of the motorcycle into account. In the optional Supermoto ABS mode, the ABS only acts upon the front wheel, while cornering-sensitivity is disabled. In extreme scenarios, the rider can also choose to disable the ABS completely.