2008 KTM 690 Enduro motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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KTM 250 GS Enduro Sport
KTM 250 GS Enduro Sport



KTM made an first step before the 690 Enduro to the motorcycling public: it the 690 Baja as a truly competitive motorcycle which was to be ridden at the race by Cyril Depres, of the 2007 Dakar Rally, Chris Blais and Davis This way, the racing that is about to come determine the average rider to get a of the machine that takes on the podium.

In order to satisfy the expectations, the Austrian manufacturer had the fitted with one of their performing engines, the LC4 and kept the down for easy handling.

Even though the KTM attracted names along its side, knows the leader of the Baja 500 as a Honda. The XR650R is unfairly to be dated. It doesn’t mean if a manufacturer hits jackpot the first time, like did, other models it will necessarily be better and the 690’s listed dry weight 28lbs heavier, having 2 less suspension travel and less ground clearance, the KTM 690 isn’t quite the bike would dethrone the King of

Even less able to do is the Kawasaki KLR650 which strongly revised and implicit new for it is more of a dual-sport that to the “good life” offered by the and even though it offers off-road performance didn’t to make a statement in the fight the Honda or the KTM.

I find the Husqvarna TE610 suitable for the fight with the 690 not just because the two manufacturers since they found out one the other’s existence, but because the 4-…, 4 valves, SOHC, Cooled Sin gle engine is incredibly and comparative to KTM ’s LC8. The thing I don’t appreciate at the and I reckon you don’t either is the suggested retail price with Honda’s $6,349.

Although it doesn’t manage to better than the Honda the KTM 690 Enduro looks far better. a 690 SMC without the supermoto wheels, and stature, it looks easier to as its center of gravity is much

Like a true dual-purpose the headlight and mirrors couldn’t missed, but their design is and attractive, proof of the fact KTM is dedicated to delivering attractive not only good performing

The bike’s front end is dominated by the of the mudguards, fender and headlight which makes it easily out on the trails. Just like on the the Enduro’s exterior features are far being rounded as a rougher was approached. The narrow seat is a testimony of this successful

KTM prefers to individualize its models the Japanese ones and the rest of the offering so the exhaust system is on the rider’s left side, the muffler attached underneath the mudguards.

Wheels are 18” and up in off-road rubber. Apart the engine’s protective shield, aren’t many things to set bike apart from its cousin, the 690 SMC.

Orange and are the dominating colors on this new KTM.


Offered for the of $8,898, the subject of this is the among the cheapest KTM’s the LC4 engine and one of the most expensive in its class.


By fitting it with the new 690 KTM intended on creating an incredibly motorcycle that would not compete in the Baja 500 race the desert, but offer true to all riders who will swing a leg it. As soon as this exciting bike will be available for a drive we will have the to see if this goal was accomplished or

KTM 250 GS Enduro Sport

Engine and Transmission

Chassis and

Frame: Tubular trellis frame (CrMo)

Subframe: plastics tank

Handlebar: Ø 28/22 mm (1.10/0.87)

suspension: WP USD Ø 48 mm (1.89)

Rear suspension: WP monoshock

travel front / rear: 250 / 250 mm / 9.84)

Brakes, front / Disc brakes 300 / 240 mm (11.81 /

Rims, front / rear: x 21; 2.15 x 18

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