2014 KTM 690 Duke R Review

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KTM 690 Duke R
KTM 690 Duke R

2014 KTM 690 Duke R

2014 KTM 690 R

2014 KTM 690 Duke R Review

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The KTM 690 Duke R cultivates the sporty of the 690 Duke — and differs not visually very little the lightning-quick cup rockets that such an uproar in the 2012 Junior Cup: A formidable hot rod for and experts alike, light as a lightning quick, amazingly for everyday use, but with that makes a 690 Duke sportier.

2014 KTM 690 Duke R Features and Benefits


Thanks to the mechanical and refinements, the new 690 Duke R is endowed incredible fuel economy. though the Duke before had already won international consumption tests with ease. R riding is therefore not only but also economical, while unashamedly fleet-footed, sporty and


The finely crank drive of the 690 single-cylinder terrific combustion pressure unrivalled single-power — to its balancer shaft, which vibration even better ever without having any effect on the life of the super-single.


The engine management system gets optimum performance out of the LC4 engine. The most advanced is employed for this purpose: ignition with individual for each spark plug that the mixture always effectively, irrespective of load and speed. And then genuine in other words electronically throttle valve actuation any mechanical linkage.

So that the electronics always the power as perfectly and therefore as possible, above all on transition throttle closed to throttle How good does that Simply indescribable.

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The Duke R bears the cutting-edge single-cylinder engine in the in its most powerful form: from a full 690 cc, the legendary LC4 a freer-breathing Akrapovic titanium for even deeper bass and an two horses as a result. 70 hp all in all — or one and a able-bodied 125 Duke’s more the next strongest single-cylinder The 690 Duke R has adopted such series production goodies as the clutch and active engine ventilation.

Genuine ride-by-wire provides it with unexpectedly yet always immensely explosive development; twin ignition plug-selective mapping ensures the effective combustion and sensationally low consumption. Add to this service of 10,000 km — never has it as elegant, cultivated, sporty and to be powered by one cylinder. And never has the for more cylinders been questionable, since these make very light of the lightweight 690 Duke R.


Well-equipped for situation: The Duke’s 43 mm upside-down from WP raises the ride by 15 mm for even greater freedom to It excels with perfect and an unbelievably broad spectrum of from relaxed cruising to around closed circuits. tuning is child’s play: The level of compression damping is set on top of the fork tube and rebound on the right.

Why? In contrast to rebound-compression cartridges, separate oil work independently from other. Hence the compression setting only influences compression damping and the rebound only that of spring

A precise setup is achieved in line with the rider’s without any mutual interaction.

The pivot-arm articulated WP pressurised-gas with remote reservoir the 690 Duke R in order to generate endless freedom to lean. perfect tuning, it provides an broad spectrum of use, relaxed cruising to racing closed circuits. Of course also fully adjustable preload, high/low-speed compression rebound damping).

In the European Cup, it has impressively demonstrated its potential, not even succumbing to the cornering speeds or the braking and forces with slick Nevertheless, this doesn’t that a comfortable setup possible in line with the wishes — on the Duke R, the determines the ride behaviour.


Three words: control, effortless. Significantly aggressive than the 690 Duke, the new 690 R shifts its rider precisely the position required for hitting the gas after all, it has the same position as the EJC bikes. Bent forwards, with a good on the sportily positioned footrests, great feel and plenty of of movement on the taut yet comfortable with perfect control on the angled handlebar (840 mm 38 mm rise).

Relaxed Supermoto and command of wicked manoeuvres easy. And still a good comfort for relaxed trips and surprisingly little exertion. to bet?

Those who prefer to alone can attach the rear to the pillion seat cushion and the passenger footrests.


to have if the worst comes to the The orange, steel crashbars the 690 Duke R if things should get too serious — so that up and running again as quickly as without any damage.


The from over 20 variants: The KTM riders had fun selecting the hardware, they had to spend a lot of time at the limits. Brembo rewarded hard work with a radial hand pump activates the new M50 high-end calliper lighter than the previous top and machined from a block of aluminium for perfect stiffness). with a fat 320 mm disc, this guarantees on-the-spot braking!


The machined clamps are not simply machined with a cool anodised Rather, the KTM chassis engineers tuned the stiffness of these precisely to the flex pattern of the Why?

Only so can sensitive still be guaranteed under loads, such as that when braking with the leant right over. in turn generates more and a superb feeling of grip. you’ll be riding a little bit

In other words, ahead of the


Lightweight in a large, lightweight entirety: The 9 kg tubular space frame from chrome-molybdenum steel and the 4 kg high-quality, pin-jointed, …-cast impress with extreme of torsional stiffness, providing the than 150 kg 690 Duke R with tracking stability.


The silencer has been tailor-made for the R by Akrapovic in cooperation with Not only does it save it also supplies two additional Moreover, it assists the brushed steel pre-silencer underneath the in centralising masses — contributing to the playful handling and precision of the new 690 Duke R.


Just the 690 Duke, the R is equipped with a sportily tuned Bosch 9M+ ABS outstanding endo prevention. One is the Supermoto mode, activated by a (available as an accessory), with the front wheel is still from locking by the ABS, but the wheel can slide or lock as the takes you. After a KTM is a KTM.


New rims may not appear to be an innovation at first sight. new rims mean for a manufacturer becomes clearer measured the present-day level of perfection of all the components of a motorbike: Major don’t just take a of minutes any more.

KTM has nevertheless the best technicians to play with very clever software until an extremely aesthetically elegant but still stable and durable set of rims from the casting …. lighter, but far less rotationally because the weight was saved at the rim ring. The result?

Faster shorter braking distance, changes of direction — a faster motorbike.


Due to ambiguous or even press reports, confusion prevails in the KTM community throughout the EU the A2-compliancy of the following models:

390 Duke

— 690 Duke

690 Duke R

— 690 SMC R

— 690 Enduro R

The press reports convey the that the mentioned models are too and hence not approved for A2 beginners. impression is inconsistent with the The A2 driving licence prescribes a power-to-weight ratio of 0.2 kW/kg, is why KTM has homologated performance mappings for all the models to make them

Thanks to the mappings, all the listed achieve the minimum power-to-weight precisely — quite the to most of the overweight competition. by the mappings, every A2 beginner can from the dynamic advantage of the being so light — it be due to increased riding pleasure accelerating, when riding trails or due to the much more safety factor when in general vehicle control or evading sudden hazards. The are therefore not only A2-compliant, but highly recommendable for novice since they guarantee riding pleasure yet even safety.

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KTM 690 Duke R
KTM 690 Duke R
KTM 690 Duke R

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