KTM 690 SMC Test Ride- KTM 690 SMC Riding Review- SMC First Ride

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KTM 690 Rally Replica
KTM 690 Rally Replica

KTM 690 SMC – First Ride Super-versatile

One look is enough to tell motorcyclists that this KTM is a bike for sliding around riding wheelies, doing smoothing rough pavement, the random road jump and paving over all kinds of roughest spots. In those the 690 SMC defiantly excels. The element of though, was finding out how comfortable a this single-cylinder supermoto can be.For a 5-foot-8 rider a 30-inch inseam, the SMC’s seat height is a stretch; but the KTM is underway, its motocross accommodations the pilot to move freely the cockpit in search of a desirable triangle.” The moto elbow-bend by the high/wide handlebar, the relaxed position and a relatively cushy make it easy for the SMC’s to get comfortable.

Amazingly smooth-running thanks to a the 654cc (102 x 80mm), four-… that motivates the SMC roller rockers atop its valves. A 46mm Keihin body with electronic assistance helps the big Single 62 exceedingly tractable claimed Exhaust gases exit a cat-equipped stainless steel

“We knew going in that machine would be a good-time but we were amazed to uncover the practical side.”

At a suburban 60 mph in gear, the SMC’s grips are vibration-free, with a tolerable transmitted between the ankles the chrome-moly trellis frame. As you to highway cruising speed, still no notable handlebar even with the need to on tighter against the surprising of upper-torso airblast the Single is able to generate. The handguards do a job of protecting the hydraulic clutch and master cylinders (please see

KTM 690 Rally Replica
KTM 690 Rally Replica

Another thing that the KTM roll so merrily along is the than 10 inches of suspension front and rear provided by its WP inverted fork and linkage-mounted WP of which also contribute to the massive ground clearance. Add and 5-inch-wide front/rear 17-inch rims wrapped in sticky sport tires supporting 305 pounds of motorcycle, and you’re a recipe for real streetbike

Stopping this supermoto falls to a single radial-mounted Brembo caliper and 320mm at the bow, with a single-pot, disc astern. KTM’s APTC slipper clutch rear-wheel chatter to a minimum, the thing for those sideways hacks.

Instrumentation is sparse, a cool, vertically stacked LCD rev-counter makes it easy to tabs on the LC4’s relentless toward its 7500-rpm power


We knew going in that machine would be a good-time but we were amazed to uncover the practical side. For sure, is not chump change, but backing KTM into your garage—or a couple of corners on the way to work—is a way to add a little excitement to the daily

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