The KTM 690 SMC R raises the bar in the supermotos stakes, thanks in part to a lightweight chassis, a legendary 690 LC4 motor and a sophisticated electronics package. Whether you express your tarmac-sliding talent on mountain roads or on the apexes of your favourite track, you'll be drifting into the future with a maxed-out grin and your veins coursing with adrenaline. Handling is enhanced by the latest fully-adjustable WP APEX suspension, so all you have to worry about is focusing on the road ahead and twisting the throttle to the stoppers.
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.
A resonator chamber balances out pulses in the intake tract and makes the throttle response smoother with reduced vibrations.
The lightweight and durable forged piston is designed to reduce reciprocating mass, and therefore improve engine response.
The PASC (Power Assist Clutch) ensures the rider needs minimal input to operate it, due to reduced engine torque transferring to the clutch plates. The slipper clutch prevents rear wheel lock-up under aggressive downshifting, which reduces destabilizing rear wheel chatter on the tarmac when braking sharply or decelerating into turns.
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.
A lean-angle sensor keeps track of the angle of the bike and sends the information to the ECU and relevant control units, which uses this data to adjust traction control and ABS actuation.
The trellis 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.
Keeping you cranked over in full confidence, Cornering ABS allows riders to use full braking power in all conditions, even at big lean angles. This is particularly useful when you're charging along twisty mountain roads or laying down a quick lap time. However, should you choose to select Supermoto ABS mode, ABS is deactivated on the rear wheel, while only working on the front wheel, with cornering sensitivity disabled.
The KTM 690 SMC R features a 13.5 liter fuel tank which acts as a load-bearing part of the chassis, making it stiffer and gives the rider an optimal feel.
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.
|Clutch||PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated|
|EMS||Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition|
|Design||1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine|
|Tank Capacity (Approx.)||13.5 l|
|Front Brake Disc Diameter||320 mm|
|Rear Brake Disc Diameter||240 mm|
|Front Brake||Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc|
|Rear Brake||Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc|
|Frame Design||Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated|
|Front Suspension||WP APEX 48|
|Rear Suspension||WP APEX with Pro-Lever linkage|
|Ground Clearance||237 mm|
|Seat Height||892 mm|
|Suspension Travel (Front)||215 mm|
|Suspension Travel (Rear)||240 mm|
With KTM Finance, nothing stands in your way – you can now ride away on your own dream set of wheels. Our range of finance packages gives you the freedom to hop onto your READY TO RACE bike as early as tomorrow, as well as giving you the option to enhance your KTM even more with official KTM PowerParts.
The benefit of using these finance plans is that you can configure them yourself, making them flexible and tailored to you. You choose an installment amount that best fits your lifestyle and budget by adjusting your deposit or term, and you'll be in the seat before you know it. It's easy to customise the monthly amounts to suit your situation.
You enjoy flexibility with a variety of finance plans from KTM Finance. Want a new motorcycle? A few more performance-boosting KTM PowerParts? What about some extra items from the stylish KTM PowerWear range? No problem! With a range of finance plan from KTM, you'll get exactly what you need. It's flexible and personalised. KTM Finance offers you a full package that fulfills your every wish.
Finance subject to status. Terms & Conditions apply. At the end of a PCP agreement there are 3 options: (I) Part exchange the vehicle, (ii) Pay the Optional Final Payment / Guaranteed Future Value to own the vehicle or (iii) Return the vehicle. Further charges may be made subject to the condition or mileage of the vehicle. Applicants must be 18 or over. Guarantee may be required. Santander Consumer Finance RH1 1SR.
*PCP available on Road registered models, with a guaranteed future value only.
|PRICE AFTER DISCOUNT||£13,999.00|
|Amount of Credit||£10,386.50|
|Monthly Payments of||£89.00|
|Optional Final Payment||£8,585.00|
|Total Amount Payable||£15,401.50|
|Total Charge for Credit||£1,402.50|
|Duration of Agreement||36 Months|
|Annual Contracted Mileage||4,000|
|Excess Mileage Charge||14.9p per mile|