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KTM Brings Back The 690 SMC R For 2019

Chaparral Motorsports
November 6, 2018


(Press release) The KTM 690 SMC R raises the bar for street riders. The revised chassis and styling are boosted by the latest 690 LC4 engine and an updated electronics package that features cornering sensitive motorcycle traction control (MTC) with Sport and Street ride modes and the Quickshifter+ for smooth clutchless shifts, so whether you express your tarmac-sliding talent on mountain roads or on the 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.


  • NEW Dynamic LC4 single-cylinder engine with less vibration and more power featuring electronic fuel injection, Ride-by-Wire technology, a balancer shaft, PASC slipper clutch and 6-speed gearbox.
  • NEW styling for a more aggressive look and enhanced ergonomics.
  • NEW chassis with low seat (890 mm / 35 in) for optimized rider feel and control.
  • Fully-adjustable WP APEX suspension with separate damping circuits for aggressive and confident handling on the street or track.
  • Cylinder head with dual ignition featuring individual timing control for optimal combustion.
  • Stainless steel exhaust with catalytic converter.
  • Ultra-light chrome-molybdenum trellis frame.
  • Self-supporting polymer rear fuel tank.
  • High quality Brembo braking system.
  • Technology-leading cornering ABS with Supermoto mode for hard braking under all circumstances and the Quickshifter+ for smooth clutchless shifting.
  • Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) with Sport and Street ride modes can be switched directly from the handlebars for controlled power delivery.


Engine Type: Single Cylinder, 4-Stroke, SOHC

Displacement: 690 cc

Bore/Stroke: 105 / 80 mm

Starter: Electric; 12V 8.6Ah

Transmission: 6 Gears

Fuel System: Keihin EFI, 50 mm Throttle Body

Lubrication: Pressure Lubrication, Two Oil Pumps

Cooling: Liquid Cooling

Clutch: PASC Slipper Clutch, Hydraulically Operated

Ignition: Keihin EMS with Ride-By-Wire, Dual Ignition

Frame: Chrome-moly Steel Trellis

Subframe: Self-supporting Plastic Tank

Handlebar:  Aluminum, Tapered, Ø 28/22 mm

Front Suspension: WP USD Ø 48 mm

Rear Suspension: WP Monoshock with Pro-Lever Linkage

Suspension Travel Front/Rear: 215 mm / 8.5 in; 240 mm / 9.4 in

Front/Rear Brakes: Disc Brake 320 mm / 240 mm

Front/Rear Wheels: 3.50 x 17", 5.00 x 17"

Front/Rear Tires: 120/70 ZR 17"; 160/60 ZR 17"

Steering Head Angle: 26.4º

Wheelbase: 1,470 mm ± 10 mm / 57.9 ± 0.4 in

Ground Clearance: 238 mm / 9.4 in

Seat Height: 890 mm / 35 in

Tank Capacity: 13.5 L / 3.6 gal

Dry weight, Approx: 147 kg / 324 lbs

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