KTM SMC R 690 Highlights

The KTM SMC R 690 is the unrivalled Supermoto in KTM for the most demanding requirements, which leaves all others in its wake. It is suitable for racing or everyday use, has a potent and state-of-the-art design. The design philosophy for the KTM SMC R 690 is this: What isn’t there, doesn’t weigh anything either. It arrives at the starting line in peak condition with twin plug ignition, ride-by-wire, new ABS and a revamped chassis. Powerful, sports-oriented, yet still very comfortable – what could make a drifter happier?

KTM SMC R 690 Technical Details


DesignSingle-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled
Displacement690 cm³
Bore102 mm
Stroke84.5 mm
Performance49 kW (66 hp)
Starting aidElectric starter, automatic decompressor
Transmission6-speed, claw shifted
Engine lubricationPressure lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
Primary gear ratio36:79
Secondary gear ratio16:42
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchAPTC™ Anti-hopping clutch in oil bath / hydraulically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment


FrameTubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
ForkWP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 ROMA
Shock absorberWP Suspension 4618 with Pro?Lever linkage
Suspension travel front250 mm
Suspension travel rear250 mm
Brake system frontDisc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake caliper
Brake system rearDisc brake with single-piston brake caliper, floating
Brake discs – diameter front320 mm
Brake discs – diameter rear240 mm
Chain5/8 x 1/4” X?Ring
Steering head angle63°
Wheel base1,480±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded)270 mm
Seat height (unloaded)890 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx.12 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx.140 kg

KTM SMC R 690 Review

We tested the performance of KTM SMC R 690 on the road for few hours which allowed us to come up with these results.

  1. The bike is suitable for a ride-by-wire system thus letting you enjoy the freedom of choosing from Standard, Comfort, Sport and a ‘Bad Fuel’ mode. Its important to understand that the maps only adjust fuelling below 4,000rpm so it still pulls out 67hp whichever mode you chose. By trying the 4 modes, we found out that the Sport has improved throttle than the standard mode.
  2. We run through a kart circuit, it is undeniably easy and comfortable to ride. In just one corner we immediately adjusted and feel at ease using KTM SMC R 690. The wide bars lets you toss into the curves with simple maneuvers while the front fork gives impressive response. Also, gear shifting is very seamless and effortless.
  3. With the given nature of KTM SMC R 690, doing wheelies has never been a problem. A pull on the feather- light clutch lever and a slight revs you can see the front end of the bike rise toward the sky. Other bikes can also give excellent wheelies but they don’t have smooth reviving ability like the SMC R 690 does.

For newly licensed riders, SMC R 690 can be their ideal sport bike because it features a fuel map that lowers power to make it A2 bike compliant.

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