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690 Enduro R Pros & Cons

By Abhishek Katariya on May 23, 2021
Things We Like in 690 Enduro R

Excellent off-road capabilities

Better on-road performance

WP XPLOR suspension, the best in the market

Things We Dont Like in 690 Enduro R

The seat would not fit most riders’ comfort levels


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The KTM 690 Enduro R is one amazing combo of radical design, off-road qualities, and unbeatable all-round ability. The bike feels equally good to ride on urban roads and tough terrains. Besides, the 690 Enduro R features state-of-the-art technology and its sporty all-round ability is perfect for day-to-day use. Overall, its amazing design details and workmanship reflects KTM philosophy in all its glory. Powering the KTM 690 Enduro R is a 690 cc single-cylinder, four-stroke, liquid-cooled engine making a maximum power of 66 PS. Sending power to the wheels is a 6-speed gearbox. On the lubrication front, is forced oil lubrication with two oil pumps and it also gets an electric starter system. The bikes chromium-molybdenum steel trellis frame is powder coated and supports WP USD 48 mm front suspension with 250 mm front travel and WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage with 250 mm travel. Helping the bike stop are Brembo twin-piston floating caliper front and Brembo single-piston floating caliper rear brake setup. Besides, it gets Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (dis-engageable, optional supermoto mode).  It showcases a seat height of 910 mm, wheelbase of 1504 mm, and a ground clearance of 280 mm. The fuel tank capacity is 12-litre which calls for a longer range. 

KTM 690 Enduro R Price

The 690 Enduro R is priced at RM 42,800 .

KTM 690 Enduro R Variants

There are 1 variants available of 690 Enduro R: Standard.

KTM 690 Enduro R Power-trains

The 690 Enduro R is powered by a Liquid Cooled EFI 690 cc 1 Cylinder engine that gives 67hp of power and 66 Nm Torque. It comes with the option of a 6-Speed transmission gearbox. The 690 Enduro R has a seat height of 910 mm.

KTM 690 Enduro R Features

Features Chassis, Suspension & Brake include 250 mm Suspension Travel(Front), WP USD Front Suspension, 250 mm Suspension Travel(Rear), WP Xplor Rear Suspension, Disc Front Brake, Disc Rear Brake, Chrome Molybdenum Body Frame Type, Steel Body Frame Material and Single Seat Seat Type.
Features for Console include Digital Odometer, Digital Fuel Gauge, Tachometer, Oil Change Indicator, Display Screen, Digital Speedometer and Tripmeter.

KTM 690 Enduro R Competitors

The 690 Enduro R Competitors are: Kawasaki KX450F, Kawasaki KX250F, KTM 450 SX-F, KTM Freeride 350 and Sherco 300 SE-R.

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KTM 690 Enduro R Colors

690 Enduro R is available in 1 different colors - Black.

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Watch the video review of KTM 690 Enduro R to learn about interior, exterior, performance, mileage and more.

KTM 690 Enduro R Review

By Abhishek Katariya on May 23, 2021
  • 690 Enduro R Overview
  • KTM 690 Enduro R Design
  • 690 Enduro R Ride & Handling
  • KTM 690 Enduro R Engine & Fuel Consumption
  • 690 Enduro R Braking & Safety
  • KTM 690 Enduro R Verdict

690 Enduro R Overview

KTM's 690 Enduro R is one of its longest-running and arguably the most popular production model, dating back to 2008. The platform, mechanics, and aesthetics have been revamped tastefully over the years, which has enabled this sporting off-roader to stand tall against other members of this segment, and even larger displacement counterparts. The popularity of the Enduro R can be credited to its great power to weight ratio and extensive aftermarket parts support. Through the last upgrade, KTM has revamped the Enduro R with a new aesthetic, upgraded engine, improved suspension, electronic rider aids, more fuel capacity, and a chassis that enables a more rider-friendly seat height. The lightweight chassis provides better stability and control, and KTM has equipped the Enduro R with the latest electronics and WP XPLOR suspension too. Overall, the 690 Enduro R features state-of-the-art technology and its sporty all-round ability is not only good for off-roading but day-to-day use as well. The KTM Enduro R is available in a single variant priced at RM 42,800 (excluding insurance and taxes). It competes against the Kawasaki KX450F, the Kawasaki KX250F, the KTM 450 SX-F, the KTM 250 EXC‑F, and the KTM Freeride 350.

KTM 690 Enduro R Design

With the last update to the model, the Enduro R received upgrades to the bodywork too. Although the overall rugged, dirt bike look hasn’t fidgeted around, KTM did make some improvements. The overall styling is based on the EXC family, for a more aggressive look and enhanced dirt ergonomics. The bodywork was redesigned with other updates including the addition of a USB outlet built into the left side of the headlight cover, the increased fuel capacity, and a fairly simple Traction Control switch on the handlebars. KTM also replaced the whimsical tail light with a clean LED unit and tidied up the tail section. The instrument cluster resembles the dash of a 500 EXC; it provides the rider with all important information including the current selected gear and rpm.


690 Enduro R Ride & Handling

The Trellis frame, made of top-quality chrome-molybdenum steel tubing, provides high torsional rigidity for best handling and reliability, while a more specifically tuned longitudinal flexibility can support the suspension for reduced rider fatigue. The rear fuel tank has been used as the main structural element of the subframe, which keeps the weight low for better balance. Riding over rough terrains is simplified by 48 mm upside-down WP XPLOR forks at the front and WP XPLOR with Pro-Lever linkage at the rear. Highly rigid, advanced triple clamps with an offset of 24 mm give a solid grip on the forks for precise handling. They provide forward and backward adjustment of the handlebar in four different positions for optimum rider ergonomics. KTM’s spoked wheels, 21 inches at the front and 18 inches at the rear are wrapped with MITAS E07 tires that offer an excellent on-road grip and great lifespan.

KTM 690 Enduro R Engine & Fuel Consumption

Powering the 690 Enduro R is a 690cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, 4 V/OHC engine that churns a max power of 74 hp at 8,000 rpm and peak torque of 73.5 Nm at 6,500 rpm. The smooth 6-speed gearbox with a Quickshifter+ transmits this power to the wheels and allows quicker clutchless up and downshifts when you are in the midst of the action. It not only allows better control, since the clutch is not required to shift gears, but also improves rear-wheel traction. The engine integrates powerful acceleration from the very lowest revs with outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. It’s extremely economical - KTM claims it consumes 4.1 litres of fuel every 100 km. There are two ride modes available - Street Mode, for sporty throttle response and optimal street performance, and Offroad mode, for smoother throttle response with offroad traction control. The PASC (Power Assist Clutch) assures that the rider needs the least input to operate the bike; that's due to decreased engine torque transferring to the clutch plates. Additionally, the slipper clutch prevents rear wheel lock-up under aggressive downshifting and adds to the overall stability.

690 Enduro R Braking & Safety

Stopping power on the 690 Enduro R is provided by a 300 mm disc with Brembo two-piston floating caliper at the front combined with a 240 mm disc with Brembo single-piston floating caliper at the rear. The 690 ENDURO R features sophisticated Cornering ABS and Offroad ABS, that allows for full-throttle confidence on any terrain. Offroad ABS deactivates the ABS function on the rear wheel and allows a specific slip on the front. Pushing the ABS button on the dashboard deactivates the ABS functionality on the front and rear wheels.


KTM 690 Enduro R Verdict

Only a few dual sport motorcycles can match the KTM 690 Enduro R’s off-road capability and performance. With the upgraded responsive suspension and advanced electronics, the current iteration feels better-rounded than ever before and even more capable. The bike is one of the best candidates for serious backcountry travel at this price tag.

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    Jasper Feb 07, 2022 for KTM 690 Enduro R

    I have ridden quite a few enduro motorcycles and not many are as capable as the KTM Enduro 690 R. I can say it is my favourite in the segment and is unbeatable in terms of its riding experience, off-roading capabilities and the fact that it is a bike that has complete and perfect all-round abilities. Not only do you Read More

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    Conrad Jan 18, 2022 for KTM 690 Enduro R

    The KTM 690 Enduro R is an aggressive performer on all types of roads. It comes with great traction control which helps you maintain speed and balance according to the terrain. The Mitas E-07 tires are the best for off-road biking and the 690 Enduro R is great here. There’s not much to talk of the ride quality. You usually Read More

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    Adiputera Nov 03, 2021 for KTM 690 Enduro R

    If you ask me, not many automobile manufacturers develop off-road ready vehicle like the KTM. It is indeed one of the best providers for stunt enthusiasts. Being an off-road enthusiast myself, I’ve been using the KTM 690 Enduro R for over a few years now and I must say that this machine is made to be flipped in the dunes. Read More

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    Bujang Aug 05, 2021 for KTM 690 Enduro R

    If you want to take your two-wheeler where there are no roads, then the KTM 690 Enduro F is the bike for you. The best part about the bike is the shock absorbers. You can adjust both the front and back units according to your preference. The result is the smoothest ride possible on a full dirt bike. The vehicle Read More

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    Ishtiqal May 21, 2021 for KTM 690 Enduro R

    Having a good quality bike is very important, especially when you want to use it for off-road riding. And when you speak about off-roaders, KTM surely deserves to be mentioned. Hence, when I thought of changing my bike, KTM was the first name to pop into my mind. Their bikes are not just of excellent built quality but also delivers Read More

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    Brendan Mar 30, 2021 for KTM 690 Enduro R

    Currently, there are very few enduro bikes in the market that can stand toe to toe with the 690-Enduro-R. This is because of the radical design, powerful engine and superior handling of the 690 Enduro R that is very difficult to match by its competitors. The 690cc liquid-cooled engine makes around 65PS of power which is more than enough for Read More

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    Syafiq Jan 25, 2020 for KTM 690 Enduro R

    When I first saw the KTM 690 Enduro R, I was taken aback by its stylish and modern looks that made it look very appealing. Being one of the most popular KTMs in the country, I decided to get it for myself and I am grateful that I made this decision at that time. Not once has my KTM performed Read More

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