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690 SMC R 2018


Model Description

What isn't there, doesn't weigh anything either - the 690 SMC R is designed according to this motto. 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? The KTM 690 SMC R: the unrivalled Supermoto for the most demanding requirements, which leaves all others in its wake: suitable for racing or everyday use, potent design, state-of-the-art.

The 690 SMC R ranks among the most powerful curve-bandits on the road. Alongside the outstandingly tuned suspension, two major contributors to its excellent tracking stability are the lightweight tubular trellis frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel and the high-quality die-cast swingarm - both of them extremely torsion-resistant.

By professionals for everyone: The KTM 690 SMC R's WP upside-down fork, with a whole 215 mm of suspension travel and 48 mm outer tubes, is adjustable in many ways and masters the balancing act between everyday use and attack with the greatest of ease. It is designed as a split fork with separate damping circuits (compression damping on the left fork tube, rebound damping on the right) that can be adjusted independently from each other. This means that they cannot interact as they do in conventional open bleed systems - thus guaranteeing even sportier, more purposeful and rider-optimized ride characteristics. The pivot-arm articulated WP pressurised-gas monoshock with 250 mm of travel even features high-speed and low-speed compression adjustment.

The 690 SMC R's extremely powerful and easily applied Brembo® brakes impress with outstanding controllability. On the front wheel, a radially-mounted, four-piston, fixed brake calliper bites onto a floating 320 mm brake disc.

The 690 SMC R enters the fray with Bosch 9M+ ABS - highly effective, disengageable and optionally with Supermoto ABS (PowerParts dongle) for real Supermoto drifting: Freely lockable rear wheel with a sharp ABS function up front.

Thanks to specially designed, air-tight rim profiles on tubeless, wire-spoked wheels, KTM 690 SMC R rolls on Conti AttackSM tubeless tyres. The lightweight wheels reduce unsprung masses and gyroscopic forces, making the suspension even more effective and the steering even lighter. They also increase the grip of what are already the best Supermoto tyres on the market.

The self-supporting rear end/fuel tank unit made from robust plastic bears an equally comfortable and low seat. This is augmented by the tank fairings and the ideally angled, wide aluminum handlebar to form a perfect arrangement that makes controlling the 690 SMC R extremely simple - both on the road and on the track. Superb handling, remarkable versatility, perfect vehicle control both on the road and on the track, plus excellent contact points and maximum freedom of movement for hitting the gas with commitment – 690 SMC R.

A restricted power version is available for those riders who just got an A2 driver´s license. Restricted power doesn´t necessary means restricted fun: thanks to its lightweight and dynamic chassis, KTM 690 SMC R is the perfect buddy to push your limit.

Modernised once again with twin plug ignition and ride-by-wire, the state-of-the-art, water-cooled LC4 single-cylinder on the 690 SMC R delivers an impressive 49 kW (67 hp) from 690 cc of displacement. It combines powerful acceleration from the very lowest revs with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. It's extremely economical with fuel and saves its owner even more money thanks to long service intervals of 10,000 km. Annoying rear wheel chatter? Prevented reliably by its slipper clutch that's fitted as standard. A twin plug ignition system now controls two differently sized spark plugs in each cylinder head independently of each other in such a way that more efficient combustion and a smoother, optimally controlled combustion sequence are achieved at all times. The result: even more and even better controlled power, lower fuel consumption, and less emissions.

The finely balanced crank drive of the 690 single-cylinder converts terrific combustion pressure into unrivalled single-power, thanks to its balancer shaft, which eliminates vibration without having any detrimental effect on the super-single.

The guarantee for smooth throttle response, not just no throttle control cable: The 690 SMC R is equipped with a cable-free ride-by-wire system for opening the throttle valve. This significantly improves the power delivery, making the potent single-cylinder's throttle response and ride quality even smoother. It also electronically translates the throttle commands of the rider into throttle valve positions perfectly suited to the riding conditions. As before the rider has the choice between three different mappings for influencing the engine characteristics.

The 690 SMC R has always been amazingly economical with fuel and it runs even more efficiently. Why? Thanks to its low weight, its highly efficient engine management system with twin plug ignition and electronic injection with ride-by-wire. And also to its state-of-the-art OHC single-cylinder engine.

Model Specification


Engine Type

1-cylinder, 4-stroke


690 cc


Electric starter


6-speed, claw shifted

Engine Lubrication

Pressure lubrication with 2 oil pumps


Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump


APTC™ Anti-hopping clutch, hydraulically operated


Keihin EMS with RBW, double ignition

ABS System

Bosch 9M+ Two Channel (disengageable, supermoto mode opt.)



Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated


5/8 x 1/4” X-Ring

Steering Head Angle


Tank Capacity

12 litres



49kw (67hp)

Primary Gear Ratio


Secondary Gear Ratio


Brake System Front

Brembo four piston, radially mounted caliper with 320mm brake disc

Brake System Rear

Brembo single piston, floating caliper, 240mm brake disc


Front Suspension

WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 ROMA

Rear Suspension

WP Suspension 4618 with Pro-Lever linkage

Suspension Travel Front

215 mm

Suspension Travel Rear

250 mm



102 mm


84.5 mm


1,480±15 mm

Ground Clearance (unloaded)

270 mm

Seat Height

890 mm

Weight (No Fuel)

141 kg