2011 KTM 690 Enduro R

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2011 KTM 690 Enduro R

Model Overview:

2011 690 Enduro R

Bodystyle On-Off Road
Warranty N/A months
Manufacturer Country Austria
Introduction Year 2009
Displacement (cc) 654
Engine Type Single-Cylinder
Nextstep Bg

2011 KTM 690 Enduro R


Poised in a sinewy high crouch above its wheels, the 2011 KTM 690 Enduro is an off-road motorcycle that is at home on roadways also. Falling at the robust end of dirt bikes, this machine’s 654cc, four-stroke engine is capable of spinning up a sturdy 62 horsepower at 7500 rpm, while torque peaks at 47.2 lb-ft just slightly lower, at 6000 rpm. The motorcycle is strong enough to carry a passenger and some luggage as well as tackling rough off-road terrain, making it a versatile and nearly universal vehicle for dirt bike enthusiasts. There are foot pegs for the driver only.

Smooth-shifting and handling cornering with ease, the 2011 KTM 690 Enduro’s most crucial measure are how well it deals with rugged off-road conditions. Stiff springing and powerful brakes help the machine cope with driving away from paved surfaces, while the suspension deals well with all types of surfaces. Some purists may find the exhaust sounds of the KTM 690 to be rather more polite than the dirt bike’s brashly confident performance demands. However, the modulated exhaust note helps to keep this motorcycle street legal.

Handlebar angles maximum control even in high-speed negotiation of difficult terrain. The chrome-molybdenum frame makes the 2011 KTM 690 Enduro R highly resistant to torsion, though the trellis construction natUrally increases the bike’s turning radius. Though certainly not the peak of comfort, this is only to be expected from an off-road motorcycle that is meant for gritty enjoyment and not luxurious cruising. Overall, the KTM 690 combines a compactly robust design, explosively energetic power backed up by the noted 47.2 lb-ft of torque, and all-around capability that makes it equally at home on the road and in the brush.

New For 2011
  • Reworked and reconfigured triple clamps enable tighter turns, enhancing maneuverability compared to the 2010 model of the motorcycle
  • Electronic injection system for the engine helps to optimize powerplant output and thus performance. Power output is also smoothed and homogenized
  • Fully adjustable forks provide strong tracking stability and excellent damping
  • Altitude compensation makes the 2011 KTM 690 Enduro R just as useful in the mountains as at sea level.
  • Integrated reservoir tank in shock absorber helps to compensate for the jarring effect of rocks, wood, and other obstacles
  • Automatic cold start, idle speed regulator, electronic power throttle (EPT) and lambda control all help to make the Enduro drive better in all conditions

2011 KTM 690 Enduro Specs

  • Model: 2011 KTM 690 Enduro R
  • Engine Type: 654-cc, four-stroke single-cylinder
  • Bore and Stroke: 4.02 inches and 3.15 inches
  • Compression ratio: 11.81:1
  • Valve Train: Single overhead camshaft
  • Induction: Liquid
  • Ignition: Electric
  • Transmission: Six-speed manual
  • Final Drive: Chain
  • Fuel Capacity: 3.2 gallons
  • Estimated Fuel Economy: 47 miles per gallon (mpg)
  • Brakes (Front): 11.8-inch disc
  • Brakes (Rear): 9.5-inch disc
  • Suspension (Front): 1.9-inch inverted fork is adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
  • Suspension (Rear): Twin-sided swing arm is adjustable for compression damping, rebound damping, and spring preload
  • Wheelbase: 59 inches
  • Rake: 27.0 degrees
  • Trail: 4.5 inches
  • Seat Height: 36.6 inches
  • Curb Weight: 305 pounds
  • Tires (Front): 90/90 R21
  • Tires (Rear): 140/80 R18


  • Slip-on aluminum silencer lessens the exhaust note even more for quiet cycling on and off the road
  • Rear bag offers different levels storage, depending on the option chosen, and attaches quickly to the rear of the seat assembly
  • Optional handguards provide extra protection to the hands while gripping the handlebars and negotiating rough country
  • Ignition plug cover provides extra protection to this area of the vehicle

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