KTM 690 SMC R ABS 2016
FRAME AND SWINGARM
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.
WHEELS (PATENTED, TUBELESS, SPOKED WHEELS)
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.