One of the illuminating and cool repercussions of the 2021 THE WORLD ADVENTURE WEEK – where people were encouraged to get out on and ride their bikes with various riding challenges throughout a week – was the discovery of riders’ stories and lifestyles in the saddle. For Tuğçe Akbayar, biking was an entirely transformative experience…
Tag: KTM 690 Enduro R
One iconic engine is responsible for so many KTM racing successes and as the beating heart of its most legendary sportmotorcycles produced. The 2019 KTM 690 SMC R and KTM 690 ENDURO R both share the very latest version of the KTM LC4 engine; the most powerful production single cylinder available.
KTM BLOG discovers more about the host of electronic rider aids on the new KTM 690 SMC R and KTM 690 ENDURO R, including the new riding modes easily operated by the push of a button.
The all-new KTM 690 SMC R and KTM 690 ENDURO R are now available at KTM dealers, with the hardest choice being which of these cutting-edge single-cylinder machines to take and where to point it at.
It can be great to be ‘Single’ – plenty of people will tell you – and KTM’s feelings are the same when it comes to one of their most effective and innovative engine concepts. What new 690 delights await?
It’s not hard to choose a route because there are very few roads and just as few overnight accommodation options. In Brazil there were countless hotels, hostels and B&B’s but in Uruguay you need to go in one of the sparse cities to find a place to sleep. The road surfaces are reasonable and there’s hardly any traffic. However, that changes immediately when we enter the capital, where almost half of the entire 3.5 million population of the country lives; a nation four times bigger than the Netherlands.
From the rising dust clouds of hundreds of rhythmically stamping Indian feet during a ritual campfire to a monstrous, metropolis of skyscrapers: Brazil is gigantic and hard for us to comprehend its contradictions and diversity. In addition, its natural beauty is endless with the Amazon Rainforest, 8000 km of pristine coastline and the 220 waterfalls of Foz do Iguaçu. The country leaves an indelible impression.
After a year of preparing and two weeks of struggling with Surinam customs the time has come: we are going to unpack and reassemble our shipped KTM 690 ENDURO Rs! The second part of the South America journey of “The Riding Reporters” is on!
Not a single gram of fat; just muscle. With the KTM 690 DUKE R, KTM created the most revolutionary single-cylinder street bike on the face of the planet. “Only the essentials – but only the finest essentials”: this was the philosophy behind the ultra-modern LC4 ‘single’, which was unveiled thirty years ago in 1987.