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KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked Review Specs Pics

This year KTM has launched one of the best and amazing bikes. The new KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked is light and sturdy bike offering the best performance. It is giving an ultimate single-cylinder street bike ride. It is spectacular in term of the engine, chassis, handling and braking performance. The review of new KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked with pictures and specification are written below.

KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked

KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked – Specs and Pics

A Polished Powerhouse

The new KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked features latest LC4 showcase twenty-four carats of fun. This engine has a trademark 690 cm3 single thumper and mono-cylinder with 75 horsepower or 55 kW. It features a standard Akrapovic slip-on exhaust system. The Engine has a ultra-light and adamant piston and connecting rod, rerouted the air intake with the resonator chamber. The improved crankshaft provides it with the sleeve bearing. As a result of this improvement, this engine provides the consistent power delivery, especially in the mid to high rev range. The new twin ignition featuring plug-selective mapping, rock solid but is lightweight internals. It has optimised intake and exhaust systems cultivate the heavy mono to be as strong as it is smooth. The new ride-by-wire system ensures the exceptional refinement with low fuel consumption and emission figures. In the cylinder head, new roller rockers actuate the exhaust valves while the camshaft powers the intake valves. To achieve the greater accuracy the valve timing is controlled, it results in more peak power over the broader rev range. The modified power version is also available for the inexperienced rider. The new LC4 serves a bonus balancer shaft nipping the annoying vibration in the bud. The new electronic engine management system is optimised for more output. Twin ignition with the individual mapping for each spark plugs guarantees that the expensive fuel is burned to perfection. It electronically controls the throttle valve actuation without any mechanical linkage.

KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked Engine

Added Awesomeness

The newly launched KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked comes with the aggressive ergonomics that 2017 KTM 690 Duke. It shifts the rider precisely into the position required for hitting the apex time. It is bent slightly forward with the solid foothold for best and sporty placed foot pegs, excellent feel and plenty of freedom of movement on the newly designed seat. The handlebar is 840 mm wide and is 38 mm rise offers the telepathic level of control. It is giving a fascinating look with the excellent riding comfort. The new seat has the best rear cover over the pillion seat cushion and dismantles the passenger foot pegs. The new triple clamps feature anodised skin, the chassis of KTM Bikes are engineered especially with the stiffness to have the best flex pattern of the fork. The sensitive suspension ensures the high loads when brakes are applied; the bike leans right over. It results in more grip and superb level of feedback. The lowered fork offset, straight-line stability will be waiting right around every corner. The LED indicator, Akrapovic slip-on and racy rear seat cover shows the legacy of KTM Brand. It has great orange frame and rims that make sure to have a charming look. The new naked bike has 43 mm upside-down fork from the WP that raise the suspension travel to 150 mm for greater freedom. It adds another level of compression and damping on the top of the left fork tube and rebound damping on the right. The new and separate oil circuit works independently from each other. So the compression stage setting influence the spring compression damping and the rebound setting only that of the spring rebound. In this way, a perfect setup is achieved entirely in line according to the need of the rider. The new tailor-made Akrapovic slip-on silencer features two additional horsepower and the thrilling exhaust note in the ultra-light titanium shell. The WP built, pivot-arm articulated, pressurized-gas mono-shock with the remote reservoir helps this new bike to delivers virtually unlimited freedom of lean. It is fully adjustable compression damping and has proved its racing potential with the incredible cornering speeds and braking and acceleration forces, but it doesn’t mean that a simple setup isn’t possible. The braking system features BREMBO with the tailor-made, radial hand pump that activates the high-end M50 calliper. It contains large 320 mm of the disc for maximum stopping power. This new bike has much better and added features than the previous models of KTM Duke 690 R.

KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked Engine

Fun-Loving Electronics

The recently launched KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked bike features disengage-able, dual-circuit Bosch ABS with the 9M+ modulator offering the best protection against over-braking. The new ABS weigh about one kilogram helps in extreme sporty braking. It offers an ultimate safety feature with the best features. This new bike features the multi-color combination of relevant information in a best-uncluttered way. It includes the data about the speed, revs and the current gear, coolant temperature, fuel status, date, time and ambient temperature. This display adapts the illumination of the ambient light. Moreover, a rider can have an overview of the selected riding options and can adjust them using the four illuminated keys on the left handlebar. There are three available ride modes i.e. Sport, Street and Rain. These modes not only moderate the power delivery but also helps the traction control system to control the rear wheel accordingly. There is a particular Supermoto mode for the expert riders. When it is engaging, the system will only control the front brake. The rear brake pressure is controlled by the right foot of the rider. The new Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), traction control system, allows the different amounts of rear wheel slippage. The new MSR avoids the rear wheel lock-up when rider chops the throttle or during downshifting.

KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked

Stunning Dynamics

The new KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked has 9 kg of tubular trellis frame made from the chrome-molybdenum steel. It has lightweight featuring latticework swingarm, die-cast in aluminium and extreme levels of torsional stiffness. It has a weight less than 147.5 kg and is one of the lightest bikes in the world. The new grippy Metzeler M7 RR tires feature the sizes of 120/70 front, and 160/60 rear, of course, fitted on the bright orange rims. It features the centralization of weight providing best handling and razor-sharp precision.

KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked – Specification with Pics

KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked Specs


KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked Specs

Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 690 cm³
Bore 102 mm
Stroke 84.5 mm
Power in KW 55 kW
Starter Electric starter
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with two oil pumps
Transmission 6-speed
Primary Drive 36:79
Secondary Gear Ratio 16:40
Cooling Liquid cooled
Clutch APTC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
EMS Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition


KTM 690 Duke R 2017 Naked Specs

Frame Design Chromium-Molybdenum Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Front Suspension WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
Rear Suspension WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage
Suspension Travel (Front) 150 mm
Suspension Travel (Rear) 150 mm
Front Brake BREMBO monoblock four pistons radially fixed calliper, brake disc
Rear Brake BREMBO single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
Front Brake Disc Diameter 320 mm
Rear Disc Diameter 240 mm
ABS Bosch 9M+ Two Channel (inc. Cornering ABS, disengage-able, Supermoto mode opt.)
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4.”
Steering Head Angle 63.5 °
Wheelbase 1466 ± 15 mm
Ground Clearance 192 mm
Seat Height 865 mm
Tank Capacity 14 l
Dry Weight 147.5 kg

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