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Review of KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto

KTM Company is well known for its awesome bikes. The new KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto is again one of the best masterpieces of this brand. It is an impressive bike that comes with the number of features. This bike has the best twin plug ignitions, ride-by-wire, new ABS and the best-revamped chassis. It offers the powerful, sports oriented and comfort ride. It is the one of the best supermoto among the KTM bikes. This bike is suitable for racing and everyday use. It is an ideal bike, and its review is written below along with its specification.

KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto

KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto – Specification


The new KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto has the best and a current driving force. It has got the twin plug ignition, the ride-by-wire, state-of-the-art, water-cooled LC4 single-cylinder. This engine delivers the powerful 49 kW or 67 horsepower with the displacement of 690 ccs. It offers the powerful acceleration from the very lowest revs with the unusual revving nature and more refined engine running. The modern design of the engine makes this bike an economic one. Slipper clutch comes as a standard in it. The twin plug ignition system controls two differently sized spark plugs in each head of the cylinder independently. It results in an efficient combustion, optimally controlled combustion sequence, and smooth ride. The all-new KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto has the finely balanced crank drive converted terrific combustion pressure into the unrivaled single-power. Thanks to the balancer shaft, which reduces the vibration without having any detrimental effect on this bike. This engine ensures the smooth response of throttle. This bike is equipped with the cable-free ride-by-wire system for best opening of the throttle valve. It will improve the power delivery and results in better riding experience. This system also electronically translate the throttle commands of the rider into throttle valve positions perfectly suited to the excellent riding conditions. The rider has the best choice between the three different mappings that influences the engine characteristics. The engine is perfectly designed to give the best economic output.

KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto

Supermoto For Everybody

The all-new KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto comes with the self-supporting rear end/fuel tank unit made by robust plastic bears which are equally comfortable and low seat. It is augmented by the tank fairing and is ideally angled, wide aluminum handlebar to form the perfect arrangement that makes the controlling of this bike simple. This bike offers the best handling experience both on the road and on the track. This bike has the excellent content points and maximum freedom of movement for hitting the gas with the commitment. This power version is also available for those riders who just got an A2 driver’s license. This limited power doesn’t necessary means restricted fun, thanks to its lightweight and dynamic chassis. Its overall design is quiet similar to the 2015 KTM 690 SMC R.

Dynamic Concerning Fun

The all-new KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto comes with the most powerful curve-bandits on the road. This bike has outstandingly tuned suspension, two major contributors to the excellent tracking stability are lightweight tubular trellis frame that is made from chrome-molybdenum steel and high-quality die-cast swingarm. Both of these components are extremely torsion-resistant. This new KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto bike has the upside-down fork with the full 215 mm of suspension travel and 48 mm of outer tubes. These tubes are adjustable in many ways. It is specially designed as the split fork with the separate damping circuit that can be adjustable independently from each other. It only means that they cannot interact as they do in the conventional open bleed system. It ensures more purpose and rider optimized riding characteristics. The new pivot arm articulated WP pressurized gas mono shock with the 250 mm of travel that features rapid and low-speed compression adjustment. The new KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto has extremely powerful and easily applied Brembo brakes features with the outstanding controllability. The front wheel has radially attached to the four pistons has the fixed brake caliper bites onto the floating 320 mm of disc brakes. This bike has the Bosch 9M+ ABS with the useful, disengage-able and optionally with the Supermoto ABS for rear drifting. This bike features the Freely lockable rear wheel with the sharp ABS. It has got the best designed, air-tight rim profiles on tubeless, wire-spoked wheels with the Conti Attack SM tubeless tires. These lightweight wheels reduce the unsprung masses and gyroscopic forces, makes the suspension even more useful and the steering even lighter. It will also increase the grip of tires and makes this bike more stable.

KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto – Specs


Design 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Displacement 690 cm³
Bore 102 mm
Stroke 84.5 mm
Power in KW 49 kW
Starter Electric starter
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with two oil pumps
Transmission 6-speed
Primary Drive 36:79
Secondary Gear Ratio 16:42
Cooling APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
Clutch Keihin EMS with RBW, twin ignition
EMS Row:12 Cell:2

KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto


Frame Design Chromium-Molybdenum Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Front Suspension WP-USD Ø 48 mm
Rear Suspension WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage
Suspension Travel (Front) 215 mm
Suspension Travel (Rear) 250 mm
Front Brake Brembo four-piston radial fixed caliper, brake disc
Rear Brake Brembo single-piston floating caliper, brake disc
Front Brake Disc Diameter 320 mm
Rear Brake Disc Diameter 240 mm
ABS Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (disengage-able, optional Supermoto mode)
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4.”
Steering Head Angle 63 °
Wheelbase 1480 ± 15 mm
Ground Clearance 270 mm
Seat height 890 mm
Tank Capacity 12 l
Dry Weight 141 kg

KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto Specs


The all-new KTM 2017 690 SMC R Supermoto bike is an impressive bike that can be used both on the road and on track. This bike has best-designed an engine that is economical. The chassis is lightweight and has best graphics on it. The seat offers the best comfort and excellent seating position.

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