KTM 690 DUKE R 2013


Design Single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, liquid-cooled
Displacement 690 cm³
Bore 102 mm
Stroke 84.5 mm
Performance 51.5 kW (69.1 hp)
Starting aid Electric starter, automatic decompressor
Transmission 6-speed, claw shifted
Engine lubrication Pressure circulation lubrication with two rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio 36:79
Secondary gear ratio 16:40
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch APTC™ Anti-hopping clutch in oil bath / hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment


Frame Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down
Shock absorber WP Suspension with Pro‑Lever linkage
Suspension travel front 150 mm
Suspension travel rear 150 mm
Brake system front Disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake caliper; floating brake disc
Brake system rear Disc brake with single-piston brake caliper, floating
Brake discs – diameter front 320 mm
Brake discs – diameter rear 240 mm
Chain 5/8 x 1/4” (520) X‑Ring
Steering head angle 63.5°
Wheel base 1,466±15 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 192 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 865 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 14 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. 149.5 kg


  1. Cam Mead 4 years ago

    wow does it look good or what! im torn between this an the husky 900. not that i can afford either right now.

    • ptsp 4 years ago

      Dude forget the husky. The ktm is in a different league, it’s got a full race pedigree.

  2. zjdsn 4 years ago

    many THX to Kiska for removing the one thing that truly bothered me on the standard Duke: the SILVER? rear subframe :) can’t wait till we get ours!!!

    • ptsp 4 years ago

      Haha, nice to hear that man. Feel exactly the same. I tried to get it white to start with but there was a concern people would think it was plastic. Thankfully everyone was ok with making the subframe white for this years r model.

  3. j-dilla 4 years ago

    ptsp, is there going to be a black version of the 690r?

    • ptsp 4 years ago

      No there’s not, we proposed one but there is a black 690 duke available for this year but it wasn’t as popular as the white one.

  4. Jackie Chiles 4 years ago

    Does anyone know if these will be imported into the US for 2013?

    I would ditch my 1199 for one of these. Seriously.

    • Author
      admin 4 years ago

      yea,its sick, I love the one I have. DOnt think they plan to import it though. They dont think there is a market for it strangely enough.

  5. Eric Wischhover 3 years ago

    Do we know the MSRP yet? Love it!

    • Author
      admin 3 years ago

      9.895,00 EUR in germany.

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