Is KTM Duke 690 reliable?

Is KTM Duke 690 reliable?

13 owners have reviewed their KTM 690 DUKE (2016 – 2019) and rated it in a number of areas. Read what they have to say and what they like and dislike about the bike below….

Summary of owners’ reviews
Ride quality & brakes: 4.5 out of 5 (4.5/5)
Engine: 4.7 out of 5 (4.7/5)
Reliability & build quality: 4.3 out of 5 (4.3/5)

How long will a KTM 690 last?

From my research I believe with no major bad luck and reasonable maintenance the 690 engine should go 60,000 miles without a rebuild. There’s guy in Europe with 100,000 miles on his. Not sure when he did a new piston but he posted it was not in bad shape when he did the top end rebuild.

Is the 690 Duke still made?

The Duke was KTM’s first street bike, and first supermoto, having previously made only off-road and racing motorcycles….KTM 690 Duke.

2012 690 Duke
Manufacturer KTM
Class Supermoto or Naked
Engine 609–690 cc (37.2–42.1 cu in) single
Bore / stroke 105.0 mm × 80.0 mm (4.13 in × 3.15 in)

How much horsepower does a KTM 690 have?

74 hp
As for power, you can expect to get 73.7 horsepower out of this one-lung plant….KTM 690 Enduro R Drivetrain.

Engine: 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Power: 74 hp (55 kW)
Torque: 54.2 lb-ft (73.5 Nm)
Starter: Electric starter

What is the fastest Supermoto?

From there, you have 17-inch wheels—possibly a 16-1/2-inch front if the bike is race-oriented—and oversize rotors for hard braking on asphalt. Purists will contend that anything bigger than a 450cc single-cylinder is not a true supermoto, but supermoto-styled motorcycles like the Ducati Hypermotard push that envelope.

What oil does a KTM Duke 690 take?


How many miles does a KTM 690 Enduro get?

Conclusion. What more can we say? 170 miles from a tank of fuel (easily), EXC-like feel and looks but with a smooth, powerful, single cylinder engine – this feels like a trail bike should be.

What engine is in the KTM 690 Duke?

For the Duke R, KTM have increased the displacement of their single-cylinder engine from 654cc to 690cc and power output has gone up from 65bhp to 70bhp….KTM 690 LC4 Duke R.

Make Model KTM 690 Duke R
Engine Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves
Capacity 690 cc / 42.1 cu in
Bore x Stroke 102 x 84.5 mm

How much HP does a KTM 500 EXC have?

The 2021 KTM 500 EXC-F is a Dual Sport Powerhouse Powered by a 510cc four-stroke single, it develops approximately 58 HP, and more than enough torque for its relatively lightweight frame and body.

Is the KTM 690 Enduro R reliable?

Summary of owners’ reviews
Engine: 4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
Reliability & build quality: 5 out of 5 (5/5)
Value vs rivals: 4.8 out of 5 (4.8/5)
Equipment: 4.2 out of 5 (4.2/5)

Is KTM better than Honda?

In terms of reliability, Hondas are well known for being extremely reliable. However, KTM has proven reliability as well. They have won the Dakar Rally 14 times (correct me if I am wrong). This race is notorious for being hard on the rider and the vehicles and has a high dropout rate.

Is KTM supermoto good?

The KTM 690 SMC R does a great job of being a proper road bike without losing too much of the raw excitement and rough edges that make supermoto so fun to ride.

Is the KTM 690 worth it?

The KTM 690 definitely has its fans and I can see why – over 70 horsepower at the rear wheel is very addictive for the speed jockeys but I had trouble seeing past quite a few issues. If found the 690 had a close ratio gearbox compared to similar bike in its class.

How reliable is the 690 Duke?

The 690 Duke is the best all-round bike for me, but it took time to appreciate its handling. For a while I felt the bars were too wide and the handling is very “chuckable”. On most sports bikes, I plan ahead, but sometimes on the Duke I change lines just for laughs. Mine has been totally reliable.

What are the most common problems with the 690?

Plenty of 690 owners report trouble-free riding, but reliability is a well known problem for others. Google around for a list, but common problems are fuel pumps, rocker arm bearings, electrics, injectors and the wiring loom.

Does your KTM 690 Twitch at low revs?

It’s a commonly reported issue that some guys say disappears after a good run in… not so with my bike. In stock trim, my KTM 690 was unbearably twitchy and jerky at low revs, and very prone to stalling. There are probably more up to date fixes now, but the solution back then was a remap and aftermarket exhaust.