690 DUKE 2016 RUNOUT

SMOOTH CRIMINAL

Two decades ago, the original Duke was nothing short of revolutionary. KTM’s first single-cylinder street bike grew into a cult classic, adding extreme fun to a raw and radical concept. In 2016, the fully revised 690 DUKE stays faithful to its ancestor’s ways, but adds future-proof refinements: impressive smoothness, sophisticated electronics, improved ergonomics and a good old power boost over last year’s model. This firmly cements the world’s strongest single-cylinder production motorcycle at the cutting edge of engineering. Speaking of which: carving corners has never been more fun, thanks to its revised fork offset. Long live the Duke!

ENGINE

  • DESIGN

    1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine

  • DISPLACEMENT

    690 cm³

  • BORE

    102 mm

  • STROKE

    84.5 mm

  • POWER IN KW

    54 kW

  • STARTER

    Electric starter

  • LUBRICATION

    Forced oil lubrication with 2 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

CHASSIS

  • 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)

    135 mm

  • SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)

    135 mm

  • FRONT BRAKE

    Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc

  • REAR BRAKE

    Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc

  • FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

    320 mm

  • REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

    240 mm

  • ABS

    Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (disengageable, optional Supermoto mode)

  • CHAIN

    X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"

  • STEERING HEAD ANGLE

    63.5 °

  • WHEELBASE

    1466 ± 15 mm

  • GROUND CLEARANCE

    192 mm

  • SEAT HEIGHT

    835 mm

  • TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.)

    14 l

  • DRY WEIGHT

    148.5 kg