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Technical Section => Make / Model Specific Discussions => KTM LC4 400/610/640 & 690 => Topic started by: brettp on January 16, 2009, 07:26:10 am

Title: KTM 690
Post by: brettp on January 16, 2009, 07:26:10 am
What a bike!!!!

As its a single cylinder bike, why does it have 2 exhaust pipes...surely 1 pipe would be a weight saving? Hhhhhhhhhhhmmmmmmmm
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: edgy on January 16, 2009, 07:34:32 am
It does have only 1 `zorst in standard guise
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: edgy on January 16, 2009, 07:36:20 am
Local one
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: Rolf on January 16, 2009, 07:52:15 am
Oh its all fine and well if it has two and they both "work". What gets me is the stupid dummy canister on the 650GS  ???
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: SGB on January 16, 2009, 08:02:24 am
The bike that is extensively used in the Dakar is the 690 Rallye.  Not quite the same as the 690 Enduro.

The factory bikes have a few little mods done - awesome bikes....

654cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled LC4 engine. In production trim, this engine makes 65bhp, but these are tuned to produce 70bhp at 7,500rpm and 70Nm of torque at 6,000 revs. Six-speed gearbox.  Keihin FCR 41 carburetor т?? no fuel-injection here!

Front, WP-USD 52 MA fork has 300mm of travel, the rear monoshock has 310mm of travel, and both ends are fully adjustable.

300mm disc brake at front, and a 220mm disc at the back. 90/90-21 (front) and 140/90-18 (rear) off-road rubber. Ground clearance is 320mm.

The 690 Rally carries about 36 litres of fuel, weighs 162 kilos and in the right hands, wins the toughest off-road rally-raids in the world.

Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: edgy on January 16, 2009, 08:04:08 am
Quite right :thumleft:
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: brettp on January 16, 2009, 10:33:39 am
But still......why 2 pipes?

Weight must be a consideration, so its ideally related to breathing perhaps?

Where are the tech heads?
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: ROOI on January 16, 2009, 11:16:03 am
The bike that is extensively used in the Dakar is the 690 Rallye.  Not quite the same as the 690 Enduro.

The factory bikes have a few little mods done - awesome bikes....

654cc single-cylinder liquid-cooled LC4 engine. In production trim, this engine makes 65bhp, but these are tuned to produce 70bhp at 7,500rpm and 70Nm of torque at 6,000 revs. Six-speed gearbox.  Keihin FCR 41 carburetor т?? no fuel-injection here!

Front, WP-USD 52 MA fork has 300mm of travel, the rear monoshock has 310mm of travel, and both ends are fully adjustable.

300mm disc brake at front, and a 220mm disc at the back. 90/90-21 (front) and 140/90-18 (rear) off-road rubber. Ground clearance is 320mm.

The 690 Rally carries about 36 litres of fuel, weighs 162 kilos and in the right hands, And with the right backup ,wins the toughest off-road rally-raids in the world.


Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: Hammerhead on January 16, 2009, 12:03:16 pm
Hmmm... them 690 Rallye's...  :drif:
I do notice that they do not have a kick starter!? or are these still to be found on the left hand side of the bike - as per the 640?
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: chicco on January 16, 2009, 12:11:13 pm
the 690 rally is my dream bike......one problem...R335 000-00 without decals.......
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: edgy on January 16, 2009, 12:26:40 pm
For that much moola,who gives a shit if you get decals or not? ;D
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: ROOI on January 16, 2009, 01:41:01 pm
For that amount aff moola they should give it to you in any color you want  :xxbah:
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: LouisXander on January 16, 2009, 08:59:00 pm
I'll still take it!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: KTM BIGGER on January 17, 2009, 08:35:24 am
Here is another beast.

(http://img140.imageshack.us/img140/2462/img1624hb3.jpg)
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: LanceSA on January 17, 2009, 04:06:12 pm
Anyone know where I can get a second hand one? I want a thump bike as a light adventure bike. Choice between Ktm 690 enduro & Bmw x challenge
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: KTM BIGGER on January 17, 2009, 08:14:48 pm
You can buy mine at the end of the year.
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: LanceSA on January 18, 2009, 07:43:44 pm
When will you be selling and for how much? Not sure that I can wait till the end of the year  ??? There were so many at RR yet I can't find any second hand.
Title: Re: KTM 690
Post by: Carlos on January 30, 2009, 06:17:37 pm
I am going to get one...I'm praying every night