2016 KTM 690 Duke

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The next generation of 690 Duke has arrived. While holding onto the pure, unadulterated character for which the Duke is so well known, KTM has redesigned the 2016 690 Duke to be smoother, more powerful and have more features than ever before. Starting with a redesigned LC4 powerplant, the 690 now has 7% more horsepower and 6% more torque but has less vibration thanks to a second balancer shaft in the new compact cylinder head. The usable rev range has been increased by 1000 rpm as well, giving the 690 Duke performance unmatched by any single-cylinder street bike. Three riding modes (Street, Sport, and Rain) are selectable via the KTM-first TFT full-color dash. An optional Safety Package further enhances the 690 Duke’s ride with Traction Control (MTC) and Motor Slip Regulation (MSR). Throw in a more comfortable seat and even better handling and you have the next chapter in the 690 Duke’s exceptional history.

690 Duke Specifications


  • Engine type Single cylinder, 4-stroke
  • Displacement 690 cc
  • Bore/stroke 105/80 mm
  • Starter/battery Electric starter / 12V 8.6Ah
  • Transmission 6 gears
  • Fuel system Keihin EFI, Throttle Body 50 mm
  • Control 4 V / SOHC
  • Lubrication Pressure Lubrication / Two Oil Pumps
  • Cooling Liquid Cooling
  • Clutch APTC Slipper, Hydraulically Operated
  • Ignition/EMS Keihin EMS with RBW, Dual Ignition


  • Frame Chrome-moly Steel Trellis Frame
  • Subframe Aluminum, Powder Coated
  • Handlebar Aluminum, Tapered, Ø 28/22 mm
  • Front suspension WP-USD, Ø 43 mm
  • Rear suspension WP-Monoshock with Pro-Lever Linkage
  • Suspension travel
  • ft./rr. 135/135 mm
  • Front/rear brakes Disc brake 320/240 mm
  • Front/rear rims 3.50 x 17″; 5.00 x 17″ Cast Aluminum
  • Front/rear tires 120/70 ZR 17; 160/60 ZR 17″
  • Steering head angle 26.5°
  • Wheel base 1,466 ± 10 mm (57.7 ±0.39 in)
  • Ground clearance 192 mm (7.55 in)
  • Seat height 835 mm (32.9 in)
  • Tank capacity, approx. 14 l (3.7 US gal)
  • Weight, approx. 148.5 kg (dry) (327.4 lb.)

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