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2007 KTM 690 Supermoto Photo Gallery
KTM hopes the new 690 Supermoto finds a home here in the States.
MCUSA got a chance to check out KTM's latest entry into the supermoto market, the fun-to-ride KTM 690 that'll spark a streak of mischieviousness in even the most discriminating rider. Check out what we thought on our
2007 KTM 690 Supermoto looks sharp in black.
2007 KTM 690 Supermoto in KTM orange.
KTM threw out the book and broke new ground for the 2007 690's high performance LC4 engine and its sporty six-gear transmission.
Hutch found the ergos rider-friendly, the performance race-inspired and the styling cues distinctive.
The 690 Supermoto is the first single-cylindered motorcycle KTM equipped with fuel injection.
In order to give the American market more exposure to its bikes, KTM is loading up the trucks and traveling the country this Spring offering test rides.
An Orange Army converged on the Streets of Willow to unleash the latest in the 2007 KTM arsenal.
The fully adjustable fork dives significantly under heavy breaking, but with over 8-inches of travel, it is set up to tackle a bit of off-road action as well.
Good thing for a tight set of Brembo brakes - after rowing through the gears, the 690 is faster than you might expect.
MCUSA Editor Ken Hutchison found the off-road-like feelilng of the 690 immediately comfortable in track situations.
Whether you choose to take the turns knee-out or foot-first, the handling of the Supermoto accomodates both styles.
It took a significant amount of shifting to get the 690 around the racetrack but the hydraulic Maguru clutch working in conjunction with the new APTC unit made for a light, easy pull at the lever.
KTM looks to garner a bigger share of the on-road market with the likes of the 690 Supermoto as they venture to move up from being the second leading motorcycle manufacturer in Europe to number one.
For 2007, the 690 Supermoto has been decked out with sweet bars, top-shelf braking components, premium race rubber, and an overall edgy new look.
When we got the invite to give KTM's 690 Supermoto, the 950 Supermoto and the Super Duke a spin around the Streets of Willow, we packed up Hutch and sent him down on the first plane south.
Is this the starting line to Dakar? No, just KTM prepping the Supermoto's for a day of testing around the Streets of Willow.
Want to ride the 2007 KTM 690 Supermoto? Check to see if the KTM Riding Experience is coming near you in Spring 07.
The 2007 KTM 690 Supermoto is growing up, making the transition from a motocross-based machine into a bike built with street performance in mind.
The single-cylinder 4-stroke engine on the 2007 KTM 690 Supermoto has a 102 x 80mm bore/stroke.
Hutch claims the dual exhaust system is a little subdued but still produces the undeniable staccato note of a single-cylindered thumper.
OK, the beak of a front fender on the KTM 690 might look like one of the nefarious Spy vs. Spy duo from Mad Magazine, but it will be handy the first time it shields you from a faceful of spray during an unexpected shower.
The 2007 KTM 690 Supermoto has received a dose of premium race rubbers.
When it comes to bringing forward motion to a stop, it's all Brembo all the time.
The rally-tested exhaust system has been reinvented for the 2007 KTM 690.
2007 KTM 690 Supermoto comes in three color combinations, KTM orange, black, or in a combination of both colors like this one.
The suspension on the 690 Supermoto was set up fairly soft which worked well on the rough Streets of Willow and grinding pegs was common on the entry to most of the slower turns.
We are KTM - this is the 690 Supermoto, this is the Super Duke. Who's first up to ride?
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