KTM Duke 690

KTM Duke 690

Expected Price

₹ 4,25,000
* Delhi. May vary.


Colour Options and Price in India
Bike Variant KTM Duke 690
Colours Orange, White
Ex-Showroom Price KTM Duke 690 is expected to be priced around INR 4,25,000 in India (ex-showroom).
Current Status Upcoming
Body Type Naked
Fuel Type Petrol
Official Tagline Smooth Criminal
Vehicle Overview KTM 690 Duke is one of the most efficient motorcycles ever made in the world. It carries a 690cc, single cylinder engine producing 72 BHP at 8000 rpm and 70 Nm at 6500 rpm. The best part comes when its power to weight ratio is calculated as the bike weighs just 148.5 kg (dry). It accelerates quickly and claims a top speed of 194 kmph. It comes with 43 mm USD forks with just 135 mm of wheel travel. 690 Duke rivals Benelli TNT 600i and Kawasaki ER-6N in its segment. It is the only single cylinder bike with such big displacement.
Mileage 15-25 kmpl (approx.)
Engine Description 1-cylinder, 4-stroke engine
Cooling Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Displacement 690 cc
Maximum Power 72 Bhp @ 8000 rpm
Maximum Torque 70 Nm @ 6500 rpm
Number of Cylinders 1
Ignition Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with 2 oil pumps
Bore 105 mm
Stroke 80 mm
Number of Gears 6
Clutch APTC(TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
Primary Gear Ratio 36:79
Secondary Gear Ratio 16:40
Front Brake 320mm Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake disc
Rear Brake 240mm Brembo single-piston floating calliper, brake disc
ABS Bosch 9M+ two-channel ABS (disengageable, optional Supermoto mode)
Wheel Type Mag Alloys
Tubeless Tyres
Alloy Wheels
0-100 kmph 6 secs
Front Suspension WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
Rear Suspension WP shock absorber with Pro-Lever linkage
Frame Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated
Front Wheel Travel 135 mm
Rear Wheel Travel 135 mm
Ground Clearance 192 mm
Seat Height 835 mm
Wheelbase 1466±15 mm
Dry Weight 148.5 kg
Fuel Tank Capacity 14 litres
Speedometer Digital
Tachometer Digital
Trip Meter Digital
Odometer Digital
Clock Digital
ABS Light
Fuel Gauge Digital
Low Fuel Warning Light
Service Reminder
Low Oil Indicator
Low Battery Indicator
Pass Light
Battery Type Maintenance Free
Electric Start
Pillion Footrest
Step-up Seat/Split Seat
Engine Kill Switch
Pillion Grabrail
Riding Modes
Miscellaneous Information
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 1/4"
Steering Angle 63.5°

KTM Duke 690 Review

13 Jun, 2016 04:57 PM

Design and Style

Give it a look and you can easily identify it’s a KTM bike. The exposed unique trellis frame and engine of this bike gives it a macho look. This bike will feature split seats placed on its rear cowl. This attractive rear cowl will also feature the LED tail light of this bike. The extended rear fender of 690 Duke originates just below this tail light which carries the number plate and side indicators of this bike. The gap between its fatty rear tyre and tall positioned rear cowl gives it the true naked look when seen from the side. Its visually bulky, steel made, up-raised muffler adds macho character to this bike. Its elongated fuel tank features stylish graphics and looks extremely aerodynamic when seen from the front. The black colored rear view mirrors are mounted on its handlebar. Just above this handlebar, you will notice the front cowl and headlight of this bike which forms it face. This cowl also has an integrated visor which features clear lens indicators on both sides. The bike has a long and sharp front fender which suits its black colored forks which gels well with its multi-spoke alloy wheels. The side extensions of its front fender and disc plate gives sporty look to 690 Duke.

Instrument Console

The bike has a completedigital instrument console. It features a digital tachometer, a digital speedometer, an odometer, trip meter and fuel gauge which are displayed by an orange colored LCD which is placed on the right side of this instrument panel.

Engine and Gearbox

The bike is powered by a single cylinder, 4-stroke 690cc engine. This liquid-cooled engine churns out a maximum power output of 72 Bhp. This engine is mated with a six-speed manual gearbox. This gearbox has one gear down and five gears up-shift pattern.

Acceleration and Performance

After driving this engine, you won’t believe if it’s a single cylinder engine. It’s a highly refined machine which feels like any other four cylinder engine in terms of power and smoothness. The early building of torque and power is the biggest USP of this engine. Moreover, it is extremely light weight at 149.5 kgs, which helps this bike to achieve the best in class power tor weight ratio. The torque arrives as early as 5500rpm which along with short gear ratios helps this bike to be a ripper. It enjoys instant throttle reaction which proves to be a boon in city traffic. The bike does 0-100km/hr in less than 6 seconds. It can easily cross the speed of 160km/hr without making any noise. The engine never feels strained when pushed hard and shows no signs of vibrations at high speeds. The light clutch and gearbox further improves its acceleration. The bike also has impressive off road abilities thanks to its strong low range which results into powerful throttle reaction.


The light weight of this bike helps it to deliver good fuel economy. It may give you an overall mileage of around 15-25 kmpl.

Comfort while Driving

The up-raised handle bar and well fabricated seats of Duke 690 try to offer you maximum comfort while driving. You don’t have to bend forward to grab its wide handle bar which keeps you stress free on long journeys. The foot pegs are also placed at a convenient position so that you can move your legs frequently while off roading. The space around its fuel tank can be used by the rider to get a good grip over this light machine. The bike offers fantastic road visibility and you will be pleased by the top quality of plastic buttons being placed on its handle bar.

Storage Space and Safety Features

The bike lacks any kind of storage space but it features vital safety features. Its powerful headlight, pass button and brake callipers confirms your safety while driving.

Suspension and Brakes

KTM 690 Duke is equipped with WP Suspension Up Side Down at its front and WP Suspension with Pro-Lever linkage at the back. The powerful braking system features advanced ABS with disc brakes on its both wheels. It has a front disc brake of 320mm with four-piston brake calliper and single rear disc brake of 240mm with single piston calliper.

Ride and Handling

The bike is a brilliant on and off road performer in terms of ride and handling. The bike has a stretched wheelbase of 1466mm which makes its immensely stable at high speeds. You can easily hit the sharp corners with full confidence thanks to its capable suspension system and fatty tyres. The bike strongly holds the road and remains grounded all the time. Its extremely high ground clearance of 192mm gives it stability at slow speeds and improves its turning abilities. The light handling of this bike differentiates it from others and it feels quite nimble and responsive all the time. The off road ride quality of this bike is also magnificent. Its tyres provide you good grip on all terrains and its suspension system digests each and every bump easily. The advanced braking system also does its duty successfully.

Tyre Size, Shades and Variants

The bike is fitted with R17 sizes of tyres. KTM is likely to launch one variant of this bike in two different colors.


The pricing of 690 Duke will decide its destiny in India. With a reasonable price tag, this bike has full chances to succeed in our Indian bike market. It’s a perfect on and off road bike which is filled with massive amount of power and style. Its features, ride and handling will surely attract buyers in India who are in search of a bike which can differentiate them from others on our crowded Indian roads.


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