Thanks to a larger displacement, the 690 Enduro R’s state-of-the-art, water-cooled LC4 single-cylinder engine now delivers an even more powerful 49 kW (66 hp). It combines powerful acceleration from the lowest rpms with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. It consumes even less gas and saves its owner even more money, thanks to service intervals now being extended to 10,000 km. Annoying rear wheel chatter? Prevented reliably by its anti-hopping clutch that’s fitted as standard.
The finely balanced crank drive of the 690 single-cylinder converts terrific combustion pressure into unrivalled single-power — thanks to its balancer shaft, which eliminates vibration without having any detrimental effect on the life of the super-single.
INJECTION / ENGINE MANAGEMENT
The electronic engine management system in conjunction with the gasoline injection offers the rider the choice between three different mappings for influencing the engine characteristics. The “electronic power throttle” ensures that the throttle commands from the rider are translated electronically into the optimum throttle valve opening at all times, which gives rise to tremendously progressive power development.
FRAME AND SWINGARM
Despite its thoroughbred offroad chassis, the 690 Enduro R also numbers among the curve-bandits on the road. Two major contributors to its excellent tracking stability are the lightweight tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel and the high-quality die-cast swingarm — both of them extremely torsion-resistant.
From professionals, for everyone, and even better tuned for 2012: The 690 Enduro R’s WP upside-down forks, with a whole 250 mm (9.84 in) of suspension travel and 48 mm (1.89 in) outer tubes, are adjustable in many ways and master the balancing act between everyday, road and offroad use with the greatest of ease. Likewise retuned: the pivot-arm articulated WPpressurised-gas monoshock with 250 mm (9.84 in) suspension travel even features high-speed and low-speed compression adjustment.
EQUIPMENT AND ERGONOMICS
Completely redesigned tank fairings are augmented by the equally comfortable and low new seat. The perfect arrangement is also enhanced by the ideally angled, wide aluminum handlebars, which make controlling the new 690 Enduro R even simpler – both on and off-road. Its knobbie tires, robustness and superb handling help provide the 690 Enduro R with remarkable versatility and perfect bike control both on the road and off.
49 kW (66 hp)
Secondary drive ratio
Lattice frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing, powder-coated
WP Suspension 4860 D48/26 MA
WP Suspension 4618 with Pro‑Lever deflector
Suspension travel Front
250 mm (9.84 in)
Suspension travel Rear
250 mm (9.84 in)
Brake system Front
Disc brake with dual-piston brake caliper, floating
Brake system Rear
Disc brake with single-piston brake caliper, floating
Brake discs – diameter Front
300 mm (11.81 in)
Brake discs – diameter Rear
240 mm (9.45 in)
5/8 x 1/4” X‑ring
Steering head angle
1,504±15 mm (59.21±0.59 in)
Ground clearance unloaded
280 mm (11.02 in)
Seat height unloaded
935 mm (36.81 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx.
12 l (3.2 US gal)
Super unleaded (ROZ 95/RON 95/PON 91)