The big feather in KTM’s cap was the 790 Adventure R, which Mattighofen even ran in a full-blown rally race. But through all this excitement, an old capacity soldiered on despite a collapse in motorcycle sales and that was the KTM 690 Enduro R. In fact, the Enduro R increased Aussie volume from 2018 to 2019 by 31.7% to 212 units. KTM has released details of their updated 2021 690 Enduro R dual-sport, single-cylinder do-it-all model – new colours and electronics including a new ABS unit make up the changes. When KTM relaunched the 690 Enduro R in 2019 we were impressed. Sharing many components with also-new 690 SMC R, KTM’s new 690 Enduro R is every bit as niche as its supermoto cousin. The KTM 690 Enduro R reliability also comes from this latest LC4 engine. What you’ve got here is a powerful machine that can accelerate even at low revs. The 2019 KTM 690 Enduro R fills a niche within a niche. In fact, off-road suspension and … To off-road riders, the 690 is an adventure bike. Ask riders of different disciplines where the 690 Enduro R falls among motorcycle segments and you’re likely to get two different answers. The constant refinement of the engine by KTM leads them to this free-revving motor that uses less fuel to produce the power—economical indeed. It’s …