New KTM 690 Adventure For 2016?
There have been recent spy shots of a revamped KTM 690 Enduro circulating the web. There’s much conjecture as to whether they represent KTM’s latest foray into the middleweight adventure bike. Still seen as a single cylinder machine, the question is whether the spy shots represent a test mule or a running prototype preparing for a single cylinder middleweight adventure machine.
Whatever it is, it’s nice to see that KTM is considering a middleweight adventure tourer that is capable of running long distances without the size and weight of the full size adventure bikes. The spy shots reveal a beefed up subframe, non linkage swingarm, and a right side exhaust.
KTM has gone on record saying that an middleweight adventure bike is coming but has been mum about its release date. To cover long distances, a twin might make a better sense, but no-one could ever claim that KTM wasn’t unconventional. It will be great to see what they come up with this time around.