Taking dual-sport honors last year with its 525 EXC proved that KTM was serious about this market segment. The updated engine not only offers more power for the street equation but has a three-position ignition-map selector to tame those ponies for attacking the dirt. Kawasaki Gives 2021 Z H2 SE Skyhook Suspension, Honda Puts the Africa Twin Engine in the 2021 Rebel 1100, 2021 Kawasaki KLX300 and KLX300SM First Look, Motorcycle Lessons Beyond the Classroom, Part 5. By offering a much-enhanced street ride while still meeting the demands of off-road riders, KTM has improved the breed, finding just the right balance and putting an emphasis on the “dual” in dual-sport. https://www.dirtrider.com/tests/off-road-bikes/141_0807_2008_ktm_690_enduro Mark Wass (Wasca), KTM 690 Enduro R Owner & SEQ Adventurer “The KTM 690 Enduro R is an adventure bike that has truly fueled my enthusiasm to get out there and ride with more confidence. 2008 KTM Duke 690 pictures, prices, information, and specifications. A Bonnier Corporation Company. If you would like to get a quote on a new 2008 KTM Duke 690 use our Build Your Own tool, or Compare this bike to other Sport motorcycles. Below is the information on the 2008 KTM Duke 690. The KTM 690 Enduro is the only bike from the Big Five which takes the modern dualsport concept seriously, making the others seem like cheap consumerish foo-foo junk by comparison. Outfitted with all of the requisite equipment for street legality, the EXC gave consumers a competition-worthy motorcycle that didn’t mind a little asphalt thrown into the mix. Copyright © 2020 Cycle World. Best Dual-Sport Bike: KTM 690 Enduro - Ten Best Bikes 2008 Read More: KTM 690 Enduro Cycle World Taking dual-sport honors last year with its 525 EXC proved that KTM … Reproduction in whole or in part without permission is prohibited. Many products featured on this site were editorially chosen. All rights reserved. I find myself looking for the slightly harder line on those more challenging tracks just to see how the bike and I … Cycle World may receive financial compensation for products purchased through this site. For ’08, the Austrian company took a different approach with the brand-new 690 Enduro.