690 enduro or SMC? - KTM Forums: KTM Motorcycle Forum
 1Likes
Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 04:21 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Denmark
Posts: 6
690 enduro or SMC?

Hi guys

I am looking for a replacement for my 660 SMC but can not decide if I want a 690 Enduro or SMC.
I will be riding mostly on the streets or where I can use street tires but sometimes I go offroad so I need two sets of wheels.
I read in other forums that 21" front wheel does not fit on the SMC, something with hitting the radiator anyone know if this is an issue?
Please help me decide which one to get.
Krede99 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 06:53 AM
DW
Dirt Wizard
 
DW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2016
Location: Rum City, Qld / Australia
Posts: 1,110
Garage
I would personally go for the enduro and just have a set of motards for it.
Welcome to the forum as well!
DW is offline  
post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 07:05 AM
Full Throttle
 
cors187's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 1,175
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krede99 View Post
Hi guys

I am looking for a replacement for my 660 SMC but can not decide if I want a 690 Enduro or SMC.
I will be riding mostly on the streets or where I can use street tires but sometimes I go offroad so I need two sets of wheels.
I read in other forums that 21" front wheel does not fit on the SMC, something with hitting the radiator anyone know if this is an issue?
Please help me decide which one to get.
Did you have a new bike year preference , Are you buying 20016 model?

current -2007690SM
cors187 is online now  
 
post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 07:22 AM
Full Throttle
 
cors187's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 1,175
Couple things i know for sure without knowing year and model.

Finding cheap moto rims and tires is a challenge in itself. So estimate to pay close to aftermarket price on a set of those.
If you buy the SMC you already have them.

The enduro model will have "better suited dirt adventure front forks".Better rebound tuning.More travel for hard terrain etc, little things that make it a pig or something cool.you get the idea.

There could be other things , i read somehwere the SMC-R had 12.5 to 1 compression and same year enduro had 11.7 to 1. Cant confirm that.

current -2007690SM
cors187 is online now  
post #5 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 10:23 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Denmark
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by cors187 View Post
Did you have a new bike year preference , Are you buying 20016 model?
Not really I live in Denmark (Europe) and here we have to pay ~180% vehicle tax, so not a brand new one
A 2016 non R model would be about 19.000$
So because of this at least a couple of years old.
Krede99 is offline  
post #6 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 10:25 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Denmark
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by DW View Post
I would personally go for the enduro and just have a set of motards for it.
Welcome to the forum as well!
Thanks for the welcome ;-) Any reason for choosing the enduro over SMC?
Krede99 is offline  
post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 10:26 AM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Denmark
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by cors187 View Post
Couple things i know for sure without knowing year and model.

Finding cheap moto rims and tires is a challenge in itself. So estimate to pay close to aftermarket price on a set of those.
If you buy the SMC you already have them.

The enduro model will have "better suited dirt adventure front forks".Better rebound tuning.More travel for hard terrain etc, little things that make it a pig or something cool.you get the idea.

There could be other things , i read somehwere the SMC-R had 12.5 to 1 compression and same year enduro had 11.7 to 1. Cant confirm that.
Also If i go for the SMC I will already have one of the expensive breake discs.
Krede99 is offline  
post #8 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 10:31 AM
What the curtains?
 
bajadog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: San Diego
Posts: 12,495
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krede99 View Post
Thanks for the welcome ;-) Any reason for choosing the enduro over SMC?
Much more suspension travel, and much more adjustability on the suspension as well.
Krede99 likes this.

2008 KTM 950 Super Enduro R
2008 Husqvarna 610 TE

Past Rides
'14 Honda NC700X
'11 Husaberg TE 300
'06 Ducati 1000S Multistrada DS
'04 BMW 1150 RT
'03 KTM 450 EXC
'02 KTM 640 LC4e
'01 Honda XR650R
'00 KTM 520 EXC
'98 Honda XR600R
'95 KTM 620 RXC
'90 KTM 500 MX
'88 Yamaha TT600
'86 Yamaha XT 350
'84 Yamaha IT465 (STOLEN)
'83 Kawasaki KDX 450
'83 Honda CB1000 Custom
'82 Kawasaki KDX 400
'77 Yamaha DT200
'70 Honda CT70

See you at Papa Fernandez!


To view links or images in signatures your post count must be 10 or greater. You currently have 0 posts.
bajadog is online now  
post #9 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 01:19 PM
Full Throttle
 
cors187's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2016
Location: Helsinki
Posts: 1,175
Quote:
Originally Posted by Krede99 View Post
Also If i go for the SMC I will already have one of the expensive breake discs.
Really the priority becomes , do you want to flog it hard on the street or do you want to get into some off road adventures.?

current -2007690SM
cors187 is online now  
post #10 of 13 (permalink) Old 12-22-2016, 05:57 PM Thread Starter
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2016
Location: Denmark
Posts: 6
Quote:
Originally Posted by cors187 View Post
Really the priority becomes , do you want to flog it hard on the street or do you want to get into some off road adventures.?
I want to flog it hard on the streets and occasionally go to the green roads :-p and in the winter months go to the forest and other muddy areas.

So I guess my question is now will a 21" front and 18" rear fit on a SMC?
Taking into consideration the taxes mentioned before from what year do I want to purchase an SMC ie. what are the differences? and my bet is that if I get an older bike most of the nice upgrades have already been done ;-) at what mileage does the engine need rebuilding?
and speaking of upgrades, which do I need and which do I want?
Krede99 is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the KTM Forums: KTM Motorcycle Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome