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Hi everybody!

Planning to buy 690 SMC R, looking at 2016-2019 offers

Is there a list of differences between different model years?

I now, fuel injection was added in 2013,
ABS - 2014
Bosch ABS - 2016

There were some changes in LC4 in 2018 and 2021...
 

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Every 690 model ever made had fuel injection, starting with 2007 690 SM
 

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The 2019 model got quite a few upgrades.
  • A new engine, that debuted in the Husqvarna 701 SM in 2016, with a new parallel-mounted balancer shaft, a new bore/stroke ratio of 105 x 80mm (previously 102 x 84.5mm) and a slightly higher compression ratio (12.7:1 versus 12.5:1 before). Engine performance was up to 72hp (or 74, depending on the sources) from 65-66hp. Torque also rose from 68 to 73N/m.
  • They dropped the Kokusan ignition in favour of the Keihin RBW.
  • Weight rose from about 140kg (dry) to about 147kg (dry).
  • Fuel tank grew a bit in size (a couple of litres or thereabouts).
  • Suspension was also modified, with the bike sitting lower and the suspension travel being reduced.
  • Electronics: lots. Cornering ABS with Supermoto mode, two engine modes, traction control, engine braking regulation and quickshifter (which I think is optional).
From 2019 onwards, I think the changes are really into details and visuals. There might be some other things, but those came to mind. The difference while riding isn't huge though.
 

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summary i found elsewhere

08-11 654cc single spark original gangster SMC
12-13 690cc single spark ( best engine, really torquey ) SMC-R
14-17 690cc twin spark model, feels a bit flatter than the previous model, not as raw or punchy, still great though
18-On - Twin balancer shaft added, smooth as silk now, power hike
 

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2021 changes
Euro 5 - ABS can not be turned off completely
Mode 2 now activates Supermoto ABS (front only)
Seat pan has changed, 2019/20 seats do not fit
Seat release is now under the fuel filler cap.
Larger ECU, space between battery and fuses has plastic grid where a PCV would go.
Mono block front caliper
Diagnostic plug has changed.
New dash with gear indicator and revs.
 

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I, too, am hoping to throw a leg over a 690 SMC R in the next couple of months. This thread is awesome and why forums were invented. Passing on knowledge of a product that has evolved over time.

Any changes beginning with the 2022 SMC R or is it the same as the '21?
 
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