The wheels are our morris with an experimental finish that one day might make it to production.
Also captured in the pictures you will find Scotty Dimick, our most recent addition to the crew. Scotty comes from a dirt bike background and he can spin a t-handle allen wench like no other, and he does nice work to boot. Oh yeah Scotty also put a hotter cam in the bike to give it a little extra BRAP. Stay tuned because the Paint just showed up from Airtrix and it is beautiful.
The KTM now has a fresh new coat fashioned from the finest aluminum. It took a little encouragement but all the parts finally conformed and now it’s time to send them out to get their own unique finishes, paint, powdercoater and anodize. Check back with us in the next month or so to see the final makeover.
Just buttoning up the last bits of the tank and tail. Still trying to finalize a few small details like side radiator shrouds, brake light and headlight.
Finishing up the single sided swing arm trellis style to mirror the look of the frame. We used 4130 Chromoly tubing to keep it light weight.
We are aiming to give this machine a blend of classic Café styling while
still being progressive. Suspension and swing arm will be tweaked in
order to achieve proper road racing geometry for a track ready bike.
Engine will be massaged for just a little bit more than KTM supplied
from the factory, ensuring an exciting ride.
We've been itching to do
another KTM build so we were pretty stoked when this came in.
Lightweight road racers are our favorite thing to build. We helped to
introduce this genre with the 450 Super Single project years ago, and
are happy to keep it going with bikes like this. There’s nothing quite
like a sub-300lb. motorcycle with 60 plus HP, great suspension, big
brakes and sticky tires. The KTM 690 is perhaps the perfect starting
point for such a bike.