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RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto
Introducing the finished RSD - KTM 690 Café Moto. We scrambled to complete this build so it could make it to the Brooklyn Invitational this past weekend. The event was great but now it’s going to be a long week waiting for it to come back so we can go ride it! 
RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto

With a few days left before the trailer departed for New York, Chris Wood at Airtrix got us the painted bodywork and we bolted it straight onto the bike so Rich at Bitchin Seat Co. could crank out the custom leather seat. We handmade a stainless steel RSD Slant exhaust, mounted a carbon fiber Ducati Sport Classic front fender, hooked up the custom Spiegler USA brake lines, aired up the Dunlop Q3 tires and snugged up all of the KTM Powerparts billet goodies to compliment the orange stripe in the paint.

Thanks to KTM North America for helping us to locate two of the last 2013 690s left in USA. Stay tuned for completion of the second 690 which is in the works as we speak.. 
 
RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto
RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto
The bike is now back from outside finishes and going together nicely. The guys at Olympic powder coating did a great job laying the white powder on the frame and accessories. Our original rendering was to be black with an orange frame but change was in the air and we went with the more classy white paint scheme. Gregg from Greggs Custom’s sent us one of his new redesigned drives to top off our trellis swingarm.  We made some custom rearset brackets to utilize the CRG controls and their eccentrics. Tony at Racetech dialed in the suspension. With the suspension setup this bike will be able to hold its own with any bike thru the twisties.
RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto
The wheels are our morris with an experimental finish that one day might make it to production.
RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto
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.
 
RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto
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.
RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto
RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto
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.
 RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto
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.
 
RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto
 
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.
RSD KTM 690 CafeMoto
 
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. 
 
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fadil Mazrekaj says:
6/11/2013 3:16:19 AM
 
Weinsin Motor
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Dave Flowers says:
6/18/2013 9:52:12 AM
 
Sad to see a 690 Enduro go down but the finished bike should be awesome! That thing should be a weapon in the tight twists!
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Dean says:
7/3/2013 8:44:43 AM
 
Can't wait for an update. Reading your description of the potential from a KTM 690 made me think, "that's what KTM had in mind when they created the 690 Duke." Lets compare RSD to KTM Street!
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Delskee says:
7/9/2013 11:24:50 PM
 
Stand up wheelies and burnies all day Dawg !!!!! Good idea for the the battery Looks like alot of work and time nice to see
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Darrell Schneider says:
7/11/2013 4:05:32 PM
 
Sweet as always, It will keep me inspired while I build mine.
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Mark Savage says:
8/6/2013 8:44:21 PM
 
Very neat , the clip ons do limit its appeal ,in my experience a set of low rise wider bars can be just as good for flicking a bike thru the twisties and sure would be a lot more comfortable for a huge slice of the population , or just offer both versions .
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romu says:
8/9/2013 12:20:52 PM
 
Very beautyfull bike. Good job.
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Jay Hartman says:
9/7/2013 6:59:54 PM
 
Diggin the metallic wheels. I'd like a pair with gold in the relief details to replace the OEM Brembos on my old Duc Monster. Match the brake calipers and tank filler. Classy like.
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Beto Araujo says:
9/24/2013 6:22:54 AM
 
The bike is looking great and the new finish is awesome! Will it be available? It's becoming impossible to choose a favorite RSD build since you constantly raise the bar so high. Every time you build a new bike I feel like a kid seeing a new toy that he wants real bad. Thank you for all the inspiration!
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rolandadmin says:
11/13/2013 1:06:48 PM
 
Thank you!
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Kolen says:
9/24/2013 3:53:01 PM
 
Nádhera ... Nic více se nedá ríct... Snad jen ┼że bych si chtel s Váma zamakat
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Donaldo says:
10/29/2013 12:59:56 PM
 
It won't go off jumps as good now so you ruined it!l lol shure is pretty though...
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Bartsy says:
10/30/2013 8:34:38 AM
 
The reason why the finished custom is so much nicer then the original is because some classic lines and flavour has been put back on the bike replacing the goofy modern odd angled trapezoidal styling that all modern motorcycles suffer from.
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Angel says:
10/30/2013 10:11:01 AM
 
Every time I blink this is the bike I expect to see immediately afterwards.
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Donaldo says:
11/1/2013 7:31:21 PM
 
Nope, it's ruined.
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Redman says:
11/5/2013 8:14:53 AM
 
this is the one that got the edge!!! man.. anything else want to beat this..
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dave (ktm ) lesney says:
11/27/2013 3:28:27 PM
 
love your work , some of the nicest stuff Ive ever seen ! Great cause I now can pretty much pick out your work. You signed a pic for me years ago , KEEP IT CLEAN . its what you do , and why it looks soooo good ! dave l
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Bob says:
12/11/2013 6:42:47 PM
 
Why don't the Manufacturers do this. I'v been cursing them for years.
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rolandadmin says:
1/28/2014 4:36:47 PM
 
So have we
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Joe Carbonaro says:
3/17/2014 8:02:42 AM
 
I have waited for quite some time for the right wheels. I will be the first to purchase a set of the Morris in the special finish. PLEASE DON'T TEASE. RELEASE THE WHEELS!!!!
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Jay says:
3/25/2014 2:31:26 PM
 
Are you guys selling bikes like this? I love it. What's the price tag?
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rolandadmin says:
4/10/2014 10:56:41 AM
 
We can build you one like this..email us directly
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Slurpee says:
5/11/2014 4:36:53 AM
 
Are you doing a u-build for us non Americans? Would like to retire my 690 into one of these
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modiskmo says:
8/5/2014 7:26:46 AM
 
nice single swing arm dude... can we order the single swing arm?.for ktm 690 model 2012..
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rolandadmin says:
8/14/2014 10:08:57 AM
 
Nope..one off just for this build..sorry!
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