KTM 625 SMC

 

 

 

Make Model.

KTM 625 SMC

Year

2004

Engine

Four stroke, single cylinder, SOHC, 4 valves per cylinder

Capacity

625 cc / 38.1 cu in

Bore x Stroke 101 x 78 mm
Compression Ratio 11.5:1
Cooling System Liquid cooled

Induction

Keihin FCR MX-41

Ignition

Digital

Starting

Kick & electric

Max Power

41 kW / 55 hp @ 6000 rpm

Max Torque

51 Nm / 5.2 kgf-m / 38 lb-ft @ 3500 rpm

Transmission

5 Speed

Final Drive

Chain

Frame

Tubular steel cradle

Front Suspension

48 mm WP upside-down fork

Front Wheel Travel

275 mm / 10.8 in

Rear Suspension

WP monoshock

Rear Wheel Travel

260 mm / 10.2 in

Front Brakes

Single 320 mm disc, 4 piston caliper

Rear Brakes

Single 220mm disc, 1 piston caliper

Front Tyre

120/70 - 17

Rear Tyre

160/50 - 17

Dry Weight

146 kg / 322 lbs

Trail

63 mm / 2.5 in

Wheelbase

1510 mm / 59.4 in

Seat Height

910 mm / 35.8 in

Ground Clearance

290 mm / 11.4 in

Fuel Capacity

9.5 L / 2.5 US gal / 2.1 Imp gal

Consumption Average

5.7 L/100 km / 17.3 km/l / 41 US mpg / 49 Imp mpg

Standing 1/4 Mile

14.3 sec

Top Speed

180 km/h / 112 mph
Overview 1000ps.at

The KTM 625 SMC sits between the no-compromise 660 SMC and the heavier, more road-oriented LC4s in KTMís supermoto line-up. But itís not there to make up the numbers. Itís probably the pick of the bunch Ė combining the niceties of electric start with the harder race-spec SMC edge.

The KTM 625 SMC's four-piston Brembo brakes are superb, the fully-adjustable WP suspension way more than adequate and the simple chassis and wide bars conspire to murder every corner wide or acute. Itís not recommended for long journeys.

The KTM 625 SMC's SOHC, liquid-cooled single is broadly the same lump that powers the 640 LC4, only minus the latterís balancer shaft and with a lighter flywheel and 41mm carb. This translates into a vibey, revvy, ride Ė and one that misses out on some of the LC4ís torque. It comes restricted to a pathetic 30bhp, but almost every bike will have had the full fat 50+bhp unleashed by a dealer prior to sale.

KTM have been providing excellent off-roaders for years now. And the Austrian giant enjoys a well-regarded reputation for build quality. Regular oil and filter changes are part and parcel of the SMC experience. Big single-cylinder power pulses knacker chains, so keep an eye on yours.

Extracts from: MCN