KTM Unveils 690 StuntS

Most of the motorcycle industry goes to incredible lengths to portray bikes as safe lifestyle accessories. So it's refreshing to see a manufacturer acknowledge that sometimes, riding a bike is about breaking rules. The KTM 690 Stunt features as standard many of the parts considered necessary for serious stunt riding. We're not just talking about pulling wheelies either, there's BMX pegs on the front wheels for two-person stoppies or burnouts. If wheelying is your thing, there's a 12-o'clock bar and a thumb lever operated rear brake, which comes in handy when you're sitting on the tank with the front wheel in the sky. For now the 690 Stunt is merely a concept bike, but if KTM's recent history is anything to judge by, it could soon be a reality.