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Overview: KTM 990 SMT Motorcycle

  Posted at 08:46:56 AM
  File under  Exhibitions KTM New Products
  Author: Mike Werner
  Location: Normandy, France

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KTM did not present anything at Intermot this year, instead they said we should wait for EICMA 2008. After a disastrous press conference, KTM presented their touring version of their high powered SuperMoto motorcycle. It would seem like an oxymoron, having a touring version of a SuperMoto!

But the Austrian firm can get away with it. If you're looking for a nibble and fast motorcycle, and want to travel with it, this could be it. Is this a new category motorcycle? Time will tell...

KTM 990 SMT motorcycle

Here's what KTM have to say about their motorcycle.

With its self confident, bull-like appearance, the KTM 990 Supermoto T manages to put on a show - even when on its stand. Set it in motion, and you’re practically unbeatable.

KTM 990 SMT motorcycle

What’s the magic formula that makes our bikes so much fun? It’s no secret. Take the 990 Supermoto T. No other manufacturer comes even close to being as consequent as KTM.

The extremely compact LC8 engine weighs only 58 kg, making it the lightest Twin in the 1,000 cc class. The stable chromium-molybdenum frame, weighing only 11 kg, is a real lightweight. The short, 1,510 mm wheelbase together with the radical 64.6° steering head angle guarantees an extremely sporty riding experience. The finely tuned WP chassis is as convincing on country roads as it is on the motorway.

KTM 990 SMT motorcycle

In a word: The KTM 990 Supermoto T feels as light as a single cylinder and goes like the devil.

Technical Data
Engine type Twin cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement 999 cc
Bore x stroke 101 x 62.4 mm (3.98 x 2.46")
Performance (homologated) 85 kW @ 9000 rpm
Max. torque 97 Nm @ 7000 rpm
Compression ratio 11.5:1
Starter/Battery E-Starter/12 V 11.2 Ah
Transmission 6 gears, dog clutch engagement
Fuel Mixture Generation Keihin EFI, throttle valve Ø 48 mm
Control 4 V/DOHC
Lubrication Pressure lubrication with 2 pumps
Engine lubrication Motorex, fully synthetic, SAE 10W-50
Primary drive 35:67
Final drive 17:41
Cooling Liquid cooled
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
Motor Management Keihin EMS

Frame Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated
Subframe Aluminium
Handlebar Aluminium, Ø 28/22 mm (1.10/0.87"), tapered
Front suspension WP USD Ø 48 mm (1.89")
Rear suspension WP mono shock
Suspension travel front/rear 160/180 mm (6.3/7.09")
Front brake 2 x Brembo four piston fixed-caliper, radially bolted, brake disc Ø 305 mm, floating
Rear brake Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm (9.45")
Rims, front/rear Cast aluminium wheels 3.5 x 17"; 5.5 x 17"
Tires, front/rear 120/70 ZR 17"; 180/55 ZR 17"
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16"
Main silencer Twin stainless-steel silencer with regulated catalytic converters
Steering head angle 65.6°
Trail 109 mm (4.29")
Wheel base 1505 ± 15 mm (59.25 ± 0.95")
Ground clearance (unloaded) 195 mm (7.68")
Seat height 855 mm (33.66")
Tank capacity approx. 19 liters (5.02 gal)/3.7 liters reserve (0.98 gal)
Weight (no fuel) approx. 196 kg (432 lbs)

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