Like all KTMs, the KTM 990 SM T was built for speed and adrenaline. Though, unlike its siblings the KTM 990 SM T has a slightly more serene character and can be described like an interesting combination between a tourer, a racer and a city bike.
As you’ve probably guessed, the 990 SM T is derived from the KTM 990 SM. In terms of powers the two bikes are identical as they are both powered by the same 75-degree, liquid cooled 999 cc engine which delivers a maximum output of 114 hp @ 9000 rpm and is paired with a six speed transmission.
In terms of suspensions, the SM T’s wheel travels is slightly shorter than the one from the standard SM, but despite this fact, the bike is still able to deal effortless with any type of terrain.
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If you love two wheel adventures, then you’ll certainly love the KTM 990 Adventure too. The motorcycle has a pretty versatile character which helps it deal with any type of terrain with poise.
Born to be a tough enduro, the KTM 990 Adventure has received a long list of features which make it perfectly suited for off road riding.
With 114 hp under its belt, the 990 Adventure’s water-cooled V-engine delivers enough punch to fill your veins with adrenaline. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is mated on a six speed, claw shifted transmission. You also get the electronic Keihin engine management system which regulates the fuel injection system delivering top notch performances thus improving the rideability.
Other features include a stable chassis, disconnectable ABS, frame-anchored fairing and a lockable stowage compartment.
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The KTM 990 Adventure R is a sporty off roader developed with practicality in mind. The motorcycle is powered by a capable 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled spark-ignition engine which offers first class performances (114 hp) and a pretty good efficiency.
Power is sent to the rear wheel via a six speed transmission and the 999cc unit is also combined with a Keihin engine management system which regulates the modern fuel injection system improving the power delivery.
The KTM 990 Adventure R’s engine is mounted on a stiff tubular space frame made from thin-walled chrome-molybdenum steel tubing with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe. The entire frame weighs only 10.5 kg and is combined with a long swingarm with conical profiles.
The front wheels are fitted with a front modern upside down fork and a rear shock absorber from WP suspension.
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Just by its sheer design alone, the KTM 990 Adventure is already a winner in our book. Add that to the fact that it’s one of the few bikes that can run on different kinds of roads and you really do have a bike that’s as fun and versatile as it is beautiful.
Thanks to its authentic rallying heritage, the 990 Adventure is just as likely to go on extended trips into the desert as surfing through the curves. With a stable chassis, a disconnectible ABS, and plenty of touring goodies, the 990 Adventure is the most offroad-capable travel enduro in the world.
The 990 Adventure has been designed to fit the needs of riders everywhere. The perfectly padded twin-level seat ensures firm contact with the ground for all riders and long-distance comfort for both rider and pillion, while also providing crystal-clear feedback for a sportier pace. Even the fairing on the Adventure provides effective protection from the wind and weather while also accommodating the clearly structured multi-function cockpit that supplies the rider with all essential information. For all of the details KTM went through to build a bike that’s exceptionally built as this one, one of the most underrated features of the 990 Adventure is the orange powder-coated, extra-stable tubular crash bars so that the bodywork is not so quickly damaged in the event of any spills or crashes.
To compliment the 990 Adventure’s world-class styling, the bike also carries a powerful, water-cooled V-engine that produces 114 horsepower – precisely the power you need on fast motorways or in deep sand, making for an impressive combination of powerful acceleration, superb performance, and spontaneous throttle response.
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Time and again, there have been questions that continue to baffle us. With motorcycles, finding the right answer to these questions are made easier when you can point to something that has all the right elements to be considered one of the best in the market. That, in a nutshell, is what the KTM 990 Adventure R is all about.
With a formula that involves more power plus a lower center of gravity, and a tauter chassis set-up, KTM has found the perfect recipe to build the 990 Adventure R.
A supreme sports model for power travelers that cuts just as good a figure on a long trip as it does winding through the curves, the Adventure R becomes an even bigger scourge of the superbikes without relinquishing its fundamental tourer qualities.
Keeping up with its offroad styling, the Adventure R’s perfectly padded sports seat ensures suitable long-distance comfort for both rider and pillion, while also providing freedom of movement and crystal-clear feedback for a sportier pace.
Meanwhile, The Adventure R’s water-cooled, 85 kW (114 hp) V-engine impresses with powerful acceleration, superb performance, and spontaneous throttle response thanks to state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder heads, each with flow-optimized ducts, two overhead camshafts, and an electronic Keihin engine management system that regulates the modern fuel injection system on the 990 Adventure R. This focuses on optimum behavior under partial load and spontaneous responsiveness.
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Have you ever pictured what the perfect bike is like? You know, the kind of uncompromising riding machine that, in its purest form, just speaks to how perfect engineering could give birth to something so beautiful?
Open your eyes and you’re looking at the ultra-sporty KTM 990 Super Duke R.
With its muscle-flexing V2 and perfectly controllable power, the 990 Super Duke R has been regarded as the ultimate scourge of the superbike. The bike’s performance capabilities means serious business. After all, when you have a 999cc water-cooled V-engine that packs a powerful punch to the tune of 123 horsepower, you’re controlling a bike that can just wallop anything it sets its eyes on. The 990 Super Duke R’s engine also comes with state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder heads, each with flow-optimized ducts, two overhead camshafts, and
an electronic Keihin engine management system that regulates the modern fuel injection system on the 990 Super Duke R, focusing on maximum power, efficient, and spontaneous responsiveness.
As far as handling characteristics are concerned, the 990 Super Duke R’s orange, powder-coated tubular space frame that’s made from chrome-molybdenum steel with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe is as strong and sturdy as any in the market. On top of that, it provides a steeper steering head angle in the "R" setup than the Super Duke and therefore slightly less trail for even greater maneuverability. The sports bike also has an upside-down telescopic fork with TiAlN-coated sliding surfaces and a directly connected shock absorber from WP Suspension with a TiAlN-coated piston rod that allows optimum individual adjustment of the chassis to suit load, riding style, and track.
From front to rear and top to bottom, the 990 Super Duke R possesses the kind of all-world capabilities that makes it a true sports bike in every sense of the word.
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KTM is set to unveil at this year’s EICMA Show a new motorcycle that will confirm the German maker’s domination at "The Dakar rally". Called 990 Adventure Dakar the new motorcycle is not however a replacement for the current KTM 450 Rally and will not be raced in Argentina and Chile, but it does show that KTM is indeed a maker that can do amazing things.
The 990 Adventure Dakar will feature a blue and orange paint, Dakar graphics, standard engine protection bars and much more. We do not have any details on the bike’s specifications yet, but considering the new Dakar rally regulation require a 450cc engine, expect nothing else from KTM.
Stay with us, we’ll have full details for you next week when EICMA Show begins. KTM announced a few other goodies for this year show, including the 450 Rally that will indeed compete in both Argentina and Chile rally.
Updated 11/03/2010: KTM has revealed today the official images on the new 990 Adventure Dakar. The 2011 limited edition Adventure “Dakar” breathes the spirit of the greatest raids of all times. Authentic, “cigarette blue” plastic parts with the Bedouine graphics of KTM’s factory racers cover the orange frame. A high-quality suedelook seat cover looks good and prevents slippage even on extreme tracks. At the same time, the “Dakar” combines popular features of both the other models – while the Adventure donates the suspension with 210 mm of travel as well as the sensitive Bosch ABS, the engine is that of the Adventure R with 115 bhp.
The KTMvision to build a street motorcycle is a convincing success.
So convincing in fact that a couple of weeks after the Tokyo Motor Show it is decided to go for series production.
So now future owners of the series RC8 will be introduced to their new machines at international motorcycle trade fairs in 2007.
KTM is pleased to be at the EICMA Trade Fair in Milan with the new spearhead of sporty street fighters, the newly improved Super Duke and the brand new Super Duke R. These bikes represent two exciting new developments for the coming season.
You can barely ﬁnd words to express the riding fun and the feeling that the KTM 990 Super Duke gives you when it’s in motion.