The KTM 990 SM R is a stunning motorcycle which rewards you with a thrilling ride every time you jump on its saddle. At the heart of the bike lies a water-cooled V-engine with 85 kW (114 hp) on tap. The engine is among the lightest units in its class and cranks out an impressive amount of torque. A modern electronic Keihin engine management system regulates the modern fuel injection system to improve the behavior under partial load.
But power without control is useless, thereby the KTM 990 is also able to deal great with twisty roads thanks to its multi-adjustable high-spec WP suspension. The sporty mix also contains a set of front twin-disc brakes with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers and rear single-disc brakes with two-piston brake calipers. For increased performances the disc brakes are combined with an ABS (antilock brake system).
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Designed with practicality and agility in mind, the KTM 690 SMC R is able to deal with any type of tracks with poise.
The motorcycle rewards you with first class ergonomics and you’ll especially like the self-supporting rear end/fuel tank unit and the low seat. Not to mention about the sporty stance and the perfectly angled, wide aluminum handlebar.
The bike is equipped with a lightweight tubular space frame made from chrome-molybdenum steel. The frame is combined with a high-quality die-cast swingarm which is ultra resistant to torsion.
The ride quality is assured by the KTM 690 SMC R’s WP upside-down fork, which offers a whole 250 mm of suspension travel and 48 mm outer tubes. Out back, you’ll find a pivot-arm articulated WP pressurised-gas monoshock which offers 250 mm of wheel travel. If you want to bring the bike to halt, you can rely with confidence on a set of capable Brembo brakes.
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The KTM 450 SMR offers first class performances and is packed with many modern technologies which help it remain among the top dogs in its segment. Moreover, the motorcycle has received a series of upgrades for 2012, hence it just became better.
At the heart of the motorcycle lies a new single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine. The unit is liquid-cooled and has a 449.3 cc displacement. The engine is brought to life with a compact electric starter and is paired with a 5-speed transmission.
The 2012 KTM 459 SMR rides on new, front 48mm upside-down forks from WP, featuring closed-cartridge technology. On the other hand, the rear wheel is kept in check by a WP monoshock which has been specially tuned for Supermoto racing. Needless to say, that a wide setup range for rebound and compression damping allows individual adjustment of the chassis for the most diverse tracks.
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"Ready to race" in its purest form, the KTM 450 SMR provides perfect technology for the racetrack, one that riders will come to enjoy for all of its awesome benefits.
For the 2012 model, the 450 SMR is equipped with the very finest components that money can buy, including a new chassis with high-quality WP suspension components and high-tech brakes and a renowned powerhouse of the 450 SX-F engine that has turned the 450 SMR into an invincible weapon in every Supermoto race.
We shouldn’t expect anything less, either considering the bike has been built with a huge amount of innovative technology, clearly setting the standard in production Supermotos. Headlining the bike’s list of impressive features is a 450cc DOHC engine that comes mated to a 5-speed transmission that has been specially designed for Supermoto and an APTC anti-hopping clutch. This provides everything you need as standard for landing on the very top of the podium.
The APTC anti-hopping clutch on the 450 SMR precisely prevents the rear wheel from chattering, therefore improving control when drifting into curves. This design also significantly reduces the hand strength required to operate the hydraulic clutch. The Magura hydraulic system is completely maintenance-free and guarantees precise application with the minimum of effort.
Lastly, you’re going to get a real good treat with the KTM 450 Supermoto R and the fact that it has been integrated with an extremely lightweight titanium exhaust header and the innovative "Header Pipe Resonator System“ (HPRS), in conjunction with the new silencer, guaranteeing even greater performance at further reduced noise levels.
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Don’t be fooled by the bare-as-bones design of the KTM 990 SM R; it’s got more meat than its look suggests.
Dynamic, powerful, and extremely comfortable, the 990 SM R combines a perfectly balanced chassis with a state-of-the-art V2 engine to create a bike that exudes versatility and all-around awesomeness. So is it safe to say that the 990 SM R is the most radical twin-cylinder Supermoto on the market?
Take into account the bike’s water-cooled V-engine that produces 114 horsepower and an intelligent design principle with multi-function balancer shaft, two qualities that make it one of the lightest and most compact V2s in its class. The engine, by itself, impresses with explosiveness and instantaneous throttle response. Add that to lightweight pistons and connecting rods that bestow the 990 SM R’s V2 engine with reduced reciprocated weight and it translates into instantaneous responsiveness, underlining its extremely sporty engine characteristics and further proving that the 990 SM R is one bike that rides as good as it looks.
Adding to the overall appeal of the 990 SM R is a tubular space frame that’s made from thin-walled chrome-molybdenum steel tubing with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe that only weighs 9.5 kg/21 lbs, yet it impresses with exemplary torsional stiffness. Thanks to multiple setting options, the upside-down telescopic fork and the directly connected shock absorber from WP Suspension allow optimum individual adjustment of the chassis to suit riding style, track, and load.
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We are anxiously waiting to find out at the EICMA show in Milan, but there have already been enough “leaks” on the internet so that we can put together this short anticipation news.
For starters, there is the all-new KTM Supermoto 990 R, which has just been derived from the already fabulous Supermoto 950, and if it all goes as planned you will be booking yours in March 2009.
Lots of changes are expected to characterize the model, among which we’d like to mention the Super Duke R 999cc LC8 engine and high-performance Brembo brakes featuring monoblock radial-mount calipers as well as the fully-adjustable front and rear suspension systems. Stylistically, a larger gas tank is worth being pointed out.
KTM future plans also include the RC8 1190R, an immediate effect of the original bike’s success. This one is expected to be packed with high-end racing features.
And, last but not least is the Venom, a KTM concept that has been around from 2004. Also expected to be presented as ready for production at Milan, the naked bike is a close cousin of the RC8.
It seems that the Austrian bike manufacturer didn’t rest on its laurels, especially after RC8’s launch and these three bikes will be all-new special additions to an already highly-expanded motorcycle offering.