The 2014 KTM 690 SMC R is a compact motorcycle that promises to reward you with a fun riding experience every time you jump on its saddle.
In terms of power, the KTM 690 SMR R is equipped with a 690 cc, single-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, liquid-cooled engine which generates a maximum output of 66 hp. All this power is kept in leash by a 6-speed, claw shifted transmission with APTC anti-hopping clutch.
Among the features offered by the 2014 KTM 690 SMR R you’ll find a ride-by-wire system, a new ABS and, a 12 liter fuel tank and a revamped chassis.
The motorcycle’s backbone is represented by a tubular space frame made from powder-coated chrome molybdenum steel. The frame sits on a front WP Suspension up side down fork and a rear WP Suspension shock absorber with pro‑lever linkage.
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Thanks to its top notch built quality and first class performances, the KTM 450 SMR is one of the most wanted Supermotos in its class. The motorcycle weighs 110.2 kg (dry) and at its heart sits a 449.3 cc, single cylinder, 4 stroke, SOHC, 4 valve engine which is mated to a five speed gearbox with APTC slipper clutch.
The motorcycle also features a Keihin engine management system, with electronic fuel injection and 44 mm throttle body that delivers spontaneous responsiveness and maximum engine performance.
The engine is housed by a lightweight frame made of chrome-molybdenum steel section tubes. The frame was especially designed to enhance the bike’s agility so its offers a perfect compromise between longitudinal and torsional stiffness.
You also get a set of modern WP suspensions, strong single disc brakes and a lightweight, polyethylene, 7.5 litre fuel tank.
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The race-ready 2014 KTM 450 SMR has received a series of important upgrades which help it continue to stay among the top dogs in its segment.
Among the most important upgrades you’ll find a new chassis with high-quality Wp suspension components as well as stronger brakes and a fresh engine.
Talking about the engine, the 2014 KTM 450 SMR is equipped with a single cylinder, 4-stroke, SOHC, 4 valve engine with a displacement of 449.3 cc. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is linked to a five speeds transmission with anti-hopping clutch which helps the bike deliver “race-level” performances.
Apart from the strong engine and the racy suspensions, the motorcycle’s performances are also enhanced by its 3.5 x 16.5" front and 5.0 x 17" rear rims which offer a great stability in curves.
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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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In building the KTM 690 SMC R, KTM adhered to one motto: "what isn’t there doesn’t weigh anything either."
It sounds a lot simpler than it looks, but KTM did a fantastic job following this saying with the 690 SMC R while fitting it with a new 690cc LC4 single-cylinder engine, an improved chassis, and world-class Supermoto ergonomics. Really, everything you’d want in an enduro bike is part of the entire 690 SMC R package.
The new 690 SMC R is an unrivaled Supermoto for the most demanding requirements, which leaves all others in its wake. It is suitable for racing or everyday use, features a potent design, and is state-of-the-art.
Talking about its ergonomics, the 690 SMC R comes with a self-supporting rear fender/fuel tank unit that’s made from robust plastic bears with a new, equally comfortable and low seat. The redesigned tank fairings and the ideally angled, wide aluminum handlebars form a perfect arrangement, allowing for simpler controlling and navigation on any kind of road surface.
Then there’s the bike’s state-of-the-art, water-cooled LC4 single-cylinder engine that delivers an impressive 66 horsepower, combining powerful acceleration from the lowest rpms with an outstanding free-revving nature and refined engine running. The bike’s electronic engine management system features fuel injection that offers the rider the choice between three different mappings for influencing the engine characteristics. Likewise, the "electronic power throttle" ensures that the throttle commands from the rider are translated electronically into the optimum throttle valve opening at all times, giving rise to tremendously progressive power development that very few bikes in its segment can compete with.
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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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The KTM catalogue of sports bikes reads like a list of some of the most desirable motorcycles in the market today. While the choices are plentiful, to say the least, narrowing it down to the perfect sports bike that’s both powerful and efficient will lead you to the KTM 990 SM T.
The 990 SM T unites a sporty, high-precision chassis with a state-of-the-art V2 engine, a frame-anchored fairing, great comfort, and a sensitively regulating ABS system that you just can’t find anywhere else.
Speaking about the engine, it comes packed with a liter’s worth of displacement with the DOHC twin offering a choice between full-on power for vigorous throttle-twisting or refined power for making progress with ease, amounting to 114 horsepower and setting the benchmark for free-revving twins. The intelligent design principle of the engine accounts for a multi-function balancer shaft, making it one of the lightest and most compact V2s in its class. In addition to the bike’s combustion chamber design, the major factors behind the outstanding performance of the engine lies in the state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder heads, each with flow-optimized ducts and two overhead camshafts. The 990 SM T also features an electronic Keihin engine management system that regulates the modern fuel injection system on the 990 SM T, focusing on optimum behavior under partial load and spontaneous responsiveness.
Despite boasting of some serious horses, the 990 SM T is actually as comfortable a ride as any bike in its segment. The perfectly padded twin-level 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.
All told, the 990 SM T is a unique combination of racer, tourer, and city bike rolled into one, combining sports talent with endurance, comfort, and sustainability.
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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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Back in 2008, KTM introduced the all-new 690 SMC model, a performance bike built for the track and yet which ended up being street legal and implicit available for the large public. But what precisely did this model offered we could only now find after getting the chance to take it for a spin. Meanwhile, it carried on as a 2009 model year, sells good despite the economy going from bad to worse and deals with the stiff competition ensured also by European manufacturers.
KTM has just enlarged their Supermoto lineup with a motorcycle related to which there hasn’t been much anticipation work from the speciality press, but one that definitely raises a few question marks in what concerns the Austrians plans for the future: the 2009 KTM 990 Supermoto T. It seems that uncovering new means of fulfilling the passion for motorcycling is THE way and KTM people work with what they have.
The KTM stand is expected to be pretty crowded this November at the EICMA show in Milan as the Austrian manufacturer announces the official release of one of its most notorious naked motorcycle, the 990 Supermoto R.
At a first glance, the new bike distinguishes from the 2008 model year due to the new color scheme featuring a set of white plastics mounted on the orange powdercoated frame. Also, the rims feature a nice, Y-spoke design and the swingarm is black painted on the 2009 model year.
The only downside yet to be identified is the reduced fuel capacity. Apparently, the gas tank became smaller in the designer’s attempt to create a sportier riding position.
Mechanical improvements haven’t made public, but one thing is for sure: the 2009 KTM 990 Supermoto R will revolutionize the naked class with its bold look and already highly-performing single-cylinder engine. But can we dream at a V-Twin?
The new KTM 990 Supermoto sees its own way in the highly acclaimed class as it takes fun and excitement to a whole new level. It benefit of a completely revised and compact LC8 engine fitted on a finely tuned frame so it will take you virtually anywhere. Its imposing stature will always betray it and give a clue on what the rider experiences on the angry-looking thing.