Available from Spring 2009, KTM's new super-duper-supermoto looks to set new standards in two-wheeled madness
FROM SPRING 2009, KTM will be adding their new 990 Supermoto R to their existing line up of Austrian-made machines.
Based on the KTM 990 Supermoto launched in 2008, the 2009 version of the Supermoto R has the well-known strong acceleration and rev friendly 999cc LC8 motor, with the addition of new Brembo Monoblock brakes, light metal cast wheels and even more sporty ergonomics.
The black coated swingarm, foot pegs and orange-coloured lacquer on the powder coated tubular steel frame all combine to ensure the KTM 990 Supermoto is a real eye-catcher.
The KTM 990 Supermoto R will be officially presented to the public for the first time at the innovations trade fair EICMA in Milan. Start of production is planned for February 2009.
Looks a bit nice.
Don't know what a "swinger arm" is though
Posted: 01/09/2008 at 16:33
Have never been sure about their R series. Often it means a smaller tank and new paint job. Would have thought they would throw some real goodies at it such as carbon wheels/bits and the full acroprovic system to be a true R spec...
Rode the stock 990 while my 950 was in, to be honest I didnt find a good enough reason to switch....yet
Posted: 02/09/2008 at 10:38
A swinger arm is one that swings both ways
Posted: 02/09/2008 at 10:39
Posted: 03/09/2008 at 14:33
I rode a mates SMR the other day. Nimble and comfortable, but not really a SM, IFSWIM.
Great bikes, and prefer the black and orange to the '09 shell suit.
Posted: 03/09/2008 at 14:37
Duc Hypermotard has been there, done that with a nicer design. Now if this bike came out 2 years ago, that would be impressive.
Posted: 10/09/2008 at 04:43
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Posted: 13/09/2008 at 13:53
poor boy wrote (see)
Posted: 13/09/2008 at 14:01
John.. wrote (see)
poor boy wrote (see)Duc Hypermotard has been there, done that with a nicer design. Now if this bike came out 2 years ago, that would be impressive.The Hypermoto isn't in the same league as SD.
Posted: 13/09/2008 at 15:06
wavydave wrote (see)
John.. wrote (see)poor boy wrote (see)Duc Hypermotard has been there, done that with a nicer design. Now if this bike came out 2 years ago, that would be impressive.The Hypermoto isn't in the same league as SD.who does the hypermoto play for ?
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