KTM 950 SM Supermoto (2004 - 2008)

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KTM 950 SM Supermoto (2004 - 2008)
KTM have produced a bike that (on paper at least) is bordering on a kind of madness

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Reviewed: 25 June 2010 by Visordown
Every once in a while a manufacturer throws caution to the wind and does something seemingly rather absurd. Sometimes it works, and sometimes not. In this case, KTM have produced a bike that (on paper at least) is bordering on a kind of madness. The kind of madness however that ...  Continue reading


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Very few street machines handle like this bike. This bike felt like it has power steering. Super easy to ride, made you think there had to be a steering gremlin or some bad trait or tradeoff, but there was no Continue reading...
I have always loved mx bikes and road bikes but due to the expense of motocross I decided to have some weekend fun by getting my lisence and getting a road bike, after some experience on the road I bought my fi Continue reading...
My seat isn't stock so overall it is the fastest most comfortable bike I have owned to date. Ride one it is a game changer. Continue reading...
Owned mine for 5 years, the longest I've kept a bike. I added race cans, jet kit, air filter and 16t sprocket which improves it further.
The way it fires off from low revs is addictive and that it handles li Continue reading...
Bringer of bard news my brand new ktm 500 exc got stolen Monday morning at 1:20 am nerly cort up with them but my bike was way to fast to catch :( if any one knows any thing or can get my bike back I will pay y Continue reading...


I have a 2008 950 SM..... Does everything my ZX10R did, but at more sensible speeds.....MENTAL BIKE!!  16 tooth front sprocket changes the road gearing to a more usefull type. I use Maxxis tyres and they are brilliant wet or dry. 

Posted: 21/01/2011 at 21:10

My 950 is now four years old and has done 16k without missing a beat. I know others who have enjoyed 25k of trouble free miles over the same period. It still makes me smile and every trip is an occasion.

I could never part with this bike, its now engrained in my soul. Ive tried plenty of others including the SMT and Multistrada and although they may have more power, without carbs they can't deliver it the same sublime way.

The 950SM is the original and best and will always have a place in my garage. 

Posted: 15/11/2011 at 17:36

ive owned the ktm 950supermoto for 3 years now, its absolutely brilliant, i also own a very fast kawasaki zx12r !!  but the ktm gets round the twisties faster, has much, much better brakes &  is more fun !! i have burnt gsxr 1000s in the twisties as well,  its like being on a 600 !!  other riders look behind them & see my small front headlight & think im on a 250 or sumthing, they open theyre bikes up , then to theyre dismay , im still on theyre back wheel, you can see them shake theyre heads in disbelief in the mirrors !!  then when they finally give up trying to shake me off , they pull over , walk up to me & they just cant believe im on a big v twin 950 !!!!  awesome fun !!!

Posted: 22/06/2012 at 20:17

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A brilliant bike that does it all with a smile.
Hard to find fault with.
  • Price: £8395.00
  • Year: 2004 - 2008
  • Top speed: 137mph
  • Price new: 8395
  • Engine capacity: 942cc
  • Power: 96bhp
  • Torque: 69.3lb ft
  • Weight: 189kg
  • 0-60: 4 seconds

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