Friday, November 23, 2007

2008 KTM 990 Supermoto unveiled at the NEC Show

The 2008 KTM 990 Supermoto is here!

KTM have unveiled the new 990 Supermoto at the NEC show in Birmingham, in the UK. The bike’s second-generation LC8 v-twin gets a Keihin engine management system, fuel-injection and a displacement hike – the 999cc mill now makes 115bhp, instead of the older 950 model’s 96 horsepower.

The chassis is tubular chrome-molybdenum steel, with an aluminium subframe for added strength. Suspension components are WP units – USD fork at front, adjustable monoshock at the back – while brakes are Brembo items. The 990 Supermoto rides on 17-inch wheels wearing 120/70 (front) and 180/55 (rear) ZR-rated rubber. Fuel tank capacity in 19 litres and the bike weighs 191kg dry.

In the meanwhile, the hardcore KTM 950 Supermoto R continues as before for now – it’ll probably get the 999cc engine (and other chassis/suspension updates…) a few weeks down the line.

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External links:
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