Tuesday, November 04, 2008

2009 KTM 990 SMT: First pics


The 2009 KTM 990 SMT. A supermotard that's also a sport-tourer. Whatever next?!

Pics: MotoFlash

KTM have launched an all-new bike at the EICMA – the 990 SMT – a supermoto-style bike that’s also a long-distance sport-tourer. And while that does sound a bit outlandish at first, the bike itself looks pretty convincing…

Based on the 990 SM, the 2009 990 SMT, which weighs 196kg dry, features mildly reworked ergonomics, better wind protection, and hooks etc. where you can fit panniers and/or soft luggage.

The bike’s 999cc v-twin remains unchanged, and the 115bhp and 97Nm of torque it makes should be quite handy with this type of bike. Suspension components are from WP and the 990 SMT has a 19-litre fuel tank, which should be useful for long-distance sport-touring.

More pics, and details on pricing and availability coming soon...


The KTM 990 SMT should be all right for a spot of adventure touring...

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4 comments:

Thomas Stromberg said...

If the KTM 990 SMT ships with ABS, it is so my next bike. What an awesome package!

david said...

I have a KTM 950 SM and i love it. This bike would be even better with the setup it comes with.

Anonymous said...

I rode the superduke,loved it on the road,didn't ride the supermoto yet,but i think this bike comes close to being the perfect all round street bike for 2009!I WANT ONE!in supermoto-R version colours please.... ;-)

Anonymous said...

After riding a 990 adv in 2008 and a 990 adv in 2010 and a 990SMT in 2010.It's really personal I must say I've rode for many years and bikes and nothing moves me like the 990 ADV.The small windshield on the SMT is amazing and hand grips handlebars feet controls are as close to perfect as I've come too. But the ADV 990 is just so great and I like BMW's too but not like a KTM confort,relibilty,performance and style and a natural feel is just right to me.

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