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KTM 50 Supermoto

This is a competition motor is just civilized enough to be

Photos by Robert Stokstad

Do you guilty when you run a red light in the of nowhere at four in the morning? you put a quarter in a parking meter six PM?

Did you go down to the Federal Building accidentally ripping the tag off a mattress to yourself in to the Federal Marshals?

If is the case, you are probably not in the market for a 100 HP motard. However, if you like to your license plate and run booths, cheat on your by deducting lap dances as Business Expenses, and leave … in pre-paid safety deposit at banks you don’t like, I have a motorcycle for you.

It’s orange, looks and like the most unlikely California has ever had, is in Austria. KTM is one of the biggest players in the off-road motorcycle market, for their large selection of orange single-cylinder motocrossers, super moto bikes and rally-racers. KTM’s out-of-the-box success is well known; a percentage of the grueling Paris-Dakar finishers are riding mostly-stock

Although KTM has been building for over 50 years, they a limited presence in the American market. The single-cylinder Duke bike has been around for 10 years and was arguably the first Supermoto in the Americas. However, like big, powerful with multiple cylinders; have always been to second-class citizen status.

In 2003, the winds of change an all-new engine onto the First introduced in the Adventurer, liquid-cooled, 75-degree V-Twin was light and compact. It caused a around the world and the company plans to also use the powerplant in a a SuperDuke, and even a roadracer.

The appeared in the USA market not too long to some acclaim. We tested the version in last year’s Touring comparison, and I was impressed by the agility and light handling on the but the heavy dirt focus of the — epitomized by its high, seat and uncompromising knobby — made the other more appealing for street

But how cool would a Supermoto be? I wanted to find out.

A to the local KTM dealer in San Francisco a demonstrator all broken-in and ready for I know you know what doing said Scuderia’s Don Lemelin, grabbing my arm and looking at me from behind his sunglasses, but be anyway; if you’re expecting bike brakes these can get ya.

warned, I looked over the brightly-colored machine perched on the sidewalk next to the shop. bike has a visual presence just about anything on the A chrome-moly tubular space hangs a 942cc 75-degree between the wheels.

That uses a 100mm bore and … to make 95 HP on Scuderia’s dyno (last year’s 950 made 91 HP at the back wheel on the MO Is it liquid-cooled? Of course. Four-valve and

KTM 50 Supermoto

Certainly. Fuel injected? let’s not get greedy, OK? It still a pair of 43mm Keihin CV like dad used to make in the for his alcohol-burning train set. win `em all.

If the carbs are old-school, the and brakes are most decidedly A slinky aluminum swingarm the 5.5 inch, five-spoke rear suspended by an expensive-looking WP rear (WP used to be called White because the founder’s initials WP and the springs were always distinctive white color.

In the company renamed itself WP for reasons — although Power might have a good supplier for Confederate and it is now owned by KTM/Husaberg) that through a linkage to provide inches of travel. It’s for preload, rebound and compression

Please do not lick the brakes, as they are. Brake is a known carcinogen and tastes However, it might be hard to putting your long tongue on these four-piston Brembo dealy-o’s, what their floating 305mm discs and steel-braided lines.

The cylinder is a radial-pumping thing as The rear stopper is a two-piston Brembo caliper with a disc.

What did we learn so far? Motor, frame, suspension. what else is Not much, aside from a seat, a fat tapered handlebar, a instrument panel crouching an enduro-style number-plate fairing and a of 17-inch wheels (the sized for a 180-section tire) with most-excellent Pirelli

Wait, I forgot about the rack. There’s a luggage

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