2008 KTM 990 Supermoto motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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KTM 950 Supermoto



KTM unveiled the new 990 at the NEC show (Birmingham,United Kingdom) as the that completes with all of the destined to make it a winner. It the totally revised LC8 engine just 58 kg and positioned on a chromium-molybdenum also lightweight (only 11 Complementing the incredible sporty is the short wheelbase (1,510 mm) and degree steering head This new launch is expected to an immediate influence on the KTM 950 Supermoto R.

Before 2008, the 990 Supermoto was as the 950 Supermoto, an impressive-looking and performing that was first launched as a model year by the Austrian who craved for recognition in the most Supermoto category of them 1000 cc.

Equipped with the popular LC8 engine, the 942cc developed 70.5 KW (96.55 HP) @ RPM and 94.00 Nm @ 6500 RPM proving it was all about performance. The newly KTM ride performed incredible on the freeway and off the road and this it a popular choice for advanced who felt like going for new, more of a combination street and trails.

Colors were Orange and just like on the 2008 year. What is different on the new is the 999cc LC8 engine developing an 85 KW at 9000 rpm and 97 Nm at 7000 rpm thanks to a engine management system, injection and bigger cylinder The tubuar chrome-molybdenum steel is reinforced with an aluminum and the WP suspensions are also here to do the

Brembo brakes couldn’t missed this bike.

Being a one-of-a-kind machine, the of this review is hard to be against virtually any other of the market today. It is a true companion and it feels effective on the while still going no other on the supermoto race so where should I head in to find the closest think to it? of course!

The BMW R 1200 GS is considered to be one of the able motorcycles to dethrone the KTM 990 even though it won’t be best friend on the track. It is to soak up the miles on and off the road and the are similar as the Boxer engine 100 HP and 85lb/ft. KTM’s competitor is of a bike that would you around the world, but it can be easily against the 990 Supermoto.


I’m not sure how people would consider it (personally, I don’t), but everybody finds it impressive and designed for KTM first had it go like a train and the design pages were making every single piece look like it an effort to find its place An example would be the side

Sharp looking, these are easily noticeable as well as the front fender which as a testimony of the 990’s off-road

The headlight and its small fairing separate from the fuel by the front fork while the is perfectly attached to it. The rear end of the is dominated by the exhaust mufflers, one on side. Perfectly blended in, the cans give a clue of the engine performance available.

The 17” five-spoke wheels are to keep the weight down so feature simple design.

KTM introduce the 950 so long ago and this new features the same colors made it famous: Orange and


The KTM 990 Supermoto is expected to be for approximately $15,000 and considering the public’s reaction, I reckon the customers consider it well it.


Having the experience of the version (already successful), KTM what to improve for 2008 and this model towards culms of success. The upgraded (bigger displacement, Keihin management system and fuel WP suspension and Brembo brakes to do the trick and this makes me what the next level be. Only time will


Engine and Transmission

x …: 101 x 62.4 mm (3.98 x

Motor Management: Keihin EMS

and Dimensions

Frame: Tubular space frame, powder-coated

KTM 950 Supermoto
KTM 950 Supermoto


Handlebar: Aluminum,

Front suspension: WP USD Ø 48 mm

Rear suspension: WP monoshock

travel front / rear: 200 / 210 mm / 8.27)

Front brake: 2 x 4-piston fixed caliper, bolted, 2 x floating brake Ø 305 mm (12)

Rear Brembo 2-piston floating brake disc Ø 240 mm

Rims, front / rear: 3.5 x 17; 5.5 x 17

front / rear: 120/70 ZR 17; ZR 17

Main silencer: 2 x premium with catalytic converter

Steering head angle:

Trail: 110 mm (4.33)

Wheel 1510 mm (59.45)

Ground (unloaded): 195 mm (7.68)

Seat 865 mm (34.05)

KTM 950 Supermoto
KTM 950 Supermoto
KTM 950 Supermoto
KTM 950 Supermoto
KTM 950 Supermoto

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