2009 KTM 990 Supermoto T — Motorcyclist Magazine

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KTM 990 Supermoto

A Kinder, Gentler Version Of Our Big-Bore Supermoto

The new Supermoto T is a different kind of machine KTM, so different that chief Thomas Kuttruf it as the biggest step in supermoto since the advent of the breed. The T for travel (not touring), and supermoto development has trended aggressive performance, this represents a move into the zone, slotting between standard Supermoto and dual-purpose

The T is based on the standard Supermoto, the same 999cc engine, injection and high-level, twin-pipe The claimed output of 115 bhp at 9000 rpm is unchanged. The 75-degree V-twin instantaneously, with enough even at low rpm to send the bike forward eagerly with stirring of the six-speed gearbox.

response is slightly snatchy at low but not annoyingly so.

Bigger fairing and softer make the Supermoto T perfect for Europe. That’s good, it won’t be sold stateside any soon.

Bigger fairing and seat make the Supermoto T for exploring Europe. That’s g

traditional chromoly steel is also retained, but the bodywork is completely redesigned, starting the bigger, beak-like half-fairing. A near-vertical windscreen does an job of diverting air from the rider’s albeit with a bit of turbulence. A new seat is broader, thicker and an inch nearer to terra thanks to reduced-travel WP suspension.

KTM 990 Supermoto
KTM 990 Supermoto

The slightly raised one-piece handlebar gives a roomy, riding position, and the hand will no doubt be useful on a day, though they needed on our test ride in Portugal.

Heading north toward the saw us negotiating bends of every and shape, over surfaces were mostly good but had damp or gravelly sections. The coped with everything its shorter WP suspension offering tauter handling than the SM, while still having compliance to float over the At a claimed 432 pounds without the SM-T is respectably light, it’s 11 lbs. heavier the standard SM.

The Brembo braking are unchanged from Supermoto and these powerful stoppers exercise the suspension, especially lunch when technicians in the firmer sport settings. very hard braking was without the front end diving or the rear squatting as I got back on the Though lower, the T still generous ground clearance.

The only real drawback, was lack of grip from the tires, designed more for life than grip.

KTM 990 Supermoto
KTM 990 Supermoto

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