2011 KTM 990 SM T Review — Ultimate MotorCycling

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KTM 990 Adventure S

2011 KTM 990 SM T | Review

2011 KTM

Based on KTM’s supermoto the KTM 990 SM T combines dirt bike and sport bike performance in a designed for pavement-focused touring.

you can ride the SM-T on some off-tarmac excursions, though its remind you that it’s at home on the street and riders in more dirt should to the 990 Adventure.

As a street bike, the 990 SM T’s seating position and 999cc short-… 75-degree V-twin defines the bike. Wide aluminum handlebars and a narrow give the rider the leverage to push the bike where you it to go. Grasp the five-gallon tank your legs and let your input do the job.

With a pedigree, the bike can be backed corners, if desired. However, of us will rely on the 990 SM T’s light and 24.4 degrees of rake to through the corners.

The upside WP 48mm inverted forks are so you have a direct connection to the giving the rider the utmost in in the KTM’s handling. Continental Attack 17-inch tires are than capable, allowing the to use up all of the very generous cornering

Strong radially mounted clamp down on the KTM 990 SM T’s 305mm discs with enough to pull supermoto-style nose Of course, that’s not the least bit and traditional deceleration is the standard. ABS is to correct your mistakes, and it so without annoyance.

The ABS is quite even though it rarely is It’s a dual circuit design that weighs over 2.2 pounds. Reserved for the extreme braking situations, the ABS can be in action, though it’s not

For the most part, it’s to help the rider out on the wet and on insecure surfaces.

The Bosch 9ME-type modulator, guided by a computer the brake pressure. The system the wheel speed 48 times per revolution, so it can recognize and suppress within only a few inches of rotation. As you would expect on a that can be ridden like a machine, the system can be disengaged the push of a button.

Exiting turns, the 990 SM T’s supermoto again rears its head-that the front wheel. With 72 of torque at 7000 rpm, are effortless. Again, they are not and the KTM 990 SM T does not have to be ridden in style.

Still, if you’re up to hooligan style riding, it you more easily than touring-capable bikes.

As you can see, the KTM 990 SM T is all diversity. You can ride it sedately on trips, enjoying every of the big-bore powerplant.

Or, the throttle can be aggressively and the body positioned for seriously entertaining antics.

One think that some of switchable engine mapping be necessary for this sort of and that would be welcome. The KTM is a just a bit on the sharp side for the relaxed riding-this is a feature we have come to appreciate on a variety of bikes, particularly who have a wide range of

When touring on the 990 SM T, you have a seat height to give you a view of the road. You’re up SUV rooftops, which is especially in traffic. Certainly, shorter will be a bit intimidated, though the design of the bike and its excellent does mitigate the seat a bit.

The seat itself is something you don’t always about KTM dirt bikes.

Six and V-twin torque make the easy to ride. Sure, the KTM can be spun up to 116-horsepower peak at rpm, though that’s not Torque is plentiful at any engine so acceleration is always on tap.

The bike, fairing and handguards through the wind easily, the power available. Counterbalancing the vibration at a manageable level, and the steel mufflers emit a tone.

There’s a 12-volt accessory for a GPS, music player or along with an analogue and easily read digital display. KTM offers a wide of accessories, so the 990 SM T can be personalized for your needs, be they more dirt-, or commuter-oriented. The semi-hard we had were pretty small stylish)-adequate for a weekend trip, not much more.

According to the motto for the 990 SM T is “The fast is the faraway destination.” I’m not quite what that means, and something is lost in the translation German, but this Austrian is an outstanding tourer for the rider who a minimalist motorcycle that can go the effortlessly, with a large of fun available.

2011 KTM 990 SM-T ABS

Frame…chromium-molybdenum trellis frame,


Handlebar…aluminum, tapered, ø 28 / 22 mm

Front USD ø 48 mm

Rear suspension…WP monoshock

travel front/rear…160/180 mm

Front x Brembo 4-piston fixed-caliper, bolted, brake disc ø 305 mm,

Rear brake…Brembo 2-piston caliper, brake disc ø 240 mm

channel ABS (Bosch ABS 9m+)

front/rear…cast aluminum wheels x 17″; 5.50 x 17″

Tires ZR 17; 180/55 ZR 17

Chain…X-ring 5/8 x 5/16″

stainless-steel silencer with catalytic converters

Steering angle…24.4°

Trail…109 mm

Wheelbase…1,505mm ± 15 mm

clearance…195 mm

KTM 990 Adventure S
KTM 990 Adventure S

Seat height…855 mm

capacity…19 liters / 3.7 liters

Weight…197 kg (without fuel)

75-degree, 4vpc, DOHC

Displacement 999 cc

Bore x ……101mm x mm

Power…85 kw (116 hp) @ 9,000 rpm

nm @ 7,000 rpm

Compression ratio…11.5: 1

Battery…12v 11.2 ah


system…Keihin EFI, throttle ø 48 mm

Lubrication…pressure lubrication with 2 pumps

Engine oil…Motorex, SAE

Primary drive ratio…35:67

drive ratio…17:41


wet, hydraulically operated

management/ignition…Keihin EMS

Photos: R. Schedl and H. Mitterbauer (studio)

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