KTM 950 Supermoto Review Motorcycle Trader New Zealand

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KTM 950 Supermoto Review

KTM 950 Supermoto R

the fact that the tank only take you 200k’s you need to fill up, or that the is apparently made out of some of wood that takes pleasure in reducing your to a painful throbbing piece of after 20 minutes in the saddle. items pale in comparison to the joy and hoolaganistic fun I had whipping about the and surrounding countryside on this

With the KTM 950 Supermoto R, finally delivers on the supermoto promise combining agility, low-down and rugged can-do with after kilometre of reliability, and the higher speeds of a top-quality bike.

The KTM is a big capacity V-twin bad boy can shake its tail at sportsbikes in the The Supermoto’s DOHC, 75-degree is the same carb-fed heart powers KTM’s own 950 Adventure traillie so perfectly. The short wheelbase, together with the 64.6 degree steering angle, guarantees an extremely riding experience.

Over the two weeks it was parked in the MTN I managed to rack up something 2500km on it, mostly because it was so fun to ride, the other bikes there didn’t get much of a in!

The Supermoto’s bits and bobs I have to say, excellent: WP Magura bars and Brembo Thanks to KTM’s long in off-roading, the motor’s super-reliable, plastics are cheap and the finish dimmed by the rough and tumble of riding.

Yes, it is a tall of water, standing 875mm to the but this oompa loompa had no getting a leg over. It’s pops easy wheelies and rattle on to a top speed on the indecent of 200kph. There’s heaps of too, making overtaking a as well as pulverising any corners you across.

The extremely compact LC8 engine an anorexic 58kg, making it the Twin in the 1000cc class.

The chromium-molybdenum frame, weighing 11kg, is a real lightweight as The frame is lavishly lacquered in KTM while the triple clamp, engine brackets and footplates are all anodised parts.

The new tank and unit have been from the Super Enduro R supporting a sportier stance and the rider up to 40mm closer to the wheel. But despite the ballsy about the R, the riding stance is very comfortable and you feel you ride to the track, hack all day, and still be up for the long home. And that’s precisely I did, riding it down to for Triumph’s first ever Tri Day recently.

The day dawned wet and, as it was my first on a track, I was feeling a tad bit apprehensive. I have worried. The first was a case of tip-toeing around in a to get a feel for the track, the corners and and exit speeds.

The KTM didn’t a beat, feeling right at

As the day progressed and the weather fined up, the dried out and I was able to push the a little more. And that’s the Supermoto came alive. Not was the KTM fun and friendly, it was sporty without hectic, and I found I had ample to learn the track and play a bit. As the day progressed, the tractable continually surprised me with its

Time and time again, I into a bend, pushed on wide bars, and the bike steadily and effortlessly into the

Handling-wise it was perfect — feel through the bars, and no what I did it stayed upright. quite have the experience to be to back it into the corners, but heavy braking and then out of them I could see and feel this beast would the hardest-riding moto-men.

Given the choice, I’d the Supermoto’s brother, the SuperDuke, on every day of the week — a no brainer. But given that the R was so much fun, and more than I’d imagined in extreme circumstances, I was literally at the thought of riding it in the real And I still am — pass me a

New or used, the KTM 950 Supermoto R represents value for money.

KTM 50 Supermoto

As a flexible, option there’s little to it, especially if you’re tired of sportsbikes. Think of it as a BMW GS with a set of tesicles and you’re almost I want one.


Type 942cc, liquid-cooled, cylinder, four-…

Bore x 100mm x 60mm


Torque 94Nm@6500rpm

Clutch Wet clutch, operated hydraulically


Frame Chromium-Molybdenum frame, powder coated

KTM 50 Supermoto
KTM 50 Supermoto
KTM 50 Supermoto
KTM 50 Supermoto


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