KTM 990 Super Duke-KTM

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The traditional orange livery of KTM it all. It isnt a posh orange or a trendy mid-century Rather, it is a shade that highway workers clad in reflective garb. The color is all with a dismissive nod to form, is fitting, as the Austrian manufacturer has the last 73 years building off-road bikes better to pavement-free adventures than urban jaunts.

But no longer.

The new 990 Duke represents Austrian first undiluted road-going Being thrust against worthy Italian contenders as the Monster S4R and the Aprilia Tuono R is the perfect occasion to defy ditch the conventional color, and it with go faster bits and trim from the KTM PowerParts which can be ordered at the point of ( Click image to enlarge )

This Super Dukes parts not only distinguish it stock KTMs, but also a sea of similarly ambitious … The key here is discretion. Rather baring engine, pipes, and all the visual detritus necessary to a motorcycle function, this Duke hides enough to an air of mystery, just like a woman.

The stock fuel appears as though it were from a slab of obsidian, out modifications, lending the Super the sleek angularity of a stealth and the special order carbon heat shield, spoiler, and seat cover lend the an even more assertively angle of …. Dual Akrapovic slip-on mufflers a bump in power, while the aural amplifications offer an complement to the bikes dramatic

More subtle details a carbon fiber brake cap, rear fender, and ignition covers, and front and chain guide protectors, a fiber swingarm shield and for the airbox and footrests. Racing and five-spoke Dymag carbon wheels, which reduce weight and aid handling as they to the bikes distinctive styling, out the factory custom package.

In any or stockthe Super Duke its sporting intentions on the track, it performs with a level of on par with its direct competitors. The DOHC V-twin is torquey and and the 999cc engine provides of smooth power, with the slightest hint of a raw edge.

The second-generation LC8 powerplant fires up on a aggressive note, and while the Dukes 120-horsepower twin may not with the thrust of a 4-cylinder bike, it provides more enough front wheel-lifting putting it in the league of its comparably counterparts. Power delivery is and quite controllably smooth, levels of performance that satisfy most aspiring who also appreciate a modicum of with their throttle The 990 may not have many, or any, in common with KTMs 250 and 125 race machines, but the competitive have been learned. ( image to enlarge )

KTM 990 Duke RR

Also satisfying are the Super ergonomics, which incorporate a seat and an untaxing riding characteristics that make it of an upright sportbike than a superbike. Exemplary WP suspension enable excellent dynamics, and the rider-friendly suspension settings it easy enough to live on punishing road surfaces.

is sharp, and the bike doesnt unexpectedly, nor does it demand chops in order to negotiate changes. Braking is commensurate handling, thanks to front radially mounted Brembos, bring the bikes mass of over 400 lbs to an efficient halt.

One weak link in the bikes performance is the gearbox, which careful foot movement to gears. It tended towards a neutral or two and occasional missed between 3rd and 4th gears; it will be to see how much this issue itself on the road. Other that, the Super Duke outstanding supersport performance, a linear, torquey motor and handling in an easy-to-ride, confidence-inspiring ( Click image to enlarge )

Real world demands go knee scraping and threshold and if KTMs road-bound trajectory is any the manufacturer is just beginning to the possibilities of what it can do with bikes on public pavement. their upcoming, fully RC8 model should further this visceral and potentially genre, the Super Duke is a entry whose distinctive is sure to push the design in a more sharply creased, direction. If it doesnt, KTM can enjoy in the knowledge that its superb stand alone as uniquely forms that are as distinctive as the trademark orange hue.

Source Basem Wasef

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