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2007 KTM 990 Super Duke Review – The Austrian Super

Born under a sinister the 2007 KTM 990 Super Duke has the good looks of an Austrian who, rather than set his on world domination has engaged in a on your driver’s license and the of traffic law.  No common fighting thug, the Super is out to turn you to his will.  That be much of a battle; the joy of villainy taboos and the Super Duke aids your on-road

Need to feel instantly throw a leg over the Super compact chassis and punch the button.  It instantly growls to life and sits idling Wagnerian overtones through the under-seat exhaust.  Weighing in at the light and compact 999.9cc V-twin pumps out a claimed rpm and 74lb-ft/100Nm@7000 rpm, proving evil can be squeezed into packages.

  It feels like a all rounder… for the first second of

We tried to get a 0-100kph figure, but the Duke would have of it, opting to wheelie instead.  with the clutch letting the smooth 6-speed transmission up the changes all snick-a-snack, or toeing up or through the ratios clutch-lessly the dirt bike-style claw and a slight lurch, you could gearing to avoid raising the Duke’s front tire… or

You could also trundle in traffic; the engine certainly “nicely” in the low RPMs, but sub-4000RPM the surge really just you on – tempting you into more Given the hesitant, hard low down response and heavy traffic riding on the KTM is like an assault riffle to open a can of – it’s the wrong tool for the until you snap.

Twist the throttle, feel the response as the fuel injection the twin through massive throttle bodies (complete secondary valve to maintain response) and tractable torque you forwards.  Legal or not the Super is a lane splitting hellion.  behavior borne of a KTM promotional that, rather than showcase the Super Duke, outright terrorism on every of road law, save to yield the passing lane to moving traffic.

By third you’re into a 150kph force that’s lifting helmet and attempting to strip you off the Duke.  To paraphrase Oppenheimer 1945’s premier nuclear “Now I am become Death, the of bugs”… or at least my chest Clover’s stylish Loop may never be the same given the shotgun blast coming the miniscule fly-screen and instrument

  Beyond this speed you the neck muscles of another Austrian export – the Govern-ator.  The Duke is great fun for the sprint, but not for the

Want to get more out of your Duke? Super Bike Hunker down chest to bringing your weight wrap your legs the wasp-waist, place your behind the fly-screen, twist the and hold on…  tight.

You do not accelerate, you are launched… and crossing the Duke unleashes another of push.  Fourth sees before crossing the 9,000RPM line – red was so last year.  is what an artillery shell like.

You still have and sixth gear left to go, but you’ve salt flats likely you’ve run out of traffic road.

The engine is most past 6000RPMs, spinning up and hitting the rev-limiter-periodically, but the vibe is despite a counter balancer tucked between the cylinders.  as the feverish beat pounds the pegs and rubber-mounted bars your hands from Slide below 5000RPM and the Duke could cruise all day.

  Really though, a bike this inspiring you?

Not likely, it’s too to rolling off the throttle from RPMs thanks to a sonorous overrun burbling from the – a sound that’s an inconvenient of extra fuel being off, or the Devil smoothly you.  Rolling-on the engine wicked fast, the note from a mild thrum an underlying sci-fi whir to the buzz-saw of a twin whipped fury, gasping inwards a huge intake honk. 

  That’s an understatement.

Need to off the speed?  The twin radial four-piston Brembo calipers 320mm disks out front require only a light of the lever and provide progressive without any traitorous initial unlike the Ducati S4Rs’s The system gives you excellent through the braided lines you subtle finesse, or sheer stopping power well to KTM’s claimed waif-ish 184 kg lbs) weight without

  Balancing out the front binders is a floating caliper out back a 240mm brake disc.

through the “MotoGP” section of Columbia’s Sea to Sky highway, the firmly high-end WP suspension front and offers plenty of feedback what the Dunlop D208 are up to as they claw into the shredding out traction.  Long are devoured, but laying into the hard without shifting weight forward, even in and fourth gear, sees the skimming the pavement instilling the for a steering-damper.

Suspension on the Super has transformative properties.  On receipt our was a bit nervous, recalcitrant and twitchy.  The key to was adjusting the preload, compression and front and back – ours easing off the preload and rebound.

  adjusted, the suspension, in combination the Chromium-molybdenum trellis chassis, a concussively taunt ride.

The though, is laser precise light transitions though the of the wide tapered Renthal and stability that inspires acts on public roads.  the Super Duke brought on the the first knee dragging session.  Uphill drags on a corner were calculated; the downhill drag however the bejesus out of me.

  The narrow Super leans far before dragging bits, and when it does it be the ones sticking out the most – you.  In the public’s eyes could make you a hero… or

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Even at slower speeds the KTM is fun.  The steering lock for laughably tight U-turns, must be littered with all the this bike turns Even two up, tight Us are a competent

  Then there’s all that that wouldn’t be good for a up ever.  What would the do?  In Britain I believe called an Anti-Social Behavior

Riding a bike that to wring your adrenal like a sponge tends to one from practicalities, but the Super has some quirks.  The gauges are of an Austrian sense of humour.  The gas is out to get you reading anywhere from to empty regardless of the actual Take it easy on the throttle, to happen, and the 15L tank should you 300km. In complete opposition the as calibrated by radar, has a sniper’s

  Assuming a 10% margin on this out is a path leading to traffic – if you can see the flashing blue and reds you.

The Super Duke hates the droopy antenna of its mirrors, because it keeps to get rid of them.  Over three of testing the stalks worked three times, and the mirror had to be tightened twice.  Periodically refused to stay put past it’s important to see what passed at that speed, it in the gloating.

  Luckily when the views do stay in position are exceptionally effective – not so some of the design elements.

Creating a marvel as compact as the 990 has some compromises to make fit.  Need to top up the refined The oil filler cap is hidden behind the Duke’s upper right which requires an Allen a socket, an extender and 20-minutes to

  Compact and tight even the canister has been considered in the design.  Stashed in the minimal storage its placement is visually to the black-tub hanging the sides of and Benelli … engines – but for I’d suggest a can-ectomy.  Still, the concessions to compactness the Duke’s are brilliant as Brainiac.

Crave while petrifying the local into submission with henchmen? Then you need a of Super Dukes.  The ergonomics are and upright, and as you know a comfortable is less likely to turn on There’s a slight forward to the seating position placing weight on your forearms and strain on your back.

  The despite the angular look of the is broad, well padded and Henchmen, of course, tend to run in the big and set, and the pegs are spot on for with a 34-inch inseam the bend at the knee relaxed.  that broad torque you could probably just the bike in 2nd gear and have a free to operate a machine

The brutally sharp and keenly look of the KTM is vastly more than the other bikes to be parked out front the local office. The only spoiler is a array apparently inspired by a monkey. Regardless, the draw is as as chaining a … Bond to the pillion seat; twenty-some-things’ snap around, aficionados the street, and non-riders pause to ask its

It matches the Benelli’s TNT 1130 Racer pull, and priced at CDN, the KTM 990 Super Duke is a by comparison. You’re front can easily deduct it as a recruitment

Visual villainy, an engine the sound and power that ups the to 118 horsemen, sharp handling, accurate as a knife’s edge, and in comfortable ergonomics – the KTM 990 Super could corrupt Mother All you’ll need to do is make that your citadel is at the top of a mountain road, the more the better, the Super Duke is not one for straights.

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