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KTM 990 Supermoto

Quick Test: 2010 KTM 990 T

Engine type: Twin-cylinder DOHC

Displacement: 999cc

x …: 101 x 62.4mm

Compression 11.5:1

Fuel system: EFI

Six speed

Fuel capacity: 19

Frame type: Chromium-molybdenum frame

Weight (claimed, 196 kilograms

Wheelbase: 1540 mm

Seat height: 875mm


Price: $20,995 on-road costs

Colour Black/Orange or Black/Grey

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KTM’s on-road is headlined by the RC8R superbike, the list of road going in KTM’s ever expanding features some of the most in motorcycling.

The 990 Supermoto T forms one of KTM’s big bore 990 SM fleet, the T that this particular is destined for touring, while its R is has a slightly sportier flavour.

Don’t let that fool you because as we’re about to out, the 990 SM T packs one heck of a in the engine department, also surprisingly nimble in the handling

Come for a quick spin and out for yourself just what bike ride’s like!


In looking at the 990 SM T’s styling you can see its nature from the outset, its sporty side isn’t too far beneath the KTM Power Part that came fitted on our bike.

While certainly of going the long haul, the 990 SM T an absolute all-out tourer the ground up, featuring nakedbike with large shrouds, a sizeable windshield and hand to assist in wind protection.

not as sharp as its R brother, however the T has a balance between long cruising and short, sharp joy You won’t look out of place on the or in the city streets on the 990 SM T.

On first glance at the 990 SM T you could be for thinking that it’s another ill-handling, heavy, bike, but as we’ve seen a lot in times, just because a tourer doesn’t mean it go around corners.

Combined the engine’s light weight of 58 and the chromium-molybdenum frame of 11 kilos, the SM T the scales at a claimed weight of 196 kilograms – just seven than the R model.

It’s got a wheelbase at 1540mm, with a steering head angle of degrees, making it sporty in its character, albeit still when riding at speed.

find its ergonomics comfortable the gel seat that’s also for a passenger, while the high-placed handlebars mean you’ll in control at all times.

The WP 48mm upside-down forks are but handle bumps accordingly and good front tyre in corners, while the WP monoshock makes for a smooth ride on surfaces while also good grip on corner

As for braking, the twin Brembo disc brakes with callipers are absolutely powerful, the Brembo 240mm, two-piston brake is also consistently

With a seat height of and a ground clearance of 195mm, 990 SM T makes for a very suitable that you’ll find to ride on the road or dirt.

KTM 990 Supermoto
KTM 990 Supermoto

be comfortable whether riding or alone on the 990 SM T.

As soon as you accelerate out of the on the 990 SM T you’ll be surprised by the outright that it’s packing in the twin-cylinder DOHC LC8 engine.

KTM claims it’s got 115 horsepower 97Nm of torque at 7000rpm, and I argue with those after experiencing the joy in my time the bike after a few weeks.

power from the very of the powerband as soon as you accelerate, is applied is a smooth fashion to its Keihin electronic fuel system.

Pick any one of the six gears and the engine will pull it on most occasions, although a bit of clutch when changing up the transmission will help out the shifting process.

The LC8 base is shared with the likes of the 990 SM R, Duke and Adventure range, a broad spread of power will be sure to help you a smile with every twist.

Its fuel tank from 15 litres on the R model to 19 on the T also comes in handy on the haul, making for KTM’s touring-based bike available on the


The balance being a touring bike or a is compromised from both of the equation when it comes to the 990 SM T, it does both aspects well.

While you’ll short stints down favourite local streets on one, fitting the aftermarket and riding down to Phillip for the grand prix or similar also be handled without too of a fuss.

The dash and instruments are to use with just minimal made up within the digital with the tachometre remains of the type, adding to the practicality in its clean finish.

Plus, you can’t go past the tie-down on the bike, with plenty of for packing and baggage in one tidy

They may be an extra from the KTM Part catalogue, but the panniers are a if you’re planning on clocking big



7/10 – KTM’s 990 SM T provides a all-round motorcycle that a rush from the first of the throttle, but is still comfy for the long haul.

KTM 990 Supermoto
KTM 990 Supermoto
KTM 990 Supermoto
KTM 990 Supermoto
KTM 990 Supermoto


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