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2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - COOL WALL VOTE: COOL

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 06, 2011 4:03 am

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2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T

The 990 SM T unites a sporty, high-precision chassis with a state-of-the-art V2 engine, a frame-anchored fairing, great comfort and a sensitively regulating ABS system. The DOHC twin offers a choice between full-on power for vigorous throttle twisting or refined power for making progress with ease. This arrangement has given rise to a unique combination of racer, tourer and city bike rolled into one. In short: a long-distance Supermoto that combines sports talent with endurance, comfort and suitability for everyday use.




2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T Features

Powerful, state-of-the-art V2

Engine

The 990 SM T's water-cooled V-engine with 85 kW (114 hp) sets the benchmark for free-revving twins. Its intelligent design principle with multifunction balancer shaft makes it one of the lightest and most compact V2s in its class. The engine impresses with explosiveness and spontaneous throttle response.


Cylinder Head

Aside from optimum combustion chamber design, the major factors behind the outstanding performance of the 990 SM T's V-twin with 75° cylinder angle are the state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder heads, each with flow-optimized ports and two overhead camshafts.


Crank drive / Pistons

Particularly lightweight pistons and connecting rods bestow the 990 SM T's V2 engine with reduced reciprocating weight and hence a decidedly spontaneous responsiveness, underlining its extremely sporty engine characteristics.


Engine Management

The electronic Keihin engine management system regulates the modern fuel injection system on the 990 SM T, focusing on smooth throttle response under partial load or spontaneous responsiveness when needed. In this way, KTM engineers were able to harmonize raw power with optimum ridability.



Sports chassis

Frame and swingarm

The 990 SM T's tubular space frame made from thin-walled chrome-molybdenum steel tubing with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe only weighs 9.5 kg (20.9 lb.), yet it impresses with exemplary torsional stiffness. The 575 mm (22.64 in) swingarm with conical profiles contributes plenty of mechanical grip.

Suspension Elements

Thanks to multiple setting options, the upside-down telescopic fork and the directly connected shock absorber from WP Suspension allow optimum individual adjustment of the chassis to suit the respective operational use of the versatile 990 SM T.

Radial brake

More than adequate braking is ensured in the 990 SM T by Brembo® brakes with the very finest components. On the front wheel, two radially-mounted four-piston brake calipers, pressured by a radial master cylinder, bite hard into 305 mm (12.01 in) rotors.


Sporty but suitable for touring

Wind screen and large fuel tank

The frame-anchored fairing on the 990 SM T provides effective protection from the wind and weather and accommodates a clearly structured multifunction cockpit that supplies the rider with all essential information. The fuel tank with a capacity of 19 l (20 qt.) ensures a long useful working range.

Passenger comfort

The 990 SM T's perfectly padded twin-level seat ensures suitable long-distance comfort for both rider and passenger, while also providing freedom of movement and crystal-clear feedback for a sportier pace.

ABS

The selectable dual-circuit ABS system developed in cooperation with Bosch offers total protection against over-braking, while maintaining the full effect and perfect feedback of a genuine sports brake thanks excellent sensitivity. Weighing no more than 1 kg (2 lb.), the ABS system therefore allows extremely sporty braking.


Luggage mounting system

Rear fender

Thanks to an integrated luggage mounting system, it is possible to secure a top box and two panniers to the rear of the 990 SM T — compact and grouped closely to the center of gravity, but with enough storage space for everything you could possibly need on your travels.

Ergonomics

The gathered sitting position behind the double-butted, perfectly angled, aluminum handlebar support relaxed touring equally as well as hitting the gas with commitment.






2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - Specifications
MSRP: $13.999,00 USD

ENGINE
Design 2-cylinder 4-stroke Otto motor, 75° V arrangement, water-cooled
Displacement 999 cm³ (60.96 cu in)
Bore 101 mm (3.98 in)
Stroke 62.4 mm (2.457 in)
Performance 85 kW (114 hp)
Cold start device Electric starter
Transmission 6-gears, claw-shifted
Engine lubrication Dry sump lubrication system with two rotor pumps
Primary transmission 35:67
Secondary drive ratio 17:41
Cooling Water cooling, permanent circulation of coolant by water pump
Clutch Multidisc clutch in oil bath/hydraulically activated
Ignition system Contactless controlled fully electronic ignition with digital ignition adjustment


CHASSIS
Frame Lattice frame made of chrome molybdenum steel tubing, powder-coated
Fork WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 ROMA PA
Shock absorber WP Suspension 4618 BAVP DCC
Suspension travel Front 160 mm (6.3 in)
Suspension travel Rear 180 mm (7.09 in)
Brake system Front Double disc brake with radially screwed four-piston brake calipers, float-mounted brake discs
Brake system Rear Single disc brake with dual-piston brake caliper, rigid-mounted brake disc
Brake discs - diameter Front 305 mm (12.01 in)
Brake discs - diameter Rear 240 mm (9.45 in)
Chain 5/8 x 5/16" X ring
Steering head angle 65.6°
Wheelbase 1,505±15 mm (59.25±0.59 in)
Ground clearance, unloaded 195 mm (7.68 in)
Seat height, unloaded 855 mm (33.66 in)
Total fuel tank capacity, approx. 19 l (5 US gal)
Super unleaded (ROZ 95/RON 95/PON 91)
Weight without fuel, approx. 198 kg (437 lb.)


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Re: 2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - COOL WALL VOTE: in Progress

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 06, 2011 4:07 am

Here is not only our very first "Dual Sport" for the Cool Wall but also the first KTM model on the Cool Wall! It will be quite interesting to see how this one plays out.

Have fun with it.

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Re: 2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - COOL WALL VOTE: in Progress

Unread post by jaskc78 » Fri May 06, 2011 6:02 am

I'm torn on this one, will have to take some time to think about it. Overall, I like the bike because of the versatility it offers, but the appearance is just hideous in my opinion. The angle on the mufflers is just wrong, and I've never liked that polygon approach to design. Always makes me think of Transformers, but not in a good way. I do like the lines of the tank, though, seems a lot of bikes lately are putting too much arch in the tank and the bike looks like a cat that just got sprayed with a hose. I also like how cleanly the bike presents itself, no frills, no fancy razzle dazzle BS--it's just there to ride. Very simplistic and minimalist, but it gives you the impression that you know exactly what you're getting with no hidden agenda or strings attached. I am bike, let's ride.

But damn that is just an ugly fairing out front, and I'm not really sure what that triangular protrusion is just behind the forks and above the front tire in the profile pictures. That might just be what tips the scale for me.
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Re: 2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - COOL WALL VOTE: in Progress

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 06, 2011 8:34 am

I voted: Awesome

114 hp and 437 lb bike that can do-it-all? KTM says "In short: a long-distance Supermoto that combines sports talent with endurance, comfort and suitability for everyday use" and from the specs and looks of it, I'll take KTM's word on that; but it looks the part.

I wondered about sportiness and then read "Sporty but suitable for touring", ok then!

I did not know much about this KTM 990 SMT model before and would have dismissed it. But now, I'm going to have to look into this one.

I think the target bikes for this one is the V-Strom DL1000... of course, there is a matter of cost vs a Suzuki V-Stom...but the Suzuki comes in at 520 lbs, that's 100lbs heavier than the KTM 990 Supermoto T! I also think it looks better than the V-Strom (well, the V-Strom didn't win any beauty prizes for it's looks)... but it's quite angled and edgy, a KTM trademark so I guess I can't complain that it looks like a KTM (hopefully, it has more padding on the seat than a typical KTM)

Well done KTM.

Now, do I try the KTM Orange colored one or the White one... hmmm....

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Re: 2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - COOL WALL VOTE: in Progress

Unread post by HYPERR » Fri May 06, 2011 10:13 am

It looks like a rip-off of the new Multistrada. :?
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Re: 2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - COOL WALL VOTE: in Progress

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 06, 2011 10:28 am

HYPERR wrote:It looks like a rip-off of the new Multistrada. :?
Kinda does actually look like a Ducati Multistrada, but the KTM is $6,000 USD cheaper (Ducati $19,995 USD). For $6000 more the Ducati is 36hp stronger and has a bigger engine (199cc more) but each weight the same.

Being compaired to a Ducati isn't such a bad thing. I think the Suzuki Gladius 650 looks "Ducati" like as well. I would have to say that although they do look a like, both sport unique Ducati (smooth and flowing) and KTM (edgy and futuristic) looks. I like the ergonomic looks of the KTM seat more myself.

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Re: 2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - COOL WALL VOTE: in Progress

Unread post by Wrider » Fri May 06, 2011 12:24 pm

Honestly I think it's cool, but doesn't qualify for awesome for a few reasons.
Firstly if it's trying to be a supermoto, it's way too heavy. Supermotos are lightweight, maneuverable machines that are great for hooliganing around on.
Secondly KTM really needs to kick the stealth fighter designers out of their design department.
And thirdly it's not awesome because I don't have one sitting in my garage... lol
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Re: 2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - COOL WALL VOTE: in Progress

Unread post by totalmotorcycle » Fri May 06, 2011 12:43 pm

Wrider wrote:Honestly I think it's cool, but doesn't qualify for awesome for a few reasons.
Firstly if it's trying to be a supermoto, it's way too heavy. Supermotos are lightweight, maneuverable machines that are great for hooliganing around on.
Secondly KTM really needs to kick the stealth fighter designers out of their design department.
And thirdly it's not awesome because I don't have one sitting in my garage... lol
Interesting... As this is a discussion, let me add in here:

1. It's less than 100lbs heavier than the Suzuki DRZ-400SM, which IMO is a light supermotor (400cc).. so 1000cc adds less than 100lbs... damn fine. :smoke: http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photos/2 ... Z400SM.htm

2. Yes, I do agree, their designs are very edgy, but I have to say, the seat on this one looks comfy.

3. Hmm.... you have your sig you are considering a 990 Adventure (shouldn't that mean you should be biased towards awesome??) haha. :D

Just some things to think about while you consider changing your vote from Cool to Awesome. haha. ;)

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Re: 2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - COOL WALL VOTE: in Progress

Unread post by sunshine229 » Fri May 06, 2011 2:26 pm

I voted cool.

I'm not a big KTM fan but this bike is pretty nice looking. Definitely reminds me of the Multistrada but also a nicer, smaller version of the V-Strom.

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Unread post by QuietMonkey » Fri May 06, 2011 9:51 pm

hmm... this is another one to mull over for the cool vote... looks kinda bird like with the beak for a fairing. It's hard to make it cool when an adventure-touring machine is made to be a multitude of practical compromises. So is it really more of an option/replacement for a SuperDuke... full street... hmmm...

It looks lots different than the beemers of the typical adventure touring crowd, but is mixing in sport territory... certainly the newer Ducati Multistrada is right in there with the nod for sporty and "hey KTM, copy-me" styling. I havent looked at Multistradas since the earlier (uglier) ones. Definitely funkier than the Vstrom, but again the crowd who like real adventure touring, are a fairly practical group by necessity, (and cool for them doesnt matter) which is maybe why the early Beemers were so 'purposefully' styled (that's ad-speak for ugly).

The Vstrom and others like the Ulysees didnt even have anything other than street-only tires available when they were first intorduced (much like the Yamaha TDM850 -- they were just oddly designed sport-tourers, which makes you think, why not buy a VFR instead). Ducati and KTM seem to be moving farther down the path of making a fashion statement for a different sort of of adventuring (or wanna-be adventuring) customers. They are chasing the elusive "cool" factor...
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Unread post by Markg1 » Sat May 07, 2011 1:06 am

No thanks! Fail!!!!

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Unread post by jstark47 » Sat May 07, 2011 7:59 am

QuietMonkey wrote:Definitely funkier than the Vstrom, but again the crowd who like real adventure touring, are a fairly practical group by necessity, (and cool for them doesnt matter) which is maybe why the early Beemers were so 'purposefully' styled (that's ad-speak for ugly).
THANK you. At least someone around here realizes it's not always about looks, it's also about function. :squint:

QuietMonkey wrote:The Vstrom and others like the Ulysees didnt even have anything other than street-only tires available when they were first intorduced (much like the Yamaha TDM850 -- they were just oddly designed sport-tourers, which makes you think, why not buy a VFR instead).
You missed the biggest difference betweena sport-tourer and an adventure-tourer: suspension. V-strom will take bumps, irregularities, etc, when cornering without upsetting its line. Never ridden a VFR, but doubt it can make that claim.
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Re: 2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - COOL WALL VOTE: in Progress

Unread post by High_Side » Sat May 07, 2011 8:22 am

sunshine229 wrote:I voted cool.

I'm not a big KTM fan but this bike is pretty nice looking.
I'm so disappointed in you right now. :laughing:

As a Superduke owner I do like the quirky KTM styling, although these bikes are more about function than looks. As a VFR owner I have been considering this as a bike to replace both the Duke and the Viffer but then I would only have one bike and where is the fun in that?

So I did vote awesome, but I would seriously consider paying the extra for the Multi if it came down to it. The reports on the Multi paint it to be nothing less than spectacular, and Ducati has finally figured out that to sell a sport-touring bike you cannot set the valve adjustment intervals at 8,000km. (now 25K). The SMT service is every 15K which is ok, but not great.

As for the SMT being a Multistrada copy as someone stated above - it was released first....

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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat May 07, 2011 2:04 pm

High_Side wrote: As a Superduke owner I do like the quirky KTM styling, although these bikes are more about function than looks.....
One bike I would love to own one day is the original Duke. Talk about unique looking, it looked like a cartoon character with buck tooth. It even had the wrong displacement listed on the bike. :laughing:
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sat May 07, 2011 5:48 pm

OK I voted cool. This is one ugly bike and something I would never buy. But it is a Katooom! afterall, so it deserves at least a cool rating.
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Unread post by Grey Thumper » Sat May 07, 2011 8:06 pm

Kinda wacky, kinda practical, simpler and less pretentious than a Multi, and it's a KTM. Cool vote for me.

Having the pannier mounts on the mufflers (well, the heat shields) seems a bit dodgy though.
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Unread post by jaskc78 » Sun May 08, 2011 4:37 am

I want to vote cool, but every time I scroll up I see those pictures of it again and just can't get past the design.

And yes, Mr. Stark, I agree that it's not always about the looks, but if it's gonna be on the Cool Wall then the whole bike has to be cool, not just the function. I think I would be much more attracted to this bike if I did more off-road or adventure riding but since I don't, a lot of it's potential is wasted on me. Unfortunate, really, that the bike has to suffer due to my limited preferences, but "Cool" is a subjective term, and I just don't think this subject's plastics are very cool. Gonna have to vote Uncool.
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Unread post by HYPERR » Sun May 08, 2011 9:35 am

There are two types of ugliness when it come to bikes however...
A bike can be ugly but still look cool, ala the BMW RGS series or it can just be mfugly period like the Diavel.

Even KTM has two types of ugly. The Super Duke is ugly but it still looks cool. The Adventure is just plain ugly. The Supermoto probably falls between those two categories.

Bikes like the BMW GS and the Super Duke actually exploits its own ugliness to its benefit. Both of those bikes actually look super cool because of its quirky looks.
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Unread post by jstark47 » Sun May 08, 2011 3:35 pm

jaskc78 wrote:And yes, Mr. Stark, I agree that it's not always about the looks, but if it's gonna be on the Cool Wall then the whole bike has to be cool, not just the function.
Lookit....... first of all, I own a V-strom AND I ride it in public. It's all about the function, dood, and nuttin' else!! :boxing:

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Re: 2011 KTM 990 Supermoto T - COOL WALL VOTE: in Progress

Unread post by jstark47 » Sun May 08, 2011 8:19 pm

When the V-strom came out, it was lauded (rightly so) as a go-anywhere, do-anything bike. Now KTM has made a tourable go-anywhere, do-anything bike that's 50 lbs lighter, and has 10 HP more than the V-strom. On top of this it has superb brakes, factory conformal luggage, and an all-day riding position. This is the bike the Buell Ulysses should have been. Awesome.
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