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– 2011 KTM 990 Super Duke
2011 KTM 990 Super Duke
In the form of the 990 Super Duke, KTM has not only reinvented the sporty naked bike, but also opened up a completely new dimension to motorcycle riding. The Super Duke combines a relaxed sitting position with merciless performance, high levels of functionality with a dynamic riding experience and high-tech with straightforward suitability for everyday use. It rewards hitting the gas with commitment thanks to its state-of-the-art V2 engine and perfectly balanced chassis with unlimited riding pleasure and supremacy at the local track.
2011 KTM 990 Super Duke Features
Dynamic cornering fun
Frame and swingarm
The 990 Super Duke’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.
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 Super Duke.
More than adequate deceleration is ensured in the 990 Super Duke 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 320 mm (12.6 in) discs.
High levels of functionality
Ergonomics, seat, cockpit
The 990 Super Duke’s cockpit provides all the essential information without subjecting the rider to sensory overload. The seat supplies both pleasant comfort and crystal clear feedback. And the gathered sitting position supports relaxed touring equally as well as hitting the gas with commitment.
Powerful, state-of-the-art V2
The Super Duke’s water-cooled V-engine with 88 kW (118 hp) sets the benchmark for free-revving twins. Its intelligent design principle with multi-function balancer shaft makes it the lightest and most compact V2 in its class. The engine impresses with explosiveness and spontaneous throttle response.
Aside from optimum combustion chamber design, the major factors behind the outstanding performance of the 990 Super Duke’s V-twin with 75° cylinder angle are the state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder heads, each with flow-optimised ducts and two overhead camshafts.
Crank drive / Pistons
Particularly lightweight pistons and connecting rods bestow the 990 Super Duke’s V2 engine with reduced reciprocating weight and hence a decidedly spontaneous responsiveness, underlining its extremely sporty engine characteristics.
The electronic Keihin engine management system regulates the modern fuel injection system on the 990 Super Duke, focussing on optimum behaviour under partial load and spontaneous responsiveness. In this way, KTM engineers were able to harmonise raw power with optimum rideability.
2011 KTM 990 Super Duke – USA Specifications
MSRP: See KTM Dealer for prices
2011 KTM 990 Super Duke – Canada Specifications
MSRP: See KTM Dealer for prices
2011 KTM 990 Super Duke – International Specifications
MSRP: 8.945,00 GBP
990 SUPER DUKE: DUKE TO THE POWER OF TWO
Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Displacement 999 cm³ (60.96 cu in)
Bore 101 mm (3.98 in)
Stroke 62.4 mm (2.457 in)
Performance 88 kW (118 hp)
Starting aid Electric starter
Engine lubrication Dry-sump lubrication with 2 rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio 35:67
Secondary gear ratio 16:38
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
Frame Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
Forks WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 ROMA PA
Shock absorber WP Suspension 4618 BAVP DCC
Suspension travel front 135 mm (5.31 in)
Suspension travel rear 160 mm (6.3 in)
Brake system front Twin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers; floating brake discs
Brake system rear Single-disc brake with two-piston brake caliper; fixed brake disc
Brake discs – diameter front 320 mm (12.6 in)
Brake discs – diameter rear 240 mm (9.45 in)
Chain 5/8 x 5/16″ X Ring
Steering head angle 66.1°
Wheel base 1,450±10 mm (57.09±0.39 in)
Ground clearance (unloaded) 140 mm (5.51 in)
Seat height (unloaded) 850 mm (33.46 in)
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 18.5 l (4.89 US gal)
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. 186 kg (410 lb.)