• Sep 4, 2008
Click above for more images of the KTM 990 Supermoto R

As it waits for the upcoming EICMA show this November in Milan for its official release, the KTM 990 Supermoto R has gotten an early debut courtesy of somebody who got their hands on these images. We can clearly see a new color scheme featuring white bodywork with black and orange highlights along with an orange frame and black swingarm. Note the Y-Spoke wheels and Brembo Monoblock brakes, both of which will surely add to the hooligan-machine's fun quotient. A forward-leaning riding position will help keep the front tire down, although it appears it may cut into the available fuel capacity, as well.

We don't yet know if any changes have been made to the engine, but it probably doesn't matter. The Austrian firm's V-Twin makes plenty of power, especially for a naked bike with no wind protection. The Supermoto will most definitely rip on the corners and will be at its element at full lean angle, and that's what really counts for a bike like this.


[Source: Supermoto Central via Hell For Leather]


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      • 6 Years Ago
      I actually like KTM designs.
      • 6 Years Ago
      Drool

      I need another garage........

      • 6 Years Ago
      Why is it that the more outrageous and the less practical a bike is, the more I want it? I need one of these like I need a hole in the head, but damn do I want one. It's bad-assedness, distilled to two-wheeled form.
      • 6 Years Ago
      What puzzles me about KTM is their design choices. All its bikes (superduke, Adventure and the one above) look like someone hastily glued a piece of cardboard to the bike, without paying any attention to shape or proportions.
      • 6 Years Ago
      who needs a run of the mill RR when one of these would be soooooo fun.

      def. a squid hunter.


      im putting my 05 ZX6R up for sale to make room for something along these lines. $5500 5k miles
      http://www.flickr.com/photos/29357516@N02/