Friday, June 29, 2012

2012 KTM 990 SMT Preview the Bike in India

KTM Duke 200 was Introducing the Bike
The Austrian motorcycle manufacturing company has fitted its PowerParts Side Bags as standard as a part of changes to its motorcycle, the 2012 KTM 990 SMT. This famous long distance Supermoto bike fuses comfort, suitability and endurance with sports capability and components for everyday commuting and now provides increased levels of practicality by being supplied with authorized KTM twin panniers. Specifically designed and engineered for SM T, these PowerParts Side Bags mount quickly and easily to the models existing luggage rack and are erngineered for not disrupting the color and the lines of an Austrian motorcycle.

Since fitting Antilock Braking System as standard last year, the company has listened further to the requirements of its customers and has added a remote preload adjuster to the 2012 KTM 990 SMT’s rear shock, enabling quick changes to the behavior of the suspension. Following the introduction of KTM Duke 200 in the Indian market, the motorcycle maker will now be introducing one of its most notorious motorcycles, the 990 SMT. It is a supermoto which has been turned into a tourer and is at a completely different level.

■ Expected Price: Rs. 16 – Rs. 17
■ Expected Launch Date: 1st May 2013


■ Engine Displacement: 999 cc
■ Engine Type: 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
■ Transmission: 6 gears
■ Compression ratio: 11.5:1
■ Power: 115 horsepower at 9000 rpm
■ Bore/stroke: 101/62.4 mm
■ Cooling: Liquid cooling
■ Torque: 71.5 pound feet at 7000 rpm
■ Fuel system: Keihin EFI, throttle valve Ø 48 mm
■ Starter/battery: Electric starter/12V 11.2Ah
■ Control: 4 V/Double Overhead Camshaft
■ Engine oil: Metorex, SAE 10W-50
■ Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 2 Eaton pumps
■ Final drive: 17:41
■ Primary drive: 35:67
■ Engine management/ignition: Keihin EMS
■ Clutch: Multi-disc wet clutch, hydraulically operated
■ Sub frame: Aluminum
■ Frame: “Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated”
■ Front suspension: WP-USD Ø 48 mm
■ Handlebar: Aluminum, tapered, Ø 28/22 mm
■ Suspension travel front/rear: 160/180 mm
■ Rear suspension: WP-Monoshock
■ Rear brake: Brembo 2-piston floating caliper, brake disc Ø 240 mm
■ Front brake: 2 x Brembo 4-piston fixed-caliper, radically bolted, brake disc
Ø 305 mm, floating
■ Tires front/rear: 120/70 ZR 17; 180/55 ZR 17
■ Wheels front/rear: Cast aluminum wheels 3.50 x 17”; 5.50 x 17”
■ Silencer: Twin stainless-steel silencer with regulated catalytic converters
■ Chain: X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16?
■ Wheel base: 1.505 ± 15 mm
■ Steering head angle: 24.4°
■ Seat height: 875 mm/34.4?
■ Ground clearance: 195 mm/7.7?
■ Weight (ready to race): approx. 192 kg/423lbs (without fuel)
■ Tank capacity: approx. 19 liters/5gal – 3.7 liters/1 gal reserve

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