990 Super Duke R and 690 Supermoto
990 Super Duke Review
November 15, 2006 - KTM has announced that the 2007 Super
Duke R and 690 Supermoto will be released at the EICMA Trade Fair in Milan.
KTM stated that the bikes are the "spearhead of sporty
street fighters", with improvements to the Super Duke 990 for 2007 and the
addition of the brand new Super Duke R.
2007 Super Duke
Highlights at the trade fair in Milan are the significantly improved
Super Duke and the brand new model, the Super Duke R, being offered for the
first time in 2007.
Improvements to the sporty KTM Super Duke street
fighter include chassis modifications as well as a whole range of new high
The bike has a new steering head angle of 66.1° which is claimed to make
this sporty naked bike significantly more stable without sacrificing
handling, particularly at high speeds.
Radial mounted high-performance four piston brake calipers are fitted to the
front wheels of the new Super Duke, while riders of these second generation
bikes also have at their disposal a completely newly designed
The fun can last even longer than before because the fuel
consumption of this extremely light LC8 two cylinder has been reduced,
thanks to changes in the fuel injection system and mapping in line with EURO
A 4-litre increase in the fuel tank capacity significantly
improves reach while the Super Duke, which will be available at KTM dealers
in the spring of 2007, is rounded up with fresh new design elements.
Without deviating from the overall appearance of the street fighter, KTM
designer Gerald Kiska has introduced exciting new elements such as the
aggressive front mask.
2007 KTM Super Duke - Black (Photographer: H. Mitterbauer)
2007 KTM Super Duke - Orange (Photographer: H. Mitterbauer)
2007 Super Duke R
As well as the newly modified Super Duke, KTM now offers something
really special for very sports-oriented street fighter fans in the form of
the Super Duke R.
Only available as a single-seater for the model being released in spring
2007, the Super Duke R is different than the improved basic version in
technical and visual nuances.
A fully adjustable, race-tested shock absorber has been
introduced for unlimited performance including on the racing circuit.
A 10 mm increase in the suspension travel to 150 mm means that the damping
is also longer resulting in improved riding angle. The matching
geometry, with a steering head angle of 67.3° at 93.9 mm trail transforms
the R version into the "ultimate artist" in the corners.
A serial production steering damper as well as elegant CNC-machined upper
triple clamp are further sporty attributes for the uncompromising Super Duke
R. Visually, the motorcycle also reflects the unmistakable KTM brand
"Ready to Race" philosophy. Above all, the orange lacquered tubular
frame, in contrast to the classic black makes this bike a real eye-catcher.
2007 KTM Super Duke R (Photographer: H. Mitterbauer)
KTM 950 Supermoto R (Photographer: H. Mitterbauer)
KTM 690 Supermoto
KTM also recently released the 690 Supermoto at the Intermot show in
Cologne. The 690 Supermoto is the first model of a completely new
generation of single cylinder motorcycles for KTM.
The Austrian producer will be presenting the entire KTM 2007
model range at EICMA - the world’s biggest motorcycle trade fair, including
additional new products.
2007 KTM 690 Supermoto (Photographer: H. Mitterbauer)
2007 KTM 690 Supermoto, Rear (Photographer: H. Mitterbauer)
Original press release and information on the KTM 990
Here are photos and specifications for the KTM
990 Super Duke V-twin! Photos and text are courtesy of
KTM claims around 406 pounds wet (minus
fuel) for this motorcycle. The engine is based on
the very proven 950 Adventurer system and is claimed to
have somewhere around 118 bhp.
These photos and information are
provided to webBikeWorld courtesy of
KTM-Sportmotorcycle AG. The photographs are
copyrighted by each photographer as noted.
See below for the 990 Super Duke
KTM 990 Super Duke
||double-cylinder 4-stroke V 75°
|Bore / stroke (mm)
||100 / 60 (3.94 x 2.36")
||72 kW / 8000 rpm
||94 Nm / 6500 rpm
||6 gears, dog-clutch engagement
||2 Keihin constant pressure carburetors CVRD 43
||Motorex Power Synt 4T 10W50
||X-Ring chain 5/8 x 5/16"
||wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
||Renthal aluminum, conified
||WP-USD 48 mm (1.89")
||WP - Monoshock
|Suspension travel front/rear
||135 / 160 mm (5.31/6.3")
||2 x Brembo 4-piston caliper, 2 x 320 mm disc
||Brembo 1-piston floating caliper, 240 mm disc
||3.5 x 17" / 4.5 x 17"
||120/70 ZR 17"; 180/55 ZR 17"
||12 V 11.2 Ah
||stainless steel with controlled catalytic
|Steering head angle
||103 mm (4.06")
||1438 mm (56.61")
|Ground clearance (unloaded)
||165 mm (6.5")
||855 mm (33.66")
||approx. 15 liters (3.96 gal)
|Weight (no fuel)
||approx. 184 kg (405.7 lbs)