There’s really not long to wait now; according to CycleWorld, the 990 has had quite a bit done to her since we last saw her in 2021. With KTM phasing out their mad-hatter RC8 in the previous decade, Katoomers have yet to be given a replacement of the 1148 cc V-twin (besides limited-edition RC 8C’s that sell out in under 10 minutes).
With this higher-cc machine, they’ll be getting single air outlets, an aluminum-cast swingarm, WP Apex suspension, Brembo radial-mount brakes, and functioning passenger potential, as seen in the photos.
A parallel-twin that can compete with a V-twin would also show off better specs for mass centralization, a cooler exhaust, and synchronization to stricter emissions regulations (Euro6, possibly?) – all things that could be incredibly useful for the progression of the industry’s future.
Stay tuned for updates, drop a comment below letting us know what you think, and as ever – stay safe on the twisties.