KTM‘s liter naked has been among us for almost seven years and in that time not much has changed technically and visually, but it still remains one of the most attractive naked motorcycles in the market. For the 2012 version KTM have ensured that this motorcycle remains at the top of the food chain and by all means still deserve the ‘R’ badge.
The 2012 KTM 990 Super Duke R still runs the well-known V2 engine, but now the power has been reduced from 132 hp to 123 hp. This was done in order to obtain a more favorable torque output across a better RPM range. The bike has adjustable suspensions, Brembo brakes and steering dampers to add that little extra bit for optimizing your ride. The 2012 KTM 990 Super Duke R will go on sale across international markets in February.
KTM 990 Super Duke R Specifications
|2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
|92 kW (123 hp)
|Dry-sump lubrication with 2 rotor pumps
|Primary gear ratio
|Secondary gear ratio
|Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
|Wet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
|Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
|Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
|WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 ROMA PA
|WP Suspension 4618 BAVP DCC
|Suspension travel front
|Suspension travel rear
|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
|Brake discs – diameter rear
|5/8 x 5/16” Xâ€‘Ring
|Steering head angle
|Ground clearance (unloaded)
|Seat height (unloaded)
|Total fuel tank capacity approx.
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
|Weight without fuel approx.