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
Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Displacement 999 cm³
Bore 101 mm
Stroke 62.4 mm
Starting aid Electric starter
Performance 92 kW (123 hp)
Engine lubrication Dry-sump lubrication with 2 rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio 35:67
Secondary gear ratio 16:38
Cooling system Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
Clutch Wet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition system Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment 
Frame Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
Forks WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 ROMA PA
Shock absorber WP Suspension 4618 BAVP DCC
Suspension travel front 135 mm
Suspension travel rear 150 mm
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 320 mm
Brake discs – diameter rear 240 mm
Chain 5/8 x 5/16” X‑Ring
Steering head angle 67.3°
Wheel base 1,450±10 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded) 150 mm
Seat height (unloaded) 850 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx. 18.5 l
Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx. 186 kg


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