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
Design2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Displacement999 cm³
Bore101 mm
Stroke62.4 mm
Starting aidElectric starter
Performance92 kW (123 hp)
Engine lubricationDry-sump lubrication with 2 rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio35:67
Secondary gear ratio16:38
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment 
FrameTubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
ForksWP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 ROMA PA
Shock absorberWP Suspension 4618 BAVP DCC
Suspension travel front135 mm
Suspension travel rear150 mm
Brake system frontTwin-disc brake with radially mounted four-piston brake calipers; floating brake discs
Brake system rearSingle-disc brake with two-piston brake caliper; fixed brake disc
Brake discs – diameter front320 mm
Brake discs – diameter rear240 mm
Chain5/8 x 5/16” X‑Ring
Steering head angle67.3°
Wheel base1,450±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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