KTM’s Super Duke model range is first and foremost a good representation of what the Austrian brand understands through the word ‘Streetfighter’, but also the stripped down interpretation of the RC8 models. KTM 990 Super Duke R is the hottest bike available manufactured in series that combines high performance, the LC8 pump 999 cc V-twin out of 130, up 10 hp from the “standard” Super-Duke power plant, thanks to new pistons, larger valves, head faster flowing and Akrapovic exhaust manifold. sharper geometry (steeper rake angle at the WP fork and fully adjustable wheelbase shorter), and the steering damper as standard.
The 990 R also gets several carbon fibre parts, orange frame, CNC machined headstock, steering damper, single seat unit (only available as a single seater) and more horsepower. The 2009 KTM Super Duke R is not only more powerful, but more capable to be ridden aggressively especially around the corners as it features a 67.3 degree rake and 93.9 mm trail compared to the base model’s 66. Here are some specifications of this bike.
Make Model: KTM 990 Super Duke R
Category: Naked bike
Engine: Liquid cooling, four stroke, 75°V-twin cylinder, DOHC, 4 valves per cylinder
Bore x Stroke: 101 x 62.4mm
Compression Ratio: 11.8:1
Induction: Electronic fuel injection / electric