By in 2008, Anteprime, Archivio on 27 novembre 2008
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KTM is presenting its new model year motorcycles for 2009 at the
EICMA, the world’s largest motorcycle trade fair.
Next to the
exclusive Superbike 1190 RC8 R, the attraction of the new sports
motorcyclepallet is the long distance sports bike 990 Supermoto T. On
the occasion of EICMA, the most important motorcycle fair worldwide
held in the Italian metropolis, the Austrian sports motorcycle
manufacturer presents the official KTM Model Year 2009 to the
international media and the motorcycle-enthusiastic general

The range is more comprehensive, has a higher quality
and is sportier than ever before thanks to complex new development and
a consequent model update. Whether it is the 50 cc offroad mini-cycle
for the youngest motorcycle enthusiast or the massive displacement of
the street Superbike, every KTM developed and produced in Mattighofen
in 2009 stands more than ever for the deployment of the combined
engineering skills that match the company’s “Ready to Race”

The newly developed 1190 RC8 R, as the motor
sports-oriented variation of the 1190 RC8, the first ever KTM
Superbike presented just 12 months ago, is the spearhead of the latest
model generation and represents spectaculardata, the most elegant
fittings and design right down to the last detail. With1195 cc
displacement, an increased top performance of 165 hp as well as the
enormous maximum torque of 123 nm, the ultramodern two-cylinder
construction is best suited for sporting activities on closed racing

An optional sport kit is available that lifts the
engine performance to 180 hp toproduce the most powerful KTM series
model of all times. High quality equipment like forged light alloy
wheels and suspension components specially developed for motorsports
use, compress the weightand sharpen the lap time potential of the 1190
RC8 R. The Superbike, with the characteristic orange-coloured tubular
steel frame, will be available from the spring of 2009 and therefore
just in time for the new motor racing season.

The new 990
Supermoto T also with significantly sporty characteristics but at the
same time there has never been such versatility concerning a targeted
The new 990 Supermoto T is a product that enriches
the market with the first ever Supermoto suitable for extended

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