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Old 10-29-2011, 03:48 PM   #136
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A cool mod might be to convert to single side exhaust, then using the other exhaust can and convert it to an aux fuel tank. That way it still "looks" like dual exhaust, but really you have a gallon or so of extra fuel.
Yes, to have it look like a second exhaust, plus
have fuel or storage would be excellent if well done.
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Old 10-30-2011, 01:36 PM   #137
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get an answer yet?
No answer.

I need to find out what the difference it between the SE, SMR, SMT

Do they all use the same from??



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Old 11-09-2011, 06:54 AM   #138
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I'm checking in with my new '11 SMT. Awesome bike. Mods so far- Garmin Zumo 660. Wings exhaust is on order.

Picking it up:







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Old 11-09-2011, 11:27 AM   #139
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I'm checking in with my new '11 SMT. Awesome bike. Mods so far- Garmin Zumo 660. Wings exhaust is on order.

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Wait, you got an SMC too?!




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Old 11-09-2011, 03:04 PM   #140
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:11 PM   #141
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Are these not available for the '012 model year in the US? I was looking at KTMs US site and no mention of the SMT or SMR.
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Old 11-09-2011, 03:17 PM   #142
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^ If I had to make a guess I'd say they are late just like the 2011's were. Dealers in my area did not start getting the 2011's in until late May thru July. And with many Dealers still having 2010's on their lots, I wouldn't be surprised if KTM dropped the US numbers or even skip a model year for the US.
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Old 11-10-2011, 01:12 AM   #143
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I'm checking in with my new '11 SMT. Awesome bike. Mods so far- Garmin Zumo 660. Wings exhaust is on order.

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Really like the bike in this color!
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Old 11-10-2011, 02:14 PM   #144
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Hi Guys,

So a few months ago I actually went for a test ride on one from my local dealer :-




2011 model SMT demo bike with ABS as standard.


So I rode this bike with a critical eye and specifically looking for problems with the fuelling.
Wow! to say that I was impressed was a bit of an understatement, the first 6 miles or so were through a built up area and the bike would pull 4th gear at 30mph and about 2,800 revs without any problem and then pick up smoothly from there.
Out onto a short stretch of dual carriageway and the bike would cruise very steadily at whatever speed you picked, no "hunting" or snatching, also the pickup out of slow corners and roundabouts was seamless, nice and smooth, no lurching at all - I was totally surprised at how smooth this big twin was.
When you opened the stops it went like the clappers, made a lovely "bellow" as it revved through to 9,000 rpm, definately not short of go and don't forget, I was comparing this to the Fireblade I'd just rode up to the dealers on.
The instant accelleration combined with the tall riding position ( a novelty being able to see over hedges! ) and lovely bump absorbing suspension made this probably just as quick or even quicker point to point than the Fireblade.

So I took it back to the dealers, and the week after took this home :-






A hardly used 2011 ABS example with 1,700 miles on it, saved a grand over a new one, £8,600 it cost me, still with almost 2 yrs warranty on it, always fancied a white one!
I'm dead impressed with it, ( as you can tell by the Gormless grin on my face! ) tweaked the suspension to the sport settings given by KTM on a label under the seat and this thing really goes well around the twistys.
Did a 280 mile run on it last Sunday mixed riding conditions, a bit of everything, including full throttle runs through the gears, it flies when you give it the berries! and it was returning just over 40 mpg, I'd read they were a bit thirsty, would have preferred mid - 40s, but I can live with this, fuel light comes on at about 130 miles, but still has around 4 litres in the tank when I re-fill it.
And the riding position is just perfect for me, no more aching wrists and shoulders, just a tad of buffeting from the screen which I should be able to sort out later but its not too bad.
I've got it over 6,500 miles now and I've just worn out a set of Pilot Road 3's on it, really good tyres.

Its a great bike loving riding it more and more
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Old 11-10-2011, 03:02 PM   #145
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Nice shoes, must be a SMT owners thing, nice bike too BTW.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:49 PM   #146
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Is this thread dead?

Very sad as this is a pretty awesome bike.
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Old 12-21-2011, 08:58 PM   #147
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Old 12-31-2011, 07:21 PM   #148
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Hello...new to this forum and hoping to discover, via the search function and the asking of questions, everything needed to make an informed decision for my next bike purchase. I've tried the Harley scene, the custom V-Twins and just sold my Goldwing with heavily modified suspension...can't get away from my off-road heritage and am now looking for a motard style bike for riding the great twisty roads of the Arkansas Ozarks. My last KTM's were a 1981 250mx and a 1982 495mx that I raced in the SoCal Desert 37 events...yes, I'm older, but still enjoy a brisk ride.

The 990 SMT seems to be along the lines of what I'm looking for, Ducati and Aprilia dealers are few and far between in this part of the country and I know first hand the quality of the KTM equipment. Any advise/comments would be appreciated.

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Old 01-01-2012, 07:03 AM   #149
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Hello...new to this forum and hoping to discover, via the search function and the asking of questions, everything needed to make an informed decision for my next bike purchase. I've tried the Harley scene, the custom V-Twins and just sold my Goldwing with heavily modified suspension...can't get away from my off-road heritage and am now looking for a motard style bike for riding the great twisty roads of the Arkansas Ozarks. My last KTM's were a 1981 250mx and a 1982 495mx that I raced in the SoCal Desert 37 events...yes, I'm older, but still enjoy a brisk ride.

The 990 SMT seems to be along the lines of what I'm looking for, Ducati and Aprilia dealers are few and far between in this part of the country and I know first hand the quality of the KTM equipment. Any advise/comments would be appreciated.

Thanks
I think you'd love it. I've had lots of bikes, but always gravitate towards v-twin sporty bikes. Been through:

'89 honda hawk 650 GT (v-twin)
'98 Honda Superhawk 996 (v-twin)
'08 Harley Street Rod (hated the riding position and suspension- sold in a month)
'07 BMW R1200S (parallel twin)
'08 KTM 690 SMC (still have it- but not very good on the highway or commuting distances)
'07 Yamaha FZ1 (thought it would be a good all-rounder- didn't like the I-4 engine)
'11 KTM 990 SMT (perfect bike)

The KTM is much like my old superhawk- 990cc v-twin, about 110hp, but it's lighter (423 pounds), top notch suspension, radial brembos, etc. Not only does it handle awesome and feel super light, but the suspension is PLUSH compared to my other bikes. It's great for nasty roads. It's a simple bike- but has the gadgets I like (clock and outside temp) and that's about it.
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Old 01-01-2012, 01:40 PM   #150
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Here is a ride on my SMT. I LOVE this bike.

My first video with my new Go Pro. (first time editing too )


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