The big KTM 990 SMT thread -- riders check in w/ photo!

Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Guy Jinbaiquerre, Feb 23, 2010.

  1. Reg Kittrelle

    Reg Kittrelle Rider

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    I've a 2010 SM-T. About 900 miles on it so far.
    Fuel mileage has ranged from low-30s to just over 40mpg. If you ride it like an average motorcycle, 40 should be easy. If you ride it like it wants to be ridden...well, "Your mileage may vary."

    Took a bit of work to get the suspension right. It was great on good roads, but I haunt the tight backroads of the Santa Cruz Mountains. Really great motorcycle roads, but often corrupted by ruts, holes, heaves, etc. MY previous Multistrada S (Ohlins) was dialed in to the point where I could ignore road damage. My first forays on the KTM were a huge all-over-the-road-literal-pain-in-the-ass problem. It took several hours working with all the adjustments to get it where I'm now happy. Briefly, the biggest improvement came from setting rear sag.

    also... I installed the G2 throttle with #400 cam. That pretty much the sensitive throttle issue.
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  2. sbn

    sbn Been here awhile

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    that SMT is one great looking bike... will testride it soon at the local KTM dealer. :D

    Hows the windprotection?

    And who makes aftermarket parts for this bike? - windshields, bags, exhausts and other great stuff.

    I live in a part of the world that can get at bit cold... how is the heated grips...any good?

    cant wait to know more about this bike... its so awsome looking :evil

    You guys know of any articles about the bike... tests, reviews comparisons on the internet???
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  3. D.T.

    D.T. Difficult but useful

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    Low 30's? Not good. Part of the reason I'd like a 750cc or less V twin is the 50 mpg. I guess you could get a power commander 5 for it and lean out the fueling for long trips.
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  4. A Knight Who Says Ni

    A Knight Who Says Ni Been here awhile

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    What's the US msrp on the SMT? I see some people have them already so we must know, but I have not seen it online anywhere.

    I'm guessing around 15
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  5. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    Wind protection: Not great, the tiny cowl doesn't really make much difference.

    Heated grips: Very good. At high setting, hotter than BMW grips.

    Aftermarket parts: SW Motech and KTM Powerparts have plenty of stuff. You can also get various other stuff like a Rekluse clutch, Gipro gearshift indicator, Givi racks, luggage, and windscreen, and Touratech navi mount (Touratech says it's for the BMW G650X but it fits the SM-T perfectly).

    Warning: Stay away from the KTM Powerparts gel seat! It is worse than the stock seat. I ordered a Renazco for my SM-T and should have it soon. I'll post some pics and a report when I get it.
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  6. A Knight Who Says Ni

    A Knight Who Says Ni Been here awhile

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    I believe KTM makes a "touring windscreen" for the SMT... slightly taller
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  7. Reg Kittrelle

    Reg Kittrelle Rider

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    Yep, it's not a fuel sipper, but I know if I need to I can stretch to close to 200 miles.

    Heated grips?! N/A on the U.S. version. Guy: they OE on the Euro version?

    Wind protection; I'm so used to not really having any, I don't notice it one way or another

    MSRP of $14.9K here in NorCal
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  8. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    You can get them as OEM Powerparts in Japan. They look pretty generic, not specially made for KTM or anything. They make a big difference in the cold.
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  9. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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  10. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    I like that FAMSA bag attachment system, reminds me of Bagster the way the bag attaches to a fabric cover sheet that stays on the bike. Would be nice if Bagster made something for the SM-T...
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  11. Reg Kittrelle

    Reg Kittrelle Rider

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    Joe B.
    Gotta part number for that bag? Don't see a SM-T-specific bag on the web site.

    Thanx.
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  12. Joe Bar

    Joe Bar Middle England

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    It's the FAMSA FA244/73 E-Max Sport, it's a new bag which is why it's probably not on the site yet.
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  13. Reg Kittrelle

    Reg Kittrelle Rider

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    thank, Joe. I'll go on the hunt for one.
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  14. Guy Jinbaiquerre

    Guy Jinbaiquerre Monorail Conductor

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    Anyone have the measurements for the stock handlebar? Width, rise, pullback, bend, etc. :ear
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  15. jwt67

    jwt67 Adventurer

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    I picked mine up about 3 weeks ago. The bike is just amazing!

    [​IMG]
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  16. Holden

    Holden Long timer

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    Sweet bike!

    After this season the 950A will be sold for one.



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  17. Whip

    Whip Onward through the fog

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    Anyone make a bigger tank for it yet?

    I contacted Aqualine/Safari, they have no plans to make one.

    It needs at least 2 more gallons.

    Thanks
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  18. Claesson

    Claesson Wanna go for a ride

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  19. Holden

    Holden Long timer

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    Did I mention I love this bike!

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  20. RuckedUp

    RuckedUp Long timer

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    I will be in a week or two. Im pulling the trigger on this bad boy over here in Germany. I'm going with the Orange one though.
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