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Discussion in 'Road Warriors' started by Guy Jinbaiquerre, Feb 23, 2010.
all excellent and helpful responses!
I have a 2011 that I have owned for one year. My mpg ranges from 37 to 42 so tank range is 175 to 200 miles. Haven't done a lot of two up, but my son is comfortable back there for day trips. I have had zero mechanical issues. But only 5,000 miles so far. The only mods I have done are a larger screen and a Kaoko throttle lock
I love the SMT and it is perfect for my needs which is weekend twisties and light touring. Still in love with it after a year. I can't think of another twin that is so well rounded.
Hope that helps. Good luck with your decision!
I feel the SMT would make my Superduke and my BMW R1200R, both redundant.
I made my '07 SM into a SMT. It is a thrilling bike to ride . . . And you can ride all day with a Seat Concepts seat. KTM SM's are great bikes . . . Easy to work on.
My advice to you sir, is to get a new bike every year.
Will the 990 SMT be offered in 2013, or will it be replaced by a new model? Or eliminated altogether? Anyone have answers?
I haven't heard anything as of yet. Hopefully they make it for at least one more year since it looks like it will be about the only street bike KTM with the adventure most likely showing up really late as a 14 model. I've gotten a chance to ride a couple, fantastic machines.
Yes and a nice looking one
so far so good!
2012 ducati monster
this bike looks badass! still might look into the 2012 because of new 2013 california exhaust laws
any changes from the '12 to the '13?
Besides the colors I don't think so.
does anyone know if there is a higher seat made for the smt 2012?
i am picking my 2012 up this coming saturday and the one thing is that i feel the seat is a bit low. i am used to 36/37 inch seat heights so i guess it is normal to feel this way.
any tips or threads you guys know of that would help me with my first KTM?
what are the must mods/how to break in the engine??
Congrats on the new bike.
The SMR seat might be a little higher and is interchangeable with the SMT. See if you're dealer will let you swap the seat if just to try it out.
http://ktmsmt.com is a good resource as is the orange crush forum given the many parts the SMT shares with the Adventure. Also http://ktm950.info.
There's nothing the bike really needs but a 16T front sprocket really makes the bike easier to ride in town with negligible impact to fuel efficiency.
The rest is down to personal preference.
The SMR seat is interchangeable and is a chunk higher I believe - not sure what its like comfort-wise though. I am 6'3" and 34" inseam and the SMT is one of the most comfortable bikes I've ever tried (11hrs riding in one day proved that to me!)
Good luck, its an awesome bike.