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Old 07-23-2013, 12:42 PM   #2
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There are a bunch of fellas that have run the KTM 950/990 SM/SMR bikes for trackdays. Here is some track day video of DocHoliday and Brents347. The stock front brakes are especially suited for that use and the motor has an easy torque curve to grunt around with. The suspension is sorta tall but with the wide bars and enduro seating position, the bike feels right at home railing corners.


edit to add:
Dont forget to search the H-moto/M-Strada and 950sm chronicles/990smr threads in Road Warriors. Lots of jabber about the bikes on the track and relative experience.

I don't think any of the bikes mentioned are competitive/suitable for class racing, 'cept for Pikes peak or a run what ya brung, stock bike flattrack event.
I would love a HeavyMoto TT division at the stadium truck tracks used for the Superlite truck Championship. Just enough high speed straight air to scare ya, then tons of roosting sideways off your rev limiter, skittering around the corners.

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