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Old 02-12-2009, 04:35 AM   #1
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More 990 SMT Photos

Here are some more pics of the new 990 SMT.

http://www.motorbox.com/Moto/VisteeP...va.html?mmc=49
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:10 AM   #2
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Kinda ugly if you ask me.
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Old 02-12-2009, 05:27 AM   #3
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hey, an oil gauge!
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:16 AM   #4
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Laugh

I like it a lot, but according to what I've read, it's not coming to the states...at least not this year. I sure like the 5+ gallon fuel tank and being able to see the engine.

I'd a bought an SE. but at 52 and 5'10" with bad hammies and knees, I can barely get my leg over the 990.
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Old 02-12-2009, 07:42 AM   #5
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If they do bring it to the USA

I'd trade in my '06 950 SM for one of those. A real seat, real instruments in the dash like a grownup's bike. I like the bigger tank and small windshield. I thought the SM was ugly till I rode one. It works so well that I started to like the looks too.
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Old 02-12-2009, 08:05 AM   #6
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I love it and will certainly consider it for my next bike. That's if they make it available in Canada by then.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:45 AM   #7
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I thought the SM was ugly till I rode one. It works so well that I started to like the looks too.
I've had my 950SM for a year. It works great, but I still think it's ugly!
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Old 02-12-2009, 02:18 PM   #8
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Kinda ugly if you ask me.
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Kind of like a V-Strom that got squashed between two trucks.
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Old 02-12-2009, 09:04 PM   #9
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...and came out looking better! (Must have been two really nice trucks...).

I'm glad it's not coming here, cause I really like it and can't afford another bike. I'm happy w/ my SM.
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Old 02-16-2013, 06:27 AM   #10
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Kinda ugly if you ask me.
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That's why they make this one:


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Old 02-16-2013, 05:02 PM   #11
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Kinda ugly if you ask me.
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Like all 950/990 SM(T)'s
But they score way high on the funscale, i'd rather ride an SM(T) then any other badass looking streetbikebike on the market.

Same deal with the crotch rockets, the BMW looks not as good to other supersports. But the thing is 100x more fun to ride.

To me riding is about the pleasure, not the posing. I don't find my Adventure 950 very attractive. If people say it's ugly i can't disagree on that.
But when i get on or off it the thing feels so awesome in my hands, the big and heavy hooligan steed has the best potential and most riding sensation of all adventure and touring bikes out there.
THAT is why i ride it. It's basically the reason why i ride KTM, no other brand makes riding so fun.

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What do you think of this photo from KTM?? Has anyone ever rode like this?
On slow corners with a slippery surface, yes. Fast corners are always 'kiss the mirror' hang-offs. I always lean with my upperbody towards the turn and then let the bike follow.

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Old 02-14-2009, 12:02 AM   #12
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I like it, but not a big fan of the black swingarm.
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Old 02-22-2009, 04:38 AM   #13
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What do you think of this photo from KTM?

What do you think of this photo from KTM?? Has anyone ever rode like this?


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Old 02-22-2009, 05:26 AM   #14
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Old 02-22-2009, 05:45 AM   #15
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I could be wrong (wouldn't be the first time... ), but I think he's asking about the riding style of the rider (i.e., putting his foot down in a turn on pavement), not the bike.

If that's the question, my answer is, no, I try not to unless I absolutely have to. The first ten years of riding bikes for me was all motocross, so I do have the habit pretty ingrained, but I've tried really hard to break it (lest I break something else, like my ankle...).

Whenever I'm riding pavement, I try to corner in the 'sportbike' style, partly because it's more effective (on pavement...) and partly because it gets me out of the old habits of trying to turn like I'm on dirt when I'm not.

I think KTM was prolly trying to emphasize the 'Supermoto' aspect of the bike in the pic, but it's not a style I would personally emulate.
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