KTM’s 2023 SMT is on its way!

It’s been a while since KTM toyed with the idea of another SMT – but we can confirm that there are some units headed or sunny SA. So if you are looking for something unique and, perhaps a bit maniacal, read on…

Its a hooligan machine for sure!

The 2023 KTM 890 SMT is powered by the same LC8c 889cc parallel-twin engine that you’ll find in the KTM 890 Duke and KTM 890 Adventure. It tips the scales at 194kg and sits between the existing arsenal of 890 Dukes and 890 Adventures as a corner carver.

But the SMT engine is tweaked. 

This engine produces its peak power of 105 horsepower at 8,000rpm, while 100Nm of torque is available at 6,500rpm. It has a 15.8-litre main fuel tank with a 3-litre reserve.

Figures quoted by KTM: 4.6 litres per 100km, you should get around 340KM’s to a tank. It sounds impressive – but we are pretty certain that you’ll never be economical on the throttle on a bike like this.

The Supermoto part is the fitment of 17-inch wheels front and rear. You’ll find WP Apex suspension front (compression- and rebound-adjustable) and rear (preload- and rebound-adjustable) that gives 180mm of wheel travel.

Dual 320mm brake discs are fitted up front, with a 260mm disc on the rear wheel. The bike comes standard with an Akrapovic stainless steel pipe and Michelin PowerGP tyres.

Four ride modes: Rain, Street, and Sport are all standard, with an optional Track setting that allows 10-levels of adjustability to the traction control. 

Optional features also include heated grips and Motor Slip Regulation (MSR), Quickshifter+ and cruise control.

The bike is fitted with adjustable handlebars. They can be adjusted within a 30mm range.

It’s all held together by KTM’s Chromium-Molybdenum-Steel. The frame uses the engine as a stressed element.

It looks to be more fun than a barrel of frogs!

Watch this space!


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