KTM 890 SMT, Based on 890 Adventure, Unveiled Globally; India Launch Soon?

KTM has revealed the 890 SMT for the international market. It will be the second model in the SMT range after the KTM 990 SMT, which was launched in 2009 and later discontinued in 2013.

By Sanorita | on April 26, 2023 Follow us on Autox Google News

KTM has revealed its ''Ultimate Supermoto Tourer'' - the 890 SMT, for the international market. In the company's SMT lineup, the recently showcased motorcycle will be the second model after the 990 SMT, which was launched in 2009 and later discontinued in 2013. The 890 SMT, like the previous 990 SMT, contains elements from both the Adventure and Duke motorcycles. Mechanically speaking, the new motorcycle has an adjusted 889cc, LC8c parallel twin, liquid-cooled engine, which produces 104bhp at 8,000rpm and 100Nm at 6,500rpm. The 890 SMT weighs 194 kg, which is 6 kg less than the 890 Adventure, and it holds 4.6 litres less fuel at 15.8 kg than the Adventure. According to market reports, the new motorcycle will be accessible at KTM dealerships in the international market from this month. The 2023 model will not be offered in North America. For India, there is no exact update on the launch. However, several industry reports hint that KTM is unlikely to bring the model to our market anytime soon.

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KTM 890 SMT: Styling

2023 KTM 890 SMT 1

In terms of styling, the new SMT model is similar to the 890 Adventure. It features a split-style headlight, a tall-set front fender, an upswept rear section, and a tall-set exhaust. The CroMo steel frame of the KTM 890 SMT mimics the geometry of the KTM 890 Adventure but is more compact. The motorcycle's suspension system consists of a rear monoshock and upside-down front forks measuring 43mm WP APEX. Twin 320mm discs in the front and a 260mm rotor at the rear are used for braking. Unlike the 890 Adventurer tourer, this new motorcycle has 17-inch alloy wheels covered in Michelin PowerGP tyres. 

KTM 890 SMT: Features 

KTM has equipped the 890 SMT with a variety of electronic aids, including switchable rider modes: Street, Rain, and Sport, which may be expanded by an optional, customisable "track" mode. In addition, it has traction control, cornering ABS, and, a distinctive "supermoto ABS" mode. An accelerometer with a 6.D sensitivity of 9.1 MP controls all of these aids. 'Motor Slip Regulation' add-on (engine braking software), heated grips, a quick-shifter, and cruise control are other available advancements.

Interestingly, all 890 SMT owners will be allowed to utilise the cruise control and bi-directional quickshifter for the first 1,500 kilometres as part of the Demo mode. However, after this, customers have to buy these features individually. Aside from this, intended customers can even buy a standalone Bluetooth accessory module that connects their smartphone to the TFT dash and allows navigation suggestions and notification alerts.

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KTM 890 SMT: India Launch

As mentioned, there is no official confirmation whether KTM will bring the new SMT motorcycle to India or not. However, several industry speculations reveal that the bikemaker has no plans to introduce its ultimate Supermoto Tourer in the country as of now. 

Tags: KTM KTM 890 SMT 890 SMT KTM 890 Adventure 890 Adventure

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