KTM | 2013 Sportbike Buyer's Guide

Research new KTM motorcycles. Sport Rider has specifications and price comparisons of many 2013 KTM sportbike models.

KTM 1190 RC8 R $TBD
Engine: L-C 8V 1195 V-twin Seat Height: 31.7 32.5 in. Wheelbase: 56.1 in.

The RC8 R receives its second update in as many years and now comes standard with a slipper clutch, black wheels and slightly updated graphics. Like its predecessor, the 2013 model will use a gear sensor to determine gear position and control engine braking through the ECU, further aiding in corner entry performance.

Engine: L-C 8V 999 V-twin Seat Height: 34.4 in. Wheelbase: 59.3 in.

KTM describes the 990 SM T as a long-distance Supermoto that combines sports talent with endurance, comfort and suitability for everyday use. For 2013 the bike will be offered in a new black color scheme and come equipped with semi-hard luggage. Other aspects go untouched, including the 999cc V-twin engine and two-channel Bosch ABS.

KTM 690 Duke ABS $TBD
Engine: L-C 4V 690 single cylinder Seat Height: 32.9 in. Wheelbase: 57.7 in.

KTMs Duke lineup is back with a vengeance thanks in part to the new 690 Duke, which is powered by a single-cylinder engine with dual-plug head that's claimed to produce 68 horsepower. Brembo brakes, an inverted WP fork and ABS will all come standard. Additionally, the 690 Duke will be offered in black or white color schemes.