Update 5.10.2021: This bike has SOLD! Congratulations to buyer and seller! -dc
KTM’s Orange Army is no longer a special operations group, but has a wide range of rides and high European sales numbers. RSBFS reader David has this first year R-model Duke, with under 4,000 miles.
2008 KTM 990R Super Duke for sale
KTM was playing a little catch-up ball in the super-naked category, but made a splash in 2005 with the 990 Super Duke, edgily styled by the Austrian Kiska design studio. For the 2007 update, radial mount brakes were added, fuel injection maps smoothed, and fuel tank size increased to a hair under 5 gallons. The proven eight-valve Rotax-derived twin is right out of the superbike, and the R-variant boasts more power with 132 hp at 10,000 rpm. R-upgrades also include Akropovic exhaust, solo seat, steering damper, titanium coating on the WP forks, and contrasting orange finish on the chromoly trellis frame.
David hails from central Tennessee and has kept the variety of semi-gloss black finishes on his -R up beautifully. It has new Michelins and up-to-date maintenance, the low 3,893 miles giving the next owner a practically new-Duke experience. David is asking $6,800 for is Super Duke R.
The 990 Super Duke R matched specs with Ducati’s Monster S4R almost line by line, but had a more hypermotard vibe, with factory axle sliders and black as a fashion statement. Reviewers praised the power and light weight, and did their late braking and explored the lean angles on the racetrack – but promotional videos showed plenty of wheelies and stoppies on Main St. Maybe a little of each awaits the next rider on this immaculate Super Duke R.
David asks $6,800. Located in Chapel Hill, Tennessee