2023 KTM 890 SMT to be Revealed April 24

New 2023 KTM 890 SMT

KTM confirmed it should reveal a brand new 890 SMT mannequin, including a brand new supermoto-inspired middleweight sport-tourer to its 2023 lineup. Spy pictures of a prototype popped up final October and once more in January, and we now know the brand new SMT will likely be revealed on April 24.

The final mannequin to bear the title was the 990 SMT, which was discontinued in 2013. After an entire decade, the SMT will return, presumably utilizing the identical engine that powers the 890 Journey and 890 Duke.

A barely over-the-top press launch heralds the approaching launch of the 890 SMT, emphasizing its function as a sport-touring various to journey and bare bikes. The press launch reads:

Put your bank card again within the pockets. Don’t click on on that “BUY” button. Maintain that order somewhat longer. We’ve received a deal with deliberate.

24th of April 2023, sees the return of the favored KTM SMT.

Distinctive character. Addictive energy. A Sport Tourer with a throttle-blast. KTM is proud to have taken the SMT, shaken the components and added some READY TO RACE magic. These Journey bikes and Bare bikes have had their very own means for much too lengthy. It’s time to show over the tarmac as soon as once more with a basic.

It’s not pretend information, the SMT is coming again, hell yeah!

Each the video and KTM’s teaser website present an illustration of the 890 SMT in a mock web site article. A cropped model seems above, however you may see a bigger model of it right here (together with the pretend website’s vaguely familiar-looking menu bar…), matching a lot of what the spy pictures depicted, with the addition of a beak-style fender. The spy pictures recommend the 890 SMT will make use of an analogous chassis because the Journey mannequin, however with forged wheels and a smaller model of KTM’s saddlebag-shaped gasoline tank that ends simply behind the radiator shrouds.

Moreover, a poster on Reddit shared what seems to be a screenshot from KTM’s seller portal revealing extra particular particulars. These embrace a claimed output of 77 kW (103 hp) at 8 000 rpm and 100 nM (74 lb-ft.) at 6,500 rpm, each figures about the identical because the 890 Journey. Additionally listed are 17-inch wheels, 7.1 inches of suspension journey (entrance and rear), and devoted ergonomics. The alleged screenshot additionally mentions a rebound and compression-adjustable fork and a preload-adjustable rear shock.

We’ve nonetheless received a methods to go earlier than the April 24 launch date. With such an extended lead time, we wouldn’t be shocked if KTM releases just a few extra teasers between at times.

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