By Wade Thiel
A Beefier Supermoto
The guys over at MoreBikes shared some photos of the new KTM 790 SMC that was recently spotted out testing. As you can see from the image, the bike is significantly beefed up in just about every way. There’s a new chassis, new swingarm, new brakes, and new exhaust. The bike builds on the previous 690 SMC and borrows from the 790 Adventure to create something really cool-looking.
According to MoreBikes, the motorcycle will have WP Suspension (no surprise there), Brembo radial calipers, and a larger and wider saddle than the 690 SMC had. The handlebars and tank appear bigger, too. That all makes sense. The powerplant is bigger as well. Borrowing the engine from the 790 Adventure will give this bike about 95 hp, which is plenty.
The KTM 790 SMC looks bigger and better all around. The publication suggests that the bike will debut later this year as a 2020 model, so you can bet that it’ll be available fairly soon. There’s a lot to love here, and while KTM hasn’t officially revealed this motorcycle yet, it looks pretty close to being done to me. I wouldn’t expect we’d have to wait long. The bike will probably roll out in European markets and then come to the States. If you want to see more images of the bike, head over to MoreBikes via the link above.