Motorcycle insurance bargains: KTM Super Duke

Published: 03 February 2011

Motorcycle insurance costs are an important consideration for any bike buyer. That's why MCN is highlighting some of the best cheap-to-insure motorcycles out there. This time it's the KTM Super Duke.                   

Insurance group: 15
Engine: 999cc V-twin
Power: 120bhp
Top speed: 151mph   
Weight: 179kg                        

If all of life were like a KTM Super Duke it would be a short, barely glimpsed blur of action-packed vignettes. There is surely nothing more frenetic on two-wheels than the KTM 990 Super Duke short of sticking a nitrous kit, a jet turbine and a flame-thrower into the frame of a fold-up bicycle.

To call the KTM Super Duke's 999cc, DOHC V-twin a mere ‘motor’ is a bit like saying atomic warfare is bad for the flowers. Twisting the throttle unleashes such incredible accelerative forces on the KTM 990 Super Duke it’s possible to give yourself wrinkles over your body. Staggeringly responsive. You just need to glance at a corner on the KTM 990 Super Duke and BANG! you’re there.

Expensive when new, secondhand prices on the KTM 990 Super Duke reflect a large initial hit of depreciation that stabilises after a year or so, making a used Super Duke an excellent buy.

MCN verdict

Handling

5/5

Engine

5/5

Reliability

4/5

Value

5/5

OVERALL

5/5

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