That KTM 1290 SM LOL? Yeah.

In 1979, ABC commissioned a made-for-TV event called "Superbikers," intended to find the ultimate all-around motorcycle racer by putting all star riders from different genres of racing on a single track. Flat track racing, motocross, road racing.

The idea of Supermoto was born.

"Some people will tell you that slow is good - and it may be, on some days - but I am here to tell you that fast is better. " - Hunter S. Thompson


Increased suspension travel and overall ground clearance were primary goals for this build.

Front travel: 7.5" (+2.75).
Rear travel: 7.6" (+3.2).
Ground clearance: 8" (+2).


Aftermarket fueling aid was a requirement after fitting 1190 ADV headers.

Bazzaz ZFi fueling controller +
Bazzaz TC +
Bazzaz Z-AFM tuner


With additional ground clearance, supermoto ergonomics were now a reality.

Custom rearset plates
ADV style pegs
Wider bars + handguards

OEM Feel

With almost every part taken from the KTM catalog, the result is surprisingly clean.

Parts availability +
Rider aids preserved