KTM 990 Super Duke in Daytona Sportbike

Austrian V-Twin to debut at Laguna Seca

By Motorcycle.Com Staff, Jun. 30, 2009, Photography by Mitterbauer H.
The KTM 990 Super Duke has been approved and homologated for AMA Daytona Sportbike competition.

AMA Pro Racing approved the KTM V-Twin for competition and the sportbike will make its debut in the July 3-5 Laguna Seca round in Monterey, Calif. Tri-Valley Moto rider Eric Gulbransen will ride the KTM 990 Super Duke in its first AMA Pro Racing competition.

“We have seen outstanding racing this year in AMA Pro Daytona SportBike presented by AMSOIL and that is due to the incredible talent of the teams and riders and the performance of a diverse line-up of motorcycles,” says Roger Edmondson, AMA Pro Racing president. “AMA Pro Daytona SportBike is now home to 11 different motorcycles from nine different manufacturers and the parity we have seen in the on-track performance has been unmatched at this level. We welcome KTM and Tri-Valley Moto to the series and know they will be a competitive addition to an already outstanding class.”

The KTM 990 Super Duke will make its AMA Pro Racing debut at Laguna Seca.

Tri-Valley Moto is based in Livermore, Calif. and Gulbransen is a veteran racer from Menlo Park, Calif., with experience racing Ducati bikes. Gulbransen will wear number 394 at Laguna Seca.

The KTM 990 Super Duke joins a roster of ten other bikes in the Daytona Sportbike class, the Aprilia RSV1000R and RSV1000R Factory, Buell 1125R, Ducati 848, Honda CBR600RR as well as its ABS-equipped version, Kawasaki ZX-6R, Suzuki GSX-R600, Triumph Daytona 675 and Yamaha YZF-R6.