We love us some concept bikes here at Asphalt & Rubber. While not all of them live in the realm of possibility, it’s interesting to see the ideas that come forth when people put pen to paper with reckless abandon. Motorcycling is about individual expression, which we often see exhibit itself in the way people modify their bikes after purchase.
If this customization process is the physical and practical manifestation of this idea, then concept sketches and renders are examples of the same act being done as purely a mental exercise. Luckily for us, Photoshop allows for just about anyone with the skillset to now create these concepts, which supplies us with a regular healthy dose of motorcycles to day-dream about.
Today we have two bikes done by an artist we only know as “anyaverageartist” that center around the KTM dirt bike platform. With both Supermoto and SX variants, we see elements from different parts of the KTM line-up come together to build these creations.
Borrowing from the SX, Supermoto, & 125 Duke models, the thing that catches our eye the most is the 990 designation on the Supermoto render. Showing what looks like a single-cylinder, the 990 designation would suggest quite a larger thumper resides in the bikes motor (though we can’t tell from which model it’s borrowed from, let us know in the comments if you do).
While likely to wheelie for days, again the practicality of such a setup seems questionable (as if that matters). The designs though are excellent, and KTM’s focus on making performance derived and edgy motorcycles certain fits in with the thinking here. If the Austrian company had the guts to make a true 990cc Supermoto, we wouldn’t mind swinging a leg over it, right after we updated our health insurance policies.