Track motorcycles are street bikes that have been modified to race and motorcycles specifically designed for racing and racetracks, such as Austrian KTM Sportmotorcycle AG’s SMC 450 and SMC 525 track bikes. On-off road, dual purpose, dual sport bikes such as KTM’s SMC 625 perform equally well on dirt trails and asphalt.
The 2006 KTM SMC track models’ closest competition is the Aprilia SKV 4.5 and its own KTM SMR, along with some other XC track models. The 2006 KTM SMC on-off road 625 model has more competition from Buell, Aprilia, BMW, and Suzuki as well as other KTM 950 Supermoto models.
The 2006 KTM SMC 450 track model has an overall user ranking of No. 3 out of 8 comparable track and on-off road motorcycle models ranked on the Motorcycle.com 2006 standard motorcycle overall comparisons list. Individual user ratings for performance, quality and reliability, value, ride, and comfort are not available.
The 2006 KTM SMC 525 track model ranks No. 5 of 8 comparable track motorcycle models ranked on Motorcycle.com 2006 standard motorcycle overall comparisons list. Individual ratings for performance, quality and reliability, ride and comfort, and value have not been user-rated.
The 2006 KTM SMC 625 on-off road model ranks No. 11 of 37 comparable models rated in the Motorcycle.com 2006 standard motorcycle overall comparisons list. The SMC 625 overall user rating is 3.5 stars out of five. The individual user-rating for performance was outstanding (five stars), while quality and reliability was given a poor (two stars) mark. Ride and comfort got 3 stars and an overall four-star user-rating was given for SMC 625 value.
The 2006 SMC models are chromium molybdenum frame, removable aluminum sub-frame, and plastic body construction. The 2006 SMC series come standard with 4-stroke, overhead cam, single-cylinder, liquid cooled, engines. Transmissions vary (4-, 5-, or 6-speed manual) depending on the SMC model. Engine displacement to weight ranges from 1.92 cc for the SMC 450 model, to 2.18 for the SMC 525 model and 38.1 cubic inches (625 cc) for the SMC 625.
The standard dry weight of the 2006 SMC 450 and 525 model is 234.3 pounds (106.3 kg). The 2006 SMC 625 model’s standard dry weight is 321.9 pounds (146 kg).
Both 2006 SMC 450 and 525 models’ ground clearance is 12.6 inches (321 mm). The ground clearance for the 2006 SMC 625 is 11 inches (280 mm).
SMC models are equipped with 17-inch diameter, 3.5-inch wide front wheels and larger 17-inch diameter, 5- to 5.5-inch wide rear wheels. The larger rear wheel accommodates the bigger, more rugged race compound tires available today.
Exterior covers and guards, including exhaust guard, front and rear fenders, driver foot pegs, hand grips, fork guards, hand guards, lower fairing and upper fairing, and kick stand are standard.