If Ducati has taken the idea of motocross ergonomics applied to a streetbike, KTM's engineers have given the premise some rationality. Like starting with a large enduro machine instead. Hop from the Duc onto the Katoom, and the SM-T feels massive. The fairing and angular windscreen could well be attached to the car in front of you. A suede-like seat cover welcomes you onto a broad, flat slab of foam positioned much more down-and-in on the chassis. Two of our testers, NBA-reject Courts included, described the KTM's ergonomic profile as "perfect." In every way you can name, the SM-T comes off as a less-hyper Hyper. The steering is ever-so-slightly slower, though effort at the bars is about the same, with a very minor tendency to stand up when the powerful, radial-mount Brembos take a bite. While the Duc has similarly spec'd stoppers, the KTM's have more power and feedback, though we rate Ducati's ABS slightly less intrusive.