2008 KTM 640 Adventure Traveller’s Edition motorcycle review @ Top Speed

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Inspired on the bigger, Paris-Dakar winning (KTM 990 Adventure), the 640 Dual motorcycle presented by KTM retains the good features such as agility, power and gets of the unnecessarily weight and size, in an easy to ride all around with plenty of power from the LC4 single-cylinder engine proved successful on many KTM (the Duke, SMC,


Even though motorcycle was introduced more ten years ago, it is not associated great revamps that result in an impressive history First introduced in 1997, the 620 (at that time) was quite a bike despite the fact it vibrated quite powerfully, cables used to snap and the wheels were more on the side. It was a fun bike to ride on any kinds of roads and for many that’s pretty much all the

1998 model year the 625cc engine which was basically the same all this and guess what? 2008 change these numbers Riders are offered the so called Edition” which brings the of great carrying capacity for long incursions into the of the world’s deserts.


No matter what the 640 Adventure would have it simply wouldn’t be better the BMW F 650 GS. Strong competitors from the beginning, these two are practically for the class as their single-cylinder are the strongest-pulling (BMW has the “non-vibrating” on its side), their chassis are and their suspensions ready for the terrain.

BMW designed the 652cc single-cylinder for incredible performance on and off the road, making it one of the most dual purpose motorcycles of all The bike’s design is also attractive and the seats are incomparable as the KTM to be a fan of motocross, while BMW of touring.

look pretty simple and out between those two, but about the Honda XR650R? The purpose recipe was kept here also, so we’re a lot of riders to head towards Tough looking, reliable and performing, the 649cc liquid-cooled single-cylinder four-… engine is the best in its class, but when it to comfort and the long haul, tends to raise its shoulders.

was prior when creating the XR. You also find the Suzuki and the Kawasaki KLR650 in the same but Japanese motorcycles always to compete in a class of their


Designing the 640 Adventure Edition, KTM people intended to a smaller version of the 990 Adventure, so it is why we’re facing a ready-to-go-anywhere machine.

KTM is a Dakar master so it comes to Dual Sport the fairing and two small headlights are a Aerodynamic looking and ready for the haul, the Traveller’s Edition is one styled bike. The color is, of KTM orange.

Like a true machine, the 640 features a bigger wheel (21”) for easy with the bumps and the rear (18”) is there to provide power in any situations. The rims are so that they would a nice contrast fairing’s So is the seat.

Test Drive

the time I’ve ridden 640 Adventure I saw a new face of motorcycling and I loved it. Attraction immediately as I jumped onto its seat and up the four-… 625cc single-cylinder The riding position is perfect for sized persons, just me, and the exhaust note is deep, the rider well aware of the rpm level is all the time.

Putting the bike into gear doesn’t involve any and the clutch feel is firm and Having ridden KTM bikes with the same engine, I was now a quick go coming from the but I must say that throttle although immediate, was tuned trail riding so it is a bit smoother and

The engine is enough powerful for anything that the off-road require: climbing steep passing through rivers, and dirt. You name it and the 52 horses at rpm will deal with, excluded. It will also be the of a torquey engine (55 Nm at 5500 which provides all of the tractable that gets you out of trouble and often impresses your

I had no problems taking the 640 Adventure in mud and then wash it as I passed the (my feet were already wet and the needed to be cleaned anyway, so better method?).

Also out on the I managed to get the front wheel off the by suddenly twisting the throttle and it was a pleasure to do this as the terrain presented many step-like Impressive pull saves the

But this type of exploitation requires good-performing suspensions and the WP and rear units are more suitable for the job. I did not manage to the fork’s bottom end more two times and that happened landing from an ambitious and jump above a thick

The front brake played a on me (or I may have played a trick on the brake) on wet grass surface, the front wheel to slip and the to taste some muddy It is more of a talent thing efficiency as you have to calculate how to pull the lever, taking in the fork compression and the grip of the you’re on. I guess that is why I’ve never seen an rider with no broken

On normal, street use, the Brembo brakes which their pistons on two 300mm up front and a single 220mm at the rear prove very and confident-inspiring. I preferred using brakes because I didn’t to taste the asphalt (I reckon this ride report have been published late). Even so, it is steady and under powerful braking.

I’ve taken the bike the freeway and up to 80mph so I would get a of those harsh vibrations tend to make customers it and I must say that evolution has said its word and even present through the handlebars and the vibration levels are acceptable and to live with. Would you the engine’s grunt to fade concomitant to the rpm increase? I don’t so.


A wonderful mix of power, and fun is what makes the 640 Adventure Edition a true blast time you ride it. Prepared for the run on and especially off the road, the bike is a representation of KTM ’s dedication on the best performing and one of the most all-around motorcycles on the market


Engine and Transmission

KTM 640 LC4 Adventure
KTM 640 LC4 Adventure

type: Single cylinder,

Displacement: 625 cc

Bore x …: 101 x 78 mm x 3.07)

Performance (homologated): 40 kW @ 7000 rpm

and Dimensions

Frame: Chromium-molybdenum,

Subframe: Chromium-molybdenum, powder-coated

Magura aluminium, conified

suspension: WP USD Ø 48 mm (1.89)

suspension: WP monoshock

Suspension front / rear: 275 / 300 mm (10.83 /

Front brake: Double 300 mm (11.81)

Rear brake: 1-piston floating caliper, 220 mm (8.66)

Rims, front / 2.15 x 21; 2.50 x 18

Tires, / rear: 90/90-21; 140/80-18

KTM 640 LC4 Adventure
KTM 640 LC4 Adventure
KTM 640 LC4 Adventure
KTM 640 LC4 Adventure
KTM 640 LC4 Adventure
KTM 640 LC4 Adventure
KTM 640 LC4 Adventure


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