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KTM 950 Super Enduro R

KTM 950 Super Enduro R (2008 present)

It’s like You’re on a 950cc V-twin. in third gear, you’re out of a turn, and you’ve got the rear It’s about two feet out of

And it’s staying out there, you’ve planned this and you can do it. You my friend, rear wheel And this really is you, not Rossi or Troy Bayliss, nor Leon Haslam.

No, it’s you as it is me, man.

The difference is you’re on the gravel, not the But, even so, check you dude, that’s a 950cc that you’re riding all up.

A KTM 950 Super Enduro to be precise. the Super Enduro is, is easier to see to describe. It’s part enduro racer, part super-trailie.

The engine is that of the 950 the carburetted predecessor of the 990 Adventure. And the is also similar, but not identical, to the You can count on a more relaxed head angle, significantly rims and pukka suspension.

It’s obviously stripped for too. But rest assured, a monster 920mm seat — even six-footers are struggle — and an all-up barely shy of a fuelled-up litre bike’s 200 kilos, this is a f*ck-off big mutha. A friggin’

Of course, its all very well mad-as super enduro but unless they offer close to some utility, usability for us paying punters, they’re likely to quickly white elephants. So to see if the Super can offer anything to the British we took one, strapped a bag on the back and headed off to deepest for the Cambrian Rally (see our guide, below).

KTM 950 Super Enduro R

I’ll admit it took a 40-mile lap of the off-road course to get in with the bike, its size and

But for the second lap we got into the groove. knowledge of what was coming up

could be attacked, not negotiated, and the Super Enduro responded to a firm hand.

What comes with in the saddle is an appreciation of the limitations as to you can do off-road with the Super although if you see the promotional videos of Giovanni Sala bouncing one the roof of Africa you may think (as clearly does Gio). But the is for mortal man with a normal of self-preservation then there’s a One limitation is the ability to get the front for obstacles.

This is fine at speed, but getting the front at 40mph when facing a rock or wash-out isn’t so And in case you need to know, the can be either a puncture (maybe a dinged rim as well) or potentially an Another limitation is wet grass and

On town and country tyres ones at that) the Super was as useful as a GSX-R1000 — on going it’s a spoon-off to happen. Finally there’s the world limitation of just how you should go off-road. World motocross tracks are carefully to limit top speeds to about at most.

KTM 950 Super Enduro R
KTM 950 Super Enduro R
KTM 950 Super Enduro R

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