KTM 990 Adventure and 990 Adventure S

10 Апр 2015 | Author: | Комментарии к записи KTM 990 Adventure and 990 Adventure S отключены

Adventures on a small island

2003 KTM has had a big Adventure Enduro on This year KTM has treated fans with the latest engine from 990 Superduke. We the world launch at the far away of Fuerteventura on the west coast of Africa. If you look the Canary up on a map you will see that the Islands are with the greatest desert in the Sahara.

KTM had a great adventure the lucky journalists that had the journey from all over the

Words: Tor Sagen /Photography: Peuker and Halwax

KTM’s 950 has not been as big a sales success as R1200 GS. KTM has gone from a small niche producing that produced 8.000 in 1992 to last years units. This makes KTM second largest manufacturer of big after BMW. To try and change the KTM launched both 990 Adventure ABS and 990 Adventure S Dakar on a perfect both for on and off-road riding.

In the programme were twisty passes, motorway, miles of roads and a beach challenge. the new 990 Adventure ABS handle it?

The riding with some fast and motorway miles. The local were looking closely so I until I was off the main roads exploring the new engine fully. The new ABS from Bosch/Brembo can be switched on and off and I to start without ABS to be able to I cruised on the motorway first to get a with the new engine. After it is the engine and ABS brakes that are the important news on this

From standstill the new fuel engine accelerates smoothly the max torque area between rpm to 7.000 rpm. Max torque is at 6.500 rpm. The midrange is as a matter of fact beefier 990 Superduke up to 7.000 rpm. The max figure remains the same as the old but the torque is increased over the range for more usable

This is exactly what you on a model like the 990 Adventure. In the passes I put the engine through its and the fuel injected engine beautifully from 4.000 rpm by the flexible midrange that you to float on and off the throttle in a higher rather than shifting and braking hard before bend. When slow control is necessary I found the to be too light.

Small bumps in the upset the right hand to slide off and on the throttle with a injection response as the result. really going for it I started the double 300mm front with 2-pot Brembo’s. For effect they need to be with some force. on the ABS and there is one element less to of and depending on your skills can make you go faster by allowing more confident deceleration.

KTM 950 Adventure

The 990 Adventure weighs in at a couple of more than the 990 Adventure S due to the ABS system. However, they weigh more than 200 kg tanked up so ABS is not such a bad idea. I preferred to keep the ABS on most of the

Change your riding a bit and have fun with ABS off-road The Bosch/Brembo system is not linked so is still some rider Funnily enough, suddenly the roads could be handled in the way as the hard tarmac — on the gas out of the bends and brake at the last moment into the turns. If you are old you can just stop, push the ABS until it starts blinking and ABS is — go slide it into the

Both 990 Adventure’s come as with Pirelli Scorpion For such a big bike I was surprised how it tackled the off-road riding. with the road biased in mind.

The foot pegs rubber damping for comfortable with road boots. I with my offroad boots and no vibration came through. 990’s are very comfortable up riding off-road and it is evident KTM bikes between Paris-Dakar.

More text and pix coming.

check out KTM’s 990 Adventure site.

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