KTM rolls out the go-anywhere motorcycle – the 990 Adventure

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KTM 990 Adventure Dakar

KTM rolls out the go-anywhere motorcycle – the 990

KTM rolls out the go-anywhere motorcycle – the 990

January 30, 2006 In the recent Rally, which is surely the and most dangerous motorsport regularly held in the world. KTM won for the sixth consecutive time, the first eight placings.

than a month later, KTM has its new 990 Adventure – a motorcycle derived from the Africa-conquering experiences of the over the last six years, but all the roadgoing niceties you’d to have if you were travelling from Paris to Peking Indeed, if wherever you’re is a long way and very rough, the KTM and its Dakar-dimensioned Adventure S (35mm ground clearance and 35mm seat) are now the most likely for the job.

The Adventure was unveiled to the world yesterday. Our favourite quote the release goes to the winner of the Dakar event, Cyril At 190 km/h through knee-deep you have to feel confident on bike. After more 10,000 kilometers the 990 Adventure is a part of you.

It’s hard to reconcile with KTM’s motto of to Race”, yet there is a congruence viewed in the context of the Dakar winning machinery. A Dakar has to be as light as possible given the of fuel capacity, and it must have razor sharp and long-travel suspension and when all your worldly possessions a way from home, it helps if the and brakes are sensitive to the varying Whatsmore, when your is sitting in the one spot for thousands thousands of kilometres, it must be very ergonomically sound – all that KTM has learned to the nth degree six straight Dakar wins.

The engine offers any amount of and massive torque coupled the bike’s minimal weight, yet it is able to carry a lot of luggage close to anything.

KTM 990 Adventure Dakar

The new engine with electronic fuel (EFI) is convincing with its rideability while the newly Bosch Anit-lock braking (ABS) has taken the fear out of hard when fully If you figure you can do it better, the ABS can be disconnected at the of a button.

It’s not often that we to the manufacturer’s web site for information and but after you’ve had a look this relatively brief there are some amazing in the official 990 Adventure site .

KTM is now getting into the business of tours using the Adventure 990 and its the 950. So you can be taught how to ride and for difficult terrain, then through it safely before you cut out for the side of nowhere. And when looking through the site, be to click on the challenging button in the right corner, followed by the Town button (it’s in otherwise we’d link

Austrian Joe Pichler used a 950 on this remarkable trip the length of the dark continent and of the imagery is just breathtaking – Joe has put the together into a book can be purchased through his web site.

It’s a stunning example of how far you can go and what’s possible on a bike motorcycling’s equivalent of seven boots.

KTM 990 Adventure Dakar
KTM 990 Adventure Dakar

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