Motorcycle Parts Review: Horsepower gains on the KTM 990 Dakar

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Motorcycle Parts Review: gains on the KTM 990 Dakar

In late a motorcycle tour through gave us the chance to meet Diamond along with a crew of other riders. 18-day tour through the Mountains of Chile and Argentina sparked new interest in dual riding for Dave, and he returned to Los and bought a new KTM 990 Adventure Dakar Edition to compliment his existing 998s. Dave rode the BMW in Patagonia, but for a handful of reasons, for the Orange option after his research.

After putting on the dream package of skidplates, laser-etched levers, carbon fiber custom wheels from Wheel Works. and a shopping full of other goodies, quickly dove into the of MORE POWER with the and has achieved over 12 horsepower through some basic outlined here:

The Bike: KTM 990 Adventure Dakar Special

Location: Los Angeles, California

300 feet (important for power right?)

1) Dave and his technician the FMF Q4 Titanium Exhaust (lightening up his by about 16 pounds!)

At that point, the dynamometer his KTM at 78.7 hp at the rear wheel and ft/lbs of torque at 8000 (Important to remember: Most brag about horsepower by at the crankshaft of the engine, not the wheel, it really matters most. marketing of the Dakar model was 115 horsepower, which if true, undoubtedly be a measurement taken at the crankshaft.)

3) They downloaded the fuel mapping recommended to go the Power Commander 5

This initial mapping the fuel mixture to be too lean initial heavy loads, pinning the throttle and pounding the gears.) So to power up those heavy load strokes, richened the mixture a bit on those RPM’s.

KTM 990 Adventure Dakar

RESULT: 91.1 hp and ft/lbs at 7800 rpms that’s 12.4 horsepower or a 15% gain in power on an already powerful bike!

Dynamometer confirmed what KTM 990 Adventure already know: The most increase in power happens 4000 and 6600 rpms, the power continues to increase, at a more gradual rate.

So in summary: That already KTM 990 Adventure has room to become more ferocious if you’re to sink the money into it. For of us who simply don’t think too much power is possible it comes to motorcycles, we hope report helps you make shopping plans for your


An interesting article. My and I are currently riding around the on KTM 990 Adventures and to be quite honest the HP is than enough as it is. Prone to a bit of when opportunity shines I taken my R to over 230kph on the but more often than not we are on the enjoying the wonders we see and powering whatever surface is put in our way. no more than 80-120kph.

Its enough.

KTM 990 Adventure Dakar
KTM 990 Adventure Dakar
KTM 990 Adventure Dakar
KTM 990 Adventure Dakar

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