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KTM 950 Super Enduro R

2008 KTM 950 Super Enduro R – The for Common Sense

Periodically in a I dance around the topic of a bike “spoke” to me or not. is not one of those reviews. Let’s cut a of broken daisies through the and directly to the point; the KTM 950 Super R is pure delightful lunacy.

How the Austrian dirt outfit this? For a start, KTM has seen fit to a 942cc, 98hp and 70 ft-lb of engine into a trellis and call it an “enduro”. From the get go, and I give you RPM’s because no tachometer, it’s the kind of that comes on hard and and should leave you shivering at the of dirt… except it doesn’t.

bike will take you to the of reasonable speeds on dirt… and well beyond. How sweet it is to down at the speedo and read on dirt? Then roll on the snick precisely through the all with an eye-widening burst of and a snarling-twin soundtrack.

This bike consumes the stretches with rabid

The rims and massive diameter must be made of adamantium, from the pages of X-Men and indestructible skeleton. By the end of our time the Super Enduro R we’d comfortable with flying across wallows, washes and I thought would be rim-bending

On stock settings the suspension to the earth with attraction would be jealous of.

On stock the suspension connects to the earth attraction gravity would be of. Up front a set of 48mm WP forks 250mm of travel, while out the WP monoshock tracks through

The suspension is fully adjustable and aft, replete with speed compression damping. So you spend an entire weekend the ride quality… honestly we see a need to stray from The evil Austrian masterminds at KTM their stuff. Somewhere you there is the earth, but you don’t be punished by the topography to be exquisitely with it.

Yet, the 950 doesn’t lack though the bars, pegs or

The 300mm disc up front, bitten by the twin-pot Brembo offers modulation to the verge of without any surprise. That’s in the dirt and on the asphalt too – a good given that the front knobby isn’t exactly rubber. You’re not lacking for or power out back either, a Brembo twin-piston brake and 240mm disc waiting for you to the rear to a slewing stop.

is one message this bike It is not about sensible bumbling the forest. Oh, sure you could, but I wouldn’t expect that to At the first hint of an open the Super Enduro R begs to a plume of dirt subtle as an in a pumpkin patch. A full on for a the common sense ethos of a full of KLR’s, DR650s, and the Super Enduro R is running the likes of BMW HP2. Ok, more “running by the likes of the BMW HP2”.

The KTM’s compact 75° V-Twin Bimmer’s horizontally opposed look a set of weighty sledgehammers away, leaving the HP2 feeling a bludgeon by comparison.

Now here’s the odd On road the bike feels but cumbersome, top heavy and awkward – as if its grip on the world is compromised by the and predictable surface. It’s to make you want to move to the of a desert, just so you can cross it for daily commute.

The KTM 950 Super R isn’t all rapture, especially on the confines.

At 6”2’ and with a 34″ I can just barely flatfoot bike, so if you’re shy on inseam and on putting a foot down in the stuff, think again. of ground clearance and a 965mm/38.0″ height will leave you Are you on an incline?

If a KTM Super Enduro R falls in the does anyone hear?

At the soft bags from the KTM Parts catalog, and their seem more than enough to take the blow. shaped these bags to KTM’s acknowledgement that the Enduro will likely go a field… Even if the tank doesn’t.

This great … is running on fumes by less if your throttle fully embraces the “more philosophy of riding. That’s because if you’ve been in the between fill-ups of the 14litre you’ll need the break. The are as soft as the finest mahogany.

is a bike built for standing, as if serrated foot pegs that amply clear?

There are a couple of other problems too. The pipes put off heat to double as a barbeque. for adventures then, break out the to replenish and the Gatorade to rehydrate. The efficiency has a rating of “scorched policy”.

And this bike never, ever, save license.

That answer to, was that blur of orange and tires that just me on the freeway with a rider up?” is self-evident. KTM’s may be “Bleed Orange”, but the bike’s may as well be “Prison Orange”.

Of you can settle into sixth and discover that despite the wind protection, the Super R is surprisingly efficient at logging the miles between your explorations.

The KTM Super Enduro R is a glimpse into the darker of the KTM psyche. It’s a no holds sort of place, as hard as the bike’s origami fold Power, yes, we’ll it all.

Braking, yes, the same. How do you want to fly down a dirt Across a desert? As fast as Practicality? It seems that translate well into Ride experience?

Let’s sure they have a ten strong men couldn’t slap off faces. Yet, for all the no compromise of the KTM Super Enduro R, it is superbly – just don’t confuse with sensible. Ever.


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