Remembering the Legend- KTM 990 Adventure

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Remembering the Legend- KTM 990 Adventure!

A of months after the launch of the KTM Adventure and worldwide we see everybody everything to try and get their hands on Being the most powerful bike ever built, it is in high demand. KTM being they don’t settle for enough’ and it certainly shows the 1190 Adventure, with selling faster than shots in Russia.

But now, the 1190 Adventure being the thing out of Matighofen in recent people have forgotten the legend, the 2  wheeled machine by Adventure bikers the world the one machine that single-handedly the Adventure rule book start to finish – the KTM 990 Adventure!

An from the 950 Adventure launched in the 990 Adventure was everything the 950 was, but It brought to the table handling, and a go-anywhere-do-anything capability only seen with bikes it’s size. An extremely road bike, and even capable off-road machine, the 990 will never be forgotten and say it will become as much of a as the KTM brand itself.

Below is an extract from  on their first ride of the 990 back in 2006.

“Welcome to Country–a barren, sun-kissed island off Africa’s west ringed by perfect and almost deserted roads and criss-crossed by of unpaved tracks. On the new Adventure this is KTM country. Rumbling at a comfortable 90 mph, flicking smooth mountain hairpins at angles or sliding down a trail to the beach, I can’t of another bike that keep up.

To create the 999cc twin, KTM bore and … from 100 x to 101 x 62.4mm. That capacity is with the new Super Duke, but the gets different cylinder with revised porting, cams and new forged pistons. also Super Duke-style injection, with 48mm bodies in place of the 942cc carbs.

Peak power–99 bhp at rpm–is unchanged, and well on the Super Duke’s 120 bhp.

The looked promising as my Adventure up with an engaging thrap. up the southern tip of Fuerteventura, the big V-twin with delicious enthusiasm. flexible and easy to ride, if not as grunty as the Super Duke. The is plenty fast, lifting its wheel on the throttle, and punching out of with a deliciously urgent On one short straight it rumbled past 100 mph with more to

Top speed should match the 125mph, but extra torque the 990 feel quicker.

Out of town and on the gas, the 75-degree V-twin a fair bit moving toward its limiter. At least the gearing is enough to sit at an indicated 100 mph in sixth just 6000 rpm on the tacho, smooth and relaxed. At that the Adventure’s small fairing enough wind off to allow cruising. This standard stepped seat seemed more comfortable than the 950′s.

KTM 990 Adventure ABS

Two fuel tanks hold a of 5.8 gallons: enough for 150 miles of use. Rumbling down the twisty coast road, the does a fair impersonation of a despite pitching on its long-travel under acceleration and braking.

there’s 20mm less at each end than the 950 Adventure, and the WP fork and shock are firm and Pitch it into blind and the Adventure rails ’round its impressively grippy Pirelli tires. Brakes are impressive as

KTM’s ABS system–developed in conjunction Bosch and Brembo–separates front and antilock circuits. It certainly on the road, and I was surprised by how well it in the dirt. You can brake hard the front ABS kicks in, with control than the occasionally BMW version.

The light, superbly suspended KTM has a edge over BMW’s in the rough stuff as well, out of slow, loose-surfaced turns in fashion. Chassis balance and control are superb over surfaces despite Pirelli’s tires. At 439 pounds (plus a bit for the this one weighs about the as its predecessor.

All things considered, the off-road poise gives it a edge over the sublime Several days later the has subsided, but I haven’t changed my MC “

Yes, the 1190 might be faster and in some ways  but for ultimate riding on and off road, it will be VERY topping the 990 Adventure!

Interested? Come test our Demo at RAD today. We also a couple of 990 Adventures for sale, from R75 000.

KTM 990 Adventure ABS
KTM 990 Adventure ABS
KTM 990 Adventure ABS
KTM 990 Adventure ABS
KTM 990 Adventure ABS


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