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Join Date Dec 2007 A town called Malice 1,337

The 2006 KTM 640 Adventure

I did a search and didn’t really see any builds so I thought I’d let of you who are interested in on my little orange

Part I: The Beginnings of the Adventure

For a few years I have enjoyed the and overland travel in particular. my travels I often thought of how it would be to see much of what I saw my truck on a motorcycle. It seemed to be the compliment.

Use my truck to pack and camp out of and use the bike for day trips.

like this danced in my and I knew that I had to have a sport.

In the spring of 2006 the of buying a motorcyce moved to becoming a reality. The major upgrades and accessories were an end for my truck so the time to search for a began in earnest. The bike had to be a sport. This would me the flexibilty of going all dirt, all or the more likely combination of

I wanted it to be relatively light, good aftermarket support, and not be too complicated. I looked at the bikes by Suzuki and Kawasaki but the Suzuki had power coupled with range, and the Kawasaki while with a strong following, was in the tooth having gone 25 with virtually no changes. I was by the Suzuki and Kawasaki (no offense DRZ and owners).

Honda had the XR650R but it available in California in ’06 so it an option. I looked at the V-Strom. ,and Tiger but they quickly dismissed because were more of a road bike with off road (you too V-CapTiger owners).

My next consideration was the BMW F650 GS All ADVBimmers are synonymous with biking and the Dakar was getting to what I was looking for, but were two factors that keeping me from seriously towards The Roundel offering. One was the At 391lbs. excluding options and the Dakar wasn’t exactly

The second issue was that aren’t any Bimmer Bike near me, so parts and service not something readily available. I was aware that people all over the world with things and manage to fix what’s my bike was to be my secondary funship and if went wrong I’d the luxury of hauling it home to fix it. I to be able to easily take it to the or buy parts as needed, not haul it an 100 miles to have it worked on or three to five days to mail order parts

This led me to the offerings from Parts or service aren’t an since there are two dealers by. One two miles away from I used to live and another two miles away from I live now (uncanny). So I looked on the KTM and saw a few bikes that fit the bill.

The to jump at me was the 660 Rally.

My glee was lived as the 660 Rally was tagged a Not Available in the United States and an MSRP of $25,000. The 660 Rally was purged from my thought like a hiker with Revenge. ummm you get the picture.

no Marc Coma but I can pretend I?

Then there was the 640 Adventure. The bike for what my needs with an affordable price. that too had the soul crushing Not in the United States words to the description. mocking me, taunting me.

Okay. so my final option was the 950 but it wasn’t exactly the ideal for what my needs were. It is with a smaller fuel from the factory than the 640 so it was While I now love the nine-fitty, I to perceive it then more as a Goldwing than a serious purpose crusher.

More to efficiently gobble up miles of slabby stuff whose kicking aspriations were to fire roads and gravel (which I later rescinded. hey I was

Well a month passed and I was towards the Dakar again I got a call from a friend’s kid who to work at the KTM dealer. Apparently like the 660 Rally and 640 Adventure get mid year with the Rally to very select dealers and the 640 one each to every dealer. to say I scooted right on over to the to see what would be my future Which I didn’t actually get to see away because it was still in a crate.

Anyways, a deal was struck, I them put my 640 together, and my … was the to officially grace the saddle for the home. How fortuitous for me!

Here are the for those of you who are curious.

Model: KTM 640

Year: 2006

Engine and

Displacement: 625cc (38.14 inches)

Engine type: cylinder

Transmission type

KTM 640 LC4 Adventure

drive: X-Ring Chain 5/8 x 1/4

Hydraulic Magura wet multi-disc

Physical Measurements

Dry weight: pounds (158.0 kg)

Seat 37.2 inches (945 mm)

width: 25.2 inches mm)

Ground clearance: 12.4 (315 mm)

Wheelbase: 59.4 inches mm)

Chassis and Dimensions

Frame Chromoly steel, powder-coated

(fork angle): 27.5°

4.9 inches (124 mm)

Front WP-USD 48 mm

Front suspension 11.8 inches (300 mm)

suspension: WP – Monoshock

KTM 640 LC4 Adventure
KTM 640 LC4 Adventure
KTM 640 LC4 Adventure
KTM 640 LC4 Adventure


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