KTM managed to attract a lot of attention when launched the redesigned 1190 Adventure. Apart from its sharp cut style, the motorcycle is powered by a potent V2 engine with 1195 cc displacement borrowed from the KTM 1190 RC8 R superbike. The engine delivers a maximum power of 148 hp and needs to deal with a total weight of only 212 kg, so you can expect to a crisp acceleration and mind blowing speeds. Moreover, despite the fact that the 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure is more powerful it consumes about 20 per cent less fuel than its predecessor.
The motorcycle is built on a chrome-molybdenum steel tubular space frame which contributes to an excellent chassis geometry, and weighs only 9.8 kg.
To be able to deal with a wide range of terrains without any problems, the KTM 1190 Adventure is equipped with a set of capable suspensions which consist of a front upside down fork and a rear mono shock absorber, both from WP Suspension.
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The 2013 1190 Adventure R is a purposeful motorcycle developed to go head on with models like the BMW R1200GS or Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Pikes Peak.
The KTM 1190 Adventure R is powered by a 150 hp, lightweight 75-degree V-Twin. The engine has a compression ratio of 12.5:1, breathes through 52mm Keihin throttle bodies and its maximum revs are rated at 9500 rpm. As far as torque is concerned the big Twin delivers an impressive 92.2 foot-pounds of peak torque at 7500 rpm.
The motorcycle is fitted with a Bosch C-ABS (combined antilock breaking system) which guarantees extremely short braking distances. Another interesting feature offered by the KTM 1190 Adventure R is the MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) which offers first class performances on all types of terrains. The MTC gives you the possibility to switch between four different riding modes.
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Like all KTMs, the KTM 990 SM T was built for speed and adrenaline. Though, unlike its siblings the KTM 990 SM T has a slightly more serene character and can be described like an interesting combination between a tourer, a racer and a city bike.
As you’ve probably guessed, the 990 SM T is derived from the KTM 990 SM. In terms of powers the two bikes are identical as they are both powered by the same 75-degree, liquid cooled 999 cc engine which delivers a maximum output of 114 hp @ 9000 rpm and is paired with a six speed transmission.
In terms of suspensions, the SM T’s wheel travels is slightly shorter than the one from the standard SM, but despite this fact, the bike is still able to deal effortless with any type of terrain.
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If you love two wheel adventures, then you’ll certainly love the KTM 990 Adventure too. The motorcycle has a pretty versatile character which helps it deal with any type of terrain with poise.
Born to be a tough enduro, the KTM 990 Adventure has received a long list of features which make it perfectly suited for off road riding.
With 114 hp under its belt, the 990 Adventure’s water-cooled V-engine delivers enough punch to fill your veins with adrenaline. The engine is brought to life by an electric starter and is mated on a six speed, claw shifted transmission. You also get the electronic Keihin engine management system which regulates the fuel injection system delivering top notch performances thus improving the rideability.
Other features include a stable chassis, disconnectable ABS, frame-anchored fairing and a lockable stowage compartment.
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The KTM 990 Adventure R is a sporty off roader developed with practicality in mind. The motorcycle is powered by a capable 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, liquid cooled spark-ignition engine which offers first class performances (114 hp) and a pretty good efficiency.
Power is sent to the rear wheel via a six speed transmission and the 999cc unit is also combined with a Keihin engine management system which regulates the modern fuel injection system improving the power delivery.
The KTM 990 Adventure R’s engine is mounted on a stiff tubular space frame made from thin-walled chrome-molybdenum steel tubing with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe. The entire frame weighs only 10.5 kg and is combined with a long swingarm with conical profiles.
The front wheels are fitted with a front modern upside down fork and a rear shock absorber from WP suspension.
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We’re all familiar with the KTM 990 Adventure
motorcycle, but how about this custom model that our friend Mike Werner from Motorbiker.org
captured at EICMA? While the standard bike is adequate both for street and off-road riding, this Ice Special that KTM came up with for the motorcycle show in Milan looks perfectly able to take its rider to and from the North Pole. That is because it features studded tires, a crash cage and even microlights in the front, but, as surprised as you may be, this isn’t what caught our attention in the first place. The right rider side of the fairing has a map painted on it, showing that paintjobs aren’t just about looks, but usefulness as well.
2009 sees the KTM 990 Adventure not only being turned into a more powerful, torquier and slightly heavier motorcycle, but standing as the base for the brand new 2009 KTM 990 Adventure R. The Austrian brand’s R series stands for even more power than on the standard models, lighter weight and distinctive look so it’s almost like sending your bike to the tuner shop and being provided with an all around upgraded package. Still, being a production bike, exclusivity doesn’t fit in this description.
Totally revised for 2008, the KTM 990 Adventure and Adventure S are the models which raise their manufacturer’s name on a pedestal and thanks to a bigger, fuel injected engine which meets Euro ||| regulations and ABS system, these models manage to keep it there.
Riders who enjoy exploring the most deserted areas on earth are offered an extremely capable KTM adventure motorcycle that will complete with all of their riding needs thanks to its low weight, long travel suspension and versatile chassis. Getting out of trouble is no problem for the 640 Adventure Traveller’s Edition as it features the LC4 engine.