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2013 KTM 990 Adventure

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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.

Hit the jump for more information on the 2013 KTM 990 Adventure.

OVERVIEW

KTM 990 Adventure

There are many travel enduros. But when the asphalt comes to an end, it’s the end of the adventure road for most of them. By contrast, thanks to its authentic rallying heritage, the 990 Adventure is just as unlikely to avoid extended trips into the desert as surfing through the curves. With even more V2 power, stable crash bars and a sporty seat. With a stable chassis, disconnectible ABS and plenty of touring goodies, from the frame-anchored fairing to the lockable stowage compartment. 990 Adventure: the most offroad-capable travel enduro in the world. For 2012 in traditional rally blue and stylish white.

WIND SCREEN AND LARGE FUEL TANK

The fairing on the Adventure provides effective protection from the wind and weather and accommodates the clearly structured multi-function cockpit that supplies the rider with all essential information. The fuel tanks with a combined capacity of 19.5 l ensure a long useful working range.

SEATING COMFORT

Along with rally styling, the Adventure’s perfectly padded twin-level seat ensures firm contact with the ground for all riders and long-distance comfort for both rider and pillion, while also providing crystal-clear feedback for a sportier pace. The large fuel tank surfaces ensure perfect leg contact for riding standing up.

STOWAGE COMPARTMENT, ELECTRIC SOCKET, CENTRE STAND, ENGINE GUARD

KTM 990 Adventure

There is no shortage of details on the Adventure that distinguish it as a genuine travel enduro: from the practical, easily operated centre stand, the lockable stowage compartment between the tanks and the on-board electrical socket, to the robust engine guard, stable crash bars and hand guards.

CRASH BARS

In addition to the standard engine guard, should the worst come to the worst, the Adventure is also equipped with orange powder-coated, extra-stable tubular crash bars, so that the bodywork is not so quickly damaged.

FRAME AND SWINGARM

KTM 990 Adventure

The 990 Adventure’s tubular space frame made from thin-walled chrome-molybdenum steel tubing with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe only weighs 10.5 kg, yet it impresses with exemplary torsional stiffness. The long swingarm with conical profiles contributes plenty of mechanical grip.

SUSPENSION ELEMENTS

Thanks to multiple setting options, the upside-down telescopic fork and the directly connected shock absorber from WP Suspension allow optimum adjustment of the chassis to suit the individual operational use of the versatile Adventure.

BRAKES AND WHEELS

More than adequate deceleration is ensured on the Adventure by Brembo® brakes featuring the very finest components, such as two floating 300 mm front brake discs. Stable wire-spoked wheels with all-round tyres guarantee perfect suitability for touring with full offroad potential.

ABS

KTM 990 Adventure

The disconnectible dual-circuit ABS system developed in cooperation with Bosch offers total protection against over-braking in all sports and touring situations, while maintaining the full effect and perfect feedback of a genuine sports brake thanks to very fine sensors.

ENGINE

The 990 Adventure’s water-cooled V-engine produces 85 kW (114 hp) – precisely the power you need on fast motorways or in deep sand. The engine impresses with powerful acceleration, superb performance and spontaneous throttle response.

CYLINDER HEAD

Aside from optimum combustion chamber design, the major factors behind the outstanding performance of the 990 Adventure’s V-twin with 75° cylinder angle are the state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder heads, each with flow-optimised ducts and two overhead camshafts.

CRANK DRIVE / PISTONS

KTM 990 Adventure

Particularly lightweight pistons and connecting rods bestow the 990 Adventure’s V2 engine with reduced reciprocating weight and hence a decidedly spontaneous responsiveness, underlining its extremely sporty engine characteristics.

ENGINE MANAGEMENT

The electronic Keihin engine management system regulates the modern fuel injection system on the 990 Adventure, focussing on optimum behaviour under partial load and spontaneous responsiveness. In this way, KTM engineers were able to harmonise raw power with optimum rideability.

SPECIFICATIONS

KTM 990 Adventure
Engine Design2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Displacement999 cm³
Bore101 mm
Stroke62.4 mm
Performance84.5 kW (113.3 hp)
Starting aidElectric starter
Transmission6-speed, claw shifted
Engine lubricationDry-sump lubrication with 2 rotor pumps
Primary gear ratio35:67
Secondary gear ratio16:42
Cooling systemLiquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump
ClutchWet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated
Ignition systemContactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment
FrameTubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated
ForksWP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA
Shock absorberWP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC PA
Suspension travel front210 mm
Suspension travel rear210 mm
Brake system frontTwin-disc brake with floating brake calipers and brake discs
Brake system rearSingle-disc brake with floating brake caliper and brake disc
Brake systemTwo independent brake circuits with ABS (antilock brake system) - Brembo/Bosch
Brake discs - diameter front300 mm
Brake discs - diameter rear240 mm
Chain5/8 x 5/16” X‑Ring
Steering head angle63.4°
Wheel base1,570 mm
Ground clearance (unloaded)261 mm
Seat height (unloaded)880 mm
Total fuel tank capacity approx.20 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)
Weight without fuel approx.209.5 kg


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