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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How do you make the most capable travel enduro in the world for offroad use even sportier? KTM has the formula: Even more V2 power, a lower centre of gravity, a tauter chassis set-up and the 990 Adventure R becomes an even bigger scourge of the superbikes, without relinquishing its fundamental tourer qualities. A supreme sports model for power travellers that cuts just as good a figure on a long trip as it does winding through the curves.
WIND SCREEN AND LARGE FUEL TANK
The large fairing on the Adventure R 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.
While totally in keeping with its offroad styling, the Adventure R’s perfectly padded sports seat ensures suitable long-distance comfort for both rider and pillion, while also providing freedom of movement and 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
There is no shortage of details on the Adventure R that distinguish it as a genuine travel enduro: from the easily operated centre stand, the lockable stowage compartment between the tanks and the on-board electrical socket, to the robust engine guard and stable hand guards.
LUGGAGE MOUNTING SYSTEM
At the rear end, the Adventure R is fitted with an integrated luggage mounting system, to which bags or panniers and top case can be securely fastened, with sufficient capacity for all the equipment to take on that long desert tour.
FRAME AND SWINGARM
The 990 Adventure R’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.
Thanks to multiple setting options, the upside-down telescopic fork and the directly connected shock absorber from WP Suspension allow optimum individual adjustment of the chassis to suit the respective operational use of the versatile Adventure R.
BRAKES AND WHEELS
More than adequate deceleration is ensured in the Adventure R by Brembo® brakes featuring the very finest components, such as two floating 300 mm front brake discs. Stable wire-spoked wheels with knobbly tyres guarantee full offroad potential.
The Adventure R’s water-cooled, 85 kW (114 hp) V-engine impresses with powerful acceleration, superb performance and spontaneous throttle response.
Aside from optimum combustion chamber design, the major factors behind the outstanding performance of the 990 Adventure R’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
Particularly lightweight pistons and connecting rods bestow the 990 Adventure R’s V2 engine with reduced reciprocating weight and hence a decidedly spontaneous responsiveness, underlining its extremely sporty engine characteristics.
The electronic Keihin engine management system regulates the modern fuel injection system on the 990 Adventure R, focussing on optimum behaviour under partial load and spontaneous responsiveness. In this way, KTM engineers were able to harmonise raw power with optimum rideability.
|Engine Design||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled|
|Performance||84.5 kW (113.3 hp)|
|Starting aid||Electric starter|
|Transmission||6-speed, claw shifted|
|Engine lubrication||Dry-sump lubrication with 2 rotor pumps|
|Primary gear ratio||35:67|
|Secondary gear ratio||16:42|
|Cooling system||Liquid cooling system, continuous circulation of cooling liquid with water pump|
|Clutch||Wet multi-disc clutch / hydraulically operated|
|Ignition system||Contactless, controlled, fully electronic ignition system with digital ignition timing adjustment|
|Frame||Tubular space frame made from chrome molybdenum steel, powder-coated|
|Forks||WP Suspension Up Side Down 4860 MXMA PA|
|Shock absorber||WP Suspension PDS 5018 DCC PA|
|Suspension travel front||245 mm|
|Suspension travel rear||245 mm|
|Brake system front||Twin-disc brake with floating brake calipers and brake discs|
|Brake system rear||Single-disc brake with floating brake caliper and brake disc|
|Brake system||Two independent brake circuits without ABS (antilock brake system)|
|Brake discs - diameter front||300 mm|
|Brake discs - diameter rear||240 mm|
|Chain||5/8 x 5/16” X‑Ring|
|Steering head angle||63.4°|
|Wheel base||1,570 mm|
|Ground clearance (unloaded)||301 mm|
|Seat height (unloaded)||905 mm|
|Total fuel tank capacity approx.||20 l Unleaded premium fuel (95 RON)|
|Weight without fuel approx.||207 kg|