The KTM 990 Adventure R is one of the most wanted enduro motorcycles in its class. Its rugged character helps it deal great with a wide range of off-road activities.

The KTM 990 Adventure R is backed up by the latest technologies in the business and is propelled by a 999 cc, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled engine. The unit generates a maximum power of 84.5 KW (113.3 Hp) and is mated to a 6-Speed, Claw Shifted transmission.

The engine is housed by a tubular space frame made from thin-walled chrome-molybdenum steel tubing with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe.

The KTM 990 Adventure R’s stopping power is assured by a set of Brembo brakes which include two floating 300 mm front and 240 Mm rear brake discs.

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

  • 2014 KTM 990 Adventure R
  • Year:
  • Make:
  • Engine:
    2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
  • Transmission:
  • Energy:
    Electronic Fuel Injection (EFI)
  • Top Speed:
    180 mph (Est.)


2014 KTM 990 Adventure R Exterior
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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.

2014 KTM 990 Adventure R Features and Benefits:

2014 KTM 990 Adventure R Exterior
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Sports Chassis:

2014 KTM 990 Adventure R Exterior
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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.

Telescopic Fork
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.

Powerful, State-of-The-Art V2:

2014 KTM 990 Adventure R Exterior
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The Adventure R’s water-cooled, 85 kW (114 hp) V-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 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.

Engine Management
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.

Fit For The Swift Tour:

2014 KTM 990 Adventure R Exterior
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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.

Seating Comfort
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.


Engine 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, spark-ignition engine, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled
Displacement 999 cm³
Bore 101 mm
Stroke 62.4 mm
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
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