KTM 990 Adventure Dakar Edition | Short Shift

By Tim Carrithers, Photography by Kevin Wing

Engine typel-c 90-deg. V-twin
Valve trainDOHC, 8v
Claimed horsepower115 bhp @ 8750 rpm
Claimed torque74 lb.-ft. @ 6750 rpm
FrameSteel trellis with aluminum swingarm
Front suspensionWP 48mm fork with adj. spring preload, compression and rebound damping
Rear suspensionWP shock with adj. spring preload, high/low-speed compression and rebound damping
Front brakeDual Brembo two-piston calipers, 300mm discs with ABS
Rear brakeBrembo two-piston caliper, 240mm disc with ABS
Front tire90/90-21 Pirelli Scorpion A/T
Rear tire150/70R-18 Pirelli Scorpion A/T
Seat height33.9 in.
Wheelbase61.8 in.
Fuel capacity5.3 gal.
Claimed curb weight494 lbs.

Verdict 4.5 out of 5 stars
Everything else is just less.

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