2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar First Look

November 2, 2010
JC Hilderbrand
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Hilde is holding down the fort at MotoUSA's Southern Oregon HQ. With world-class dirt bike and ATV trails just minutes away, the hardest part is getting him to focus on the keyboard. Two wheels or four, it doesn't matter to our Off-Road Editor so long as it goes like hell in the dirt.

2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar
KTM spices up the 2011 990 Adventure with this new Dakar edition to celebrate the company’s rally heritage.

KTM has decided to pay tribute to the extreme long-distance riders of Dakar Rally Racing with a new edition of its popular twin-cylinder adventure touring bike. The 2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar model is a mechanical blend of the standard 990 Adventure and the 990 Adventure R. It gets the R-model engine and an orange powder coat on the steel trellis chassis wrapped in “cigarette blue” bodywork with special Dakar Bedouin graphics and a “suede-look” seat cover.

A V-75 Twin powers the Dakar bike with a claimed 115 horsepower. Bosch ABS comes standard and WP suspension components straight from the Adventure model grace the front and rear. A 48mm fork and PDS shock with preload adjustment both offer 8.3 inches of travel for a ground clearance measurement of 10.3 inches. Scorpion tires roll on 18/21-inch Saxess wheels.

Pricing is not yet available.

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2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar Specs
2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar
Engine: 4 valve, DOHC, V-75 Twin
Displacement: 999cc
Bore/Stroke: 101 x 62.4 mm
Max Horsepower: 115 @ 8750 rpm (claimed)
Compression Ratio: 11.5:1
Starter: Electric
Transmission: 6-speed
Fueling: Keihin electronic fuel injection
Final Drive: 16:42
Clutch: Wet multi-disc clutch, hydraulically operated
Chassis: Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame, powder-coated
Front Suspension: 48mm WP, 8.3 inches travel
Rear Suspension: WP-PDS shock, preload adjustable, 8.3 inches travel
Front Brake: Dual 300mm floating discs, Brembo twin-piston floating calipers
Rear Brake: 240mm floating disc, Brembo twin-piston floating caliper, Bosch two-channel ABS
Wheels F/R: 2.15 x 21 / 4.25 x 18
Tires F/R: 90/90-21 / 150/70 R 18
Rake/Trail: 26.6 degrees / 119mm
Wheelbase: 61.8 inches
Ground Clearance: 10.3 inches
Seat Height: 33.9 inches
Fuel Capacity: 5.2 gallons
Tank Empty Weight: 462 pounds (claimed)

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