2011 Adventure-Touring Power Stats
Tuesday, August 23, 2011
Dyno runs for the 2011 Adventure-Touring test are in the books. Now that our fumigated heads have cleared, for the most part, it’s time to deliver the results:
|Ducati Multistrada Touring
|KTM 990 Adventure Dakar
|Yamaha Super Tenere
|Triumph Tiger 800 XC
The Multistrada is in an entirely different class when it comes to Adventure-Touring engine performance. It’s almost like there’s a Superbike engine in there… We ran the Duc in all four of its engine maps. Sport registered the highest numbers, though Touring virtually matched peak numbers, albeit with a less aggressive power curve. Urban mode dialed things down some, as did Enduro, though those muted settings still bested the rest of the class.
'I think it said 131 horsepower!' The Ducati's power is in a different league when it comes to engine performance.
The KTM and BMW registered near identical peak horsepower (95 hp). The German bike gets one up on its Austrian cousin in torque production.
Yamaha Super Tenere turned the dyno to the tune of 91 rear wheel ponies, bettering only the Tiger in peak power. While it’s 71 lb-ft of torque matches the Beemer, the liquid-cooled Parallel Twin propels the heaviest bike in the test by far (a full 60 pounds up on the nearest rivals).
Triumph’s pert 800 Triple recorded similar power stats as those measured during our Middleweight AT Shootout earlier this year, but the addition of an accessory Arrow exhaust gives the Tiger 800 a modest three horsepower boost.
Enough with how the bikes stack up on paper. Packing is underway. It’s time to ride.
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