Adventure touring is one thing: rallying is another. Multiple victories in the Dakar rally have led KTM to produce the “Dakar” special edition. With even more V2 power, stable crash bars, a non-slip rally seat and authentic “Dakar” paintwork, this 990 Adventure is the most capable off-road travel enduro in the world.
The Adventure Dakar's water-cooled V-engine produces 84.5 kW (113.3 hp) and therefore around 7 kW (9 hp) more than its Adventure sister model – precisely the shot of power required to live up to the "Dakar" surname. The 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 Dakar's V-twin with 75° cylinder angle are the state-of-the-art four-valve cylinder heads, each with flow-optimized ports and two overhead camshafts.
Particularly lightweight pistons and connecting rods provide the 990 Adventure Dakar's V2 engine with reduced reciprocating weight and 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 Dakar, focusing on smooth throttle response under partial load and spontaneous responsiveness when needed. In this way, KTM engineers were able to harmonize raw power with optimum ridability.
Frame and swingarm: The 990 Adventure Dakar's tubular space frame made from thin-walled chrome-molybdenum steel tubing with a bolted-on, light alloy subframe that only weighs 10.5 kg (23.1 lb.), yet it has exeptional torsional stiffness. The long swingarm with conical profiles contributes the perfect amount of mechanical grip.
Suspension Elements: 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 Dakar.
Brakes and wheels: More than adequate braking is ensured in the Adventure Dakar by Brembo® brakes with the very finest components, such as two floating 300 mm (11.81 in) brake rotors. Stable wire-spoked wheels with dual-purpose tires guarantee perfect suitability for touring with full offroad potential.
The selectable dual-circuit ABS system developed in cooperation with Bosch offers total protection against overbraking in all sports and touring situations, while maintaining the full effect and perfect feedback of a genuine sports brake thanks to sensitive calibration.
Wind screen and large fuel tank: The fairing on the Adventure Dakar provides effective protection from the wind and weather and accommodates the clearly structured multifunction cockpit that supplies the rider with all essential information. The fuel tanks with a capacity of 19.5 l (20.6 qt.) ensure a long useful working range.
Seating comfort: The height of the Adventure Dakar's perfectly padded seat ensures firm contact with the ground for all riders and suitable long-distance comfort for both rider and passenger, while also providing crystal-clear feedback for a more aggressive pace. The large fuel tank surfaces ensure perfect leg contact for riding while standing up.
Storage compartment,12v electric socket, center stand and engine guard: There are no shortage of details on the Adventure Dakar that distinguish it as a genuine travel adventure — from the practical center stand, the lockable storage compartment between the tanks and the onboard 12v electrical socket, to the robust engine guard and stable handguards.
Crash bars: In addition to the standard engine guard, should the worst come to the worst, the Adventure Dakar is also equipped with orange powder-coated, extra-stable tubular crash bars, so that the bodywork with authentic "Dakar" paintwork is not so quickly damaged.
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