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2011 990 Dakar

The 2011 limited-edition KTM 990 Adventure Dakar breathes the spirit of the greatest enduro motorcycle rally of all times.

Authentic, cigarette-blue plastic parts with the Bedouine graphics from the KTM Factory Enduro Team that cover the orange motorcycle frame.

A suede-look seat cover prevents the motorcycle rider from slipping around on extreme terrain.

At the same time, the KTM Dakar combines popular features of both the other models; while the Adventure donates the suspension with 210 mm of travel as well as the sensitive Bosch ABS, the engine is that of the 990 Adventure R with maximum output of 85 kW and 115 bhp.

The powerful KTM LC8 engine is a 999cc 4-stroke that has electronic Keihin fuel injection, balancer shaft, hydraulic multi-disc wet clutch, 6-speed gearbox and twin stainless steel silencers with a regulated catalytic converter.

The Chromium-Molybdenum trellis frame is powder-coated orange, with the 75-degree V-twin engine as an integral stress member.

Other 2011 KTM 990 Adventure Dakar features include, fully adjustable WP suspension, integrated multi-functional cockpit, lockable storage compartment, immobilizer and hazard warning lights, 12 volt accessory socket and standard hand guards and orange crash bars.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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