Thread: 2013 990 Baja
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Old 12-10-2012, 02:51 PM   #30
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Originally Posted by Gargoyle View Post
From http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bike...dventure-baja/

"KTM has been committed to growing the Travel Adventure segment over the past decade starting with its 950 Adventure and leaping into the 990 Adventure generations. For 2013, the 990 Adventure Baja will push the limit of where a 1000cc twin-powered motorcycle can bring riders. This limited edition model has been built specifically for the North American market. It is a tribute to Baja, the land of the famous SCORE/Baja 1000 but also of multiple travel adventure rides and rallies.

The new model includes white bodywork with limited edition Baja graphics and an orange powder-coated frame. It also includes Dunlop 908 RR tires, orange crash guards, LED auxiliary lights, suede-style seat, aluminum radiators guard, GPS base mount and SuperSprox aluminum steel sprocket. In addition, the Baja unit comes standard with a tank bag and rear waterproof luggage bag as well as fully adjustable front and rear WP suspension. This is truly the bike that can take you on any adventure."
I think a truly accurate Baja 1000 "tribute" would have included an S suspension and more fuel capacity.

The "limited edition" graphics, "suede-style" seat, and powder coat without functional features like the above threaten to turn it into a kind of KTM "Z71 Offroad" edition.

No wonder it's only for the American market.
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