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Old 08-08-2010, 04:21 PM   #1
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First time off road on my new 990 Adv

For the last six months or so, I've been lusting after the KTM 990 Adv. Finally a few months ago, I sold my SXV, and then last week I pulled the trigger on the 990. I've been riding it to and from work and since I picked it up, but today was the first day I got to go on a real ride.

I started by heading west on I-70 to see how she handles the open road. I cruised at 75 - 80 the whole way up to Georgetown, and then I pulled out my phone to scope some side roads. I ended up seeing Saxon Mountain Rd. on the map and headed that way.



I stopped about half way up and grabbed a few shots:







It was hot, so I didn't spend much more time taking pictures. I was really getting into the ride, so I didn't take a ton more pictures until I got closer to the summit:





At the top, I took this pano, and then headed back down:



After I got do the bottom, it was time to let her drink:



After I gassed up, I jumped back on I-70 to head home. As soon as I got back on the highway, I hit the wall of traffic that builds up every freaking Sunday. I putted along until I got to the Mt. Evans exit in Idaho Springs. I ran up to the Mt. Evans wilderness campsites, and checked out some of the campsites:



I came back to I-70 and then started east once again. The traffic was moving, but I decided to get off on US6 towards Golden and Central City. The road was nice, and I was flowing through the sweepers:



I turned off of 115 towards the Centennial Cone area, and had a nice fast ride down the dirt road and into Golden Gate Canyon. Jumped on 93 and headed home.

I road a total of 165 miles and I didn't want to stop, but like an idiot, I made plans for the afternoon....
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Old 08-08-2010, 04:26 PM   #2
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Nice bike, great report and fantastic photography . I sure enjoyed my 950 Adventure, which has found a new home in Cheyenne, WY a few years ago .
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Old 08-08-2010, 06:52 PM   #3
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Sweet bike! I like that last shot of the road.
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Old 08-08-2010, 09:31 PM   #4
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I'll bet your cheeks are all cramped up from grinning all day
That's the hottest KTM colour scheme ever.
How do you find the EFI on that one?

I rode an earlier 990, but it was a bit jumpy in traffic. Felt fantastic over 100kmh though. That beast likes to go FAST!
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Looks great in white. Congrats on the new ride.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:49 AM   #6
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I'll bet your cheeks are all cramped up from grinning all day
That's the hottest KTM colour scheme ever.
How do you find the EFI on that one?

I rode an earlier 990, but it was a bit jumpy in traffic. Felt fantastic over 100kmh though. That beast likes to go FAST!
I've had permagrin since I got this bike . Seriously, I love this thing! The EFI is definitely twitchy in traffic, but I find it's only really when I'm going about 12 - 15 mph. Slower than that, or faster, and it's no problem. I'm so used to riding sport bikes (my old VFR, and my buddies GSXR) that have super twitch EFI, that I didn't really find it out of the ordinary.
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Old 08-09-2010, 08:54 AM   #7
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Great bike and great pictures! Have fun, enjoy the new ride and take care with it!
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