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Old 01-09-2011, 11:23 PM   #1
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Anyone have any idea what differences there are between 2010 and 2011 990 adventures?
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:10 AM   #2
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Old 01-10-2011, 04:22 AM   #3
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Well, there is also a Dakar Special Edition which has a paint scheme similar to the 990S, with the 116hp motor of the new R model, along with the suspension and ABS of the standard 990. Comes standard with orange crash bars and few other tid bits that I can't recall at the moment.
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Old 01-10-2011, 08:58 AM   #4
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The "R" is now lower with less suspension travel.
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Old 01-16-2011, 11:50 AM   #5
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Well, there is also a Dakar Special Edition which has a paint scheme similar to the 990S, with the 116hp motor of the new R model, along with the suspension and ABS of the standard 990. Comes standard with orange crash bars and few other tid bits that I can't recall at the moment.
Any links for this bike other than the bike show picture?
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Old 01-16-2011, 02:01 PM   #6
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I haven't heard any differences either between 2009-2011 yet.

http://www.totalmotorcycle.com/photo...ntureDakar.htm
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Old 01-16-2011, 05:49 PM   #7
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Old 01-16-2011, 07:04 PM   #8
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Is the blue/orange Dakar colors going to be available in North America?
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Old 01-16-2011, 09:48 PM   #9
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I saw the Dakar version of the 2011 'R' at a bike show last weekend. Will be available in North America. Spec's are exactly as has been posted and on the KTM websites. One surprise was the suede leather seat. Same height and shape as the R seat only a different cover (I suspect).
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Old 01-17-2011, 07:42 AM   #10
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I saw the Dakar version of the 2011 'R' at a bike show last weekend. Will be available in North America. Spec's are exactly as has been posted and on the KTM websites. One surprise was the suede leather seat. Same height and shape as the R seat only a different cover (I suspect).
Sweet. I'll have to get my buddy to get some pics of it at the NYC show coming up.

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Old 01-17-2011, 03:11 PM   #11
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Uhmm, I don't like the orange crash bars in the Dakar SE
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Old 01-17-2011, 05:36 PM   #12
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Is this what we have been waiting for?

That sounds like a bunch of changes to cure the glitchy FI to me. Can anyone confirm that with a ride report or are they not available yet?
Note that the valves don't need to be adjusted at first service from 2009 models onwards, so the story is not entirely accurate

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Old 01-17-2011, 05:53 PM   #13
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I think that's some carryover info from the '10 models. That horsepower figure is the same as the '10's. My 2 local dealers FWIW said that they were unchanged except for the addition of the Dakar model which appeared to be based on the standard model instead not the R. Others were unchanged AFAIK.
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Old 01-17-2011, 06:05 PM   #14
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That makes sense then...

And for what its worth, my 09 was fairly glitch-free out of the box as far as the fuelling goes...not perfect, but better than many have stated. I was led to believe that the 2010's were mostly unchanged from 2009 too, so has KTM sacked all their development engineers and hired painters instead?

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models. That horsepower figure is the same as the '10's. My 2 local dealers FWIW said that they were unchanged except for the addition of the Dakar model which appeared to be based on the standard model instead not the R. Others were unchanged AFAIK.
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Old 01-20-2011, 08:54 PM   #15
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I have the 2011 KTM presskit in PDF that lists all the models specs. I think I got the link to somewhere here on ADV rider or maybe on the KTM website.
Here is the 2011 990R descriptions from it.



Powerful LC8 4-stroke V-Twin
- Max. output 85 kW/115 PS, 100 Nm
- Dual tube exhaust system with
catalytic converter
- Trellis frame, load-bearing engine
- Fully adjustable WP suspension front
and rear, re-tuned for MY 2011
- Integrated multi-functional cockpit
- Lockable storage compartment
- Immobilizer and hazard warning lights
- Two-colour, straight-contour seat
- Striking sports paintwork, elaborate KTM
R graphics frame powder coated orange
- Suspension travel reduced by 17 mm to
248 mm front and rear
- Seat height slightly lowered to 895 mm
THE NATURE OF SUPERIORITY
Easily recognized by its orange powder
coated frame, the 990 Adventure R has
been one of the major highlights of the
KTM line-up as of MY2009. Its LC8
V2, as powerful as it is compact, delivers
a whopping 115 PS. Welded from
chrome-molybdenum steel sections, the
extremely rigid chassis is equipped with
high quality, fully adjustable and carefully
tuned suspension components „made
by WP in Austria“. Numerous practical
solutions like the lockable compartment
between the tanks, the immobilizer and
the hazard warning lights make clear that
even the representative of the sporty KTM
“R” fraction is at heart a true member of
the Adventure family. The low weight as
well as a design that maximises ruggedness
and reliability manage to convince
even the most demanding long-distance
riders. In MY 2011, a slightly lowered
seat and suspension, compounded by an
altered set-up, make for a lower center of
gravity. This does not impair the sensational
ride on and off road, however – quite
to the contrary. Besides, it makes for
easier handling of the new Adventure R
while standing and pushing it.
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