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2017 KTM 1090 Adventure R | First Ride Review

  • By cannonball

With their rally-racer styling, 21-inch front wheels, 35-inch seat heights and right-now throttle response, KTM’s V-twin-powered 950/990 Adventure models were popular among performance-oriented adventure riders. Despite weighing 500 pounds and sending 90-plus horsepower to the rear wheel, 950/990 Adventures were remarkably capable off-road, but for on-road touring they were rough around the edges. During their 10-year model run (2003-2013), the big Katooms were niche players, overshadowed by the more versatile BMW R 1200 GS and more affordable, street-oriented bikes like the Suzuki V-Strom 1000.


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