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2004 KTM 950 Adventure S

KTM 950 Adventure S

The 950 Adventure S, distinguishable by the longer suspension travel, is a close copy of the 950 Rally. In 2004 this special model will come in the actual rally design to emphasize the closeness to the sport also optically.

  • 942cc twin cylinder.
  • Short-stroke V engine with 75 cylinder arrangement, compact with good handling characteristics.
  • The LC8 engine is vertically divided in order to arrange the crankshaft and both shafts at different levels and save vehicle design length.
  • In the V between the two cylinders, a "multi-functional shaft" rotates in a space-saving arrangement.
  • It carries two compensating weights, powers the water pump and the centrifuges of the engine case ventilation, and serves as idler for the starter and both timing chains.
  • The toothed chains each drive overhead camshafts in the symmetrical (rotated by 180) cylinder heads.
  • Optimal linear rpm movement for calculable performance.
  • Dry-sump lubrication system with a 3 litre oil tank under the water cooler.
  • Serial performance of 98 HS at 8000 rev./min, 95 Nm at 6000 rev./min.
  • 2 x 43 mm constant pressure carburettor, integrated in air box. Weight of LC8 engine?
  • The engine weighs 58 kilos, approx. 20% lighter than its competitors.
  • Tthe low weight results from the intelligent engine concept.
  • Every components built to warrant best durability and low weight.
  • Eextremely robust, self-supporting pipe frame made of chromiummolybdenum steel (round pipes).
  • Total weight under 11 kg.
  • Dry weight 198 kg, approx. 15 - 25% lighter than class standard.
  • Weight distribution is 50% front and 50% rear.
  • The low mounting of the engine (no oil pan) and the positioning of the battery lead to an extremely low centre of gravity and optimal handling.
  • Approx. 85% of the parts are identical (e.g. frame), both motorcycles are made of absolutely high-quality components.
  • As with the sports models, the White Power PDS (Progressive Damping System) - a shock absorber is directly mounted onto the swing arm.
  • The shock absorber with 230 resp. 265 mm suspension travel is both adjustable in terms of pressure (low and high-speed) as well as adjustable rebound.
  • Adjustable pre-load adjustment using fold-out adjusting button for quick setting if cycle is loaded or two persons riding the motorcycle.
  • The fork is a 48 mm USD White Power fork with an "open cartridge" and 230 resp. 265 mm suspension travel, also adjustable rebound, pressure and spring pre-load.
  • The seat height of the 950 Adventure is at 880 resp. 915 mm.
  • The tank volume of the 950 Adventure is approx. 22 litre.
  • The range is - depending on driving behaviour and terrain - between 350 and 400 kilometres.
  • Centrally arranged, analogue tachometer with multi-functional cockpit indicator: daily kilometre counter, tank stop distance indicator, total kilometre count, speed, time, low fuel warning light, cooling water temperatures, control lamps, trip master.
  • Characteristic, extremely light and sturdy front head lights (only 800 grams) with very high luminance.
  • Excellent for travel and tours and highly suitable for off-road driving, low weight.
  • Large, sturdy nylon tank, slim shape for optimal seating.
  • Effective wind protection.
  • Luggage rack, lockable tool box and additional storage compartment.
  • Slim, handy, and agile - and with a comfortable seat perfect for long trips.
  • For suitable luggage system and more extras see actual catalogue, Power Parts 2004.
  • Tyre dimensions range from 21" up front to 18" in the rear and warrant optimal off-road ability and ground clearance.
  • Standard off-road tyre sizes can be used.
  • Serial equipment with specially developed dual-purpose tyres for high-speeds.
  • Each split tank half separately removable.
  • For changing the air filter the tank does not need to be dismounted.
  • Easy oil level check, oil refill possible without funnel.
  • Engine - two-cylinder 4-stroke engine, V 75
  • Displacement (cc) - 942
  • Bore / stroke (mm) - 100 / 60
  • Performance (homologated) - 72 kW / 8000 rpm
  • Max. torque - 95 Nm / 6000 rpm
  • Compression ratio - 11.5:1
  • Starter - E-starter
  • Transmission - 6 gears, dog-clutch engagement
  • Carburetor - constant-pressure carburetor, 43 mm
  • Control - DOHC
  • Lubrication - Pressure lubrication
  • Engine oil - Motorex Power Synt 4T 10W-50
  • Primary drive - 67:35
  • Cooling - liquid-cooled
  • Clutch - wet multi-disc clutch, operated hydraulically
  • Ignition - Denso battery ignition
  • Frame - tubular chromoly space frame, power-coated
  • Subframe - aluminum
  • Handlebar - aluminum, conified
  • Front suspension - WP-USD 48 MA
  • Rear suspension - WP-PDS suspension strut with hydr. spring preload
  • Suspension travel, front/rear - 265 / 265 mm
  • Front brake - double disc, 300 mm
  • Rear brake - single disc, 240 mm
  • Rims, front/rear - 2.15 x 21" / 4.0 x 18"
  • Tyres, front/rear - 90/90-21" ; 150/70-18"
  • Transmission ratio - 17:42
  • Chain - X-ring chain 5/8 x 1/4 "
  • Battery - 12Ah
  • Main silencer - 2 x premium steel
  • Steering head angle - 26.6
  • Wheel caster - 119 mm
  • Wheelbase - 1570 mm
  • Ground clearance (unloaded) - 316 mm
  • Seat height - 915 mm
  • Fuel capacity - approx. 22 liters
  • Weight (no fuel) - approx. 198 kg