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2004 KTM 950 Adventure

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The flagship of the Adventure product group is unquestionably the 950 Adventure/950 Adventure S, which really lives up to its name. A true "dual-purpose" motorcycle. This motorcycle combines off-road ability and long distance travel comfort in a way unseen by the world of motorcycles before. It goes back to the roots of the expression "Enduro" and at the same time redefines it. Consequently, orientated at long distance competitions, the motorcycle concept results in a concentration of the essential. Attributes like reliable, robust, lightweight, and mobile are logical results of this combination.

After a successful launch, the 950 Adventure will be available in three colours in 2004: silver, orange, and brand-new in black. In addition all models will be equipped with black anodised rims.

  • 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.
  • the low weight results from the intelligent engine concept.
  • every components built to warrant best durability and low weight.
  • extremely 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. Suspension elements / seat height
  • 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 - 230 / 230 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) - 281 mm
  • Seat height - 880 mm
  • Fuel capacity - approx. 22 liters
  • Weight (no fuel) - approx. 198 kg