Niall spins his review on the KTM 950 Adventure, an exotic dirt bike that makes an excellent touring machine
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Made by the house of Austrian madmen otherwise known as KTM and using top-spec components, the 950 Adventure is incredibly capable of covering vast distances.
With a fuel tank that holds a genuine 24 litres, a deeply comfortable ride position, effective fairing and killer handling, it makes a first class road bike capable of demolishing anything in its path. The brakes are a bit feeble, but allied with the wide bars and commanding riding position the 950 murders twisty roads.
Get the optional (late model) gel seat and it's a very able continent basher, too. The V-twin engine is compact and makes class-leading power, but neglect valve services at your peril. Much better than BMW's R1200GS.
Variant: 'S' model features longer suspension and special paintWalk away: If the head-gasket hasn't been replaced as the original ones leakedAlso consider: 2001 BMW R1150GS, 2005 Ducati Multistrada
Engine 942cc, liquid cooled v-twinPower 97bhp @ 8,000rpmTorque 40ft/lbs @ 5,500rpmCompression ratio 11.5:1Bore x stroke 100 x 60mmFront suspension 48mm WP USD forksRear suspension WP shock with hydraulic spring preloadFront brakes 2x 300mm discsRear brake 240mm discDry weight 198kgSeat height 860mmFuel capacity 22 litresColours Orange, Silver
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