KTM 950 Adventure - Reviews
The 75-degree v-twin is a double overhead cam engine with eight valves. Its 942 cubic centimeters put out 88.9 horsepower at 8,000 rpm and 61.8 foot pounds of torque at 6,250 rpm. It does 0 to 60 in 3.71 seconds and gets up to 100 miles per hour in 9.25 seconds. It is backed by a six-speed transmission and uses a #520 chain for the final drive.
The suspension is highly adjustable, allowing off road and on road riding. The front suspension uses 48mm inverted cartridge with adjustable forks for spring preload, rebound damping and compression. The rear suspension uses one shock, which is adjustable for compression, preload and rebound damping.
The KTM 950 Adventure’s seat height of 36 inches makes this bike difficult for most anyone to just “get on.” You almost need to use the sidestand to climb on. There is a standard KTM 950 Adventure with a seat that is a bit lower – but not by much. Once on, though, the bike is easy to ride, giving even the inexperienced rider confidence in his/her dirt bike abilities. The bike weighs only 495 pounds (wet) and holds 5.8 gallons of gas. The tires are stickier than many dirt bike tires, so they are more street oriented, but work just as good off road.