Leaking ahead of its EICMA debut, Bikes in the Fast Lane brings us the first image of the 2011 KTM Adventure 990 Dakar. An homage to KTM’s dominance in the Dakar Rally, this Adventure 990 is done up in blue livery with orange accents, anti-lock brakes, and gets some modest bolt-on parts (like that orange engine guard) from KTM’s aftermarket kit department.
With the Dakar Rally taking place in South America since 2008, and KTM racing a 450cc machine after the changing of the rules in 2009 to the professional class, the idea of a Adventure 990 Dakar Rally bike seems a bit oxymoronic, but that’s probably beside the point. No technical details yet, beyond what we can see, but expect more to come in a week’s time when EICMA kicks off officially.
Source: Bikes in the Fast Lane