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950 Ad­ven­ture 2003 2005

KTM’S first large-ca­pac­ity road bike, pow­ered by a 942cc car­bu­ret­ted V-twin mo­tor called the LC8 (liq­uid-cooled 8-valve). 21-inch front wheel, 230mm long-travel sus­pen­sion, and a hard seat set at 880mm. Handy preload ad­juster by left thigh. 942cc • 198kg • 95bhp • £2500-£4000

950 Ad­ven­ture S 2003 2005

‘S’ ver­sion of stan­dard Ad­ven­ture adds 35mm to sus­pen­sion travel, boost­ing it to 265mm. Seat height is also pushed to a tow­er­ing 915mm. Colours: KTM or­ange in 2003, and Rally Raid blue with Go !!!!!!! lo­gos in 2004. No Go !!!!!!! logo in 2005. 942cc • 198kg • 95bhp • £3000-£5000

990 Ad­ven­ture and Ad­ven­ture S 2006 2008

Both bore and stroke were in­creased to push ca­pac­ity by 57cc. Fuel in­jec­tion re­places carbs and power is in­creased by just 3bhp. ‘S’ model has off-road bias, with taller seat, longer sus­pen­sion and no ABS. 999cc • 199kg • 98bhp • £3000-£6500

990 Ad­ven­ture and Ad­ven­ture R 2009†2012

En­gine re­vi­sions raise peak power to 106bhp and styling is al­tered slightly. The off-road bi­ased ‘S’ is re­named the ‘R’ and re­ceives a more pow­er­ful 115bhp en­gine from the KTM Su­per Duke road bike. 999cc • 199kg • 106/115bhp • £4500-£8000

990 Ad­ven­ture 2011†2012

The fi­nal 990 base model gets the R’s 115bhp mo­tor and re­vised paint­work. It helped clear stock for the 1190 Ad­ven­ture that was launched the next year. But the 1190 was very dif­fer­ent from the bike it re­places: 150bhp, 230kg, less off-road po­ten­tial. 999cc • 199kg • 115bhp • £7000-£8000

950 Su­per En­duro 2006†2007

Known as the 950SE, this is a road-le­gal ex­treme en­duro bike, and in­cred­i­bly rare to boot. A stripped-back Ad­ven­ture with long­travel fully-ad­justable WP sus­pen­sion, dual un­der­seat ex­hausts and a sin­gle fuel tank. 3000 units sold world­wide. 942cc • 185kg • 98bhp • £6000-£9000

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