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Compare the 2012 KTM 990 Adventure R vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 vs 2012 Zero DS ZF9. The 2012 KTM 990 Adventure R has an MSRP of $14,999, while the 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 has an MSRP of $6,299, 2012 Zero DS ZF9 has an MSRP of $13,995.
 

KEY FACTS

     
Manufacturer KTM Kawasaki Zero
Model 990 Adventure KLR DS
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin Austria Japan USA
MSRP $14,999

PRICE QUOTE
$6,299

PRICE QUOTE
$13,995

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PRICE

     
Warranty 12 months 12 months 24 months
 

Engine

     
Cylinders 2 1
Compression Ratio 11.5:1 9.8:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 999 651
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid
Engine Type V Twin Single-Cylinder Electric
 

Seat Specifications

     
Number Of Seats 2 2 1
Seat Height (in) 35.6 35 34.8
 

Front Suspension

     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.9 1.6
Front Travel (in) 9.7 7.9 9.4
Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork Telescopic Fork Inverted Fork
 

Rear Suspension

     
Rear Travel (in) 9.7 7.3 7.7
Rear Suspension Brand Name WP UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 

Dimensions

     
Ground Clearance (in) 11.9 8.3
Trail (in) 4.7 4.4 3.5
Width (in) 37.8
Wheelbase (in) 61.8 58.3 57.3
Length (in) 90.4
 

Capacities

     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.8
 

Misc

     
Major Revision Year 2008 2012
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Austria Japan USA
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
 

Weight

     
Dry Weight (lbs) 456 341
 

Transmission

     
Number Of Speeds 6 5 1
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain Belt
Transmission Type Manual Manual Automatic
Reverse No No No
 

Brakes

     
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
 

Tires

     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) Pirelli Scorpion 150/70 R18 70V 130/80 R17 110/90 - 16
Front Tire (Full Spec) Pirelli Scorpion 90/90 R21 54V 90/90 R21 100/80 - 17
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2012 KTM 990 Adventure R vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 vs 2012 Zero DS ZF9