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2012 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 vs. 2012 BMW R 1200 GS vs. 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 Side-by-Side Comparison


Compare the 2012 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650. The 2012 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 has an MSRP of $14,999, while the 2012 BMW R 1200 GS has an MSRP of $16,150, 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 has an MSRP of $6,299.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer KTM BMW Kawasaki
Model 990 Adventure R KLR
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin Austria Germany Japan
MSRP $14,999

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$16,150

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$6,299

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PRICE
     
Warranty 12 months 36 months 12 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 2 1
Compression Ratio 11.5:1 12.0:1 9.8:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 999 1170 651
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Air / Oil Liquid
Engine Type V Twin Flat Twin Single-Cylinder
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 34.6 33.5 35
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.9 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 8.3 7.5 7.9
Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 8.3 7.9 7.3
Rear Suspension Brand Name WP Paralever UNI-TRAK
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Single Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 10.3 8.3
Trail (in) 4.7 4 4.4
Width (in) 36 37.8
Wheelbase (in) 61.8 59.3 58.3
Length (in) 87 90.4
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.3 5.8
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2010 2008
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Austria Germany Japan
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 461 461
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 6 6 5
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Shaft Chain
Transmission Type Manual Manual Manual
Reverse No No No
 
Brakes
     
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) Pirelli Scorpion 150/70 R18 70V 150/70 HR17 130/80 R17
Front Tire (Full Spec) Pirelli Scorpion 90/90 R21 54V 110/80 HR19 90/90 R21
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2012 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650