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


Compare the 2012 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black. The 2012 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 has an MSRP of $14,999, while the 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 has an MSRP of $6,299, 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black has an MSRP of $18,600.
 
KEY FACTS
     
Manufacturer KTM Kawasaki BMW
Model 990 Adventure KLR R
Year 2012 2012 2012
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin Austria Japan Germany
MSRP $14,999

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$6,299

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$18,600

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PRICE
     
Warranty 12 months 12 months 36 months
 
Engine
     
Cylinders 2 1 2
Compression Ratio 11.5:1 9.8:1 12.0:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 999 651 1170
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Liquid Air / Oil
Engine Type V Twin Single-Cylinder Flat Twin
 
Seat Specifications
     
Number Of Seats 2 2 2
Seat Height (in) 34.6 35 35
 
Front Suspension
     
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.9 1.6 1.6
Front Travel (in) 8.3 7.9 8.2
Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork Telescopic Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
     
Rear Travel (in) 8.3 7.3 8.6
Rear Suspension Brand Name WP UNI-TRAK Paralever
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Twin Sided Swing Arm Single Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
     
Ground Clearance (in) 10.3 8.3
Trail (in) 4.7 4.4 3.5
Width (in) 37.8 39
Wheelbase (in) 61.8 58.3 59.4
Length (in) 90.4 88
 
Capacities
     
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.8 8.7
 
Misc
     
Major Revision Year 2008 2012
Year 2012 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Austria Japan Germany
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road On-Off Road
 
Weight
     
Dry Weight (lbs) 461 496
 
Transmission
     
Number Of Speeds 6 5 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Chain Shaft
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 Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
     
Rear Tire (Full Spec) Pirelli Scorpion 150/70 R18 70V 130/80 R17 150/70 HR17
Front Tire (Full Spec) Pirelli Scorpion 90/90 R21 54V 90/90 R21 110/80 HR19
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2012 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 vs 2012 Kawasaki KLR 650 vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Adventure Triple Black