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


Compare the 2012 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black. The 2012 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 has an MSRP of $14,999, while the 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black has an MSRP of $16,800.
 
KEY FACTS
   
Manufacturer KTM BMW
Model 990 Adventure R
Year 2012 2012
Class On-Off Road On-Off Road
Country of Origin Austria Germany
MSRP $14,999

PRICE QUOTE
$16,800

PRICE QUOTE
 
PRICE
   
Warranty 12 months 36 months
 
Engine
   
Cylinders 2 2
Compression Ratio 11.5:1 12.0:1
Engine Stroke 4-Stroke 4-Stroke
Displacement (cc) 999 1170
Valve Configuration DOHC DOHC
Starter Electric Electric
Cooling Liquid Air / Oil
Engine Type V Twin Flat Twin
 
Seat Specifications
   
Number Of Seats 2 2
Seat Height (in) 34.6 33.5
 
Front Suspension
   
Front Suspension Size (in) 1.9 1.6
Front Travel (in) 8.3 7.5
Front Suspension Type Inverted Fork Telescopic Fork
 
Rear Suspension
   
Rear Travel (in) 8.3 7.9
Rear Suspension Brand Name WP Paralever
Rear Suspension Type Twin Sided Swing Arm Single Sided Swing Arm
 
Dimensions
   
Ground Clearance (in) 10.3
Trail (in) 4.7 4
Width (in) 36
Wheelbase (in) 61.8 59.3
Length (in) 87
 
Capacities
   
Fuel Capacity (gal) 5.3 5.3
 
Misc
   
Major Revision Year 2011
Year 2012 2012
Manufacturer Country Austria Germany
Generic Type (Primary) On-Off Road On-Off Road
 
Weight
   
Dry Weight (lbs) 461 461
 
Transmission
   
Number Of Speeds 6 6
Primary Drive (Rear Wheel) Chain Shaft
Transmission Type Manual Manual
Reverse No No
 
Brakes
   
Rear Brake Type Hydraulic Disc Hydraulic Disc
Front Brake Type Dual Hydraulic Disc Dual Hydraulic Disc
 
Tires
   
Rear Tire (Full Spec) Pirelli Scorpion 150/70 R18 70V 150/70 HR17
Front Tire (Full Spec) Pirelli Scorpion 90/90 R21 54V 110/80 HR19
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2012 KTM 990 Adventure LC8 vs 2012 BMW R 1200 GS Triple Black