The folks at KTM have just announced a ‘Baja Edition’ of the 990 Adventure which is a limited edition only for the North American market. The special edition pays tribute to the land of the SCORE/Baja 1000 and many other adventure rides. The basic 990 Adventure’s 999cc 113HP engine has been retained and the main additions come in terms of the special Baja graphics, an orange powder-coated frame, Dunlop 908 RR off-road tyres, orange crash guards, LED auxiliary lights, suede-style seat, aluminium radiator guard, GPS base mount and an aluminium-steel sprocket.

Additionally KTM have provided a tank bag and rear waterproof luggage bag and fully adjustable front and rear WP suspension as standard equipment. Ground clearance is at 261 mm, fuel tank capacity is 20 litres and the bike weighs 210kg, without fuel.

“We feel an obligation to motorcyclists around the world because they might rely on us to deliver something that they need. Our marketing, R&D and sales guys really have their eyes on the market and are riders themselves. We feel close to the community and we listen to what people say,” says KTM executive Hubert Trunkenpolz on the company blog. Official press release below.

KTM 990 Adventure Baja Edition press release

KTM has been committed to growing the Travel Adventure segment over the past decade starting with its 950 Adventure and leaping into the 990 Adventure generations. For 2013, the 990 Adventure Baja will push the limit of where a 1000cc twin-powered motorcycle can bring riders. This limited edition model has been built specifically for the North American market. It is a tribute to Baja, the land of the famous SCORE/Baja 1000 but also of multiple travel adventure rides and rallies.

The new model includes white bodywork with limited edition Baja graphics and an orange powder-coated frame. It also includes Dunlop 908 RR tires, orange crash guards, LED auxiliary lights, suede-style seat, aluminum radiators guard, GPS base mount and SuperSprox aluminum steel sprocket. In addition, the Baja unit comes standard with a tank bag and rear waterproof luggage bag as well as fully adjustable front and rear WP suspension. This is truly the bike that can take you on any adventure.