The new 450cc capacity limit may finally end KTM’s domination of The Dakar rally, so there’s no time like the present for a special edition intended to capitalize on said domination. Of course, the KTM 990 Adventure isn’t the bike that gets raced in Argentina and Chile, but it is the bike getting the special edition treatment. This KTM 990 Dakar appears to gain blue and orange paint, some graphics, standard engine protection bars and not much else. This bike was due to be unveiled at EICMA next week alongside the company’s actual Dakar competitor, the KTM 450 Rally, but Bikes In The Fast Lane got the jump on them, leaking this embargoed image.
A larger image at Bikes In The Fast Lane.