2005 KTM 950 Adventure



Click here for an CycleVIN Motorcycle History Report on this 2005 KTM 950 Adventure. Additional photos are available here for your perusal.

For years, BMW dominated the adventure bike market with their GS lineup. However, KTM was able to fight back in the 90s (after coming out of bankruptcy) because they decided to focus on off-road capability – taking expertise from an impressive line-up of dirt bikes and incorporating that into a new line of adventure motorcycles.

With each generation, BMW kept adding more features designed to help with on-road touring. KTM stuck with their “Ready to Race” motto and focused on building off-road capable machines that were still street legal.

KTM had been playing with the idea of a large-displacement V-twin adventure bike since 1993, but the 950 Adventure wasn’t released until 2003. It was powered by a 942cc liquid-cooled 74-degree V-twin engine with dual overhead cams producing over 100 hp, all in a sleek Dakar-styled package.

This example is VIN: VBKVA44045M910091. The seller acquired it 18 months ago from a private party.

During his ownership, the seller has covered “a couple thousand miles”. The odometer shows 36,978 miles.

During his ownership, the seller has replaced the chain and sprockets and installed a new Shorai battery.

Akrapovic slip-on exhaust.

ASV levers.

CJ Designs gas tank covers and gas caps.

Rottweiler airbox.

Scotts steering stabilizer, BRP triple clamp, and ProTaper EVO handlebars.

Garmin GPS mount.

Steel braided brake lines.

Acerbis Handguards, upgraded mirrors

Aftermarket skidplate, Clean Speed brake lever, and upgraded rearsets.

Renazco Racing seat, CJ Designs luggage rack.

The sale includes a spare Seat Concepts seat.

WP suspension, aftermarket windshield, aftermarket front turn signals, and a front fender.

The sale includes the original front fender.

Oberon clutch slave cylinder, aftermarket shift lever.

Integrated license plate mount with LED turnsignals. 

Cosmetic Blemishes: please see the album up top for all known cosmetic blemishes. Here is a selection:

It is riding on Continental Conti Twinduro tires from 2018.

This sale includes one key, the factory tool kit, KTM bike cover, some original parts, and a full set of bags (Givi sides, KTM trunk) with mounts.

Currently located in June Lake, California this KTM is offered on a clean California title with registration current through April 2023.

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Continental US:
Haul Bikes will ship anything sold through Iconic for $750 (this went up on 5/12 due to increases in gas costs) in the Continental US, and Iconic will handle the paperwork on your behalf. You do not need to crate your bike or drain the gas/disconnect the battery if you go with Haul Bikes. We are glad to work with the shipper of your choice as well, but you will have to arrange it.

Please note:

  • spares/extras will have to be shipped separately via FedEx or similar.
  • the fee includes $15,000 of insurance with a $500 deductible. Additional insurance can be purchased at a cost of $50 per additional $5,000 of value.
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