A colleague of mine in the motorcycle industry is picking up a KTM Super Adventure T, so his well-modified 950 Adventure S has to go to a new owner. The bike is named Aretha (after Aretha Franklin) and it’s very well setup for someone who wants to get into adventure touring for a reasonable price.
KTM introduced the big Adventure in 2003, and the S model was available right from the beginning. “S” bikes got more ground clearance and suspension travel, as well as a slightly higher seat. In 2004, the Adventure S was given a blue paint scheme with “Go!!!!!” graphics as a homage to the Gauloises sponsorship of KTM’s rally competition motorcycles. For more on not just the Adventure S in general, but this exact bike for sale, check out this article in Motorcyclist Magazine that the seller wrote about his “Amazonian Girlfriend.”
This example has 15,500 miles and it has been very well modified. The Gauloises paint scheme has been covered by a graphics kit from AMR racing. The seller notes that there are some minor scratches under the graphics and the decals are bubbling over the gas tanks but they are protecting the paint. Goodies include a Garmin Street Pilot 2720 GPS, Emig Racing steering damper, HID aux lights, tall windscreen, metal Barkbusters, OEM luggage, Powerlet ports, Woody’s Wheel Works rims in a 19″/17″ setup (as well as the original 21″/18″ wheels), Remus exhaust, 30th Anniversary suede seat that’s been lowered, and plenty more. Flaws include scratches in the paint, some dings in the bodywork, and a broken rear right turn signal.
This KTM is available in Georgetown, Texas for $7,500. If you’re interested in it, send me an email: abhi AT bike-urious.com and I’ll put you in touch with the seller!