Advice on first use
Danger of accidents Danger arising from the rider's judgement being impaired.
- Do not operate the vehicle while under the influence of alcohol, drugs and certain medications or physically or mentally impaired.
Risk of injury Missing or poor protective clothing present an increased safety risk.
- Wear protective clothing (helmet, boots, gloves, pants and jacket with protectors) every time you ride the vehicle. Always wear protective clothing, which must be undamaged and meet legal requirements.
Danger of crashing Poor vehicle handling due to different tire tread patterns on front and rear wheels.
- The front and rear wheels must be fitted with tires with similar tread patterns to prevent loss of control over the vehicle.
Danger of accidents Uncontrollable handling characteristic due to non-approved and/or non-recommended tires/wheels.
- Only tires/wheels approved by KTM and with the corresponding speed index should be useed.
Danger of accidents Reduced road grip with new tires.
- New tires have a smooth rolling surface and therefore cannot provide full road grip. The entire rolling surface must be roughened in the first 200 kilometers (124.3 miles) by moderate riding at alternating angles. The full grip levels are not achieved until the tires have been run in.
Info When using your vehicle, remember that other may feel disturbed by excessive noise.
- Make sure that the predelivery inspection work has been carried out by an authorized KTM workshop.
- Before your first trip, read the entire operating instructions carefully.
- Get to know the controls.
- Get used to handling the motorcycle on a suitable piece of land before making a longer trip.
- Try also to ride as slowly as possible to get a better feel for the vehicle.
- Hold the handlebar firmly with both hands and keep your feet on the footrests when riding.
- Run the engine in.
Run in the engine
- During the running-in phase, do not exceed the specified engine speed.
|Maximum Engine speed|
|During the first 1,000km||7,500rpm|
During the running-in phase, set the shift warning light to the specified engine speed.
- Adjust the shift speed RPM 1.
- Adjust the shift speed RPM 2.
- Avoid full opening of the throttle!
Loading the vehicle
Danger of accidents Unstable handling characteristics.
- Do not exceed the maximum permitted weight and axle loads. The overall weight consists of motorcycle operational and with a full tank, driver and passenger with protective clothing and helmet, baggage.
Danger of accidents Unstable handling characteristics due to incorrect mounting of suitcase and/or tank rucksack.
- Mount and secure suitcase & tank rucksack according to the manufacturer's instructions.
Danger of accidents Risk of breakage of suitcase system.
- If you have fitted suitcase on your motorcycle, read the manufacturer's specifications concerning the maximum payload.
Danger of accidents Poor visibility for other road users due to slipped baggage.
- If the tail light is covered, you are less visible to traffic behind you, especially in the dark. Check that your baggage is fixed properly at regular intervals.
Danger of accidents Changed handling characteristics and longer stopping distance with excessive payload.
- Adapt your speed according to your payload.
Danger of accidents Unstable handling characteristics due to slipped baggage.
- Check the way your baggage is fixed regularly.
- If you carry any baggage, make sure it is fixed firmly as close as possible to the center of the vehicle and ensure even weight distribution between the front and rear wheels.
Checks and maintenance when preparing for use
Before every trip, check the condition of the vehicle and ensure that it is roadworthy.
The vehicle must be in perfect technical condition when used.
- Check the engine oil level.
- Check the brake fluid level of the front brake.
- Check the rear brake fluid level.
- Check the front brake linings.
- Check the rear brake linings.
- Check the brake system function.
- Check the coolant level.
- Check for chain dirt accumulation.
- Check the chain tension.
- Check the tire condition.
- Check that all operating elements are correctly adjusted and free to move.
- Check the functioning of the electrical equipment.
- Check that baggage is correctly secured.
- Sit on the motorcycle and check the rear mirror setting.
- Check the fuel level.