Advice on first use

Danger Danger of accidents A rider who is not fit to ride poses a danger to him or herself and others.
- Do not operate the vehicle if you are not fit to ride due to alcohol, drugs or medication.
-Do not operate the vehicle if you are physically or mentally impaired.

Warning Risk of injury Missing or poor protective clothing presents an increased safety risk.
- Wear appropriate protective clothing such as helmet, boots, gloves as well as trousers and a jacket with protectors on all rides
- Always wear protective clothing that is in good condition and meets the legal regulations.

Warning Danger of crashing Different tire tread patterns on the front and rear wheel impair the handling characteristic. Different tire tread patterns can make the vehicle significantly more difficult to control.
- Make sure that only tires with a similar tire tread pattern are fitted to the front and rear wheel..

Warning Danger of accidents Non-approved or non-recommended tires and wheels impact the handling characteristic.
- Only use tires/wheels approved by KTM with the corresponding speed index.

Warning Danger of accidents New tires have reduced road grip. The contact surface on new tires is not yet roughned
- Run in new tires with moderate riding at alternating angles
- Running in phase 200km

Info When using your vehicle, remember that other may feel disturbed by excessive noise.

- Make sure that the pre-delivery inspection work has been carried out by an authorized KTM workshop. You receive a delivery certificate and the Service and Warranty Booklet at vehicle handover.

- 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 in the engine

- During the running-in phase, do not exceed the specified engine speed.

Maximum Engine speed
During the first 1,000km7,500rpm

During the running-in phase, the shift warning light is set to a specified value and cannot be changed.

- Avoid fully opening the throttle!

Loading the vehicle

Warning Danger of accidents Total weight and axle loads influence the handling characteristic. The overall weight consists of: motorcycle ready for operation and with a full tank, driver and passenger with protective clothing and helmet, and luggage.
- Do not exceed the maximum permissible overall weight or the axle loads.

Warning Danger of accidents Improper mounting of cases or the tank rucksack impairs the handling characteristic.
- Mount and secure suitcase & tank rucksack according to the manufacturer's instructions.

Warning Danger of accidents The luggage system will be damaged if it is overloaded.
- Read the manufacturer information on maximum payload when mounting cases.

Warning Danger of accidents Luggage which has slipped impairs visibility. If the tail light is covered, you are less visible to traffic behind you, especially when it is dark.
- Check that your luggage is fixed properly at regular intervals.

Warning Danger of accidents A high payload alters the handling characteristic and increases the stopping distance.
- Adapt your speed according to your payload.

Warning Danger of accidents Pieces of luggage which have slipped impair the handling characteristic.
- Check that your luggage is fixed properly at regular intervals.
- 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.
- Do not exceed the overall maximum permitted weight and the axle loads.

Maximum permissible overall weight355kg
Maximum permissible front axle load127kg
Maximum permissible rear axle load228kg

Checks and maintenance when preparing for use

Info 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.