Starting

Danger Danger of poisoning Exhaust gases are toxic and inhaling them may result in unconsciousness and death.

- Always make sure there is sufficient ventilation when running the engine.

- Use an effective exhaust extraction system when starting or running the engine in an enclosed space.

Caution Danger of accidents Electronic components and safety devices will be damaged if the battery is discharged or missing.

- Never operate the vehicle with a discharged battery or without a battery.

Note
Engine damage Unfiltered intake air has a negative effect on the service life of the engine. Dust and dirt will enter the engine without an air filter.

- Never start to use the vehicle without an air filter.

Note
Engine damage High revving speed with a cold engine negatively impacts the lifespan of the engine.

- Always warm up the engine at low engine speed.

- Unlock the steering
- Sit on the vehicle, take the weight off of the side stand, and move up all the way.
- Turn the emergency OFF switch to the ON position.
- Switch on the ignition by turning the ignition key to the position

After you switch on the ignition, you can hear the fuel pump working for about two seconds. The function check of the combination instrument is run at the same time.

Shift gear to neutral

The green idle indicator lamp N lights up.

The ABS indicator lamp lights up and goes back out after starting off.

Press the electric starter button.

Info Do not press the electric starter button until the function test of the combination instrument is finished.
When starting, DO NOT open the throttle. If you open the throttle during the starting procedure, fuel is not injected by the engine management system and the engine cannot start.
Press the starter for a maximum of 5 seconds. Wait for at least 5 seconds before trying again.
This motorcycle is equipped with a safety starting system. You can only start the engine if the transmission is in neutral or if the clutch lever is pulled when a gear is engaged. If the side stand is folded out and you shift into gear and release the clutch, the engine stops.

Starting OFF

- Pull the clutch lever, engage 1st gear, release the clutch lever slowly, and simultaneously open the throttle carefully.

Tip
If the engine dies while starting off, only pull the clutch lever and press the electric starter button. You do not need to shift into neutral.

Shifting,riding

Warning Danger of accidents Abrupt load alterations can cause the vehicle to get out of control.
- Avoid abrupt load alterations and sudden braking actions.
- Adapt your speed to the road conditions.

Warning Danger of accidents If you change down at high engine speed, the rear wheel blocks and the engine races.
- Do not change into a low gear at high engine speed.

Warning Danger of accidents An incorrect ignition key position causes malfunctions.
- Do not change the ignition key position while driving.

Warning Danger of accidents Adjustments to the vehicle distract attention from traffic activity.
- Make all adjustments when the vehicle is at a standstill.

Warning Risk of injury The passenger may fall from the motorcycle if they conduct themselves incorrectly.
-Ensure that the passenger sits correctly on the passenger seat, places his or her feet on the passenger foot rest and holds on to the rider or the grab handles.
- Note the regulations governing the minimum age of passengers in your country.

Warning Danger of accidents A risky riding style constitutes a major risk.
- Comply with traffic regulations and ride defensively and with foresight to detect sources of danger as early as possible.

Warning Danger of accidents Cold tires have reduced road grip.
- Ride the first miles carefully on every journey at moderate speed until the tires reach operating temperature.

Warning Danger of accidents New tires have reduced road grip.
Run in new tires with moderate riding at alternating angles.
- Running-in phase 200 km

Warning Danger of accidents Pieces of luggage which have slipped impair the handling characteristic.
- Check that your luggage is fixed properly at regular intervals.

Warning Danger of accidents A fall can damage the vehicle more seriously than it may first appear.
- Check the vehicle after a fall as you do when preparing for use.

Note
Engine failure Overheating damages the engine.

- If the coolant temperature warning is displayed, stop immediately and take care not to endanger yourself or other traffic participants in the process.

-Allow the engine and cooling system to cool down.

-Check and, if necessary, correct the coolant level on the cooling system while it is in a cooled state.

Info
If you hear unusual noises while riding, stop immediately, switch off the engine and contact an authorized KTM workshop.

- Shift into a higher gear when conditions allow (incline, road situation, etc.).
- Release the throttle while simultaneously pulling the clutch lever, shift into the next gear, release the clutch lever, and open the throttle.

Info
You can see the positions of the 6 forward gears in the figure. The idle position is between the first and second gears. First gear is used for starting off or for steep inclines.

- Accelerate only up to a speed suitable for the road surface and weather conditions. Particularly in bends, do not shift, and accelerate very carefully.
- To shift down, brake if necessary and close the throttle at the same time.
- Pull the clutch lever and shift into a lower gear, release the clutch lever slowly and open the throttle or shift again.
- Switch off the engine if you expect to be standing for a long time.
- If the malfunction indicator lamp lights up while riding, stop immediately taking care not to endanger yourself or other road users in the process.
- After reaching maximum speed by fully opening the throttle grip, turn the throttle back so it is ¾ open. This will barely reduce the speed but fuel consumption will be considerably lower.
- Accelerate only up to a speed suitable for the road surface and weather conditions. Particularly in bends, do not shift, and accelerate very carefully.
- Brake if necessary and close the throttle at the same time in order to shift down.
- Pull the clutch lever and shift into a lower gear, release the clutch lever slowly, and open the throttle or shift again.
- If the engine stalls (e.g. at a crossroads), just pull the clutch lever and press the electric starter button. You do not have to shift into neutral.
- If the oil pressure warning lamp lights up during a trip, stop immediately and switch off the engine. Contact an authorized KTM workshop.
- If the malfunction indicator lamp lights up during a trip, please contact an authorized KTM workshop as soon as possible.
-If the general warning lamp lights up during a trip,an operating safely message was detected (warning)

Info
All warnings which have occurred are displayed and stored in the Warning menu until these are no longer active.

Applying the brakes

Warning Danger of accidents Moisture and dirt impair the brake system.
- Brake carefully several times to dry out and remove dirt from the brake linings and the brake discs.

Warning Danger of accidents A spongy pressure point on the front or rear brake reduces braking efficiency.
- Check the brake system and do not continue riding until the problem is eliminated. (Your authorized KTM workshop will be glad to help.)

Warning Danger of accidents The brake system fails in the event of overheating.
- If the foot brake lever is not released, the brake linings drag continuously.
- Take your foot off the foot brake lever when you are not braking.

Warning Danger of accidents Higher total weight increases the stopping distance.
- Take the longer stopping distance into account when carrying a passenger or luggage with you.

Warning Danger of accidents Salt on the roads impairs the brake system.
- Brake carefully several times to remove salt from the brake linings and the brake discs.

Warning Danger of accidents ABS may increase the stopping distance in certain situations.
- Adjust application of the brakes to the respective riding situation and riding surface conditions.

Warning Danger of accidentsExcessively forceful application of the brakes blocks the wheels. The ABS effectiveness is only ensured if it is switched on.
- Leave the ABS switched on in order to benefit from the protective effect
- When braking, release the throttle and apply the front and rear brakes at the same time.

Info
When the ABS is enabled, you can achieve maximum braking power even on low grip surfaces such as sandy, wet, or slippery terrain without locking of the wheels.

Warning Danger of accidents The rear wheel can lock due to the engine braking effect.
- Pull in the clutch, if you perform emergency or full braking, or if you brake on a slippery ground.

Warning Danger of accidents Banked or laterally sloping ground reduces the maximum possible delay.
- If possible finish braking before going into a bend.
- Always finish braking before you go into a bend. Change down to a lower gear appropriate to your road speed.
- Use the braking effect of the engine on long downhill stretches. Change down one or two gears, but do not over-rev the engine. In this way, you have to brake far less and the brakes do not overheat.

Stopping and Parking

Warning Risk of injury People who act without authorization endanger themselves and others.
- Do not leave the vehicle unattended if the engine is running.
- Protect the vehicle against access by unauthorized persons.
- Lock the steering and remove the ignition key if you leave the vehicle unattended.

Warning Danger of Burns Some vehicle components become very hot when the vehicle is operated.
- Do not touch any parts such as the exhaust system, radiator, engine, shock absorber, or brake system before the vehicle parts have cooled down..
- Let the vehicle parts cool down before you perform any work on the vehicle.

Note
Material damage The vehicle may be damaged by incorrect procedure when parking. Significant damage may be caused if the vehicle rolls away or falls over. The components for parking the vehicle are designed only for the weight of the vehicle.

Info If the engine is switched off with the emergency OFF switch and the ignition remains switched on at the ignition lock, power continues to flow to most power consumers and the battery will discharge. You should therefore always switch off the engine with the ignition key - the emergency OFF switch is intended for emergencies only.

- Park the vehicle on a firm and level surface.

- Ensure that nobody sits on the vehicle when the vehicle is parked on a stand.

Note
Fire hazard Hot vehicle components pose a fire hazard and explosion risk.

- Do not park the vehicle near to materials which are highly flammable or explosive.

- Allow the vehicle to cool down before covering it.

- Apply the brakes on the motorcycle.

- Shift gear to neutral.

- Switch off the ignition by turning the ignition key to the position

Info If the engine is switched off with the emergency OFF switch and the ignition remains switched on at the ignition lock, power continues to flow to most power consumers and the battery will discharge. You should therefore always switch off the engine with the ignition key the emergency OFF switch is intended for emergencies only.

- Park the motorcycle on a firm surface.

- Swing the side stand forward with your foot as far as it will go and lean the vehicle on it.

- Lock the steering.

Transport

Note
Danger of damage The parked vehicle can roll away or fall over.

- Park the vehicle on a firm and level surface.

Note
Fire hazard Hot vehicle components pose a fire hazard and explosion risk.

- Do not park the vehicle near to materials which are highly flammable or explosive.

- Allow the vehicle to cool down before covering it.

- Switch off the engine and remove the ignition key.
- Use tension belts or other suitable devices to secure the motorcycle against accidents or falling over.

Refueling

Danger Fire hazard Fuel is highly flammable. The fuel in the fuel tank expands when warm and can escape if overfilled.
- Do not refuel the vehicle in the vicinity of open flames or lit cigarettes.
- Switch off the engine for refueling.
- Make sure that no fuel is spilled; particularly not on hot parts of the vehicle.
- If any fuel is spilled, wipe it off immediately.
- Observe the specifications for refueling.>

Warning Danger of poisoning Fuel is poisonous and a health hazard. - Avoid skin, eye and clothing contact with fuel.
- Immediately consult a doctor if you swallow fuel.
- Do not inhale fuel vapors.
- In case of skin contact, rinse the affected area with plenty of water.
- Rinse the eyes thoroughly with water, and consult a doctor in case of fuel contact with the eyes.
- Change your clothing in case of fuel spills on them.

Note
Material damage inadequate fuel quality causes the fuel filter to quickly become clogged.

- In some countries and regions, the available fuel quality and cleanliness may not be sufficient. This will result in problems with the fuel system.

- Refuel only with clean fuel that meets the specified standards.(Your authorized KTM workshop will be glad to help.)

Warning Environmental hazard Improper handling of fuel is a danger to the environment.

- Do not allow fuel to get into the ground water, the ground, or the sewage system.

- Switch off the engine.
- Open the filler cap.
- Fill the fuel tank with fuel up to the lower edge Ê of the fuel tank.

Total fuel tank capacity (approx).13.5 LSuper unleaded (ROZ 95/RON 95/PON 91)

- close the filter cap