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XL ADV KTM 990 Adventure Bike Build - Rottweiler Performance

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I first found out about Rottweiler Performance from Facebook after I was about to get an 1190 R sometime around Dec of '13. I didn't end up getting that bike but two friends, Alan Clinkingbeard and Tolga Basol, did and they both got kitted out with new air intakes (and other stuff) from Rottweiler Performance.

We did our New Year's Baja trip last year and we kept passing and getting passed by the Rottweiler shop ride crew and I was absolutely astounded at Christian Parker's (Rottweiler's lead man) bike from how it sounded to how I saw it perform, etc...  I tried keeping up with him for about a half mile and soon realized that was folly :)  It reminded me of the time I tried to keep up with Jon Beck on his 990 coming out of Mike's Sky Rancho.

So this whole Rottweiler KTM thing was really a big part of me choosing this project bike in the first place, so you can imagine how excited I was to learn that Christian Parker wanted to help us out.

I eventually did get to ride Alan's 1190 R off road at our Troy Meadows ride last year and was blown away.  Then in Death Valley last December I got to ride Tolga's 1190 R and was equally impressed but blown away at the roar of that air intake.  It sounds like a trophy truck!

I originally knew Rottweiler Performance for their air intake systems but have come to realize they do a great deal more of a lot of key KTM aftermarket parts as well and will continue to be in the near future.

Today was spent over at Rottweiler's shop going over our shopping list, doing a pre-mod dyno test and then getting a baseline db reading off the stock exhaust.

Some photos:

Working on a Porsche project

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A sweet KTM Super Duke 1290 for which Rottweiler makes a cool damper kit
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Our pre-mod dyno readout shows about 90 hp and 60 ft/lb of torque.  We think we can get 7-10 more ponies out of this bike with the new air intake but more importantly shed 28.8 lbs (!) of weight with their "diet parts" kit of a new lithium Antigravity battery, SAS removal, 2 to 1 exhaust.
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Christian taking some baseline db readings from the bone-stock exhaust.  Results were 92 db at 2' and 45 degree angle.
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