Christini has now put its acclaimed two-wheel drive system for KTM’s Adventure line-up on sale to the general public – and you can get your hands on one for £3,500.
Christini is pushing boundaries once again, releasing a production version of its innovative two-wheel drive system – we first showed you this back in May 2019, but now you can get one of the AWD set-ups for yourself.
It’s not the first time we’ve seen two-wheel-drive tech for motorcycles. Yamaha registered patents back in 2017, BMW and Wunderlich released a trick concept GS for 2016, and of course – BMW recently filed patents for an electric front wheel drive system. But the Christini kit is now able to be bought and put on your bike directly.
Christini’s technology was first developed for mountain bikes, before the US brand moved onto dirt bikes. But now, it’s getting back to its roots, creating kits for KTM adventure bikes. And arguably the kit makes even more sense for a big adventure bike.
The bolt-on system uses a series of chains fitted to the primary drive of the bike which – aside from a protective metal cover running up the left hand side of the motorcycle – are virtually invisible. The drive then runs down each fork leg to the front wheel hub which drives the front wheel.
The system is turned on by the rider via a large switch mounted to the top yoke of the bike and the power itself to the front end is geared, the unit’s separate gearing taken care of by a sealed unit mounted under the motorcycle’s petrol tank cover.
Cost-wise, the entire set-up costs $4,595 which is £3,482 at today’s exchange rate. For more information go to: christini.com
Expected to be available at the start of the summer, if you’re interested in getting your hands on a KTM Adventure kit from Christini, visit: www.christini.com
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