KTM INTERMOT 2016- New 1290 & 1090 Adventure models unveiled

1290 Adventure

KTM 1290 Adventure R


KTM has brought out series of updated adventure line-up to this year’s INTERMOT show. The new line-up is positioned such that there is a healthy gap between the manufacturer’s 1290 and new 1090 range (with the 1190 discontinued).

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Here are some of KTM’s offerings:

KTM 1290 Super  Adventure range

The new KTM 1290 adventure range is available in 3 variants – S, T and R. All the bikes get a 1,301cc LC8 V-twin engine, tuned to produce 160 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque.

Some of the features common to all variants include Bosch’s Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) system (With cornering ABS and cornering traction control), three riding modes- Sport, Street, and Rain (& Off-road on R), cruise control, waterproof phone compartment, keyless ignition, new seats, new headlights, new 6.5 inch TFT display, LED cornering lights and more. Braking is done by 320 mm discs up front and a single 267 mm one at the rear.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure

S, R and T variants 1290 Adventure

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S– This is a more road focused, base variant and comes with 19” front and 17’ rear alloy wheels shod in Pirelli rubber. Semi-active WP suspension with shorter travel and shorter seat height of 860mm are provided (adjustable). It replaces the 1190 Adventure model.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R– The ‘R’ variant is most adventure focused variant of the group getting features like bigger 21” (front) spoke wheels, longer suspension travel and more electronic aids including bi-directional quick shifter and hill-hold control.  It replaces the 1190 Adventure R model.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure T– The Touring (T) variant combines features of both S and R variants, producing a good road bike that does just as well off-road. Spoke wheels are provided in this variant as well. The T variant replaces KTM’s existing 1290 Super Adventure model.

KTM 1090 Adventure

KTM Adventure 1090

The 1090 Adventure allows KTM to loosen up their Adventure portfolio. It is a replacement to the 1050 Adventure model (As we reported earlier)and will be available in 2 variants- Standard and R. Powering both bikes is a LC8 1,050 cc, V-twin engine producing 125 horsepower (+30 from 1050) and 108 Nm of torque. For A2 license holders in UK, KTM will be making available 95 hp versions, which can be restricted to 47 hp.

Both variants also share many features like steel trellis frame, slipper clutch, traction control, ABS, riding modes, twin screen display, Brembo braking system and Bosch ABS.

KTM Adventure 1090

KTM Adventure 1090 : This is the road-focused model having cast wheels (19”,17”) covered n Metzeler rubber, USD WP forks and pre-load adjustable rear WP shock.

KTM 1090 Adventure R: The Adventure R model being more Off-road focused, gets 21-inch and 18-inch wheels, Continental TKC 80 Twinduro tyres, longer suspension, ‘off-road mode’ equipped ABS, orange coloured frame and different body graphics.


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