2017 KTM 1290 unveiled at Intermot 2016


KTM Sportmotorcycle AG, a well recognized two-wheeler manufacturer and the Austrian motorcycle maker owned by CROSS Industries AG has officially unveiled the new 2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure range at the Intermot 2016.

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The two wheeler manufacturer will be offering the 1290 Super Adventure model in three variants – the Adventure R, Adventure S and Adventure T to cater the needs of different enthusiast.

The newly revealed Super Adventure family now comes with noteworthy cosmetic upgrades because of redesigned fairing as well as all-new headlamp

As usual, KTM has wrapped its trademark V-Twin in a chrome-moly trellis frame. This 1301cc engine cranks out a claimed 160 horsepower, 130lb-ft of torque (Previously found in the Super Duke R) and is equipped with the latest WP suspension components created specifically for this big ADV machine. The fully adjustable WP USD fork features separate compression and rebound while the adjustable WP PDS (Progressive Damping System) equipped rear shock is re-designed to resist bottoming in those final inches of the stroke in an effort to improve the 1290 R’s ability off road.

All of the current KTM Adventure series bikes are dressed in the latest iteration of its angular bodywork and a unique new lightweight LED headlamp and directional LEDs that shed light in the direction your turning. The base electronics package is high tech, and it all starts at the dash which looks like an iPad-mini with its 6.5-inch Thin Film Transistor (TFT) display capable of providing all the basic gauge functions and a cornucopia of ride assist systems. It has Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC), multi-mode ABS including an off-road mode, plus four mode Traction Control (MTC) and a Tire Pressure Monitor (TPS).

It comes with cruise control too. But there’s even more gizmos and optional equipment available. KTM offers a Travel Pack which adds Hill Hold Control (HHR), Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) and a Quick shifter that works with the stock slipper clutch to provide clutch free up- and-down shifts. The Travel Pack will also include display and Bluetooth control through the TFT dash so you can control your phone and music. If you are planning to carry a phone you’ll be glad to know this bike has a waterproof compartment with USB port so you’ll always have a full charge.

The list goes on, but basically you have a 540-lb. bike when it has a full 6.1 gallons of fuel that is capable going through almost any type of terrain this side of an endure course (And I’m sure it can handle a few of those if necessary). It rolls on dirt friendly 21-inch front and 18-inch tubeless, spoke rear wheels with Continental TKC 8 rubber. As always, the Adventure models are made to go anywhere you dare to go.

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