We continue our (virtual) tour of the 2016 intermot booth, and we are going to see one of my favorite manufacturer (if not the favorite): KTM.
The Austrian manufacturer has unveiled two new big bike: the 2017 KTM 1090/R and the 2017 KTM 1290 SUPERADVENTURE.
Let’s start with the 2017 KTM 1090, when you see this name you are pretty confused especially when you take in consideration that KTM has two other big travel model such the 1050 Adventure and the 1190 Adventure! Let me guide you: from 2017 and on both 1050 ADVENTURE and 1190 ADVENTURE will be kicked out from the KTM lineup (now you are ok!!), so the 2017 KTM 1090 ADVENTURE is here to blend both world for you: on road and off-road, yes because this new KTM comes in two variant: 1090 ADVENTURE and the more focused off road version the 1090 ADVENTURE R.
AMAZING NUMBER FOR THE 2017 KTM 1090 ADVENTURE/R
The 2017 KTM 1090 ADVENTURE/R is equipped with a 1050cc 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, and V 75 ° liquid cooled engine, but the output power is totally different from the outgoing 1050 adventure (90hp), this 1090 ADVENTURE has now 125 hp @ 8,500 rpm and 109 Nm @ 6,500 rpm, a pretty impressive number especially for the R version, the chassis is as always a Steel trellis frame, powder coated coupled to the WP suspension fully adjustable in both variant( 43mm fork in the 1090 adventure and 48mm fork for the R, at the rear a WP shock absorber with 190mm of travel for the standard version, and a WP PSD shock absorber with 220mm of travel for the R version), and of course the R version is equipped with Spoked wheels and knobby tires(21in in the front and 18in at the rear)the standard get Cast aluminum wheels(19” at the front and 17” at the rear), finally the braking system is 2 x Brembo four piston, radially mounted caliper, brake disc 320 mm, and Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc 267 mm, of course the ABS is standard but the offroad mode is an option in the standard one.
2017 KTM 1290 ADVENTURE
KTM has revamped his big tourer bike, it’s not a total revamp but you have now 3 variant to choose from: 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S, 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R and 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE T
2017 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S
this version is blend two world (on road and off-road) but with a new face, this new face now carry a LED headlights and cornering lights in the same time, another big changes is the new full-color, 6.5” (16.5 cm) TFT display, which allow you to operate and configure all the electronics from the handlebar, specking of the handlebar, the ergonomic has changed, the annoying cruise control switch use to be in the right side of the handlebar is now on the left, all 3 variant are powered by the same 1,301 cc 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75° liquid cooled engine which make 160hp and 140 Nm and it is EURO 4 compliant of course.
2017 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R
the R version is more off-road focused with Spoked wheels (21” at the front and 18” at the rear), it has more suspension travel with bigger fork (48mm with220 of travel at the front and 220 mm of travel at the rear), and of course it carry all the features mentioned in the S version, however both S and R version has a smaller fuel tank compared to the T version(approx 23liters in the S and R/ approx 30liters in the T version).
2017 KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE T
This T version remain the same as the current model.
It is good to now that’s both model 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S and R are equipped with The pre-installed mountings for the tight-fitting KTM luggage system are now floating, if you don’t know what it is just check our article HERE.
We really excited about this ADVENTURE models and we will do our best to get our hands on one of these beast to give you a cool review, so stay tuned.