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2017 KTM Adventure models arrive

2017 KTM Super Adventure 1290R
2017 KTM Super Adventure 1290R

KTM Australia has announced pricing and arrival schedules for the new KTM Adventure 1090R, and Super Adventure 1290S and 1290R (pictured above).

Unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Cologne, the bikes will arrive here in the first week of May.

The road-biased Super Adventure 1290S will cost $23,995 (+ ORC ), while the off-road biased Super Adventure 1290R is $25,995 and the Adventure 1090R is $19,955.

KTM Australia Marketing Manager Greg Chambers says their main focus will be the Super Adventure 1290R and Adventure 1090R which replaces the 1050. They will not import the road-biased 1090.

Super Adventure models

KTM 1290S Super Adventure
KTM 1290S Super Adventure

The Super Adventure range is powered by a 1301cc LC8 V-twin engine, but new expansion chambers are claimed to make it even more refined and have smoother power delivery.

Power is up just 1kW to 119kW and torque remains at 140Nm.

Both new Super Adventure models include the KTM/Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) that combines lean angle sensors, ABS and traction control.

They also have tyre pressure monitors, cruise control, waterproof mobile phone pouch with USB port, keyless ignition, 3D foam seat, LED headlights and cornering lights, and a new large TFT display.

The S adds an Off-Road mode that adjusts traction control and deactivates ABS at the rear wheel, while the front ABS algorithm is modified for off-road riding. 

It also gets an 18-inch rear and 21-inch front wire spoke wheels with either Continental Trail Attack II or Continental TKC 80 enduro tyres.

The R has fully adjustable WP suspension and semi-active WP suspension with four damping modes.

KTM Adventure 1090R

KTM Adventure 1090R
KTM Adventure 1090R

The KTM Adventure 1090 R is an updated version of the 1050 Adventure.

Even though it has the same LC8 1050cc V-Twin engine as the 1050 Adventure, the twin-spark 1090 models have 22kW more power at 93kW and 109Nm, up 2Nm, thanks to lightweight box pistons and various DLC-coated internals.

It comes with a slipper clutch, traction control, ABS, riding modes, twin-screen VDO dash with twin LCD screen and bar-mounted selection switch.

Riders will be able to adjust the handlebars, footpegs, levers and screens to suit different sized riders.

The KTM Adventure 1090R has 12 and 18-inch spoked wheels with knobby Continental TKC 80 Twinduro tyres.

Suspension includes 43mm upside down WP forks with 185mm of travel and a WP shock, adjustable for preload and rebound damping, with 190mm travel.