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KTM adds more adventure models


KTM has unveiled its expanded adventure range with two new 1290 Super Adventure models and two new entry level 1090 Adventure models at the INTERMOT show in Cologne.

The Super Adventure S is road-biased, while the Super Adventure R is off-road biased and similarly the 1090 Adventure is road oriented while the 1090 R is an off-roader.

KTM Australia Marketing Manager Greg Chambers says these models will arrive in May 2017. “Prices are some way off being finalised,” he says. 

“In Australia, the main focus will be the 1090 Adventure R and 1290 Super Adventure R. We haven’t finalised which models will make it to our shores but certainly these will make up the bulk of the volume. 

“The 1050 will be discontinued and replaced with the 1090 capacity.”

KTM is talking about the 1090 being an entry level bike so it may be cheaper than the 1050 it replaces at $17,995 plus on-road costs. The new Super Adventure models are expected to cost more than the Super Adventure at $26,995 (+ORC).

Meanwhile the current 1290 Super Adventure will be renamed 1290 Super Adventure T for 2017.

Super Adventure models

KTM 1290S Super Adventure
KTM 1290S Super Adventure

The Super Adventure range is all 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. O

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 the R has semi-active WP suspension with four damping modes.

KTM 1090 Adventure

The 1090 Adventure and 1090 Adventure R are updated version of the 1050 Adventure.

Even though they have 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.

They come 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 1090 Adventure has cast alloy 19 and 17-inch wheels and Metzeler Tourance Next tyres for road duties, while the R has 12 and 18-inch spoked wheels with knobby Continental TKC 80 Twinduro tyres.

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

The S has 220mm of suspension travel at both ends with upside down 48mm WP forks with stiffer springs and fully adjustable PDS WP shock.

It also adds off-road mode that disables rear ABS and weighs 2kg more.

KTM 1090 Adventure
KTM 1090 Adventure