KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2021

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2021

R314,999.00

Pick a point on a map, drop a pin, and hit the road. The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is engineered to cross the wildest, most challenging terrain with unmatched ability and class-leading performance. It leaves us saying only one thing – Uncharted territory beware! The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is primed and ready to plant its flag anywhere on the planet.

THE KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R PUT TO THE TEST BY CHRIS BIRCH

From the riding heaven of New Zealand to the rest of the world, Adventure bike guru Chris Birch puts the all-new KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R through its paces to provide his own review of KTM’s ultimate all-terrain powerhouse. 

01. ENGINE & EXHAUST

With a sledgehammer hit of 160 hp and a massive 138 Nm of earth-twisting torque, the proven V-twin LC8 engine once again takes the accolades as the most compact, lightest, and best performing engine in the segment. Its greener too, meeting all EURO5 regulations and will deliver 15.000 km service intervals and low fuel consumption, trip after trip, mile after mile.

02. CHASSIS

A new, reworked, and lightweight, chrome-molybdenum stainless steel trellis frame featuring laser-cut tubes, combines with forged elements for an ultra-strong component on the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R. The steering head has been moved 15 mm rearwards, to shorten the overall frame for improved cornering behavior, while the front engine mount has been rotated forward by 2 degrees to aid in hard acceleration, keeping the front end firmly planted on the ground.

03. ERGONOMICS & COMFORT

Wide, adjustable, and ready for long hours in the saddle, the high-strength tapered aluminum handlebars are designed to provide riders with greater control, and uncompromised comfort. Newly developed and robust handguards have also been designed for optimal aerodynamic behavior when it comes to high-speed stability.

04. BODYWORK & GRAPHICS

Turning night into day, the LED headlight on the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R has been designed to light the way on any adventure. Flanked by cornering and day time running lights. This results in a clean, KTM-distinctive look which provides impeccable illumination with a wide beam pattern to light up the road ahead. 

05. SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS

Taking charge at the helm is an all-new scratch-resistant 7-inch TFT display. Unmatched in terms of graphics and readability, adventurers can access information on the fly, quickly and easily without navigating complex menus. This comes thanks to a 6-way switch cube on the handlebar and the new quick select and favorites buttons. Connectivity is also taken care of by way of KTM MY RIDE, which connects via Bluetooth for turn-by-turn navigation, music, and even answering calls. Still catching glare? The TFT screen is tilt-angle adjustable.

TECHNICAL DETAILS

ENGINE

TORQUE – 138 Nm

TRANSMISSION6-speed

COOLING – Liquid cooled

POWER IN KW – 118 kW

STARTERElectric starter

STROKE71 mm

BORE108 mm

CLUTCHPASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

CO2 EMISSIONS134 g/km

DISPLACEMENT1301 cm³

EMSKeihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

DESIGN2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

FUEL CONSUMPTION5.7 l/100 km

LUBRICATIONForced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

CHASSIS

TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.)23 l

ABSBosch 10.3ME Combined-ABS (incl. Cornering-ABS and offroad mode)

FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER320 mm

REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER267 mm

CHAIN525 X-Ring

DRY WEIGHT221 kg

FRAME DESIGNChrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated

FRONT SUSPENSIONWP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm

GROUND CLEARANCE242 mm

REAR SUSPENSIONWP Xplor PDS shock absorber

SEAT HEIGHT880 mm

STEERING HEAD ANGLE64.7 °

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT)220 mm

SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)220 mm

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