This year’s new KTM 1290 Adventure S is the cutting-edge evolution of the Austrian dual sport class. The bike is the very latest expression of high-performance adventuring and redefines rider-focused ergonomics, performance-enhancing technology and state-of-the-art components. KTM has taken complete advantage of the feedback gained from over a decade of making one litre plus adventure bikes to introduce a new era of rider-focused design and ground-breaking technology. The bike is the sportiest and most technologically advanced adventure bike to come off the production line in Austria.
Marrying the benefits of a sports-tourer with ergonomics and comfort to deal with any terrain, it’s the ultimate high-performance Adventure bike. The chassis has been overhauled to improve weight distribution and rideability. The steering head has come back by 15 mm and the front section of the engine has been re-located while adding the longer swingarm all of which contributes to more stability under acceleration. The subframe provides a lower seat height without sacrificing durability or practicality. There’s now a new 23-liter, keyless-cap fuel tank. The new seat is two-tiered and adjustable by 20 mm. Also customizable are the handlebars, the new TFT and a windshield that can be moved by 55 mm.
Recommended Retail Prices
1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S €18,950
1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R €19,950