- ABS Bosch 9ME combined ABS (incl. cornering ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)
- Front brake disc diameter 320 mm
- Rear brake disc diameter 267 mm
- Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″
- Frame design Chrome-molybdenum steel tubular space frame, powder-coated
- Front suspension WP XPLOR-USD, Ø 48 mm
- Rear suspension WP Xplor PDS shock absorber
- Steering head angle 64 °
KTM brought out the big guns when considering the most hardcore, long distance adventurers. They packed 1301 cc into the world’s most advanced travel enduro chassis. Ready to take on any terrain, this mile-munching weapon is the ultimate offroad travel enduro for exploring the trail less traveled and beyond.
Punching way above their cubic capacities, with these two machines KTM sets a new performance and offroad ability benchmark in the mid-capacity travel enduro market.
ENGINE & EXHAUST
Based on the 1301 cc V-twin of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, aka ‘The Beast’, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is clearly the Alpha in the herd. Just aim towards your destination, twist the throttle and feel exhilarated by its immense power.
The 1301 cc V-twin engine packs one hell of a punch for fully loaded adventure tours. It has truckloads of torque from the bottom up and hardly ever needs hurried downshifts. With 160 hp and 140 Nm of torque on tap, the engine provides more than enough usuable grunt to happily eat up kilometers of dirt trails in the blink of an eye. A unique mix of the highest quality components combined with a fully developed and reliable engine allows extremely long service intervals of 15,000 km. That’s a lot of adventures.
Float across rough terrain on 220 mm of fully adjustable WP suspension with a 21-inch wire-spoked wheel at the front, and an 18-inch at the rear. Navigate with confidence, knowing KTM’s signature tubular trellis frame, steel crash bars and a high-strength, die-cast, open-lattice swingarm are built for the extreme.
STEEL TRELLIS FRAME
The chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame is at the center of the bike’s excellent robust chassis. Laser-cut and robot welded with a superb surface finish, it weighs a mere 9.8 kg, keeping the total unfueled weight at an impressively low 217 kg. All muscle, no fat.
BUILT TO PERFORM
Serious offroad exploration demands hardcore equipment, so we fit the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R in-house with our patented, tubeless, wire-spoked wheels. 21 inches up front and 18 inches in the rear, they combine all the benefits of a tubeless tire (easy fitment and weight saving due to the lack of an inner tube) with the stability and robustness of a wire-spoked wheel. This set-up makes the SUPER ADVENTURE R’s rims substantially more resilient than all the competition’s cast and spoked wheels.
A robust 48 mm inverted fork with extra stiff springs is mounted up front, while a PDS shock absorber produces the magic in the rear. All made by WP, all fully adjustable, all happy to take a serious beating. And they’ll make you enjoy it too. Suspension travel: 220 mm front and rear.
Precise. Powerful. Consistent. Just as you would expect from a set of BREMBO brakes. Up front you’ll find twin 320 mm diameter discs, which are radially mounted, plus 4-piston fixed calipers. At the rear, excess speed is taken care of by a generously dimensioned 267 mm diameter disc. And in case of an emergency, BOSCH’s two-channel 9M+ ABS is there to save the day.
FUELED FOR EXPLORATION
The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is more than just light, powerful and dependable. Thanks to low fuel consumption, a 23-liter fuel tank and 15,000 km service intervals it also hardly ever needs to take a break.
ERGONOMICS & COMFORT
Adjust the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R to suit any rider’s preference and riding conditions thanks to the bike’s many adjustable components.
With two handlebar clamping positions: 10 mm forwards or backwards from stock; plus five reach settings of the hand levers, the rider has more freedom to move, greater control, and uncompromised comfort, which means a more satisfying adventure ride.
ADJUST YOUR RIDE
Two footpeg positions: stock or 10 mm up and back (diagonally), allow riders to set the comfort level to suit their height and riding preference, which can make a big difference on a long adventure ride.
This is where you’ll hopefully spend a lot of time, so the seat has to provide support, adequate feedback and freedom of movement. Thanks to KTM’s state-of-the-art 3D foam padding, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R has your backside covered for those long days in the saddle. When exploring far it’s all about comfort for you and your passenger.
The “R” model features a short windshield. So even if your handlebar moves a lot in rough terrain, the windshield won’t hit your helmet. Its height can be changed as quickly as you can change your mind, thanks to the easily operated clamping mechanism.
BODYWORK & GRAPHICS
The heritage of many rally raid victories combines with the latest technology, raw power and great ergonomics within the sleek bodywork of the 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R.
TRIM PARTS / DECALS
A convenient compartment keeps your smartphone safe on the road. It keeps it charged too, thanks to its integrated USB socket. The optional incoming call and audio functions link the phone to the bike via Bluetooth. It’s always nice to let people know you absolutely have to take that enormous detour.
SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
Sure, it has a mighty motor, but being in full control is made possible by the smoothly operating software and electronics package. MTC (KTM’s lean angle-sensitive traction control system – Motorcycle Traction Control), Cornering ABS and ride modes support your riding – and do it gently, almost imperceptibly.
Electronic rider aids provide more control, performance and enjoyment to the rider under a wider range of circumstances. The latest ABS and MTC (MotorcycleTraction Control) technology is designed to enhance your riding experience. Different ride modes are tailored for easy adjustment of the rider aid functions to suit a range of riding conditions. The simple adjustability of these features maximizes the powerful V-twin’s innovative technology and equipment across a much wider range of terrain.
ACCESSORIES & LUGGAGE
KTM understands its customers like to travel and modify their machines, which is why the KTM PowerParts range boasts a huge variety of accessories, luggage options and even products to aid bike and rider connectivity. KTM PowerParts are designed specifically for each of KTM’s Street sportmotorcycles, meaning that KTM riders only get parts that perfectly complement their ride – to provide that important ‘factory fit’ straight from the dealer.
For the effortless mounting of your cases, we give you versatile luggage carriers as standard. This way there’s nothing stopping you from loading up and heading off exploring for days on end.