- Bike: KTM 1290 Adventure R
New bike update, what can I say……every time i get on its an adventure. I am pleased to say that so far the bike has performed exactly as all of the reviews indicate.
The bike inspires confidence on the tar seal and is solid on all of the gravel roads I have traveled so far.
Single track in the dirt…….excellent, has a very low centre of balance feel when underway but you absolutely have to let the tyres down for any thing other than flat and even if you want consistent traction.
Only issue………….dealer inadvertently left the computer in transport mode, bike turned off at 150 kms, luckily I was at home. Back to a very red faced and apologetic dealer who made up for the blunder with KTM product.
Since then the computer has behaved perfectly…..long may that continue.
I will do another couple of thousand K and then will begin planning a South Island extravaganza.