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  • #4227
    Eddieb
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    Spy pics have emerged from Monaco of a new KTM model, the 1290 Super Adventure. Apparently the bike was spotted during a shoot for a new KTM model brochure.

    Nothing else is known yet however the wheel sizes in the picture indicate this might be more of a all-roads model, rather than a more hard code adventure bike that KTM is known for.

    Keep your eyes out for more news of this new model in the coming months.

    #4229
    Eddieb
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    From MCN magazine

    http://www.motorcyclenews.com/mcn/news/newsresults/new-bikes/2014/august/ktm-1290-adv-spied/

    An official KTM statement said: “KTM can confirm the sightings of a new bike are accurate and that for model year 2015 a ‘1290 Super Adventure’ will become available. A high-end motorcycle that will roll with the typical sporty KTM approach into the sport-touring and luxury travelling segment.
    The bike will sit alongside the successful 1190 Adventure and Adventure R, launched in 2013, in the already diverse and strong KTM Street range for next year. As its name suggests, there is much more to this exciting new machine than just a bigger engine and increased fuel capacity; riders and adventurers will get to experience new levels of refinement and luxury.”
    Full details will follow at the Cologne motorcycle show in October.

    #4386
    Eddieb
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    KTM have released their first official photo of the 1290 Adventure

    http://www.asphaltandrubber.com/bikes/2015-ktm-1290-super-adventure/

    KTM says that the machine features a larger motor and larger fuel tank, amongst other changes.

    Positioned as a more high-end option to KTM’s current Adventure line, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure comes with Bosch’s Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) system, traction control, and ABS.

    More details on the bike are expected to be released at the INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany, on September 30th.

    #4663
    Eddieb
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    The KTM 1290 Super Adventure was officially unveiled at the Intermot show in Cologne overnight.

    KTM’s Press release states:

    ‘THE 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE:

    The name says it all. Embodying superlative technology in every respect, this bike aims at the segment of luxury touring machines, which is new for KTM, as far as its power, comfort and equipment goes – but of course with an explicitly dynamic touch. To ensure furious fervour, the KTM developers implanted the new KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE with a development of the powerful V2 power pack from the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. And in order to live up to its name in every detail, the new travel flagship offers a uniquely comprehensive equipment package including the motorcycle stability control MSC, the traction control MTC, a semi-active WP suspension, and cruise control. THE KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE comes with the newly developed cornering headlights as standard. In addition the motorcycle can be equipped with the electronic hill hold control HHC. In short: the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE is the new benchmark for dynamism and innovative technology.

    KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE

    With the new KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE, KTM re-writes the history of the ultimate travel enduro. After defining new benchmarks of the segment already with the KTM 1190 ADVENTURE, they now add even more displacement, more power, more equipment, more comfort and more safety to raise the bar for the competition by another couple of notches. To this end, the developing engineers helped themselves to the cylinders, pistons and connecting rods of the 1301 cc V2 of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R. They developed new cylinder heads and a new crankshaft to go with these, in order to give the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE 160 hp and optimise the engine characteristic for super enduro duty with some extra flywheel mass. Already exemplary on the KTM 1190 ADVENTURE, ride comfort was once again increased on the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE. For example, wind protection was optimised with a new windshield that the rider can adjust with a single hand. A heated seat and heated grips exude comfortable warmth if needed, and a large 30-litre tank provides an adequate range.

    EVERYTHING MODERN TECHNOLOGY HAS TO OFFER

    Already extensive, the rider assistance package with its multi-mode electronic suspension, Ride Mode technology and stability control MSC including the multi-stage, combined C-ABS and traction control MTC has been expanded yet again for the new flagship among KTM travel enduros with an electronic cruise control and standard tire pressure monitoring. The innovative WP semi-active Suspension system which adapts the damping rates perpetually in real-time to the riding surface and rider is also standard, just as the LED cornering headlights. In addition, a hill hold control is available as an option for the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE, as well as the engine drag torque control that prevents the rear wheel from losing grip, should the rider chop the throttle or pop the clutch on a downshift. At the current state of technology, no travel enduro could offer more in the way of rider assistance and safety systems than the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE.

    THE WORLD SAFEST MOTORCYCLE IN THE WORLD

    The new KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE pulls off the balancing act between the comfort and equipment of a luxury tourer on the one hand and the low weight, awesome dynamism and exemplary safety of a typical KTM travel enduro on the other. But beyond the incomparable suspension and all the rider assistance, it is the stability control MSC that makes it the safest motorbike in the world, launched for the first time last year in the KTM 1190 ADVENTURE and KTM 1190 ADVENTURE R models. Developed in close cooperation with Bosch, this riding dynamics control ensures that the anti-lock brakes and traction control of the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE are controlled with respect to the current lean and dive angles, which means they even work while leaned over and cornering. This way, MSC prevents the wheels from skidding while leaned over, as far as is possible within the limits of riding dynamics. This creates the perfect prerequisites for maximum dynamism and pure riding enjoyment, combined with optimum safety. And it not only makes the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE the world’s most uncompromising luxury travel endure but also the safest motorcycle in the world.’

    #7088
    Eddieb
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    Cycleworld.com rides the KTM 1290 Super Adventure

    #7129
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    It’s big, it’s expensive and it isn’t as good as a Tenere!
    But, if you are a 120Kg bloke and can ride it like a Dakar rider, perfect beast!
    Never liked them since they went away from the 950…..

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