2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Review

2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R

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2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Review on Total Motorcycle:

True adventure takes guts, so KTM’s rally experts brought out the big guns and packed 1.301cc, 140 Nm of torque and 160 hp into the world’s most advanced Travel Enduro chassis. This makes for a mile-munching omnivore, ready to carve its name into any terrain – the tougher, the better.

It is our most extreme ADVENTURE ever, full stop. Full throttle.

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits

Engine & Exhaust

Based on the 1,301cc V-twin of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R, aka “The Beast”, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is clearly the Alpha in its segment.

 

Chassis

In adding the ‘R’, we add a promise: excellent offroad abilities. So you get a 21 inch wire-spoked wheel at the front, 18 inch at the rear, floating on 220 mm of fully adjustable WP suspension. On top of that, KTM’s signature tubular trellis frame, steel crash bars and a high strength, die-cast, open-lattice swingarm are more eager than ever to earn their stripes. And that’s just the chassis side of things.

 

Ergonomics & Comfort

At KTM, individualists are welcome. The bike’s ergonomics can be adjusted to suit the preferences and stature of any rider, wherever they may roam: Two handlebar clamping positions: horizontal +/- 10 mm, Two footpeg positions: 10 mm up and back (diagonally), Hand levers with 5 reach settings

 

Bodywork & Graphics

The heritage of many rally raid victories, all the latest technology, raw power and great ergonomics come together in the bodywork of the 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R.

 

Accessories & Luggage

KTM know its customers like to modify and to travel, which is why the PowerParts range boasts a huge variety of accessories and luggage options across its Street range of sportmotorcycles – past and present. All PowerParts are developed alongside their chosen machine, meaning that KTM riders only get parts that perfectly complement their ride and provide that important ‘factory fit’ straight from the dealer.

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R – Totalmotorcycle.com USA Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in USD
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

WP USD Ø 48 mm

  • Rear suspension

WP-PDS Monoshock

  • Suspension travel (front)

8.66 inch

  • Front brake disc diameter

320 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

267 mm

  • ABS

Bosch 9ME combined ABS (incl. cornering ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)

  • Chain

X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″

  • Steering head angle

64 °

  • Wheelbase

62.2 ± 0.59 inch

  • Seat height

35.04 inch

  • dry weight

478.4

  • Suspension travel (rear)

8.66 inch

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

6.08

  • Design

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

  • Displacement

1301 cm³

  • Bore

108 mm

  • Stroke

71 mm

  • Power in KW

118 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

40:76

  • Secondary gear ratio

17:42

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R – Totalmotorcycle.com Canadian Specifications/Technical Details
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

WP USD Ø 48 mm

  • Rear suspension

WP-PDS Monoshock

  • Suspension travel (front)

8.66 inch

  • Front brake disc diameter

320 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

267 mm

  • ABS

Bosch 9ME combined ABS (incl. cornering ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)

  • Chain

X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″

  • Steering head angle

64 °

  • Wheelbase

62.2 ± 0.59 inch

  • Seat height

35.04 inch

  • dry weight

478.4

  • Suspension travel (rear)

8.66 inch

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

6.08

  • Design

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

  • Displacement

1301 cm³

  • Bore

108 mm

  • Stroke

71 mm

  • Power in KW

118 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

40:76

  • Secondary gear ratio

17:42

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

 

 

 

 

2018 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R – Totalmotorcycle.com European Specifications/Technical Details
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
  • Frame design

Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • Front suspension

WP USD Ø 48 mm

  • Rear suspension

WP-PDS Monoshock

  • Suspension travel (front)

220 mm

  • Suspension travel (rear)

220 mm

  • Front brake

2 x Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake discs, floating

  • Rear brake

Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc

  • Front brake disc diameter

320 mm

  • Rear brake disc diameter

267 mm

  • ABS

Bosch 9ME combined ABS (incl. cornering ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)

  • Chain

X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″

  • Steering head angle

64 °

  • Wheelbase

1580 ± 15 mm

  • Ground clearance

250 mm

  • Seat height

890 mm

  • Tank capacity (approx.)

23 l

  • dry weight

217 kg

  • Design

2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°

  • Displacement

1301 cm³

  • Bore

108 mm

  • Stroke

71 mm

  • Power in KW

118 kW

  • Starter

Electric starter

  • Lubrication

Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

  • Transmission

6-speed

  • Primary drive

40:76

  • Secondary gear ratio

17:42

  • Cooling

Liquid cooled

  • Clutch

PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

  • CO<sub>2</sub> emissions

129

  • Fuel consumption

5.52

 

 

 

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