TIME TO GET WILD.
2019 KTM 1090 Adventure R:
The KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R stares down anything in its path. Its forgiving WP suspension, wire-spoked offroad wheels and built-to-last, fuel-efficient engine is set to take you further off the beaten track. This motorcycle is KTM’s most offroad-capable ADVENTURE model and uses the same state-of-the-art technology as the KTM 1290 ADVENTURE R. Inspired by decades of rally raid victories it has the genes to handle the wildest adventures.
2019 KTM 1090 Adventure R Totalmotorcycle.com Key Features
KTM: READY FOR ANYTHING IN 2019
KTM unveiled its most comprehensive, innovative and extreme range ever when it presented five new motorcycles at the EICMA show in Milan today (Tuesday, November 6). Leading its 2019 line-up is the eagerly anticipated KTM 790 ADVENTURE and KTM 790 ADVENTURE R. “You spoke, we listened.” KTM is a riders’ company and these all-new models are a direct result of customer feedback mixed with the brand’s experience and expertise.
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.
The KTM 790 ADVENTURE is for travel enduro fans of every ambition and ability, ready to discover new roads whichever way it’s pointed at – no matter surface. The KTM 790 ADVENTURE R is a lightweight, agile and technically advanced machine for adventurers that endeavor to challenge themselves while challenging tricky terrain. Both powered by the 799cc LC8c parallel twin – first seen in the KTM 790 DUKE – the engine has been tuned to deliver its torque lower down the rev range to fit the specific requirements of adventure riding.
The result is smooth acceleration, plentiful performance and a 450 km range from a 20-liter tank.
Each of these rugged bikes have been developed by some of the best adventure riders in the world and in conjunction with the Red Bull KTM Rally Factory Racing Team to provide a confidence-inspiring chassis with a low center of gravity and riding ergonomics to suit riders of all sizes and spirit. A full suite of rider assistance systems, easily navigated and activated with a bar-mounted menu switch, aligned to a full color, TFT display, allow the adventurous to get the most from these machines in all situations.
Elsewhere in the KTM Travel Enduro range, the incredible KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R, KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S and KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R receive new colors and graphics to keep these exciting machines looking as sharp and bold as they perform.
Rebooting supermoto for the road, the KTM 690 SMC R returns in 2019 and takes the KTM READY TO RACE approach to its purest incarnation on the street; lightweight, agile, addictive single-cylinder punch, premium chassis components and now backed up by leading performance enhancing electronics.
Powering the KTM 690 SMC R is the latest generation LC4 engine; the world’s most powerful production single-cylinder engine dishes up a devastating 74 hp and 73.5 Nm of torque. Getting the most from this performance in all situations is a suite of rider assistance systems. Two ride modes – Street and Sport – cornering ABS, lean angle-sensitive motorcycle traction control (MTC), motor slip regulation (MSR) and Quickshifter+ are new to the game, with the familiar Supermoto ABS mode aiding rear slides with front-end confidence. All this is packaged in an updated chassis and new subframe, supported by the latest generation fully-adjustable WP APEX suspension and wrapped up in slimmer, sharper bodywork. Better still, the fun goes further with a 1.5-liter larger fuel tank.
The new KTM 690 ENDURO R is even more perfectly positioned to connect the tarmac and trails, also benefitting from the same engine, electronics and chassis improvements made to its sliding Supermoto sibling, but in a platform completely focused on offroad.
Evolution means retaining everything that was good about the previous model and building on that. Under the new seat and fresh bodywork –sharpened for both style as well as better movement on the bike – is an all-new chassis with WP XPLOR suspension derived from KTM’s world-beating EXC models. Designed to be confidence-inspiring with ease of handling, it is ready to tackle everything from easy trails to extreme offroad obstacles as well as being a competent every day street bike. Endless enduro without the need to ever trailer to the trails.
The newly developed KTM SX-E 5 is the next step in KTM’s innovative line-up. Combining class-leading knowledge in youth motorcycling with years of development work in the e-sector, the KTM SX-E 5 is based on the incredibly popular 2-stroke KTM 50 SX with a high-end chassis powered by an electric motor. The mission was clear: to create an ultra-competitive machine that is also easy to ride, even for pure beginners.
The KTM SX-E 5 enjoys the advantage of zero emissions, low noise and minimal maintenance, which makes it ideal for youngsters looking to make the first step into the world of motorcycling and thanks to its dynamic design, it is ideal for the growing rider with its adjustable seat height.
The KTM PowerPack can provide more than two hours of riding for a beginner – or 25 minutes for the faster junior racers – and with its external worldwide charger, full power is restored in approximately one hour. Coming from the READY TO RACE company, the KTM SX-E 5 will set a new benchmark within the electric-minicycle market in terms of performance, rideability, safety and serial standard.
As unveiled last month in Cologne, also joining the 2019 range is a sharper, stronger and more refined version of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE GT. The most radical long-distance Sports Tourer on the market takes the best from ‘The Beast’; phenomenal engine performance, street handling and race track capabilities of the KTM 1290 SUPER DUKE R are brought into a machine that is as happy munching massive miles in comfort as it is carving up challenging corners. Major updates to this premium machine can be found in the engine, suspension, electronics and bodywork with a focus on improving comfort and performance – be it while two-up touring, continent cruising or track attacking.
The introduction of these new models sees the 2019 KTM range as distinctive and diverse as ever, with something for riders of all ages and abilities to create unforgettable riding memories in the unique READY TO RACE style. For more news about the KTM 2019 model range please visit www.ktm.com or your nearest official KTM dealer.
2019 KTM 1090 Adventure R Totalmotorcycle.com Features and Benefits
ENGINE & EXHAUST
The advanced V2 engine with a 1050 cc displacement supplies everything an adventure bike could ever need: powerful acceleration, real punch for fully loaded touring, and more than enough power for blasting your way out of trouble. Low fuel consumption and long service intervals of 15,000 km mean the bike is easy on the wallet too.
SMOOTH CONTROLLABLE POWER
Producing 125 hp (92 kW) peak power, the high-performance, compact 1050 cc V-twin engine sits in a lightweight chassis, which puts the 1090 R at the top of its class in terms of power-to-weight ratio and ride dynamics. With advanced but proven technology including twin spark ignition, ride-by-wire, and traction control (TC), a smooth, controllable power delivery is assured.
On long offroad explorations it’s important the V-twin engine keeps its cool to ensure its advanced power and performance are maintained. Thanks to the KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R’s design and advanced cooling technology, riding for hours in hot conditions is possible.
In adding the ‘R’, we add a promise: excellent offroad abilities. So you get a 21-inch wire-spoked wheel at the front and an 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 than able to handle any extreme adventure.
Offroad exploration demands hardcore equipment, so we fit the KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R in-house with our patented, wire-spoked and tubeless 21″/18″ wheels. Those who want to ride off into the desert will find a wide selection of suitable tires in these dimensions. But you might just as well start that trip right off the dealer floor, as the standard Continental TKC 80 Twinduros, sized 90/90-21 and 150/70-18, are durable, versatile and very happy to take you off the beaten track.
SPRUNG FOR ADVENTURE
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, radially mounted, 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.
IMPRESSIVE FUEL RANGE
Although still powerful and well equipped, the KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R consumes considerably less fuel than the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R, depending on riding style and terrain. The impressive 23-liter tank capacity gives a comfortable range for long distance traveling. How does 350 kilometers on a tank sound? Like fun, we reckon.
STEEL TRELLIS FRAME
The chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame is at the center of the bike’s excellent chassis geometry. Laser-cut and robot welded with a superb surface finish, it weighs a mere 9.8 kg, which helps to keep the total, unfueled weight under 210 kg – 207, to be precise. Every kg counts.
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.
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 enjoyable adventure ride.
Two footpeg positions – 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 to your riding experience on a long adventure.
ULTRA SEAT COMFORT
This is where you’ll hopefully spend a lot of time, so the seat has to provide support, feedback and freedom of movement. Thanks to KTM’s state-of-the-art 3D foam padding, the one-piece offroad seat of the KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R has your backside taken care of – no matter the adventure, large or small.
The “R” model features a short windshield. So even when 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 KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R is built for pure offroad performance – and it looks the part. The bike’s graphics and bodywork reflect the power and agility you experience when you ride this adventure machine. It’s all style, even when parked at the end of your day’s fun.
TRIM PARTS / DECALS
Viewing information and making adjustments on the proven LCD display as you navigate towards your destination is easy. The display is clear, intuitive and simple to operate. Keep track of speed, time, fuel consumption, trip info, warning indicators, outside temperature and your ride modes, as you roar across breathtaking landscapes.
SOFTWARE & ELECTRONICS
Thanks to the smoothly operating software and electronics package – including TC (Traction Control), ABS, and ride modes – riding with full power in a controllable manner is the 1090 ADVENTURE R way. There’s no use in having a powerful motorcycle if you can’t control it.
ACCESSORIES & LUGGAGE
Set up your KTM 1090 ADVENTURE R to suit your individual needs with KTM PowerParts, which boast a wide variety of accessories and luggage options for KTM’s Street range of sportmotorcycles. All KTM PowerParts are developed specifically for their chosen machine, guaranteeing KTM riders only get parts that perfectly complement their ride and provide that important ‘factory fit’ straight from the dealer.
LOAD UP AND GO
As an easy way to mount your cases, we give you the luggage carriers as standard. This way there’s nothing stopping you from loading up and heading off exploring for days on end.
2019 KTM 1090 Adventure R – Totalmotorcycle.com International Specifications/Technical Details
US MSRP Price: $14999 USD
Canada MSRP Price: $ See Dealer for Pricing in CDN
Europe/UK MSRP Price: £ See Dealer for Pricing in GBP (On The Road inc 20% Vat)
Australia MSRP Price: See Dealer for Pricing in AU
|ENGINE TYPE||2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°|
|BORE / STROKE||103/63 mm|
|POWER||92 kW (125 hp) @ 8,500 rpm|
|TORQUE||109 Nm @ 6,500 rpm|
|STARTER / BATTERY||Electric starter / 12V 11.2Ah|
|FUEL SYSTEM||Keihin EFI (throttle body 52 mm)|
|CONTROL||4 V / DOHC|
|LUBRICATION||Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps|
|ENGINE OIL||Motorex, SAE 10W-50|
|CLUTCH||PASC™ slipper clutch, hydraulically operated|
|IGNITION / ENGINE MANAGEMENT||Keihin EMS with RBW, double ignition|
|TRACTION CONTROL||TC (4-mode, disengageable, incl. offroad mode)|
|FRAME||Chromium-molybdenum-steel trellis frame, powder coated|
|SUBFRAME||Aluminum, powder coated|
|HANDLEBAR||Aluminum, tapered, Ø 28 / 22 mm|
|FRONT SUSPENSION||WP-USD Ø 48 mm|
|REAR SUSPENSION||WP PDS shock absorber|
|SUSPENSION TRAVEL FRONT / REAR||220 / 220 mm|
|FRONT BRAKE||2 × Brembo four piston, radially mounted caliper, brake disc Ø 320 mm|
|REAR BRAKE||Brembo two piston, fixed caliper, brake disc Ø 267 mm|
|ABS||Bosch 9M+ Two Channel (disengageable, incl. offroad mode)|
|WHEELS FRONT / REAR||Spoked wheels with aluminum tubeless rims 2.50 × 21″; 4.50 × 18″|
|TIRES FRONT / REAR||90/90 21; 150/70 18|
|CHAIN||X-Ring 5/8 × 5/16″|
|SILENCER||Stainless steel silencer with regulated catalytic converter|
|STEERING HEAD ANGLE||64°|
|WHEEL BASE||1.580 ± 15 mm|
|GROUND CLEARANCE||250 mm|
|SEAT HEIGHT||890 mm|
|FUEL TANK CAPACITY||approx. 23 liters / 3.5 liters reserve|
|DRY WEIGHT||approx. 207 kg|
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