This is a new, range-topping version of the KTM Adventure range that will get the 1301cc V-twin from the Superduke R, a larger fuel tank and even more sophisticated electronics so it can sit above the current 1190 model.
MCN brought spy shots of this bike in much rougher prototype from a few months ago but this finished bike leaked out last week while it was out in public having publicity images photographed.
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.