Gallery: KTM 1290 Super Adventure R first ride

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KTM’s latest and – according to the Austrian firm – most extreme adventure bike, the 1290 Super Adventure R has landed, with the company launching the bike in Peru last week.

Unlike most high-tech adventure bikes the R model comes with conventional WP suspension which is fully-adjustable, although Bosch cornering ABS complete with off-road mode is included as well as lean-sensitive traction control and rider modes (Sport, Street, Rain and Off-road).


Our Senior Road Tester Adam Child was at the launch to ride the new model and he reckons it’s a truly versatile adventure bike that can be enjoyed by anybody – regardless of their experience. TESTED: KTM 1290 Super Adventure R.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Tech Specs

Price: £14,499 (as tested £16,370)
Engine: 1301cc (108x71mm) liquid-cooled, V-twin.
Power (claimed): 160bhp @ 8750rpm
Torque (claimed): 103lbft @ 6750rpm
Frame: Steel trellis
Seat Height: 890mm
Suspension: front 48mm WP fully adjustable, rear WP single shock fully adjustable.
Brakes: front 2 x 320mm discs with four-piston Brembo radial calipers, rear 267mm disc with two-piston Brembo caliper
Weight: 217kg (dry)
Tank capacity: 23 litres
Colours: Orange, Black
Available: Now


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