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2013 KTM 1190 Adventure and Adventure R Officially Priced

The game is on for the next riding season, we'd say, as KTM announces the prices for their flagship adventure-touring bikes 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R.
KTM 1190 Adventure R 5 photos
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The base model, 1190 Adventure will be available for €14,795. This means no less than $19,126, and comes as a rather hefty increase from the 2012 model.

KTM was selling the 2012 990 Adventure for €9,990 ($12,915) in an end-of line sale last months and given the proven capabilities of the bike, it was a real bargain. Now, the all-new Adventure generation was indeed expected with a higher price tag and those really looking to get an orange beast will surely pay gladly.

The 1190 Adventure R, which is the more off-road oriented model will retail for €14,895 ($19,256) and will sport the big 21" front wheel, matching an 18" rear one. To be honest, since those looking for a real adventre bike are definitely going to look for the 21"wheel, we fail to see the point in delivering two bikes.

Both of them come with ABS and the only notable differences beside the wheel dimensions are the 30mm longer suspension excusion on the R model, coupled with a 2 kg (4.4 lbs) increase in total weight.

We don't know whether the neat orange crashbars advertised in the promo pics of the Adventure R is included in the standard package... but still it makes absolutely no sense at all going for the standard Adventure whne you can get the real mean beast for €100 ($130) more. Time will tell.

 

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