KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Unveiled for 2017

2017 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R 4 photos
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KTM’s ADV bike stable gained a new member with the unveil of the 2017 1290 Super Adventure R model, a full-on off-road machine packed with power, gadgets and optional equipment to take you around the world any day.
The engine sitting in that nice orange trellis frame is the mad 1,301 cc V-twin found in the Super Duke R, cranking 160 hp and a massive 130 lb-ft (176 Nm) of twist, tweaked a bit to adhere to Euro 4 emission law.

Opposing its ends is a fully adjustable WP USD fork with separate compression and rebound as well as an adjustable WP PDS (Progressive Damping System) at the rear.

The new gas tank holds up to 6.1 gal (23 liters) for many miles to ride in between gas stations, while the big 21-inch front and 18-inch rear tubeless spoked rims are rubbered in Continental TKC 8 to grant access to rough terrains in control.

Over the top is KTM’s angular Adventure series design fairing also fitted with a new LED headlight and LED directional lights to make it easy for night time cornering. Onboard you will also find a cool new dashboard featuring a 6.5-inch TFT (Thin Film Transistor) display, MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control), multiple-mode ABS, MTC (Traction Control) and even a TPS (Tire Pressure Monitor) system.

Still, a 2017 adventure motorcycle wouldn’t be complete with just those features, so the new KTM 1290 Super Adventure R also comes with cruise control, and optional three-letter systems like HHR (Hill Hold Control) and MSR (Motor Slip Regulation).

The list goes on with a quick shifter that works both for clutch-free up- and down-shifts, Bluetooth connectivity with your smartphone and a waterproof compartment with USB port to keep it charged.

Tick all the boxes and you end up with a 540 lb (244 kg) monster capable of going virtually anywhere on land. All we need to know is a price, which isn’t available at the time of writing but should be soon made available.
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