1290 Super Adventure S

Groundbreaker

Whack the throttle wide open in the middle of a nasty corner. Brake hard while fully leant over. No harm is done - just grin and rocket on. Even when youre bending the laws of physics, KTMs combination of 160 hp, 140 Nm of torque and a mere 238 kg is kept in check by the most advanced electronics in the world of motorcycling. All you have to do is focus on the road ahead - and hold on tight. But the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S offers buttery smooth cruising as well, if thats what you really want

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POWER-TO-WEIGHT-RATIO

The combination of lightweight chassis engineering and a compact but powerful engine take the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S to the top of its class in terms of power-to-weight ratio and ride dynamics. This fully equipped adventure bike tips the scale at 238 kg, while carrying a substantial 23 liters of fuel. This makes the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S in typical KTM style one of the lightest motorcycles in its segment. Add an outstanding geometry, well-balanced stiffness distribution and high quality suspension components and you end up with a bike thats ready for anything. This also boosts safety, since it is far easier to fling a nimble motorcycle around a source of danger than a heavy one.

CHASSIS

Stability and control are the foundations of riding fun. With its ultra-lightweight tubular trellis frame, a high strength, die-cast, open-lattice swingarm and top quality components from WP Suspension, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE T will cement a grin on your face. Keeping asphalt lovers in mind, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S is fitted with a 19-inch wire-spoked wheel up front; 17-inch at the rear. Quality tires and proper suspension travel push its cornering skills to the next level and brakes from world-renowned market leader Brembo, coupled with assistance systems (MSC with MTC and lean-sensitive C-ABS) developed in close collaboration with Bosch, round off the package. Safe. Fun. Fast. Everywhere.

TIRES

The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S gets a set of extremely grippy and durable Pirelli Scorpion Trail IIs sized at 120/70 ZR 19 and 170/60 R 17. They are the perfect wingmen for this corner stormer.

FRAME

The chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame makes a major contribution to the bikes excellent chassis geometry. Its a rugged, laser-cut, robot-welded thing of beauty with a glorious surface finish. And at only 9.8 kg, it helps to keep the total, unfueled weight at a spectacular 215 kg. All muscle, zero fat.

SEMI-ACTIVE SUSPENSION

The innovative WP semi-active suspension system introduces a new level of focus and safety in motorcycle riding. The rider can select four spectrums of use: Comfort, Street, Sport and Offroad while the SCU (Suspension Control Unit) adapts the damping rates in real-time to the riding surface and rider, based on the information provided by a set of stroke sensors and accelerometers. In addition, the spring preload of the front and rear suspension can be set to four pre-defined settings (solo, solo with luggage, two-up and two-up with luggage) providing the perfect geometry in all situations. The result: road-hugging handling all the way.

SWINGARM

The die-cast, open-lattice swingarm is not only particularly light, its also precisely manufactured. The design has been optimized for stiffness and stability while still offering excellent flex characteristics.

BRAKES

Precise. Powerful. Stunning. Just as you would expect from a set of Brembo brakes. Up front youll find twin 320 mm discs, radially mounted, 4-piston fixed calipers and a radial master cylinder. At the rear, excess speed is taken care of by a generously dimensioned 267 mm disc. And in case of an emergency, Boschs two-channel 9ME C-ABS speeds to the rescue.

STEERING DAMPER

With so much propulsive power, the front wheel can become very light, which can lead to unpleasant kick-back on uneven roads. The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S prevents this with a subtle WP steering damper that will be there when you need it.

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ENGINE

  • DESIGN

    2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75

  • DISPLACEMENT

    1301 cm

  • BORE

    108 mm

  • STROKE

    71 mm

  • POWER IN KW

    118 kW

  • STARTER

    Electric starter

  • LUBRICATION

    Forced oil lubrication with 3 oil pumps

  • TRANSMISSION

    6-speed

  • PRIMARY DRIVE

    40:76

  • SECONDARY GEAR RATIO

    17:42

  • COOLING

    Liquid cooled

  • CLUTCH

    PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated

  • EMS

    Keihin EMS with RBW and cruise control, double ignition

CHASSIS

  • FRAME DESIGN

    Chromium-Molybdenum steel trellis frame, powder coated

  • FRONT SUSPENSION

    WP Semi-active suspension USD 48 mm

  • REAR SUSPENSION

    WP Semi-active suspension monoshock

  • SUSPENSION TRAVEL (FRONT)

    200 mm

  • SUSPENSION TRAVEL (REAR)

    200 mm

  • FRONT BRAKE

    2 x Brembo four-piston radial fixed calliper, brake discs, floating

  • REAR BRAKE

    Brembo twin-piston fixed calliper, brake disc

  • FRONT BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

    320 mm

  • REAR BRAKE DISC DIAMETER

    267 mm

  • ABS

    Bosch 9ME combined ABS (incl. cornering ABS and offroad mode, disengageable)

  • CHAIN

    X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16"

  • STEERING HEAD ANGLE

    64

  • WHEELBASE

    1560 15 mm

  • GROUND CLEARANCE

    220 mm

  • SEAT HEIGHT

    860 mm

  • TANK CAPACITY (APPROX.)

    23 l

  • DRY WEIGHT

    215 kg

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