THE NEW BENCHMARK IN THE TRAVEL ENDURO
The 1290 KTM Super Adventure sets a new benchmark in the travel enduro segment with a class-leading equipment specification that leaves other travel enduros playing catch-up. The Super Adventure’s uncompromisingly powerful KTM engine is matched by safety and electronics packages that are streets ahead of the competition, which means that sports riding meshes seamlessly with a versatile travel enduro style, making the Super Adventure the perfect ride for any journey.
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Different modes for the various assistance systems can be selected using a mode switch on the left side of the handlebar. It's very simple and intuitive: "up" and "down" through the menu selection, select the desired menu item with the left button, confirm it with the right, job done!
The optional HHC (Hill Hold Control) prevents the motorcycle from accidentally rolling backwards. It identifies if the 1290 Super Adventure is on a slope and at a standstill. After the rider has released the brake, the function automatically keeps the brakes applied until the bike is moving forward. The rider can then set off without rolling backward, ensuring a smooth start.
Thanks to its state-of-the-art 3D foam padding and ergonomic contours, including depressions in key areas, it provides maximum comfort and the best possible connection with the bike. KTM uses a new foam compound that feels softer but offers much more consistency. So no matter if your ride was down to the shops or over the Alps, the rider and passenger reach their destination in complete comfort. The material looks and feels like leather, provides even more grip and is very durable. Both the rider´s and the passenger´s comfort seats are heated, the passenger can control their own with a separate switch next to the grab handles. The height of the pilot’s section of the two-piece seat can be adjusted by 15 mm.
The new 30 litre long range fuel tank, in combination with the low fuel consumption of the 1290 engine, provides up to more than 500 km of exciting riding without having to worry about a fuel station; an important benefit for adventures in more desolate regions. The fuel tank also protects the rider´s lower body from wind and weather.
The new windshield and fairing, developed using CFD simulation, give the rider maximum protection from wind and weather. The windshield can be easily adjusted with only one hand, just by opening the clamp and turning the adjuster wheel. Variable positioning of the windshield bracket allows an even wider spread of possible positions.
With its ultra-lightweight yet extremely rugged tubular space frame, the high strength, die-cast, open-lattice swingarm and newly developed, semi-active suspension components from WP Suspension, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure’s chassis meets and exceeds every demand in terms of stability, delivering total control to the rider. Spoked wheels - tubeless, 19-inch up front; 17-inch at the rear - fat tyres and tuned suspension travel further optimise its talents on the asphalt. Unrivalled braking from world market leader Brembo and assistance systems (MSC with MTC and lean-sensitive C-ABS), developed in close collaboration with Bosch, round off the package and raise the 1290 Adventure into a clear lead in terms of ride dynamics and safety. The very best components from world-class suppliers are brought together to create the 1290 Super Adventure's chassis. They combine the renowned KTM pure riding experience with the best possible feedback and maximum safety.