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2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike Specs Review

The new 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike is another best adventurous bike of KTM brand. This bike has the powerful engine, stylish design, state-of-the-art technology, best electronics and it offers the comfortable ride. This bike offers a vague response, and it features featherweight chassis and well-balanced suspension team. It has best wheels and tires that have excellent grip. The review of recently launched 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike with the specification is written below.

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike – Specification and Pictures

Strong and Smooth

The newly launched 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike comes with the advanced V-twin engine with the 1050 cc of displacement. This engine features powerful acceleration, real punch for fully loading touring and 125 horsepower or 92kW peak power. This engine features low fuel consumption and has long service intervals of 15,000km, which means this is an economical bike. Due to the use of advanced and proven technology, this engine is excellent for the adventure bike. It has twin spark ignitions lowers fuel consumption and emissions. It ensures smooth running and superior power from minimum revs. The new Traction Control (TC) gives a sporty yet completely controllable drive on every surface. The new slipper clutch prevents back wheel chatter, and it reduces the required hand force at the lever when changing gears. The new forged piston design results in the high loading capacity, despite its extremely short and lightweight format. These pistons are five millimetres smaller than the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R 2017 and are 50 grammes lighter than the one used in KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017. Due to a little weight, they have excellent response and free-revving nature of the engine. The piston skirts contain additional state-of-the-art Grafal finish, which is very helpful in reducing the weight and is hard-wearing. This new engine ensures smooth throttle response thanks to the new ride-by-wire system. It ensures perfect application of the torque. It can electronically translate the throttle commands into the throttle valve positions. The new RBW system is fully compliant with the strict DIN 26262 safety standard from the automobile sector. The smooth power delivery is due to the state-of-the-art 4-valve cylinder head. They combine with the plug ignition, flow-optimized ports and the slick low-friction valve drive train with the cams from each cylinder’s twin overhead camshaft driving DLC-coated cam followers. The slipper clutch opens when the engine back-torque becomes too high plus it also assists when rider opens the throttle. It prevents from destabilising of rear wheel chatter when brakes are applied. New (Diamond-Like Carbon) DLC coating is used in it, which is extremely hard, durable and is well-suited in most of the KTM Bikes. The new twin plug ignitions system controls the two differently sized spark plugs. They are present in each cylinder head independently of each other in a way that they provide efficient combustion and best performance. They also result in controlled power, lower fuel consumption and lower emissions.

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike

Take Charge

The recently launched 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike features a robust and ultra-lightweight tubular trellis frame. It has high strength, die-cast, open-lattice swingarm plus top quality components from the WP suspension. This frame contains 19 inches of the wheel up front and 17 inches at the rear. New and better quality Metzeler tires and proper suspension travel give incredible riding experience. The frame is made up of chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame that contributes in the overall geometry of the bike. It has laser-cut, robot-welded and glorious surface finish. The overall weight of the frame is just 9.8 kg. The die-cast, the open-lattice swingarm is accurately manufactured and is designed for stiffness and stability. The combination of lightweight chassis and powerful engine makes this bike amazing in term of power-to-weight ratio. This same system is universal in 2017 KTM 1090 R Adventure Bike. The overall weight of the bike is 228 kg including 23 litres of fuel. This bike contains high-quality suspension components and well-balanced stiffness distribution. This adventurous bike features rigid upside-down telescopic fork with 43 mm of internal tube diameter and shock absorber from the WP suspension. This shock absorber has fully adjustable for preload and rebound to accommodate different loads. It has the suspension travel of 185/190 mm. The bike has tubeless all-road tires, which are fitted on the alloy rims. These rims are manufactured in the low-pressure die casting process. These wheels also minimise the unsprung masses and moment of inertia plus they offer best handling and riding experience. The new extremely grippy and durable Metzeler Tourance Next tires sized at 110/80-R19 and 150/70-R17. The braking system of the bike consists up of BREMBO braking having the front twin discs brakes of 320 mm radially attached with 4-piston fixed callipers and the radial master cylinder. The rear discs are 267 mm plus the Bosch’s two-channel 9M+ ABS are also present in the case of any emergency.

Versatile and Ergonomic

The recently launched 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike comes with the best performance and riding experience. It performs well in all kinds of roads or surface conditions. This bike provides different riding modes which suit different riding styles. The ergonomics of the bike is incredible. Moreover, the rider can adjust it to suit the preference. Just like the KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017, It offers two handlebar clamping positions and two-foot pegs positions. The seat provides maximum comfort, freedom of movement and support during the ride. The height of the windshield can be changed easily according to the need, thanks to the easily operated clamping mechanism.

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike

State-of-the-art Safety

The newly launched 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike has the new Bosch two-channel 9M+ anti-lock braking system that guarantees short braking distance with optimum vehicle control. This system controls the braking pressure and prevents the wheel from skidding. In the optional “Offroad” mode, the rear is freed from ABS intervention. The bike features Traction Control (TC) that offers three different ride modes for best riding experience; these modes can be selected from using the multi-functional switch on the left handlebar grip. “Sport” allows drifts and the observable amount of slippage. “Street” mode allows smooth, comfortable controlled riding experience. “Rain” mode delivers maximum grip in the wet and “Offroad” allows 100 percent of slippage.

Offroad Pack

The new Offroad ABS mode lets the rider of this bike to block the rear wheel when required, and this function remains active on the front wheel. The Offroad TC mode helps in 100 percent slippage and offers extra and master controlled drifts. The Offroad ride mode gives full control of the bike to the rider.

Mission Control

The newly launched 2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike comes with the best and innovative dashboard, which provides all the desirable information to the rider in the form of clearly arranged instrument cluster from the automotive manufacturer VDO. The core data is displayed on the central gauge that has analogue rev counter with adjustable shift light and LCD. This LCD shows digital speedometer and gear indicator, bar graphs, fuel level and the selected riding mode. The second LCD is positioned to the left side of the central instrument. There is a menu switch on the left aspect of the handlebar, which is used to select different modes for various assistance system.

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike

Bang on the Money

This bike features Traction Control (TC), Daytime Running Light (DRL), Adjustable ergonomics, Luggage race and much more. This bike is equipped with 23 litres of a fuel tank. Due to the less fuel consumption, once the fuel tank is full, this bike gives 350 km of a ride. High-quality components are used in it that allows extremely long service intervals of 15,000 km.

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike – Specs

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike Specs


Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement 1050 cm³
Bore 103 mm
Stroke 63 mm
Power in KW 92 kW
Starter Electric starter
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with three 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, twin ignition

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike Specs


Frame Design Chromium-Molybdenum Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Front Suspension WP upside-down Ø 43 mm
Rear Suspension WP mono shock
Suspension Travel (Front) 185 mm
Suspension Travel (Rear) 190 mm
Front Brake 2 x BREMBO four pistons 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 9M+ two channel (disengage-able, offroad mode optional)
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16.”
Steering Head Angle 64 °
Wheelbase 1560 ± 15 mm
Ground Clearance 220 mm
Seat Height 850 mm
Tank Capacity 23 liters
Dry Weight 205 kg

2017 KTM 1090 Adventure Bike Specs

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