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2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike Review Specs Price

The benchmark remains, but will you go further? The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike abolished restrictions and barriers for any motorcyclist who wants to #DARE2ADV. How? The power, versatility, assurance, and technical brilliance pushed riders to race into the unknown, confident that what they had beneath them could easily handle any challenge.

The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike is designed to cover ground fast and effortlessly. An Adventure-speed 1,301 cc V-Twin makes long-distance travel a breeze. At the same time, Adaptive Cruise Control, semi-active Suspension, revised rider-focused ergonomics, and technology elevate agility and long-distance comfort to new heights. We’ll boldly claim that the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike is the new benchmark.

2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike

2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike – Features and Specs


With a sledgehammer blast of power and earth-shattering torque, the market proven V-twin LC8 engine once again reigns supreme as the most compact, lightest, and best-performing engine in its class. It is also more environmentally friendly, with 15,000 km service intervals and low fuel use mile after mile.

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The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike benefits from a 6-speed PANKL transmission with a redesigned, lighter aluminum shifting drum and revised tracks for faster, smoother gear changes. Shifting forks have also been coated with copper to decrease wear and tear. It also allows the Quickshifter+ to engage more quickly, resulting in ultra-fast, smooth gear changes.

2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike

Cylinder heads

The 75° V-twin’s seamless power delivery is mainly due to the cutting-edge 4-valve DOHC cylinder head. These feature twin plug ignition, flow-optimized ports, and a smooth low-friction valve drive train, including cams from each cylinder’s twin overhead camshafts riding DLC-coated cam followers.


Its meager reciprocating weight on the crankshaft enhances the engine’s responsiveness and free-revving nature. With a flow-optimized crank web form, the crank drive’s extremely low-loss operation is further improved.

2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike


The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike has a newly revised exhaust system, which provides bark for bite. Two new headers direct the exhaust stream to a hydroformed collecting chamber containing two catalytic converters and three lambda sensor sensors, allowing emissions to remain within the latest guidelines. Meanwhile, a freshly developed stainless-steel silencer produces the directive v-twin tone.

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A new, redesigned, lightweight chrome-molybdenum stainless steel trellis frame with laser-cut tubes is combined with forged parts to create an ultra-strong component for the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike.

The steering head has been shifted 15 mm rearward to shorten the overall better-turning behavior, and the front engine mount has been tilted forward by 2-degree to aid in forceful acceleration while keeping the front end planted on the ground. The newly designed, lightweight, high-strength aluminum side stand rounds off the package.


The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike has the most modern suspension system. Featuring a new generation of groundbreaking WP Semi-Active Technology (SAT) Suspension with electronically managed magnetic valves for variable damping, it offers a wide range of adjustments for maximum comfort and safety better than 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S.

Best of all, all suspension settings and modifications may be adjusted from the dashboard and displayed on the TFT screen. Furthermore, the Suspension PRO package offers the rider the choice of automatically setting the rear shock preload or manually changing the shock or fork settings.

2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike

Wheels and Tires

The bespoke MITAS Terra Force-R rubber, designed particularly for the new 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike, provides remarkable grip, handling characteristics, and optimal stability at high speeds.


Precise, powerful, and consistent. It is just what you would expect from a set of Brembo brakes. There are twin 320 mm diameter radially mounted discs and 4-piston fixed calipers. A generously sized 267 mm diameter disc at the rear absorbs extra speed. And in the event of an emergency, Bosch’s two-channel 10.3 ME ABS comes to the rescue.

Fuel tank

This is a completely redesigned 6.1-gallon (23-liter), three-part gasoline tank. It consists of two enormous fuel cells on either side of the frame and an upper, central vessel that provides fuel to the lateral units. The gasoline cap is likewise modern and electronically-operated. But what’s the best bit? The new design includes a storage box evocative of the famous KTM 990 Adventure, complete with a USB port and plenty of space for your iPhone, sunglasses, or wallet.


The high-strength tapered aluminum handlebars are wide, adjustable, and ready for extended hours in the saddle, giving riders more control and uncompromised comfort. Newly redesigned and sturdy handguards have also been engineered for maximum aerodynamic performance and high-speed stability.


Riders can adjust the comfort level to fit their height and riding preference using two-foot peg positions: stock or 10mm up and back (diagonally), which can make a significant difference on a long adventure ride.

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Seat height

The new seat on the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike is where you’ll spend the majority of your time. It has separate seats for the rider and passenger, the former adjustable by 20 mm from 33.4 in (849 mm) to 34.2 in (869 mm). The seat clasp may be unlocked with the stroke of a button, making access to the under-seat area much easier.


The windshield has been adjusted in the wind tunnel to keep riders comfortable on longer, quicker excursions. Adjustment is also simple, thanks to right and left-mounted handwheels that adjust 55 mm of screen height.

2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike

LED Headlight

The new cornering integrated LED headlight was developed to include the front radar sensor on the 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike, flanked by cornering and daytime running lights. This results in a clean, KTM-distinctive appearance that provides excellent illumination with a wide beam pattern to light up the road ahead.


An all-new scratch-resistant 7-inch TFT display sits at the helm. Adventurers can quickly and easily access information and change the bike’s semi-active Suspension without navigating complex menus, making it unrivaled in graphics and usability. It is thanks to a 6-way switch cube on the handlebar. KTMconnect ensures connectivity by connecting over Bluetooth for TURN-BY-TURN Plus navigation, audio playback, and even answering incoming calls while still catching the glare. The TFT screen’s tilt angle can be adjusted.

USB Phone Pocket

No bar-mounted cellphone cradle? Not an issue. A compact container keeps your smartphone safe while on the road. It also keeps it charged thanks to the integrated USB socket. The optional incoming call and audio functionality on KTM MY RIDE connect the phone to the TFT via Bluetooth, so you spend less time staring at the little screen and more time looking ahead.

Cruise Control

The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike has groundbreaking radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control. To appreciate the enchantment of our ACC, consider that the optimal roads may be hours distant. With highways in between, ACC will allow you to breeze through the travel, keeping you ready to strike when the opportunity arises. ACC ‘latches on’ to a preceding vehicle, automatically changing speed and ensuring a safe following distance. It leads to more relaxed highway blasting when speed is required, giving new meaning to the term ‘intercontinental missile.’

Off-Road ABS

In this mode, three things happen: ABS functionality is deactivated on the rear wheel, but some capability is retained on the front wheel, rear-wheel lift-up detention is disabled, and cornering ABS is disabled. It adds to motorcyclists’ great trust in their offroad abilities. Advanced motorcyclists can push harder before encountering any ABS interference.

2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike – Price

An all-new 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike is available at $20,299 only.

2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike

2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Touring Bike – Technical Specifications


Transmission 6-speed
Cooling Liquid-cooled
Power in KW 118 kW
Starter Electric starter
Stroke 71 mm
Bore 108 mm
Clutch PASC (TM) slipper clutch, hydraulically actuated
Displacement 1301 cm³
EMS Keihin EMS including RBW and cruise control, double ignition
Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Lubrication Forced oil lubrication with three oil pumps


ABS Bosch 10.3ME Combined-ABS (including Cornering-ABS and offroad mode)
Front Brake Disc Diameter 320 mm
Rear Brake Disc Diameter 267 mm
Chain 525 X-Ring
Frame Design Chrome-moly tubular space frame, powder-coated
Front Suspension WP SAT (semi-active technology) Upside-Down Ø 48 mm
Rear Suspension WP SAT (semi-active technology) shock absorber
Steering Head Angle 65.3 °

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