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KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 Review Specs

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 is one of the best adventurous bikes of KTM brand. This new bike offers wide throttle. It has got a powerful engine that provides superb amount of acceleration and controlled torque. The chassis is lightweight and compact. The graphics are amazing, and design is excellent. Its seat offers the best-sitting position and handlebar gives an impressive handling experience. The review of newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 along with the specification are written below.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 – Specification and Price

The Heart of a Champion

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 bike comes with the superb 1,301 cc V-Twin of the engine. The KTM engineers adapted the new cylinders with the newly developed cylinder head and crankshaft to give this motorcycle a powerplant that fits its sovereign appearance. The engine offers the 160 horsepower and 140 Nm of torque, of which 108 Nm is available at 2,500 rpm. The new Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) is extremely hard, reliable and durable mainly coating that KTM uses in many parts. The new spread transmission transfers the power to the clutch eliminating the vibration and reducing the engine noise. The intake sides contain the new resonator chamber specially designed to polish the torque output in the lower to mid-range rpm. It results in the smooth power delivery. The cruise control comes as a standard in this bike. The left side of the handlebar contains the switched and display in the TFT dashboard allow the rider to set and alter the requested speed. The sixth gear of this motorcycle serves as an extended override, and it saves fuel. This system is also present in KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 as well. The engine also features the 75-degree V-Twin cylinders having state-of-the-art 4-valve cylinder head. They combine with the twin plug ignition, flow-optimized ports and a slick low-friction valve train with the cams from each cylinder’s twin overhead camshaft driving DLC-coated cam followers. It results in more power, lower fuel consumption and lower emission. KTM bikes usually have quality components; this motorcycles also contains quality components with fully developed and reliable engine allowing an extremely long service intervals of 15,000 km. The responsiveness of the engine is enhanced by the use of the low reciprocating weight of crankshaft. Moreover, the new flow-optimized shape of the crank webs boosts the low-loss running of the crank drive. The new ride-by-wire guarantees a smooth throttle response. It ensures perfect application of the readily available and plentiful torque. This new system electronically translates the throttle commands into the throttle valve positions perfectly suited to the rider conditions. This new RBM system is fully compliant with the strict DIN 26262 safety standard from the automobile sector. The new slipper clutch opens when the engine back-torque becomes too high, plus it assists the rider when he opens up the throttle. The driving force behind new KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 features a forged piston developed with the formula one technology. They have a high loading capacity despite extremely short and lightweight design. These pistons are 47 grammes lighter than the previous models. Although, they are little weight, they help in maximising the responsiveness and frivolous nature of the engine. The piston skirts have an additional start-of-the-art, Graf finish, which helps in reduction of friction.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 Engine

Lead the Way

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 bike features a compact, lightweight and stylish chassis. This enclosure features an ultra-light tubular trellis frame. This bike has high-strength, die-cast, open-lattice swingarm and top quality components from WP Suspension. This bike features 17 inches of the rear wheel and 19 inches of the front wheel. Quality tires are used along with these wheels. The new BREMBO brakes are coupled with the assistance systems are developed in close collaboration with the Bosch. The new chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame gives a unique geometry to the bike. This frame weighs only 215 kg. The innovation WP semi-active suspension system has made the comfortable ride full of fun. Rider can activate four spectrums of use i.e. “Comfort”, “Street”, “Sport” and “Offroad”. Moreover, the spring preload of the front and rear suspension can be set to four pre-defined settings providing the perfect geometry in all situation. This new bike has extremely grippy and durable Pirelli Scorpion Trail second sized at 120/70 ZR 19 and 170/60 R 17. These tires are perfect wingmen for the corner stormer. The braking system of the bike features a set of BREMBO brake. The front consists up of twin 320 mm of discs with radially mounted, radial master cylinder and 4-piston fixed callipers. The rear braking system consists the 267 mm disc. In the case of an emergency, new Bosch’s two-channel 9ME C-ABS speed to the rescue. The new tubeless tires are mounted on the alloy rim. They are manufactured with the low-pressure die-casting process. They minimise the unsprung masses and moment of inertia with the positive impact on handling the experience. The combination of the lightweight chassis and powerful engine results regarding power-to-weight ratio and ride dynamics. The fuel tank is awesome featuring 23 litres of fuel. The overall geometry is amazing, and the bike features the high-quality suspension components. The new die-cast, the open-lattice swingarm is precisely manufactured for more stability and excellent flex characteristics. The front wheel of the motorcycle has WP steering damper that makes the handling of this bike so easy.

All System Go

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 comes with the best dashboard that displays all the necessary information by using 6.5 inches of TFT display. It has a bright display even in the direct sunlight and is easy to operate. It shows different modes that can be selected by using the menu switch on the left side of the handlebar. The floating case carrier gives the best stability. The waterproof compartment keeps the smartphone safe and dry on the road. It also features USB socket to charge the phone. The free incoming calls and audio function link the phone of the rider to the bike via Bluetooth.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017

Excell Offroad

The new offroad ABS modes let the rider to block the back wheel when required. The ABS function remains active for the front wheel unless rider turns it off. This Offroad TC mode allows up to 100 percent slippage. Once the Offroad ride mode is activated, the ride-by-wire limits the throttle response and peak power. The Offroad TC is also enabled at the same time.

Fit For Anything

The new KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 features sets of new performance standards. It only weights about 238 kgs. It produces an excellent power-to-weight ratio. This new engine provides a relaxed riding experience. The chassis is lightweight and has outstanding geometry. The seat offers and excellent support, feedback and freedom of movement. The place provides the best comfort for both rider and passenger. This motorcycle has extremely wide application range, which is made possible by the ground-breaking electronics package featuring Bosch MSC. The adjustable windshield’s height can be changed as quickly as rider want. This bike has got the best ergonomic design with the excellent position of the handlebar and two footpeg positions. The multifunctional LED headlight gives a charming look to the motorcycle. The central aluminium part holds the LEDs and keeps the unit cool.

State-of-the-Art Safety

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 bike has got the new Bosch MSC assistance package, which is one of the world’s first lean-sensitive cornering ABS. This system is based on the high-quality 9ME modulator that unites the talents of combined braking and lightning-quick BREMBO hardware to boost the performance of the braking system. The front brake lever is instantaneously responsive. The Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), which is a lean-sensitive traction control system is fully functional. It smoothly reduces the engine output until the system has reduced slippage. This MTC allows four different levels of traction slip at the rear wheel. “Sport” is respectable game drifts and a noticeable amount of slippage. “Street” mode keeps things smooth for controlled riding. “Rain” mode offers maximum grip in the wet. “Offroad” mode gives 100 percent slippage. The Tire Pressure Monitoring System (TPMS) check the pressure of a tire and alert the rider in case of pressure loss.

Travel Pack

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 bike is equipped with the quick shifter plus that allows for the smooth downshift under any load. This system makes the shift action easy. The new Motor Slip Regulation (MSR) works in the opposite direction of MTC. The optional Hill Hold Control (HHC) prevents this bike from accidentally rolling backwards. It automatically applies brake until the bike starts to move forward. The rider can easily attend the calls using Bluetooth. Every information about the bike displays and rider can manage the mode switch.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017

Tremendous Valve

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 bike has the lightweight fuel tank featuring a fuel capacity of 23 litres. This new bike contains a plenty of equipment. This motorcycle has the support of WP semi-active suspension, MSC featuring cornering ABS, LED headlight, LED indicators, Multi-function dashboard with 6.5 inches of TFT display, USB socket for phone charging, adjustable windshield height, TPMS and much more.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 – Specs


KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 Specs

Design 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, V 75°
Displacement 1301 cm³
Bore 108 mm
Stroke 71 mm
Power in KW 118 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 the RBW and cruise control, double ignition


KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 Specs

Frame Design Chromium-Molybdenum Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Front Suspension WP Semi-active suspension USD Ø 48 mm
Rear Suspension WP Semi-active suspension mono shock
Front Suspension Travel 200 mm
Rear Suspension Travel 200 mm
Front Brake 2 x BREMBO four-piston radial fixed calliper, floating, brake discs
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 (including cornering ABS and offroad mode, disengage-able)
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 23 l
Dry Weight 215 kg

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