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Review of KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 Bike

KTM is one of the best dirt bike brands in the world and it always looks for the best bike along with the power. This year KTM brand has launched new series of Adventure bikes. They call it “Bring it on”. The new KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 bike is one of the best adventure bikes of this Company. This bike has powerful engine packed in the stylish chassis. This bike features state-of-the-art technology which makes it fuel efficient bike. The ergonomics of the bike is incredible; tires offer exceptional grip. The suspension system is performing well. The review of KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 bike along with the pics and specs are written below.

KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 Bike

KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 Bike– Specification and Pictures

Strong and Smooth

The all-new KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 bike comes with the powerful V2 engine having 1050 cc displacement. It supplies the massive amount of acceleration and fully loaded touring and 125 horsepower (92 kW) peak power. This engine is fuel efficient, and it has the long service intervals of 15000 km. This engine features twin spark ignition that lowers the fuel consumption and emissions. Plus it guarantees the smooth running and superior power from the minimum revs. The new Ride-by-Wire ensure the perfect application of torque. The all-new Traction Control (TC) offers the sporty and completely controllable drive on all surfaces. The new twin ignition system controls the new two differently sized spark plugs in each of the cylinder head for more efficient combustion and smoother power. This same system is present in KTM 1290 Super Adventure S 2017 as well. It results in better and controlled power, lower fuel consumption and lower emissions. This new bike offers the smooth throttle response and ensures the perfect application of high torque. It also electronically translates the throttle commands from the rider into the throttle valve positions. This RBW system is fully compliant with the strict DIN 26262 safety standards from the automobile sector. The new DLC (Diamond-Like Carbon) coating used in an engine is extremely hard, durable and it particularly well-suited coating. This sheet is used in most of the part of KTM Bikes. The new forged piston design is utilised on this bike, which has high loading capacity plus they have extremely short size and lightweight format. These pistons are five millimetres smaller than those of KTM 1290 Super Adventure R 2017 bike and feature 50 grammes lighter. They have less weight that maximises their responsiveness capability and free-revving nature of the engine. The skirts of piston have a first state-of-the-art Grade finish, which helps in reducing friction. The engine features new slipper clutch that opens when the engine back-torque becomes too high; it also assists when rider opens up the throttle. This new engine features state-of-the-art 4-valve cylinder head. It Combines with the twin plug ignition, flow-optimized ports and slick low-friction valve drive train with cams from each cylinder.

KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 Bike

Take Charge

The newly launched KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 bike comes with the excellent offroad abilities. It has compact, stylish, lightweight and reliable chassis. It features 21 inches of the wire-spoked wheel at the front, and 18 inched at the rear, floating on the 220 mm of fully adjustable WP suspension. This new bike has KTM’s signature tubular trellis frame, steel crash bars and the high-strength, die-cast and open-lattice swingarm. The new chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame gives the best geometry to the chassis. This bike has rugged, laser-cut and robot-welded offering an excellent surface finish. The frame weighs only 9.8 kg. There is an impressive combination of lightweight chassis and compact, powerful engine regarding power-to-weight ratio. This bike weighs about 230 kg while carrying a fuel of 23 litres. This bike is one of the lightest bikes in typical KTM style. It has got outstanding geometry, well-balanced stiffness distribution and the high-quality suspension components. The new die-cast, the open-lattice swingarm is specially designed for rigidity and stability without compromising excellent flex characteristics. This bike features wire-spoked and tubeless 21/18 inches of wheels. They provide good grip and are suitable for wide selection of tires. These wheels are standard Continental TKC 80 Twinduros, sized 90/90-21 and 150/70-18. This new bike features new BREMBO brakes with the front brake of twin 320 mm of the disc with radially mounted, 4-piston callipers and the radial master cylinder. The rear brake features 267 mm of disc plus in case of an emergency, Bosch’s two-channel 9M+ ABS is also available. The suspension of the bike features robust 48 mm of UPSD fork with extra stiff spring in the front section while PDS shock absorber in the rear part. They are made up WP and are fully adjustable. They feature suspension travel of 220/220 mm.

Versatile and Ergonomic

This all-new KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 bike has the best ergonomics moreover rider can also adjust it according to his preference. There are two handlebar clamping position and two footpegs positions. The seat of this adventures bike provides support, feedback, freedom of movement and comfort for both rider and passenger. This bike gives a pleasant and comfortable ride no matter what that road condition is. There are many riding modes which are specially designed for different riding conditions. The new KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 bike is one of the Ultimate Travel Enduro bikes. The height of the windshield is adjustable easily by using clamping mechanism.

KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 Bike

Mission Control

The newly launched KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 bike comes with the best dashboard. Rider can receive all the desired information on the state-of-the-art, clearly arranged instrument cluster from the automotive manufacturer VDO. The core data of the bike is displayed on the central gauge that consists up of analogue rev counter with the integrated, adjustable shift light and LCD. The display of the motorcycle has digital speedometer, and it is supplemented with the digital clock, a new gear indicator, bar graphs for coolant temperature and fuel level. The second LCD is positioned to the left of the central instrument. This display shows the personal page, Riding conditions page for extra information like outside temperature, average speed, and average and current fuel consumption. There is a menu switch of the left side of the handlebar to select different modes for various assistance systems. By just selecting the up and down button through this menu switch rider can quickly select the desired riding mode.

State-of-the-Art Safety

The newly launched KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 bike comes with the best Bosch two-channel 9M+ anti-lock braking system that ensures short braking distances with the best vehicle control. This system modulates the brake pressure in a way that wheel lock-up is prevented, and the tendency of a bike to lift the rear is minimised when braking is hard on surfaces with good grip. In the offroad mode, only the rear wheel is freed from the ABS intervention, giving control of braking slides to the rider. The new Traction Control (TC) is developed in close collaboration with the Bosch. It usually reacts in milliseconds if the rear wheel tends to spin out of control. Moreover, this system closes the throttle valves to regain grip. The Traction Control (TC) offers four different ride modes selected using the multi-functional switch on the left handlebar grip. The “Sports mode” allows the drifts and the noticeable amount of slippage. The “Street Mode” keeps things smooth for comfortable, controllable riding. “Rain mode” provides the early intervention and maximum grip on the wet surfaces. The “Offroad mode” gives 100 percent of slippage.

KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 Bike

Excell Offroad

The new Offroad ABS mode helps the rider to block the rear wheel when required. This function remains active on the front wheel. The Offroad TC mode gives 100 percent slippage and when it is turned on, master controlled drifts in no time. Once the ride mode is engaged, the ride-by-wire limits the throttle response and top power, giving full control of the bike to the rider. Offroad TC mode is enabled at the same time.


Bang on the Money

The newly launched KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 bike comes with the fully adjustable PDS shock absorber, Traction Control (TC), Multi-function dashboard, adjustable ergonomics, and luggage rack and case brackets. This bike contains 23 litres of fuel tank capacity that gives a comfortable range for long distance travelling. This bike has a unique and high-quality components combined with the fully developed and reliable engine featuring long service intervals of 15,000 km.

KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 bike – Specs

KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 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

KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 Bike Specs


Frame Design Chromium-Molybdenum Steel trellis frame, powder coated
Front Suspension WP-USD Ø 48 mm
Rear Suspension WP-PDS Mono-shock
Suspension Travel (Front) 220 mm
Suspension Travel (Rear) 220 mm
Front Brake 2 x BREMBO four pistons with 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 ABS (inc. Offroad mode, disengage-able)
Chain X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16.”
Steering Head Angle 64 °
Wheelbase 1580 ± 15 mm
Ground Clearance 250 mm
Seat Height 890 mm
Tank Capacity 23 l
Dry Weight 207 kg

KTM 1090 Adventure R 2017 Bike Specs

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