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Review of KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017

KTM has recently launched its Super Adventure bike, the new KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017. This bike has got the best engine housing in a slim and compact chassis. The colour combination of the bike is fantastic. The design is perfectly ergonomic. KTM Bikes are stylish and well known for their best design. The seat offers the best sitting position and handlebars provides full command over the bike to have more adventure and less worried. The review of KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 along with the specification, are written below.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017

KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 – Features

Limitless Power, Bottomless Grunt

The new KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 comes with the powerful V-Twin engine of 1,301 ccs. This engine has new cylinders with the newly developed cylinder heads and crankshaft to provide the bike with a powerplant which perfectly fits the sovereign appearance. The engine offers quiet an impressive 140 Nm of torque with 160 horsepower and excellent acceleration. The new Diamond-Like Carbon (DLC) coating is very hard, durable and well-suited coating used in many parts on the engine. The smooth sailing allows the transmission to deliver the power without any vibration and engine noise smoothly. The intake sides have a newly developed resonator chamber, which is specially designed to polish the torque output in the lower to mid-range rpm. It will increase the smoothness of power train. The standard cruise control allows the rider to switch the throttle grip and display in the dashboard lets the rider to set and change the requested speed. The new slipper clutch monitors the back-torque of the engine. The new ride-by-wire ensure the smooth throttle response. This system guarantees the perfect application of torque. This new RBW system is fully compliant with the strict DIN 26262 safety standard from the automobile sector. The new forged piston are developed by the Formula 1 technology and are extremely short and have the lightweight design. These pistons are 47 grammes lighter than the previous generations of KTM 1290 Super Adventure. They feature an additional state-of-the-art Graf finish, to reduce friction. On sixth gear, this engine becomes fuel efficient and adds the rider cruising comfort. Each cylinder has a 4-valve cylinder head. The new twin plug ignition system monitors the two differently sized spark plugs. It results from more power, lower fuel consumption and lower emissions. This bike has got the high-quality components alloys extremely long service intervals of 15,000 km. The sensitive nature of engine is also enhanced by the use of the very low reciprocating weight of its crankshaft. Moreover, the optimised shape of the crank webs boosts the particularly low-loss running of the crank drive.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 engine

The Cutting Edge

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 comes with the compact and stable chassis of all times. It features ultra-lightweight tubular trellis frame with high-strength, die-cast, open-lattice swingarm and top quality components from WP Suspension. It features front wheel of 19 inches of wire spoked with 17 inches of a rear wheel. It has got quality tires with proper suspension travel and best BREMBO brakes. These brakes are coupled with the assistance system developed with the close collaboration with the Bosch, round off the package. The new chrome-molybdenum steel trellis frame makes the best geometry of the bike. The frame weighs only 9.8 kg only. The new BREMBO brakes consist up of twin 320 mm of discs with radially mounted 4-pisotn fixed callipers and the radial master cylinder. The rear drive has 267 mm plus for emergency, Bosch’s two-channel 9ME C-ABS plays an important role. The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 bike features the new set of extremely grippy and durable Pirelli Scorpion Trail second sized at 120/70 ZR 19 and 170/60 ZR 17. These tires offer the best performance during cornering. The lightweight chassis and powerful engine are so perfectly combined to achieve impressive power-to-weight ratio and ride dynamics. The new fuel tank provides the fuel capacity of 30 litres. The innovative WP semi-active suspension provides the best performance. It offers four spectrums of use i.e. Comfort, Street, Sport and Offroad. All these features are very helpful in the handling of the bike. This bike features tubeless, wire-spoked 19/17 inches of wheels. They combine with the tubeless tires to offer stability and durability to the wire-spoked wheel. The new rims are substantially more resilient than the competition’s cast and spoked wheels. The new die-cast, the open-lattice swingarm is lightweight and has an exclusive design for stiffness and stability while offering outstanding flex characteristics. This bike features new WP steering damper which gives the best response.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017

State-Of-The-Art Safety

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 bike has the Bosch MSC assistance package, which is the world’s first lean-sensitive cornering ABS. It has high-quality 9ME modulator, with uniting the braking performance. It features efficient pressure modulation with the high-quality BREMBO hardware to develop the advanced braking system. Whenever the front brake lever is actuated, the rear brake is simultaneously applied to optimised stability. The rider can switch off this mode as well. The new Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) has a lean-sensitive traction control system that immediately reacts if the speed of the rear wheel is disproportional to riding situation. The MTC also reduces the engine output. It allows four different levels of traction slip at the rear wheel. The “Sport” mode allows maximum drift, “Street” allows for comfortable and controlled riding, “Rain” allows maximum grip while the “Offroad” allows 100 percent slippage. The TPMS monitors tire pressure and warn the rider to control the pressure.

Spectacular Specs

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 bike comes with the new performance standards like 160 horsepower and weight of 249 kg. It provides the best power-to-weight ratio. The overall dynamics are stunning, and it has a chassis with outstanding geometry and suspension. It also features heated grips. The left and right side of fuel tank features LED corning lights offers an attractive look. The fuel tank provides the fuel capacity of 30 litres providing the ride of 500 km. This bike also features two footpeg positions to have a comfortable ride. The seat offers the best riding areas. It features heated seats for both rider and passenger. The height of windshield is adjustable. The new floating case carrier provides stability.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017

Fit For a King

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 bike has a relatively light weight, sturdy and dependable engine, which is fuel efficient as well. This bike features WP semi-active suspension; MSC contains cornering ABS, C-ABS, MTC, LEC cornering lights and daytime running light. This bike has the support of long range fuel tank, easily adjustable windshield height, aluminium handlebar and much more.

Excell Offroad

The offroad ABS model of the bike allows the rider to block the back wheel when required. This ABS function remains active on the front wheel unless rider turns it off entirely. The offroad TC mode allows having a 100 percent slippage. It doubles the speed of rear wheel to have an ambitious ride. In the offroad ride mode, the ride-by-wire limits the throttle response and delivers the peak power.

Base Camp

The newly launched KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 bike offers all the necessary information in a clearly arranged instrument cluster from automotive manufacturer VDO. The data is displayed on the LCD. This display had a digital speedometer and supplemented digital clock, a gear indicator, bar graphs for coolant temperature and fuel level plus the riding mode. The second LED is placed on the left of the central instrument, which shows the adjustable features. Different riding modes can be selected with the menu switch on the left side of the handlebar.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017

KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 – Specs


KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 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
Cooling System Liquid cooled
Clutch PASC (TM) slipper clutch and hydraulically actuated
EMS Keihin EMS with the RBW and cruise control, double ignition

KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 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
ABS Bosch 9ME combined ABS (inc. 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 30 liters
Dry Weight 222 kg

KTM 1290 Super Adventure T 2017 Specs

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