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KTM Europe Releases Info on 1190 Adventure

2013 KTM 1190 Adventure & Adventure R

KTM Austria has released info on its 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R models, which will only be available in Europe for 2013.

The two bikes, which will be unveiled at Intermot International Motorcycle Show in Cologne Oct. 3-7, are expected to hit US shores as 2014 models next Fall. During that show, the one of the 1190’s largest competitor, BMW, will release it’s liquid-cooled R 1200 GS.

The adventure bikes follow KTM’s “Ready to Race” strategy, featuring high power from its LC8 V-Twin, combined with a lightweight chassis and the latest electronics (traction control, ABS, and on the Adventure electronic suspension).

KTM Austria says: “Whereas the 1190 Adventure, above all focused on use on asphalt (wide 19 and 17 inch tires is especially for the pleasure of versatile road users, the Adventure R, in the best KTM tradition shows what is feasible from a sporting perspective and into the bargain invites you to undertake plenty of offroad action. Also especially pleasing is that despite incomparably fine components and finishing, the new Adventure models are still oriented towards the price and weight of their popular predecessors.”

Following are higlights of these two European models:

KTM 1190 Adventure Highlights:

  • Highly developed LC8 V-two cylinder with double ignition, the latest Keihin motor management, electronic fuel injection with drive-by-wire and anti-hopping clutch
  • Performance: 110 kW/150 hp, torque: 125 Nm, 15,000 km Inspection intervals, low fuel consumption
  • 230 kg with a full tank
  • Multilevel combined BOSCH-ABS, multilevel BOSCH Traction Control (MTC), multiple programmable electronic WP suspension (EDS)
  • New innovation: Offroad modus for ABS and MTC!
  • Very stable latticed tubular frame made of extremely rigid chrome- molybdenum- steel
  • High quality suspension components from WP Suspension
  • Tubeless road tires on wire spoke wheels with airtight rim – 120/70-19 front; 170/60-17 rear
  • Adjustable footrests, seat height, handlebar position and windshield
  • The very latest VDO combi instruments

KTM 1190 Adventure R Highlights:

  • Highly developed LC8 V-two cylinder with double ignition, the latest Keihin motor management, electronic fuel injection with drive-by-wire and anti-hopping clutch
  • Performance: 110 kW/150 hp, torque: 125 Nm, 15,000 km inspection intervals, low fuel consumption
  • 235 kg with a full tank
  • Multilevel combined BOSCH-ABS and multilevel BOSCH traction control (MTC)
  • New innovation: Offroad modus for ABS and MTC!
  • Fully adjustable WP USD telescopic fork with separate rebound and compression damping
  • Fully adjustable rear WP shock absorber
  • Suitable for the asphalt, tubeless Enduro tires on wire spoke wheels with airtight rim -90/90-21 front; 150/60-18 rear
  • Adjustable footrests, handlebar position and windshield
  • The very latest VDO combi instruments

Stay clicked to UltimateMotorCycling.com for further information as it becomes available.

Ron Lieback
Ron Lieback
One of the few moto journalists based on the East Coast, Ron Lieback joined the motorcycle industry as a freelancer in 2007, and is currently Online Editor at Ultimate Motorcycling. He is also the author of "365 to Vision: Modern Writer's Guide (How to Produce More Quality Writing in Less Time).

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