Motorcycle Types Adventure / Dual-Sport 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure (R) | Photo Gallery / Wallpaper

2014 KTM 1190 Adventure (R) | Photo Gallery / Wallpaper

2014 KTM 1190 Adventure & Adventure R

For 2014, KTM replaced its 990 Rally with the more powerful, and lighter 1190 Adventure.

The reason? To offer a bit more streetability on its top-rated adventure tourer, keeping the KTM competitive with bikes like the BMW R 1200 GS. The 1190 Adventure arrives in its standard version, which is a more-than capable enduro tourer, and the “R” version, which offers an off-road package with larger wheels.

Both versions arrive with  the 1195cc 75-degree V-twin, which has been transplanted from KTM’s RC8 R superbike. But instead of offering 173 horsepower, the Adventure’s engine was redesigned to offer a controllable 150 horsepower – the same as the Ducati Mutlistrada.

The bike arrives with the latest in electronic aids from the Austrian-based brand, including KTM’s Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), developed with Bosch, four riding modes and linked ABS braking. Both the MTC and ABS can be disengaged for off-road use.

Both versions arrive with WP front and rear suspension, though the R has increased travel to 220 mm, compared to the standard’s version 190mm.

Another huge difference between both models include wheel size; the R arrives with a 21″ front and 18″ rear – like the former 990 – and the standard arrives with a more 19″ front and 17″ rear. The R version also arrives with crash bars, a higher seat (35″ versus the standards adjustable 33.8″ – 34.4″), wider bars, bolder graphics and a heavier weight (478 lb. versus 467 lb.). Due to the longer suspension travel, the R also arrives with a longer wheelbase (62.2″ versus 61.4″) and shorter trail (4.25″ versus 4.72″).

There’s also a difference in price; the base 1190 Adventure is offered for $16,499, and the R versions $16,799.

Attached above is a photo gallery of the 2014 KTM 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R; each image also makes for great wallpaper. To download as wallpaper, simply right click the desired thumbnail and set as desktop background.

For a First Ride Review, click here.

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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