2014 KTM 1190 Adventure & Adventure RFor 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.
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This week’s episode features Senior Editor Nic de Sena’s impressions of the beautiful new Harley-Davidson Low Rider ST that is loosely based around the original FXRT Sport Glide from the 1980s. Hailing from The Golden State, these cult-status performance machines became known as West Coast style, with sportier suspension, increased horsepower, and niceties including creature comforts such as a tidy fairing and sporty luggage.
In past episodes you might have heard us mention my best friend, Daniel Schoenewald, and in the second segment I chat with him about some of the really special machines in his 170 or so—and growing—motorcycle collection. He’s always said to me that he doesn’t consider himself the owner, merely the curator of the motorcycles for the next generation.
Yet Daniel is not just a collector, but I can attest a really skilled rider. His bikes are not trailer queens, they’re ridden, and they’re ridden pretty hard. Actually, we have had many, many memorable rides on pretty much all of the machines in the collection at one time or another.
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