2015 KTM 1290 Super AdventureA new model will join KTM’s ever-growing street lineup in 2015 – the 1290 Super Adventure. As the name implies, the Super Adventure builds on the current 2014 1190 Adventure, KTM’s rugged adventure-tourer.
Besides boasting a larger powerplant for additional power, KTM says the new 1290 Super Adventure is the “absolute pinnacle of luxury sport touring riding.”Though not confirmed, the engine should be the same one used in the 1290 Super Duke R – a bike we immediately fell for. The liquid-cooled, 75-degree V-twin displaces 1301cc, and produces a claimed 180 horsepower that arrives around 8,870 rpm, although the rev-limiter cuts in at 10,500 rpm.The Super Adventure will also feature a larger fuel tank and loads of KTM electronics. The latter includes KTM’s Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) system.Speaking of MSC, KTM says “Developed in association with KTM’s technical partner, BOSCH, the ABS and traction control systems are at the forefront of motorcycle safety and have a range of selectable presets as to not remove any riding enjoyment.”KTM only released one teaser photo of the new bike, which is attached above.The 2015 KTM Super Adventure will make its official debut on Sept. 30, 2014, at Intermot in Cologne, Germany. Stay clicked to Ultimate MotorCycling of additional details.
Hello everyone and welcome once again to Ultimate Motorcycling’s weekly Podcast—Motos and Friends.
My name is Arthur Coldwells.
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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.
From all of us here at Ultimate Motorcycling, we hope you enjoy this episode!