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.
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