2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure | Buyer's Guide
2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure

KTM’s two 1190 Adventures stand ready to do serious riding on- and off-road. The new 1290 Super Adventure is KTM’s entry in the “enduro travel” segment, which makes it more of a sport-tourer than an off-road motorcycle.

Also with various electronics, the Super Adventure has semi-active WP suspension, which is ideal for both aggressive and casual riding. A fuel tank that holds nearly eight gallons gives you wide flexibility when picking a route, as visits to the gas station will be infrequent. A luggage rack and case carriers are standard, so all you need to do is add paniers to take on the world

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2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure Specs:

Engine

  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, 75-degree DOHC V-twin
  • Displacement: 1301cc
  • Bore x stroke: 108 x 71mm
  • Maximum power: 160 hp @ 8750 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 103 ft/lbs @ 6750 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 13.1:1
  • Muffler: Stainless steel
  • Fuel system: Keihin EFI w/ 52mm throttle body
  • Lubrication: Pressure lubrication with 3 Eaton pumps
  • Engine oil: Motorex, SAE 10W-50
  • Engine management: Ride-by-wire Keihin EMS
  • Traction control: 4-mode, disengageable
  • Clutch: PASC slipper clutch, hydraulically operated
  • Transmission: 6-speed
  • Chain: X-Ring 5/8 x 5/16″
  • Battery: 12V, 11.2Ah

Chassis

  • Frame: Powdercoated chromoly trellis
  • Subframe: Aluminum
  • Handlebar: Tapered aluminum, 28-22 mm
  • Front suspension: Semi-active 48mm inverted WP forks; 7.9 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: Semi-active WP shock; 7.9 inches of travel

Brakes

  • Front: Twin 320mm discs w/ Brembo four-piston, radially mounted calipers
  • Rear: 267mm disc w/ Brembo two-piston, fixed caliper
  • ABS: Bosch 9ME Combined ABS (incl. cornering-ABS and off-road mode, disenengageable)

Wheels

  • Front: Wire-spokes with aluminum rim, 3.50 x 19”
  • Rear: Wire-spokes with aluminum rim, 5.00 x 17”

Tires

  • Front: 120/70 R 19
  • Rear: 170/60 R 17

Dimensions

  • Rake: 26 degrees
  • Trail: 4.7 inches
  • Wheelbase: 61.4 inches
  • Ground clearance: 8.7 inches
  • Seat height: 33.9/34.4 inches
  • Tank capacity: 7.9 gallons
  • Dry weight: 489 pounds

2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure Price:

  • MSRP $20,499

2016 KTM 1290 Super Adventure Price