Buyers Guide 2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R | Buyer's Guide

2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R | Buyer’s Guide

2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R

2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R | Buyer's Guide
2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R

With full dirt-ready wheels – 21-inch front, 18-inch rear – the 2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R is designed as the ultimate dirt adventure bike. Putting out nearly as much power as its 1290 big brother, and including many of the electronic features (though not active suspension), the Adventure R also is a formidable touring bike (just add panniers). Handling is excellent, and the six-gallon tank has lots of range for those excursions into the unexpected.

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2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R


  • Engine: Liquid-cooled, 75-degree DOHC V-twin
  • Displacement: 1195cc
  • Bore x stroke: 105 x 69mm
  • Maximum power: 150 hp @ 9500 rpm
  • Maximum torque: 92 ft/lbs @ 6750 rpm
  • Compression ratio: 12.5:1
  • 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


  • Frame: Powdercoated chromoly trellis
  • Subframe: Powdercoated aluminum
  • Handlebar: Tapered aluminum, 28-22 mm
  • Front suspension: 48mm inverted WP forks; 8.7 inches of travel
  • Rear suspension: WP shock; 8.7 inches of travel


  • 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)


  • Front: Wire-spokes with aluminum rim, 2.50 x 21”
  • Rear: Wire-spokes with aluminum rim, 4.50 x 18”


  • Front: 90/90 x 21
  • Rear: 150/70 R 18


  • Rake: 26 degrees
  • Trail: 4.8 inches
  • Wheelbase: 62.2 inches
  • Ground clearance: 9.8 inches
  • Seat height: 35.0 inches
  • Tank capacity: 6.1 gallons
  • Dry weight: 463 pounds

2016 KTM 1190 Adventure R Price:

  • MSRP: $16,999

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Don Williams
Don Williams
With 50 years of riding experience, Don Williams is a fan of all kinds of motorcycles. He enjoys sport bikes, cruisers, dirt bikes, touring bikes, adventure bikes, dual sport bikes, and rideable customs. Ask Don what his favorite bike is and he will tell you, "Whatever bike I'm on."

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