KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (2022)

  1. Engine & Exhaust
  2. Chassis
  3. Ergonomics & Comfort
  4. Bodywork & Graphics
  5. Software & Electronics

01. Engine & Exhaust

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Engine

With a sledgehammer hit of power and earth-twisting torque, the proven V-twin LC8 engine once again takes the accolades as the most compact, lightest, and best performing engine in the segment. Its greener too, and will deliver 15,000 km service intervals and low fuel consumption, trip after trip, mile after mile.

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Transmission

Helping the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R shift - in more ways than one - is a 6-speed PANKL transmission with a new, lighter aluminum shifting drum with optimized tracks for faster, smoother gear changes. Shifting forks have also been coated in copper to reduce wear and tear. This also helps the Quickshifter+ engage quicker for ultra-fast, slick gear changes.

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PASC Clutch

Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open up the throttle. The former prevents destabilizing rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating; the latter reduces the lever force required for changing gears, allowing the clutch to be controlled with one trigger happy finger - saving you energy while riding.

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Cylinder heads

A key element in the smooth power delivery of the 75° V-twin is each cylinder's state-of-the-art 4-valve DOHC cylinder head. These combine twin plug ignition, flow-optimized ports and a slick low-friction valve drive train with cams from each cylinder's twin overhead camshafts driving DLC-coated cam followers.

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DLC coating

Diamond-Like Carbon - or DLC for short - is an extremely hard, durable coating used in many engine parts, such as cam followers, to assist sliding behavior. It improves performance and our engines love it!

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Twin ignition

The twin plug ignition system controls the two differently sized spark plugs in each cylinder head independently of each other. This results in improved combustion and a smoother, optimally controlled combustion sequence. What that means to you, is better-controlled power, lower fuel consumption, and reduced emissions.

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Pistons

The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R's forged piston structure is derived from Formula 1 technology. The result is a high loading capacity despite its extremely short and lightweight design. The piston skirts have an additional state-of-the-art, Grafal® finish. It further reduces friction and is particularly hard wearing.

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Crankshaft

The extremely low crankshaft reciprocating weight enhances the responsiveness and free-revving nature of the engine. With a flow-optimized crank web shape, the particularly low-loss running of the crank drive is further enhanced.

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Overdrive

The sixth gear serves as a long overdrive in the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R's well-spaced gearbox. This saves fuel and adds to your cruising comfort.

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Ride-by-wire

Smooth throttle response is what you get, beyond simply being free of a throttle cable, which is why the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R's ride-by-wire system is so attractive. It ensures perfect dosage of the readily available and plentiful torque, while electronically translating rider throttle commands into throttle valve positions, which are perfectly adjusted to suit different riding conditions.

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Exhaust

Providing the bark for the bite, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R features a completely reworked exhaust system. Two new headers lead the exhaust gas to a hydroformed collector chamber with two catalytic converters. These, in conjunction with 3 lambda sensors allow the emissions to stay within the latest limits. Meanwhile, at the business end, a newly designed stainless-steel silencer provides a typically v-twin tone.

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Airfilter

Thanks to a reworked airbox, riders can now easily access the air filter by simply removing 4 screws to remove the storage compartment ahead of the fuel filler cap. Also, the filter itself now features vertical ribs, instead of horizontal. Which helps direct dust or sand towards the bottom of the air box, without getting sucked into the filter slats. Overall, a better design for hardcore adventurers.

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Cooling

The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R now features 2 separate radiators instead of a one-piece unit. The result is better heat dissipation, and improved cooling all-round. Cleverly designed air ducts now also stream cool air towards the engine, not only keeping the motorcycle cool, but the rider's legs cool too.

(Video) 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R | First Ride

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Engine

With a sledgehammer hit of power and earth-twisting torque, the proven V-twin LC8 engine once again takes the accolades as the most compact, lightest, and best performing engine in the segment. Its greener too, and will deliver 15,000 km service intervals and low fuel consumption, trip after trip, mile after mile.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (15)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (16)

Transmission

Helping the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R shift - in more ways than one - is a 6-speed PANKL transmission with a new, lighter aluminum shifting drum with optimized tracks for faster, smoother gear changes. Shifting forks have also been coated in copper to reduce wear and tear. This also helps the Quickshifter+ engage quicker for ultra-fast, slick gear changes.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (17)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (18)

PASC Clutch

Not only does the slipper clutch open when the engine back-torque becomes too high, it also assists when you open up the throttle. The former prevents destabilizing rear wheel chatter when braking sharply or decelerating; the latter reduces the lever force required for changing gears, allowing the clutch to be controlled with one trigger happy finger - saving you energy while riding.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (19)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (20)

Cylinder heads

A key element in the smooth power delivery of the 75° V-twin is each cylinder's state-of-the-art 4-valve DOHC cylinder head. These combine twin plug ignition, flow-optimized ports and a slick low-friction valve drive train with cams from each cylinder's twin overhead camshafts driving DLC-coated cam followers.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (21)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (22)

DLC coating

Diamond-Like Carbon - or DLC for short - is an extremely hard, durable coating used in many engine parts, such as cam followers, to assist sliding behavior. It improves performance and our engines love it!

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (23)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (24)

Twin ignition

The twin plug ignition system controls the two differently sized spark plugs in each cylinder head independently of each other. This results in improved combustion and a smoother, optimally controlled combustion sequence. What that means to you, is better-controlled power, lower fuel consumption, and reduced emissions.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (25)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (26)

Pistons

The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R's forged piston structure is derived from Formula 1 technology. The result is a high loading capacity despite its extremely short and lightweight design. The piston skirts have an additional state-of-the-art, Grafal® finish. It further reduces friction and is particularly hard wearing.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (27)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (28)

Crankshaft

The extremely low crankshaft reciprocating weight enhances the responsiveness and free-revving nature of the engine. With a flow-optimized crank web shape, the particularly low-loss running of the crank drive is further enhanced.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (29)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (30)

Overdrive

The sixth gear serves as a long overdrive in the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R's well-spaced gearbox. This saves fuel and adds to your cruising comfort.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (31)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (32)

Ride-by-wire

Smooth throttle response is what you get, beyond simply being free of a throttle cable, which is why the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R's ride-by-wire system is so attractive. It ensures perfect dosage of the readily available and plentiful torque, while electronically translating rider throttle commands into throttle valve positions, which are perfectly adjusted to suit different riding conditions.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (33)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (34)

Exhaust

Providing the bark for the bite, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R features a completely reworked exhaust system. Two new headers lead the exhaust gas to a hydroformed collector chamber with two catalytic converters. These, in conjunction with 3 lambda sensors allow the emissions to stay within the latest limits. Meanwhile, at the business end, a newly designed stainless-steel silencer provides a typically v-twin tone.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (35)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (36)

Airfilter

Thanks to a reworked airbox, riders can now easily access the air filter by simply removing 4 screws to remove the storage compartment ahead of the fuel filler cap. Also, the filter itself now features vertical ribs, instead of horizontal. Which helps direct dust or sand towards the bottom of the air box, without getting sucked into the filter slats. Overall, a better design for hardcore adventurers.

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KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (38)

Cooling

The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R now features 2 separate radiators instead of a one-piece unit. The result is better heat dissipation, and improved cooling all-round. Cleverly designed air ducts now also stream cool air towards the engine, not only keeping the motorcycle cool, but the rider's legs cool too.

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02. Chassis

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Frame

A new, reworked, and lightweight, chrome-molybdenum stainless steel trellis frame featuring laser-cut tubes, combines with forged elements for an ultra-strong component on the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R. The steering head has been moved 15 mm rearwards, to shorten the overall frame for improved cornering behavior, while the front engine mount has been rotated forward by 2 degrees to aid in hard acceleration, keeping the front end firmly planted on the ground.

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Swingarm

Extended by 15 mm to optimize tracking stability in conjunction with the shorter frame, the die-cast, open-lattice swingarm retained it's lightweight and pin-point manufacturing to provide stiffness and uncompromised control when hitting the dirt.

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Wheels

Serious offroad exploration demands hardcore equipment. The spoked wheels of the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R feature new and robust aluminum rims made for KTM by AKRONT, with an improved sealing system to make them 100% tubeless. What's more, is that instead of the typical rubber band sealing the rim to prevent air from leaking through the nipples, the wheels have an O-ring seal on each nipple.

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Suspension

The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is fitted with high-performance WP XPLOR suspension which was co-developed with test rider Quinn Cody at the helm. A WP XPLOR fork with 48 mm inner tubes takes care of business at the front and has been derived from the successful KTM off-road models, and features split fork technology and all-new settings for even better offroad performance. At the rear, is a high-end PDS monoshock, which is fully adjustable in spring preload with an external handwheel, rebound, and compression including high and low-speed compression damping.

(Video) 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R - Welcome to the FREAK show!
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Steering Damper

Heading off the beaten track often leads to encountering some pretty rough roads. Thankfully, things are kept in check by a WP steering damper as standard. Linked between the frame and the triple clamp, the steering damper ensures things are kept tidy when the road isn't.

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Brakes

Precise. Powerful. Consistent. Just as you would expect from a set of BREMBO brakes. Up front you'll find twin 320 mm diameter discs, which are radially mounted, plus 4-piston fixed calipers. At the rear, excess speed is taken care of by a generously dimensioned 267 mm diameter disc. And in case of an emergency, Bosch's two-channel 9M+ ABS is there to save the day.

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Fuel tank

A completely redesigned 6.1 gal (23 liter), 3-part fuel tank. This is made up of two large fuel cells on each side of the frame, with an upper, central vessel thatsupplies fuel to thelateral units. The fuel cap is also new and electronically controlled. But the best bit? A storage compartment reminiscent of the iconic KTM 990 ADVENTURE has been included in the new design, complete with a USB socket and big enough to hold your cellphone, sunglasses, or wallet.

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Frame

A new, reworked, and lightweight, chrome-molybdenum stainless steel trellis frame featuring laser-cut tubes, combines with forged elements for an ultra-strong component on the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R. The steering head has been moved 15 mm rearwards, to shorten the overall frame for improved cornering behavior, while the front engine mount has been rotated forward by 2 degrees to aid in hard acceleration, keeping the front end firmly planted on the ground.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (48)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (49)

Swingarm

Extended by 15 mm to optimize tracking stability in conjunction with the shorter frame, the die-cast, open-lattice swingarm retained it's lightweight and pin-point manufacturing to provide stiffness and uncompromised control when hitting the dirt.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (50)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (51)

Wheels

Serious offroad exploration demands hardcore equipment. The spoked wheels of the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R feature new and robust aluminum rims made for KTM by AKRONT, with an improved sealing system to make them 100% tubeless. What's more, is that instead of the typical rubber band sealing the rim to prevent air from leaking through the nipples, the wheels have an O-ring seal on each nipple.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (52)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (53)

Suspension

The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is fitted with high-performance WP XPLOR suspension which was co-developed with test rider Quinn Cody at the helm. A WP XPLOR fork with 48 mm inner tubes takes care of business at the front and has been derived from the successful KTM off-road models, and features split fork technology and all-new settings for even better offroad performance. At the rear, is a high-end PDS monoshock, which is fully adjustable in spring preload with an external handwheel, rebound, and compression including high and low-speed compression damping.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (54)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (55)

Steering Damper

Heading off the beaten track often leads to encountering some pretty rough roads. Thankfully, things are kept in check by a WP steering damper as standard. Linked between the frame and the triple clamp, the steering damper ensures things are kept tidy when the road isn't.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (56)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (57)

Brakes

Precise. Powerful. Consistent. Just as you would expect from a set of BREMBO brakes. Up front you'll find twin 320 mm diameter discs, which are radially mounted, plus 4-piston fixed calipers. At the rear, excess speed is taken care of by a generously dimensioned 267 mm diameter disc. And in case of an emergency, Bosch's two-channel 9M+ ABS is there to save the day.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (58)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (59)

Fuel tank

A completely redesigned 6.1 gal (23 liter), 3-part fuel tank. This is made up of two large fuel cells on each side of the frame, with an upper, central vessel thatsupplies fuel to thelateral units. The fuel cap is also new and electronically controlled. But the best bit? A storage compartment reminiscent of the iconic KTM 990 ADVENTURE has been included in the new design, complete with a USB socket and big enough to hold your cellphone, sunglasses, or wallet.

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03. Ergonomics & Comfort

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Handlebar

Wide, adjustable, and ready for long hours in the saddle, the high-strength tapered aluminum handlebars are designed to provide riders with greater control, and uncompromised comfort. Newly developed and robust handguards have also been designed for optimal aerodynamic behavior when it comes to high-speed stability.

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Illuminated Menu Switch

Illuminated switches don't only look good, but make sense when you're out in low light conditions and need to locate the important buttons in the blink of an eye.

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Seats

Where you'll be spending most of your time, the all-new seat on the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is designed to guarantee maximum comfort, thanks to high-quality foam padding. This one-piece, stepped seat sits 34.6 in (880 mm) off the deck and allows for seamless rider movement when traversing difficult terrain. Accessing the under-seat area is also made easier, with the seat latch released at the push of a button.

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Footpegs

Two foot peg positions: stock or 10 mm up and back (diagonally), allow riders to set the comfort level to suit their height and riding preference, which can make a big difference on a long adventure ride.

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Windshield

The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R boasts a short, adjustable rally-inspiredwindshield that has been optimized in the wind tunnel to provide maximum wind protection, but also rider movement when standing on the pegs and attacking tricky terrain.Adjustment is easy too, thanks to right and left mounted handwheels controlling 55 mm of screen height.

(Video) 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R Ride and Review!
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Handlebar

Wide, adjustable, and ready for long hours in the saddle, the high-strength tapered aluminum handlebars are designed to provide riders with greater control, and uncompromised comfort. Newly developed and robust handguards have also been designed for optimal aerodynamic behavior when it comes to high-speed stability.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (67)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (68)

Illuminated Menu Switch

Illuminated switches don't only look good, but make sense when you're out in low light conditions and need to locate the important buttons in the blink of an eye.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (69)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (70)

Seats

Where you'll be spending most of your time, the all-new seat on the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is designed to guarantee maximum comfort, thanks to high-quality foam padding. This one-piece, stepped seat sits 34.6 in (880 mm) off the deck and allows for seamless rider movement when traversing difficult terrain. Accessing the under-seat area is also made easier, with the seat latch released at the push of a button.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (71)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (72)

Footpegs

Two foot peg positions: stock or 10 mm up and back (diagonally), allow riders to set the comfort level to suit their height and riding preference, which can make a big difference on a long adventure ride.

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KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (74)

Windshield

The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R boasts a short, adjustable rally-inspiredwindshield that has been optimized in the wind tunnel to provide maximum wind protection, but also rider movement when standing on the pegs and attacking tricky terrain.Adjustment is easy too, thanks to right and left mounted handwheels controlling 55 mm of screen height.

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04. Bodywork & Graphics

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LED headlight

Turning night into day, the LED headlight on the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R has been designed to light the way on any adventure. Flanked by cornering and day time running lights. This results in a clean, KTM-distinctive look which provides impeccable illumination with a wide beam pattern to light up the road ahead.

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LED headlight

Turning night into day, the LED headlight on the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R has been designed to light the way on any adventure. Flanked by cornering and day time running lights. This results in a clean, KTM-distinctive look which provides impeccable illumination with a wide beam pattern to light up the road ahead.

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05. Software & Electronics

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Dashboard

Taking charge at the helm is an all-new scratch-resistant 7-inch TFT display. Unmatched in terms of graphics and readability, adventurers can access information on the fly, quickly and easily without navigating complex menus. This comes thanks to a 6-way switch cube on the handlebar and the new quick select and favorites buttons. Connectivity is also taken care of by way of KTM MY RIDE, which connects via Bluetooth for turn-by-turn navigation, music, and even answering calls. Still catching glare? The TFT screen is tilt-angle adjustable.

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USB Phone Pocket

No bar-mounted cellphone cradle? No problem. A convenient compartment keeps your smartphone safe on the road. It keeps it charged too, thanks to its integrated USB socket. The optional incoming call and audio functions link the phone to the TFT via Bluetooth, so less time is spend staring at the screen, and more time is spent looking ahead.

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Rider Aids

Electronic rider aids provide more control, performance and enjoyment to the rider under a wider range of circumstances. The latest ABS and MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) technology is designed to enhance your riding experience. Different ride modes are tailored for easy adjustment of the rider aid functions to suit a range of riding conditions. The simple adjustability of these features maximizes the powerful V-twin's innovative technology and equipment across a much wider range of terrain.

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MSC with C-ABS

Controlling traction isn't only relevant when putting the power down, but also when you back off the throttle and get onto the brakes. Thanks to the state-of-the-art MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control) system made by Bosch, riders can push on in complete confidence. Lean-sensitive cornering ABS works in conjunction with the MSC systems to allows riders to always use the full power of their brakes while taking lean angle, stability, and road conditions into account. A unique Offroad ABS function will also allow you to push harder before there is any ABS interference.

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TPMS

A critical part of your adventure ride is, arguably, your tire pressure. Thankfully, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is fitted with a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) which monitors front and rear tire pressure and displays it on the TFT for easy viewing. Should there be any pressure loss, a warning will display on the dash.

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MTC

Lean-angle-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) reacts to any disproportionate slippage of the rear wheel. This is done via two separate controllers, reading wheel-slip and pitch respectively, making calculationsand adjustments in milliseconds. The result? Both straight-line acceleration and cornering efficiency are unhindered with power reduction less abrupt - even when the front wheel lifts off the deck. Want to take the power into your own hands? MTC can be turned off for hardcore offroad adventures.

(Video) 8 Reasons to Buy a KTM 1290 Super Adventure R
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ATIR

Failure to indicate is one thing. Forgetting to cancel your tune indicator is another. Thankfully, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is fitted with an Automatic Turn Indicator Reset or ATIR. After 10 seconds of movement and 150 meters of riding distance, the turn indicator will reset automatically. A big improvement in terms of safety, as it is now impossible to forget to reset the indicators.

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Offroad Ride Mode

The real adventure starts when the tarmac ends. For that, we give you OFFROAD MODE. Once engaged, ride-by-wire smooths out the throttle response and limits peak power output to better suit offroad conditions. This means riders can lock the rear wheel with the rear brake- a prerequisite for committed offroad riding and deliberately executed slides - while allowing some wheel spin out of corners.Most importantly, the rider is able to hoist the front wheel over obstacles. The rider can also activate the Offroad ABS function to get optimal control in offroad conditions while maintaining front ABS intervention.

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Offroad Traction Control

Offroad Traction Control allows a certain slippage at the rear wheel. This is for those moments when you want full control, without any unwanted interference mastering controlled drifts.

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Offroad ABS

In this mode, three things happen - ABS functionality is deactivated on the rear wheel but maintains some ABS functionality of the front wheel, rear-wheel lift-up detention is disable, and cornering ABS is disabled. All this together means riders have complete control offroad with confidence. For advanced riders, it allows them to push harder before there is any ABS interference.

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KTM Race On

Forget about ignition keys and mechanically locked fuel caps. The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is fitted with a state-of-the-art keyless-go system with a unique Anti Relay Attack (ARA) system which reduces the risk of misuse of the keyless system by preventing the ignition from being turned on, without iteration on the key fob itself. Too complicated? The ARA system can be disabled completely in the dashboard menu.

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Cruise Control

The standard cruise control is ultra convenient on long motorway journeys. Switches on the left side of the handlebar and a display in the TFT dashboard allow the rider to intuitively set and change the requested speed, so you'll arrive where the real fun begins with energy to spare.

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Dashboard

Taking charge at the helm is an all-new scratch-resistant 7-inch TFT display. Unmatched in terms of graphics and readability, adventurers can access information on the fly, quickly and easily without navigating complex menus. This comes thanks to a 6-way switch cube on the handlebar and the new quick select and favorites buttons. Connectivity is also taken care of by way of KTM MY RIDE, which connects via Bluetooth for turn-by-turn navigation, music, and even answering calls. Still catching glare? The TFT screen is tilt-angle adjustable.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (92)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (93)

USB Phone Pocket

No bar-mounted cellphone cradle? No problem. A convenient compartment keeps your smartphone safe on the road. It keeps it charged too, thanks to its integrated USB socket. The optional incoming call and audio functions link the phone to the TFT via Bluetooth, so less time is spend staring at the screen, and more time is spent looking ahead.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (94)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (95)

Rider Aids

Electronic rider aids provide more control, performance and enjoyment to the rider under a wider range of circumstances. The latest ABS and MTC (Motorcycle Traction Control) technology is designed to enhance your riding experience. Different ride modes are tailored for easy adjustment of the rider aid functions to suit a range of riding conditions. The simple adjustability of these features maximizes the powerful V-twin's innovative technology and equipment across a much wider range of terrain.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (96)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (97)

MSC with C-ABS

Controlling traction isn't only relevant when putting the power down, but also when you back off the throttle and get onto the brakes. Thanks to the state-of-the-art MSC (Motorcycle Stability Control) system made by Bosch, riders can push on in complete confidence. Lean-sensitive cornering ABS works in conjunction with the MSC systems to allows riders to always use the full power of their brakes while taking lean angle, stability, and road conditions into account. A unique Offroad ABS function will also allow you to push harder before there is any ABS interference.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (98)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (99)

TPMS

A critical part of your adventure ride is, arguably, your tire pressure. Thankfully, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is fitted with a TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) which monitors front and rear tire pressure and displays it on the TFT for easy viewing. Should there be any pressure loss, a warning will display on the dash.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (100)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (101)

MTC

Lean-angle-sensitive Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) reacts to any disproportionate slippage of the rear wheel. This is done via two separate controllers, reading wheel-slip and pitch respectively, making calculationsand adjustments in milliseconds. The result? Both straight-line acceleration and cornering efficiency are unhindered with power reduction less abrupt - even when the front wheel lifts off the deck. Want to take the power into your own hands? MTC can be turned off for hardcore offroad adventures.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (102)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (103)

ATIR

Failure to indicate is one thing. Forgetting to cancel your tune indicator is another. Thankfully, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is fitted with an Automatic Turn Indicator Reset or ATIR. After 10 seconds of movement and 150 meters of riding distance, the turn indicator will reset automatically. A big improvement in terms of safety, as it is now impossible to forget to reset the indicators.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (104)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (105)

Offroad Ride Mode

The real adventure starts when the tarmac ends. For that, we give you OFFROAD MODE. Once engaged, ride-by-wire smooths out the throttle response and limits peak power output to better suit offroad conditions. This means riders can lock the rear wheel with the rear brake- a prerequisite for committed offroad riding and deliberately executed slides - while allowing some wheel spin out of corners.Most importantly, the rider is able to hoist the front wheel over obstacles. The rider can also activate the Offroad ABS function to get optimal control in offroad conditions while maintaining front ABS intervention.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (106)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (107)

Offroad Traction Control

Offroad Traction Control allows a certain slippage at the rear wheel. This is for those moments when you want full control, without any unwanted interference mastering controlled drifts.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (108)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (109)

Offroad ABS

In this mode, three things happen - ABS functionality is deactivated on the rear wheel but maintains some ABS functionality of the front wheel, rear-wheel lift-up detention is disable, and cornering ABS is disabled. All this together means riders have complete control offroad with confidence. For advanced riders, it allows them to push harder before there is any ABS interference.

KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (110)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (111)

KTM Race On

Forget about ignition keys and mechanically locked fuel caps. The KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R is fitted with a state-of-the-art keyless-go system with a unique Anti Relay Attack (ARA) system which reduces the risk of misuse of the keyless system by preventing the ignition from being turned on, without iteration on the key fob itself. Too complicated? The ARA system can be disabled completely in the dashboard menu.

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KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (112)
KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE R 2022 (113)

Cruise Control

The standard cruise control is ultra convenient on long motorway journeys. Switches on the left side of the handlebar and a display in the TFT dashboard allow the rider to intuitively set and change the requested speed, so you'll arrive where the real fun begins with energy to spare.

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FAQs

What is the difference between the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R and S? ›

The 1290 Super Adventure S is the street-oriented option, with cast alloy wheels and equipment focused on comfort and technology, while the 1290 Super Adventure R gives the bike an off-road slant with wire wheels and a more rugged appeal.

How much is a KTM 1290 Super Adventure? ›

KTM equipped the 1290 Super Adventure R with Brembo front and rear brakes, a Bosch 9ME dual-channel C-ABS system, and an ABS system for cornering. In addition, this new KTM trail bike mounts tubeless aluminum wheels made by AKRONT. The 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R starts at $19,499 USD / $21,499 CAD.

What is new on the 2022 KTM? ›

A new, ultra-lightweight frame design saves 3.3 lbs (1.5 kg) over the previous generation, making use of a trellis frame and bolt-on subframe, which also gives the 2022 KTM RC 390 improved high-speed stability and increased rider feel.

Is KTM 1290 reliable? ›

Reliability & build quality

We have one owners' review for the current 2020-on KTM 1290 Super Duke R, which scores the bike 4/5 stars for reliability - knocking off a point for its fiddly indicator switch.

Does KTM 1290 have cruise control? ›

2021 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S Features

One of the most interesting features of the new 1290 Super Adventure S is the radar-based Adaptive Cruise Control which comes as standard. It has five 'distance' settings and also gets an 'overtake assist' that gives the rider a quick boost of power while overtaking.

Where is KTM 1290 made? ›

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure is a 1301 cc V-twin adventure touring motorcycle from the Austrian manufacturer KTM.

Where is KTM made? ›

The heart of each and every KTM is created within the engine plant in Munderfing in Austria, a short distance from Mattighofen. Nearly 200 people work here every day and produce 300 to 400 engines.

How much does a KTM 1290 Adventure weight? ›

Rear: Spoked tubeless, 4.25 x 18 in. Wet Weight: 539 lbs. Load Capacity: 453 lbs.

What is the fastest dirt bike in history? ›

ATK Intimidator

Whether packing the Maico 620 or 700 engine, the limited edition ATK Intimidator has long been in the running for the fastest dirt bike in the world. The 700 houses a 685cc two-stroke engine capable of 78 hp for a bike with a dry weight of just 238 pounds.

Does the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R have cruise control? ›

Adaptive Cruise Control is a relatively new feature for the motorcycle industry generally and, in contrast to some other brands, KTM include the tech as a standard on their KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S. Developed in close conjunction with Bosch, the system uses radar technology to regulate the distance to traffic ahead.

What is the best selling KTM? ›

The most popular KTM bike models in India are KTM 125 Duke, RC 125, 250 Duke, and KTM RC 200.

Is KTM made in China? ›

Production of the motorcycles will begin in September 2020

KTM will soon begin manufacturing the 790 Duke and the 790 Adventure at its new facility in Hangzhou, China. This manufacturing plant, which is expected to be operational by June 2020, will produce KTM as well as CFMoto motorcycles in the coming months.

Why is it called KTM 6 days? ›

KTM is synonymous with the oldest of all trials events – the International Six Days Trial (ISDT) or International Six Days Enduro (ISDE) as it is now known - running since 1913. SIX DAYS is now a range of KTM bikes.

Is KTM as reliable as Yamaha? ›

Many adventure bike riders have ridden their KTMs around the world, and since 2001, KTM has won the Dakar Rally 18 years in a row. A well maintained KTM can be just as reliable as a Japanese bike.

What is the most reliable adventure motorcycle? ›

  1. Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere. While not necessarily synonymous with adventure bikes, Yamaha still churned out a classic with the Super Tenere. ...
  2. KTM 1290 Super Adventure R. ...
  3. Triumph Tiger 800 XCx. ...
  4. Honda Africa Twin. ...
  5. BMW R1200 GS Adventure. ...
  6. Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS. ...
  7. Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro. ...
  8. Kawasaki Versys.
26 Feb 2021

Is Gasgas made by KTM? ›

Gas Gas is a Spanish motorcycle manufacturer established in 1985 by Narcìs Casas and Josep Pibernat in Salt, Girona. The company specializes in off-road motorcycles for trials and enduro competitions. Gas Gas was purchased by KTM motorcycles in 2019.

What does KTM stand for? ›

December 25, 2020. With a name like KTM, which stands for Kronreif & Trunkenpolz Mattighofen, it's not surprising that the company likes to rely on initials for model naming. It would be easy to say that dirt bikes have letter model names, while the street bikes have traditional names.

Where is KTM Super Adventure made? ›

Introducing a third generation of over-1000cc KTM ADVENTURE models, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S is the sportiest and most technologically advanced Adventure bike to ever roll its wheels off the production line in Mattighofen, Austria.

Does KTM have slipper clutch? ›

Does ktm rc 390 comes with slipper clutch. Yes ..

What does KTM PDS stand for? ›

It was the first KTM to use the Progressive Damping System (PDS) and had no linkage, only a solid mount between the swingarm and the Ohlins shock. Within the shock there was a needle that would engage a twin-piston design, progressively increasing damping through the stroke of the shock.

Does the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R have cruise control? ›

Adaptive Cruise Control is a relatively new feature for the motorcycle industry generally and, in contrast to some other brands, KTM include the tech as a standard on their KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S. Developed in close conjunction with Bosch, the system uses radar technology to regulate the distance to traffic ahead.

What is the difference between the KTM 890 Adventure and Adventure R? ›

The Adventure R shares the same motor, electronics, brakes, chassis and fuel tank as the R, but it's got different suspension, a single 'MX' style seat and a lower profile windscreen.

What is KTM RFS? ›

The factory RFS (Racing Four Stroke) KTM 400 EXC won the 1999 World Enduro Championship. The 2000 RFS KTM 400 EXC had a right side kickstarter but also had the E-start button. KTM took a different approach to the configuration of the motor than most other manufacturers.

Is KTM from China? ›

KTM AG (Kraftfahrzeug Trunkenpolz Mattighofen, formerly KTM Sportmotorcycle AG) is an Austrian motorcycle, bicycle and sports car manufacturer owned by Pierer Mobility AG & Indian manufacturer Bajaj Auto International Holdings BV. It was formed in 1992 but traces its foundation to as early as 1934.

Did KTM move China? ›

KTM will soon begin manufacturing the 790 Duke and the 790 Adventure at its new facility in Hangzhou, China. This manufacturing plant, which is expected to be operational by June 2020, will produce KTM as well as CFMoto motorcycles in the coming months.

Is KTM engine made by Bajaj? ›

Austrian manufacturer KTM is working on a new 500cc, twin cylinder engine that will be manufactured by its partner Bajaj Auto.

Where is KTM 1290 made? ›

The KTM 1290 Super Adventure is a 1301 cc V-twin adventure touring motorcycle from the Austrian manufacturer KTM.

Where is KTM Super Adventure made? ›

Introducing a third generation of over-1000cc KTM ADVENTURE models, the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S is the sportiest and most technologically advanced Adventure bike to ever roll its wheels off the production line in Mattighofen, Austria.

Where is the KTM 1290 Super Adventure made? ›

Thanks to some meaningful upgrades to the chassis, the engine and the electronics, the Super Adventure S is, according to KTM, “the sportiest and most technologically advanced adventure bike to ever roll off its production line in Mattighofen, Austria.” Here's what they've done…

What is the most reliable adventure motorcycle? ›

  1. Yamaha XT1200Z Super Tenere. While not necessarily synonymous with adventure bikes, Yamaha still churned out a classic with the Super Tenere. ...
  2. KTM 1290 Super Adventure R. ...
  3. Triumph Tiger 800 XCx. ...
  4. Honda Africa Twin. ...
  5. BMW R1200 GS Adventure. ...
  6. Suzuki V-Strom 1000 ABS. ...
  7. Ducati Multistrada 1200 Enduro. ...
  8. Kawasaki Versys.
26 Feb 2021

Which KTM is best for trail riding? ›

Which KTM Is Best For Trail Riding? The best overall KTM 2 stroke dirt bikes for trail riding are the 150 XCW, 250 XCW, and 300 XCW. The 150 is one of the lightest trail bikes available, but it has plenty of power.

What is the best off road adventure bike? ›

10 Coolest Off Road Adventure Bikes, Ranked
  • 8 Honda Africa Twin.
  • 7 Husqvarna 701 Enduro.
  • 6 Kawasaki KLR650.
  • 5 Triumph Tiger.
  • 4 KTM 790 Adventure R.
  • 3 Husqvarna Norden 901.
  • 2 Aprilia Tuareg 660.
  • 1 Yamaha Tenere 700.
19 Aug 2021

What does R and RR mean in motorcycles? ›

RR is for racing and road, R means road.

What is special about KTM 6days? ›

All KTM SIX DAYS models receive the full SIX DAYS treatment, meaning they benefit from an exclusive parts package, ranging from machined orange anodized triple clamps to a solid rear brake disc.

What does a KTM map switch do? ›

A dirt bike mapping switch is essentially a switch or button on the handlebars of a modern four-stroke motocross or enduro bike, and select two-strokes by KTM and Husqvarna, that allows you to change the ignition map for a different power delivery.

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