The Third-Generation KTM 1290 Super Adventure Models Are Finally Coming to the USA

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Good news from the folks from KTM North America, as the latest iteration of the brand’s KTM 1290 Super Adventure lineup is finally coming to the USA. Booyakasha!

A year late in arriving to our shores, the KTM 1290 Super Adventure S and KTM 1290 Super Adventure R will be 2022 models for the American market, and mark the the coming of the Austrian company’s third-generation of big ADV bikes to North America.

Loyal A&R readers will remember that none of the new 1290 models came to North America during the 2021 model year, which makes their return all the more sweeter for fans of KTM.

Both models offer revised ergonomics and fresh bodywork, but also include changes to the 1,301cc v-twin engine, due to Euro5 homologation requirements.

On the 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S, there is WP’s new lean-sensitive semi-active suspension to boast about, and on the 2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R numerous chassis changes aim to make the bike more capable off-road.

Be sure to read our stories on the bikes, when they debuted last year for the European market, to get the full rundown (S model here & R model here)

KTM North America says that we should expect the new KTM 1290  Super Adventure models in dealerships starting in December 2021, but pricing has not yet been release.

2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure S:


2022 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R:

Source: KTM North America