Report: UK Confirms KTM 1290 Super Adventure Model

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British website Visordown is reporting that KTM UK has confirmed the recently spied KTM 1290 Super Adventure as a 2015 model, saying that adventure-tourer will sit alongside the company’s current 1190 Adventure models, as a more premium offering of the ADV bike.

Fitted with what we presume will be a variant of the KTM 1290 Super Duke R’s engine, the 2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure boasts a larger engine displacement, as the name suggests, which accounts for the larger air vents on the bike’s bodywork as well.

KTM UK says that the machine will have more luxury than the current Adventure bikes, likely similar to how the Ducati Multistarda 1200 Granturismo sits in Ducati’s lineup.

Accordingly, we can expect the KTM 1290 Super Adventure to command a premium price tag from riders, and we hope will come with other premium features found on other premium ADV bikes, namely semi-active suspension (a feature tipped by the wire leads seen below). Bosch’s new cornering ABS is likely to be a standard feature as well, if we were to guess.

We will have to wait until the fall trade shows, INTERMOT & EICMA, to see what the KTM 1290 Super Adventure is all about. Stay tuned.


More Spy Photos of the 2015 KTM 1290 Adventure:

Source: Visordown

Jensen Beeler

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