The First Photo of the 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R

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With a brochure photo of the 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure leaking yesterday from KTM’s website, today we see more photos of the Austrian brand’s new adventure hitting the interwebs on the ADVrider forums. A studio shot of the 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R, and two more photos of the base model give us a clearer picture of what KTM will “officially” unveiled at INTERMOT in a few weeks’ time.

The changes between the KTM 1190 Adventure and the KTM 1190 Adventure R are subtle, but the “R” is KTM’s more off-road oriented model between the two. As such, it sports a 21″ wheel up front, and an 18″ wheel in the back. Crash bars, a shorter windscreen, and single-piece saddle complete the changes, though we can expect other non-visible additions like upgraded suspension, etc.

We can expect the 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure R to use the same 147hp 1,195cc v-twin motor as the base model 2013 KTM 1190 Adventure, which is of course a re-tuned version of the KTM 1190 RC8 R superbike motor (possibly our favorite v-twin superbike to ride…sorry Ducati owners). Like the base model, the KTM 1190 Adventure will come with switchable ABS, traction control, adjustable riding modes, and a slipper clutch.

Even full with its 24 liters of fuel (6.3 gallons), the KTM 1190 Adventure R is said to be in the 230kg (507 lbs) range when at the curb, making it a fairly light bike for its displacement, and certainly one of the more powerful. For the new model year in the premium adventure-tourer market., KTM will have to contend with the yet unreleased water-cooled BMW R1200GS replacement, as well as the newly released Ducati Multistrada 1200 S Granturismo.

Source: ADVrider