• KTM Expands Adventure-Bike Line For MY17

    KTM 1090 Adventure R / 1290 Super Adventure R MY 2017
  • KTM 1090 Adventure R MY 2017

The eyes of the motorcycling world are focused on Cologne, Germany, and KTM is taking advantage of this opportunity to reveal its expanded adventure-bike line to the world. Always a winner in the dirt, KTM is digging in even deeper with these new travel-enduro bikes.

Continue reading for more information on KTM’s new Adventure bikes.

1090 Adventure

KTM Expands Adventure-Bike Line For MY17
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First up, we have KTM’s new entry-level, “travel-enduro” in the form of the 1090 Adventure family. The 1090 Adventure comes set up to favor the black surfaces more than the brown, while the 1090 Adventure “R” is the polar opposite as it comes with a fairly dirt-tacular set of features to include beefed-up suspension components and Conti TKC knobbies, plus the ability to deactivate the rear ABS to allow for some dirt-sliding fun.

1290 Super Adventure

KTM Expands Adventure-Bike Line For MY17
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KTM Expands Adventure-Bike Line For MY17
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Next on tap from KTM is the 1290 Super Adventure family. This pair of siblings covers all bases between them with the Super Adventure “T” tackling the urban roads and the “R” model tearing up the trails. Both run the same 160-horsepower, 1,301 cc plant and same basic layout, but the “R” model comes with optional Travel Pack that adds a race-tastic Quickshifter that allows for clutchless shifting, Hill-Hold Control for some terrain safety and more.

I’ll be taking a better look at all three — as long as my wife doesn’t beat me to it — once the smoke clears from the show, but this expanded adventure-bike range signals an escalation in KTM’s fight to secure a chunk of this still-growing market.

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TJ Hinton
T.J got an early start from his father and other family members who owned and rode motorcycles, and by helping with various mechanical repairs throughout childhood. That planted a seed that grew into a well-rounded appreciation of all things mechanical, and eventually, into a formal education of same. Though primarily a Harley rider, he has an appreciation for all sorts of bikes and doesn't discriminate against any particular brand or region of origin. He currently holds an Associate's degree in applied mechanical science from his time at the M.M.I.  Read More
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