Its combination of 160 hp (119 kW), 140 Nm of torque and a mere 215 kg dry weight is kept in check by the most advanced electronics in the world of motorcycling. All you have to do is focus on the road ahead and hold on tight, while enjoying every twist and turn en route to your destination.
Whether it’s cracking the throttle wide open out of an exhilarating corner, or braking hard while tipping it in, bending the laws of physics is what the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S is made for. Its combination of 160 hp (119 kW), 140 Nm of torque and a mere 215 kg dry weight is kept in check by the most advanced electronics in the world of motorcycling. All you have to do is focus on the road ahead and hold on tight, while enjoying every twist and turn enroute to your destination.
There’s more than enough power at your fingertips to explore beyond your wildest imagination, thanks to the KTM 1290 SUPER ADVENTURE S’s 1301 cc V-twin engine. Immense power, total satisfaction.
Controlling its immense power in all situations is simple thanks to the smoothly operating software and electronics package. MTC (KTM’s lean angle-sensitive traction control system – Motorcycle Traction Control),
Cornering ABS and ride modes support your riding – and do it gently and almost imperceptibly. The only intervention you notice is your grin from ear-to-ear.
MSC WITH C-ABS (COMBINED ABS) AND OFFROAD MODE
BOSCH’s MSC assistance package is the world’s first lean-angle sensitive cornering ABS system. It allows riders to always use the full power of their brakes while the system adjusts brake pressure to match the lean angle of the motorcycle, for safer and more predictable braking across a wider range of conditions and scenarios. If required, not only can it be switched off, but also placed in Offroad mode.
TPMS (TIRE PRESSURE MONITORING SYSTEM)
As its name implies, the TPMS (Tire Pressure Monitoring System) monitors tire pressure (visible in the display) and warns the rider instantly of any pressure loss, whether sudden or gradual, whether tire damage or a valve leak.
MTC (MOTORCYCLE TRACTION CONTROL)
The Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC), a lean-angle sensitive traction control system, which reacts in a matter of milliseconds the instant the rear wheel spins out of control. As smooth as it is quick, the system closes the throttle valves in order to regain grip. Compelling yet completely controllable forward drive on all surfaces is guaranteed.
There are four different ride modes – ‘Street’, ‘Sport’, ‘Rain’ and ‘Offroad’ – selected using the multi-functional switch on the left handlebar grip. Oh, and there’s the off-switch if your game!
OFFROAD RIDE MODE
Once this mode is engaged, the ride-by-wire limits the throttle response and peak power, putting you in full control wherever you take your bike. This allows the rider to lock the rear wheel when required – a prerequisite for committed offroad riding and deliberately executed slides. The ABS function remains active on the front wheel, even in this mode.
OFFROAD TRACTION CONTROL
The Offroad TC mode allows up to 100% more slippage than regular TC – which equals double rear wheel speed – for ambitious offroad use. Turn it on and master controlled drifts with ease.
The Offroad ABS mode allows the rider to lock the rear wheel as and when required – a prerequisite for committed offroad riding and deliberately executed slides or pivots. The ABS function remains active on the front wheel, but it intervenes later than on the street and builds up braking pressure in a different way to find grip on loose surfaces more easily.
The standard cruise control laughs at 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.