KTM 1290 Super Adventure Review

KTM 1290 Super Adventure Overview

Despite making the 1301 CC engine Euro compliant, it still shares common features with the earlier 2015 model. You get the same 100ft lb torque and 160bhp power that makes it a dream for hardcore bikers. With a brilliant WP suspension, ABS, lean sensitive traction and four rider modes, it packs a powerful punch.

With a swanky 6.5 inch full colour dash and a host of rider aids, it is a pleasure to navigate. Riders can alter the bike’s handling on the move with the facility to change modes seamlessly. Depending on the weather, you can switch modes and increase rider aids as per requirement. Whether it is dry sunny weather or rain, the handling is superb on all kinds of terrain.

Ride it on mountainous terrain in its sports mode or on the highway and it is a beast waiting to be unleashed. Switch to city traffic into cruise control and you will be surprised to see its transformation as it offers easy manoeuvrability whatever the traffic. With feather touch steering, and a host of accompaniments, including a much needed iPhone holder among other optional extras, it is a fabulous bike to own.

With the best in its class, cornering headlights for night rides and manually adjustable screen, everything about the bike spells comfort and exceeds expectations. KTM has stated that the 1290 Super Adventure is the most extreme adventure bike and it definitely walks the talk. The new model is lighter, more appealing and boasts all the credentials expected from a world class adventure bike.

KTM 1290 Super Adventure Spec

Seat height860mm
Weight229kg
EngineLiquid cooled, four stroke, 8v, V-twin
Capacity1301cc
Average fuel consumption45mpg
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Owner Reviews

Submitted by:PahsparksReview Date: November 2016
Comfort
Superb all round ability
Ride Quality
Semi active suspension - fantastic!
Build Quality & Reliability
So far brilliant
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Power!!!
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Better than expected
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Pros CommentsIt is fantastic and different. I love the colour.
Cons CommentsN/A
Submitted by:AlReview Date: May 2017
Comfort
Standard seta replace with one piece ergo
Ride Quality
Build Quality & Reliability
Screen scratches too easily
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Pros CommentsGreat bike to sit and tour on, not as common as some of the opposition. Quality feel to it
Cons CommentsScreen is scratched way too easily.

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