KTM Adventure 1290 Spotted in the Wild


Rumor has it…..

04/23/2012 @ 12:14 pm, by Jensen Beeler

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Caught testing in the wild by the folks at Infomotori, these “spy photos” of the KTM Adventure 1290 are the first good glimpse we have gotten of the Austrian brand’s upcoming revamped adventure bike. Expected to hit the North American market in the 2014 model year, the 2014 KTM Adventure 1290 features a water-cooled v-twin motor, which will likely be shared with the 2013 KTM Super Duke R 1290.

Seen here with matte black fairings, and an engineering telemetry box on the back, KTM is likely still developing the Adventure 1290, so it is hard to tell which parts will be carried over to the production model. Noticeably still present is the headlight from the KTM Adventure 990, which along with the rest of the bodywork makes for some “interesting” aesthetic choices.

Hopefully the talented folks over at Kiska can massage the design a bit more (Kiska is the design firm of choice for the Austrian brand), unless keeping the ugly in was a part of KTM’s design brief on the new Adventure. More photos after the jump.

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2 thoughts on “KTM Adventure 1290 Spotted in the Wild

  1. Don Plummer April 24, 2012 / 10:16 AM

    Does an ADV bike really need to be 1200cc? Is it strange that I value light weight and fuel economy over the ability to do wheel stands on the highway?

    • advgrrls April 24, 2012 / 3:09 PM

      not sure why but maybe just the thought of more power? Plus the look. These 1200 bikes llok mean and beefier.

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