Do we need more Big bikes or smaller/lighter ADV DS tourers?


2015 KTM 1290 Super Adventure | FIRST LOOK

KTM confirms that they will add 1290 power to its Adventure lineup for the 2015 model year.

  • KTM has confirmed rumors that it will repurpose its stunning, 1,301cc Super Duke R powerplant for a new adventure touring machine, dubbed the “1290 Super Adventure.” Good news for anyone not satisfied with the current 1190’s straight-line performance, and likely bad news for every other manufacturer. This new ADV will combine the already successful 1190 Adventure platform with the V-twin from its flagship naked bike, and according to KTM will add a list of unique new features.


    Want to see our latest ADV action feature? CLICK HERE for our August issue cover story “Down & Dirty” and see how the 1190 Adventure R fared in our 2014 off-road MC Comparo.


    We anticipate an updated suite of electronics, including traction control, KTM’s lean-angle ABS, and electronically adjustable suspension. Word is the Super Adventure will share space in the stable with the current 1190 Adventure and 1190 Adventure R, at least initially. Expect the 1290 Super Adventure to make a public appearance at the Intermot motorcycle show in Cologne in early October, and land on US shores sometime in early 2015.

    1st Impression Visually of the new KTM 1190 R


    Maybe it’s a grrl thing but when we buy bikes we have to really love them visually as well as mechanically.  On Saturday, Jan. 4th, 2014 I was heading out for a haircut and decided to stop at our local shop to take a look at the new KTM 1190 in person.  When KTM revealed this bike I thought to myself “OMG, what a sexy looking ADV bike”.  Immediately I was drawn to the new look, the lines and even the KTM colours.

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    RoadRUNNER’s Top Five Big Adventure Bikes for 2014


    Nov 02, 2013  by

    RoadRUNNER's Top Five Big Adventure Bikes for 2014

    The large displacement adventure bike category has been a bright spot for the motorcycle industry over the past few years. The segment has seen sales growth that bucks the trend across the rest of the motorcycle landscape. This has resulted in a plethora of choices for the buyer. But which bike is best? We’ve ranked what we think are the top five 1,000cc plus adventure bikes on the market for 2014. Continue reading

    Bike Build – KTM 1190 Adventure R


    Oct 31, 2013

    LOVE farkles no matter who makes them…..;-)

    Electric anticipation surrounds the shipment of KTM’s new 1190 Adventure R. Replacing the tried-and-true 990 Adventure, KTM’s new 1190 is a 150hp, gravel-eating adventure motorcycle offering precise handling, class-leading braking, and a suspension capable of handling even the most extreme off-road conditions. Continue reading

    Fifty Years of Kicks – Motorcycle Documentary


    by Motojournalism and Traction off-road E-rag. Documentary about off-road riders Paul Rodden and Larry Murray two venerable motorcyclists who just won’t stop doing what they love. More info and behind-the-scenes at motojournalism.com
    updates via twitter @motojournalism

    NEW KTM 1190 ADVENTURE MY14 – SAFEST MOTORCYCLE DUE TO WORLD’S FIRST MSC!


    veröffentlicht am 24.09.2013 / created by Knut Briel

    SOURCE:  KTM

    As the world’s very first motorcycles, the 2014 KTM 1190 ADVENTURE and 1190 ADVENTURE R feature a truly revolutionary rider assistance system: the riding dynamics control MSC. This system makes a long held dream come true – an ABS that even works perfectly while cornering. Continue reading

    INSIDE THE HUSQVARNA MERGER: WHAT’S NEXT FOR THE ICONIC BRAND AND IT’S NEW OWNERS


    The first official statement regarding the transition period, dealer network, product lineup and infrastructure from two KTM power brokers


    KTM North America President Jon-Erik Burleson with Roger DeCoster.

    SOURCE:  MOTOCROSS ACTION

    KTM’s Jon-Erik Burleson and Werner Kastenauer recently talked about KTM’s plans for the immediate future of Husqvarna in the in-house “Husqvarna Motorcycle Journal” newsletter. Here is the what they said
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    2013 Adventure Bike Comparison Test


    The Road to Armageddon map

    The Mayans seriously screwed up. Either that, or we are not very good at reading their hieroglyphs. Most of us woke up last December 22nd and realized that the predicted doomsday hadn’t materialized. But it got the Cycle World staff thinking… Continue reading

    First Ride: KTM 1190 Adventure Superbike at Heart


    So many bikes so little time and money!  THIS IS ONE HOT HOT LOOKING BIKE!  GREAT PICS at the end of the article! 

    KTM’s Adventure goes mainstream and joins the luxury travel brigade, with more displacement, power and features.

    February 6, 2013 By

    KTM 1190 Adventure in-action shot #7

    Tenerife, Canary Islands—KTM has a problem: It’s called the 1190 Adventure. As the Austrian company forges ahead to become a complete player with a comprehensive model range, it continues diving into the streetbike pool with Adventures, Dukes, SM-Ts and RC8s. And now, with its brand-new 2014 (in the U.S.) 1190 Adventure, KTM is making a huge, cannonball-style splash in the pool of high-performance streetbikes. Never before has the company had a bike so mainstream, so capable of going head-to-head with all of the players in the adventure-touring market. But since it’s not competing strictly for the hardcore off-road buyer, the 1190 Adventure represents a bit of a problem in that, as KTM continues to grow, some of its motocross- and off-road oriented dealers will have to step it up and come to grips with the company’s increasingly complex (albeit more balanced) model range. Continue reading