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