veröffentlicht am 24.09.2013 / created by Knut Briel


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.

Technology leader
Only a few years ago, KTM was considered as a newcomer in the street bike segment. However, KTM reached – in typical orange style – the technological forefront on the double and gains the innovative lead for MY14 as meanwhile Europe’s largest motorcycle manufacturer.

This step in development, the new MSC is a milestone in the motorcycle industry and would not have been possible without outstanding partners. Jointly developed with BOSCH, the Motorcycle Stability Control (MSC) supports the rider of the 1190 ADVENTURE together with the Combined Antilock Braking System (C-ABS) and the Motorcycle Traction Control (MTC) in a multitude of ways – of course within the limits of physics, just as any assistance system:

•    MSC can prevent the wheels from slipping when braking while leaning over.
•    MSC minimises the righting moment when braking while leaning over.
•    MSC prevents rolling over in emergency stops.
•    MSC prevents rear wheel skids when accelerating while leaning over.
•    MSC prevents rising of the front wheel while accelerating.

This means it is the perfect premise for maximum dynamism and pure riding fun, combined with the confidence brought by optimum safety. And the perfect complement of the high tech package that KTM put on wheels in the 1190 ADVENTURE with a previously unheard-of development effort.

Ground breaking technologies, uncompromising transfer of knowledge from racing, and not least a whole load of cutting-edge electronic assistance systems have ensured the 150hp, 230kg light 1190 ADVENTURE defines new standards for travel enduros on tarmac as well as off-road, releasing rapturous excitement with industry media and riders alike. With its unbeatably low weight, its superior dynamics and its exemplary safety, the 1190 ADVENTURE upholds all the traditional core company values of KTM. And with great touring capabilities, versatility and razor sharp precision, it has to fear no opponent on tarmac.

The powerful, economical and refined 75° V2 powerplant with electronic, ride-by-wire engine management system offers everything a top-class travel enduro needs: plenty of power even at low engine speeds, a solid mid-range punch for touring with a full load, and great maximum power and response whenever it really counts.

Retro fit: MSC available for all 1190 ADVENTURE clients
That means the new 1190 ADVENTURE’s range of application spans the whole bandwidth from enjoyable cruising to all-out mayhem, from comfortable touring to outings into the fascinating world beyond paved roads. And thanks to the stability control MSC, from now on, it is not only the most versatile of all travel enduros, but also the safest motorcycle in the world.

And most importantly for customers who have already bought an 1190 ADVENTURE or 1190 ADVENTURE R in 2013: From December 2013, both models can be retrofitted with the revolutionary MSC at authorized KTM dealers for 399 Euro.

The production of the new 2014 models with standard MSC starts in December 2013. The designated price in Germany including taxes is 13.995 Euro for the 1190 ADVENTURE and 15.495 Euro for the 1190 ADVENTURE R.

Author: advgrrl

Avid ADV rider! This Blog is all about the adventure in adventure riding. Researching new bikes, routes, accessories, learning about other riders and hopefully a great place for others to comment and explore with me. PLUS, up and down's, wildlife, my dogs, my life!


  1. Call me a cynic but the key features seem to mirror BMW’s ASC system on the 1200GS (and first introduced on the K1600GT/L)… it also applies one or both brakes as required regardless of lever or pedal use, prevents wheelspin when accelerating (both upright and leaning), has very effective anti-wheelie/anti-stoppie control and allows full ABS braking while leaning (this one I have experienced first-hand on a fast and wet corner, my heart is still in my throat). As well, it integrates into the ESA system utilising the various suspension sensors, and adjusts sensitivity according to the current riding mode…

    It’s great that KTM is introducing this feature on their fantastic 1190, but the ‘world first’ claim seems a bit dubious to me! Or is it a world first on a KTM bike?

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