Hey, wake up! There’s an incredible story for all KTM and off-roading adventurers around the world, because the Austrian motorcycle manufacturer has just confirmed its big daddy for off-roading – the 1290 Super Adventure. The machine is expected to be officially unveiled at the INTERMOT show in Cologne, Germany on September 3. With the arrival of the 1290 Super Adventure, the current leader in the class, 1190 Adventure R’s position will be replaced.
As the super machine is on the way, expectations are high. It is rumoured that the big brother of Adventure 1190 R, the 1290 Super Adventure will be galloped by the altered power hub that currently throttles the 1290 Super Duke R. The 1290 Super Duke R has a glorious 1301cc, 2-cylinder, 4-stroke, 75° V arrangement, liquid-cooled engine, which is amazingly powerful to peak up a maximum power of 180 PS. So, if the same power is carried forward to the upcoming 1290 Super Adventure, that might go beyond control sometimes. Expect a detuned engine rather than the powerful 1290 Super Duke R’s heart. Still, you can expect a powerful beast for adventure rides.
Unclear are the rest specifications about the engine of the machine since KTM always wants to keep things confidential until the launch ceremony of its products. It is expected that features like ABS, Bosch Motorcycle Stability Control and Traction Control will be seen in the machine as standard. Above all, KTM will be likely to focus more on features with the 1290 Super Adventure to give out their best adventure bike of all time.
Meanwhile, photos of the 1290 Super Adventure have got leaked. From the image, it’s certain that KTM has altered the design a bit in order to make the bike live up to the expectations of present generation, and to make it the most suitable machine for all kinds of roads. On the other hand, front cowl and huge air vents are structured in such a way to comfortably accommodate the engine. Fuel tank also looks slightly bigger, so expect longer range on full tank.
With the presence of the 1190 Adventure, KTM has already been branded as the no. 1 maker of adventure bikes in the world. And now, with the coming of the 1290 Super Adventure, KTM will hold the market even tighter giving no mercy to the opponents. The other fact is that there is no bike even in the pipeline of any company, that can give any competition to this beast! That means hardly any trouble for the 1290 Adventure in near future. Hopefully, we’ll see it in action in India as well! Fingers crossed.