The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R delivers acute off-road positioning by harnessing all of the company’s experience, nuance, and confidence in the sector. This model can conquer a mountain trail as effortlessly as a mountain pass and counts on the fabled LC8 engine which was slimmed down by 1.6 kg for its last iteration and pumps out 160 hp. The motor, fueled by a 23-liter three-piece tank, has an improved heat system to disperse temperatures out and away from the rider and can deliver 138 Nm of torque as gently or as forcefully as possible.
The KTM 1290 Super Adventure R was enabled for the rigors of multiple surfaces by a BOSCH 6D lean angle sensor, Motorcycle Traction Control, Motorcycle Stability Control, and other elements. Further evidence that the bike is primed for traction comes through the 48 mm WP XPLOR suspension with split cartridge forks and a modifiable rear shock with 220 mm of travel. The XPLOR materials and stock settings have been tested and refined for characteristics of the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R. The suspension funnels a maximum level of feedback through ALPINA aluminum spoked wheels; with an improved sealing system appropriate for tubeless tires. The 2023 KTM 1290 Super Adventure R carries Bridgestone AX41s as stock.
KTM invites all riders to #DARE2ADV so the 1290 Super Adventure R comes with everything people need to roam the globe and feel protected while in the wilderness. From elements like adjustable screens, handlebar positions honed and lightened bodywork for ergonomics that give the best possible control but also allow maximum comfort, optimized switches, simplified infographic set-up menus through a wide, colorful 7” TFT display, and keyless functionality like Race On, Tire Pressure Management and an optional Quickshifter+, this bike is ready to go anywhere.
For 2023, KTM has improved the navigation features of its 1290 Super Adventure R. Turn-by-Turn+ guidance and the ability to set waypoints and diversions are now possible through the handlebar switch dial on the bike or through the TFT screen on a connected device.
The newest edition of the KTM 1290 Super Adventure R is available at KTM Authorized dealers.
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